Bad behavior between moms driven by stereotypes, judgment

Mothers are often their own toughest critics, but new research shows they judge other mothers just as harshly. The results, published in the Journal of Family Communication, are concerning to Kelly Odenweller, lead author and assistant teaching professor of communication studies at Iowa State University. She says support networks are critical and negative experiences with other mothers may be detrimental […]

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Stop Telling Moms to Practice Self Care

At FGB, we’re the first ones to tell you that we can all use some more self-care practices in our lives. We’ve shared self-care tips for working women, self-care practices that are actually affordable, self-care strategies for when you’re strapped for time, unexpected self-care acts you can do at work, real women’s self-care routines that they’ve spelled out for us and so much more. But […]

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The Mom's Guide to Madrid

One of my favorite European cities for food, fashion and fun is Madrid. While living in Morocco, I’d plan overnight layovers in Spain’s capital when flying to and from the U.S. Last summer, I stayed longer, and with the help of Devour Madrid and my Spanish friend Moni discovered even more family vacation options. Where to eat Pin Image: Courtesy […]

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This Timeline of Breastfeeding Barriers Will Remind You That Moms Are Almost Too Strong

Breastfeeding is one of the most effective ways to ensure your baby’s health and survival according to the World Health Organization. But globally, only 40 percent of infants under 6 months of age are exclusively breastfed — and for myriad reasons, many of which have to do with breastfeeding complications. Of course, some women do not breastfeed by choice and […]

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