Very Blessed New Mom Wishes She Had Been Warned More About Blessings

Unsolicited emotional forecasting is a well-known side effect of pregnancy: the unavoidable comments, questions and advice from complete strangers thirsty to tell you how your life will change for the worse. But one new mother would like you to know that the real warning for expectant women revolves around how utterly… »1/22/15 12:10pm1/22/15 12:10pm

Stop Acting Like "Bouncing Back" From Labor is Even Possible

America is not for pussies. Literally. For proof, look no further than the cultural expectations we place on the newly postpartum woman — to get up, get moving, lose the weight, get the hell out of bed and back up on a dick. I can't believe we don’t have a reality show competition for fastest postpartum recovery. Oh… »8/20/13 12:20pm8/20/13 12:20pm

How to Lose The Baby Weight in Just Three Lightning-Fast Years

Right after I had a baby, I remember thinking how weird it felt to go out for the first time for a quick errand without her. I pulled on my maternity maxi dress, the one I would wear often for another six months, and surveyed the scene, thinking, "If I don't have my baby with me in public, how will anyone I run into… »4/15/13 11:40am4/15/13 11:40am

Shocking Study Finds Women Still Want to Have Sex After They Have Babies

If we are to believe every movie and sitcom ever made, women want nothing to do with sex in the period after they give birth—and possibly for the rest of their lives after that. But, and this may make you blush because technically moms + sex = eww, it turns out that in fact many postpartum women are totally DTF. True,… »7/02/12 12:25pm7/02/12 12:25pm

Turns Out Dads Get Postpartum Depression Just as Often as Moms

We usually think of postpartum depression as the domain solely of mothers, since they're, you know, the ones who are literally post-partum. But a new study has found that, in fact, fathers suffer from postpartum depression at a very similar rate to mothers. Whoa. It's like how dads get sympathy cravings while their… »4/27/12 10:00am4/27/12 10:00am

Handbag Designer Lulu Guinness: Probably No Friend To Tom Cruise

We've always been somewhat scornful of designer Lulu Guinness — there was always something too precious about her handbag collection, crafted to resemble pots of flowers and lipstick cases with that loopy-dee-loo swirl of a signature lambasted on everything. And, c'mon: She wrote a book called, Put on Your Pearls,… »8/07/07 3:20pm8/07/07 3:20pm