Jon and Brittany Barton were planning a maternity shoot to celebrate their third child, but the weather was proving to be very uncooperative. In the weeks leading up to the maternity session, the rain was relentless,” said photographer Elaine Baca of Lane B Photography. Baca went back and forth with the Bartons discussing outfits and alternative indoor locations but the family were very outdoorsy and knew that simply wasn’t them.
Rhiannon Abrahams appears to be reveling in the joys of pregnancy — the healthy glow, the shiny, bonding with her unborn child. For Abrahams, things aren’t what they seem. Pregnancy is nothing short of an ordeal for many women.
In her most personal speech to date, the Duchess of Cambridge spoke candidly at a maternal health charity event held in London, U.K., about the expectations vs. reality of being a mom. The event was held as part of the Heads Together campaign, in partnership with The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry. The Duchess helped mark the release of educational films that raise awareness and tackle mental health stigma.
The Internet is collectively in stitches over one cool mom after her daughter captured side by side snapshots showing before and after a night out.
Introducing baby Romeo and Juliet! Is this the cutest coincidence ever? In the cutest coincidence ever two babies called Romeo and Juliet were born in adjoining hospital rooms just hours apart. Morgan and Edwin Hernandez’s baby boy, Romeo, was born at Blufton Hospital in South Carolina on Saturday 18 March.
Kate T. Parker is the proud mother of two “loud, silly, fearless” girls. Parker’s new photo series, Strong Is the New Pretty, began as a way to document her young daughters — but when a universal concept emerged, the project grew into something much more.
Speaking to Good Morning America he admitted that pre-kids he sympathised with parents who were desperately trying to keep little ones quiet on a flight. “I was always like ‘God that’s hard’,” he told Good Morning America.
Upon first glance, you wouldn’t guess the young mom harboured insecurities about her body — she frequently shares postpartum photos on Instagram that highlight her curvy physique. “The shock of realizing what the majority of women look like after a baby hit me hard,” she wrote in a recent Instagram post. You’ll only snap back to rock hard abs if you live in the gym while you’re pregnant (which isn’t possible for most) but Instagram likes us to believe otherwise! The second picture is at around 5 months taking my baby swimming for the first time and loving my body for everything it has done for me.
Reality TV star Maddie Carter posted a picture of her and her tot and penned a post explaining why she regrets breastfeeding her son — and the reason she’s stopped. “Three weeks post stopping breastfeeding with my 4-month-old I am a completely different person,” she writes. A strong statement and many would disagree but here’s why… 3 weeks post stopping breastfeeding with my 4 month old I am a completely different person.
When will Twitter trolls learn to stop messing with Chrissy Teigen? The model and mother to 11-month-old daughter Luna served up yet another Twitter takedown on Friday when she posted a screenshot of commenters mommy shaming her. Teigen clapped back by tweeting, “Imagine being this miserable.
If the responses to a recent Mumsnet post are anything to go by the subject of whether its ever ok to leave a child alone in a hotel room is a controversial one, with many parents divided about the rights and wrongs of it. “I would never dream of leaving my children in a hotel room all by themselves regardless of staff assurances etc,” she wrote. Some parents were equally horrified that parents would opt to leave their child alone in a hotel room.
First little hat, first booties, hospital nametag…But Rochelle Humes has chosen something a little bit more unusual to celebrate the arrival of her second daughter by opting to have her newborn’s umbilical cord turned into art work and framed. The 27-year-old singer and TV presenter who welcomed her second daughter, Valentina Raine with husband Marvin Humes last week, took to Instagram to share an image of her baby girl’s dehydrated umbilical cord arranged into the word ‘love’ alongside a pot of placenta capsules. According to some experts placenta pills are said to aid recovery after birth, and provide post-birth nutrients to new mums.
“Last night, having a meal at 7 in a nice pub and a parent got their child to use the potty by their table,” she wrote on the forum. “Why not take the potty to the toilet and put the child there, they are learning to use the toilet, so parents should do that.
