Parenting ADHD: 6 Things I Wish I Had Known

By Debbie Gisle

My oldest has ADHD.  We hit eight years old and man did I need help parenting a child with ADHD.  I reached out to other moms but all shared a resounding “I'm just trying to survive” mentality. Parenting ADHD is difficult. Four years later, here are six things (from one struggling mom to anoth... Read More

The Non-Negotiable: At Home Date Night

By Erin Oltmanns

At a recent Today’s Mama team meeting the question of “non-negotiables” came up. Non-Negotiables are the things that you make happen, no matter what. It’s not as heavy as it sounds. For example, my non-negotiables include morning coffee, ironed clothes, and a good pair of sunglasses. ... Read More

Hottest Back to School Products on The Talk

By Erin Oltmanns

Wondering what cool products and gadgets are going to be the hit of the new school year? Tune into CBS’s daytime emmy-nominated talk show, The Talk on Friday, August 3rd to hear get the low-down on the hottest back to school items from lifestyle expert Chi-Lan Lieu. Haven’t caught The ... Read More

Shannon’s 2011 Recap

By Shannon Breuner Nelson

It's unbelievable that 2011 is already done.  We moved into our house on December 31, 2010 and rang in 2011 exhausted, surrounded by boxes, and queasy (morning sickness).  Days away from 2012, I'm typing this surrounded by post-holiday chaos and listening to my four month old alternatively suck on... Read More

Time Trials

By Staff

By Andy Steiner Excerpted from Blindsided by a Diaper by Dana Hilmer The other morning, I was digging around for something in the back of my closet when I found a framed photograph I’d stashed there in one of my fits of manic tidying. My two-year-old was in the other room, busy pulling al... Read More

Where the Bruises Are

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By Susan Maushart Excerpted from Blindsided by a Diaper by Dana Hilmer I met a life coach a few years back who promised he’d help me “become more of who I was.” He said that as though it were a good thing. I’m not so sure. I never hired the life coach. But I did have three babies in... Read More

Not Perfect but Lovin’ Him Anyway

By Staff

By Lisa Earle McLeod Excerpted from Blindsided by a Diaper by Dana Hilmer Were we blindsided by a diaper? Speaking for myself, I think I was bonked over the head with one, and it was full at the time—full of prime-time dads, storybook endings, and feminist fantasies that I had swirled toget... Read More

Dating the Hubs

By Staff

By Sandi Kahn Shelton Excerpted from Blindsided by a Diaper by Dana Hilmer So, you see, we had this baby. Life changed. I don’t mean to brag, but before the baby came, we were good—really good—at going out on dates with each other. In those days, I was capable of finding my car keys and... Read More