10 Tips For Coping With A Surprise Pregnancy

It's 2017, so why do we still get surprised about pregnancies?  Many of Us Still Lack Access to Birth Control According to the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, in 2017, over 19 million women of childbearing age lived in areas of US where they lacked access to a public clinic where they [...]

This Calculator Shows You How Much Sleep You’ve Lost Since Becoming A Parent — Scary Mommy

Like we really needed confirmation of all our lost sleep It’s no secret that when we have a baby there will inevitably be many sleepless nights. And even when we do “sleep,” it is never, ever as soundly as we did pre-baby because we are constantly interrupted when our kid can’t reach their pacifier or [...]

Focused Distractions? How We Adapt to Multi-Tasking — Psychology Today

“Don’t distract me, I am multitasking”: Distractions can be damaging, but even when multi-tasking, we learn how to focus on what is important. via Focused Distractions? How We Adapt to Multi-Tasking — Psychology Today

Here Are The AAP’s New Car Seat Guidelines — Scary Mommy

They’re providing concise info on seats for every age group The American Academy of Pediatrics recently updated its guidelines on car seat usage and safety. The concise information is helping parents breathe a sigh of relief, because let’s be real — what parenting choice is more confusing and full of conflicting information than car seat… via [...]

Scientist Says Dirt Is Good For Kids, Moms Everywhere Rejoice — Scary Mommy

Baby’s pacifier fell on the floor? Go ahead and lick it, guilt-free Sanitizing and sterilizing your little one’s environment is just one of any parent’s most natural instincts. We don’t want our precious little angels exposed to dirt and bacteria, especially when they’re babies. Who among us hasn’t instantly washed off a pacifier that fell… via [...]

If Your Self Esteem Took A Hit After Having A Baby, You’re Not Alone — Scary Mommy

Study finds having a baby can lower your self-esteem for at least three years It’s no secret having a baby changes everything. There’s a ton of emphasis on the way pregnancy changes your body, but becoming a mom can massively change the way you feel about yourself overall. In fact, a new study suggests that… via [...]

No, Husbands Aren’t ‘Helping’ Their Wives When They Do Chores — Scary Mommy

Partners do what needs to be done, end of story We’ve all heard the stories, either firsthand or through friends, of a partner who refers to watching his children as “babysitting” or refuses to help around the house because they work or feel as if it is “woman’s work.” Men are amazing, intelligent, capable creatures but… [...]