Adrienne Antonson shared a sweet photo collage on International Women’s Day. Look at artist and designer Adrienne Antonson, who recently shared a moving, unvarnished photo collage on her Instagram channel. In the stunning image, the founder of Georgia-based clothing label State poses in the same style of underwear during four starkly different stages of her life — at five weeks’ pregnant, at 36 weeks’ pregnant, on her daughter Edla’s first birthday, and on Edla’s second birthday, which took place on Wednesday.
Lifestyle blogger Ruth Lee followed all the necessary steps to ensure childbirth was as gentle on her body as possible. The 25-year-old also did something many moms-to-be do these days: followed pregnant models on Instagram as they, too, share their journeys and advice. “When they photographed themselves pool-side five minutes postpartum, I thought, ‘Wow! I hope that happens to me!'” Lee admitted in an Instagram post last week.
A breastfeeding mom is sharing an emotional experience she had last week, after receiving a short note passed to her by a waitress in a café in Arizona. Isabelle Ames has a 10-month-old daughter named Charlotte. After struggling to “wrangle” her baby and managing just a sip of coffee during the process, Ames sensed Charlotte was hungry and started nursing her daughter at the café booth — a task that had become difficult for the new mom to achieve in public.
Sarah Silverman joined that conversation last week, when she wrote that as a female comedian, being a mom is not an option for her. As a comic always working & on the road I have had to decide between motherhood & living my fullest life & I chose the latter. “As a comic always working & on the road I have had to decide between motherhood & living my fullest life & I chose the latter,” her Twitter thread began.
One mom’s pregnancy announcement is going viral and it involves the cutest eviction notice ever. Atlanta parents Sharana Horton posted the picture of her 14-month-old daughter Summer Rayne in her crib on Instagram along with a notice. The note reads “Eviction Notice: Please note that your ‘only-child’ status will expire within 18 weeks.
Unless of course, the work do you’re attending isn’t just any work do, but the Oscars and your quick disco nap was captured on camera for all the world to see. The 31-year-old new mum sent social media into meltdown last night after appearing to take a quick nap as Casey Affleck was giving his acceptance speech. The actor was on stage accepting the award for Best Actor for ‘Manchester by the Sea’ when the camera panned across to the star-studded audience, where Chrissy could be seen ‘resting her eyes’.
Looking at Tammy Hembrow, you’d probably wouldn’t believe that she’s a mother of two. The 22-year-old model often flaunts her toned body and shares fitness tips with her 5.5 million followers on Instagram, and since giving birth to her second child six months ago, Hembrow has also been chronicling her body’s postpartum journey. “I’ve lost a lot of muscle but I’m pretty happy with my postpartum body so far!” she writes in the caption of a photo comparison of her body when she came home from the hospital after giving birth vs. three weeks postpartum.
As any new mum will testify, one of the toughest parts of motherhood is trying to figure things out under the constant watchful gaze of other judgy judgy parents. Since welcoming baby Luna with her husband John Legend last April, the 31-year-old model has had to deal with being mum-shamed for literally every parenting decision she makes. Thankfully, Chrissy doesn’t let the trolling get her down and we’ve come to love her witty retorts putting the keyboard warriors well and truly back in their boxes.
Amanda Diesen and Todd Krieg just released what might be the best pregnancy announcement we’ve ever seen. The hilarious announcement photo features Diesen holding a sonogram photo and Krieg, a paraplegic, sticking his tongue out and giving a thumbs up with the words “It still works!” above him.
An Essex University study examining the relationship between moms and their teenaged daughters has shown that girls raised by pushier mothers are more likely to become successful. The University of Essex study also said the benefits of nagging parents was most marked among the least academic teenagers, who lack friends or teachers willing to encourage them. Researcher Ericka Rascon-Ramirez wrote: “no matter how hard we tried to avoid our parents’ recommendations, it is likely that they ended up influencing, in a more subtle manner, choices that we had considered extremely personal.
(All photos courtesy Kris Baum Photography) How far would you go for your BFF? One woman went as far as carrying her bestie’s child. Australians Calie Fletcher and Jeni Mitchell have been friends for 20 years. When Fletcher couldn’t conceive a second child, her best friend stepped up to the plate and offered to be her surrogate.