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  2. new mom
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  3. rebirth
    This Time, I’m Not Afraid to Give BirthBut getting here involved — involves — a lot of second-guessing.
  4. baby names
    I Can’t Believe How Much I Love Tinder for Baby NamesIt’s called Kinder.
  5. pregnancy
    All the Weirdest Early Signs of PregnancyHaters will tell you to take “a test.”
  6. baby books
    20 Parenting Books You Should Actually ReadBooks about raising kids should be well worth your time.
  7. hobbies
    The Time-Wasting Magic of Online Real Estate Listings“Redfin is Tinder for married people,” as one friend put it.
  8. i don't
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  9. far and wide
    Get Over Yourself and Go on a BabymoonTrust me.
  10. wrinkles in time
    Fast-Forward to Middle AgeNothing like a baby to make you feel old.
  11. taking care of business
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  12. take that karl ove
    This Book Is the Female Answer to KnausgaardAnd GUESS WHAT: It’s under 200 pages.
  13. epiphanies
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  14. the mediated toddler
    The One Thing My Toddler and I Can Agree OnPhotos of him as a baby are the best.
  15. mostess
    How to Survive a Visit From Your MotherLook at you being a thoughtful host and not a teenage girl who erupts at the first sign of criticism!
  16. true stories
    17 Women Talk About How to Make FriendsAnd why it’s SO HARD, especially in your 30s.
  17. first person
    Thank God We Live in the Era of the Fashion Rash Guard If only my sunburnt, chubby teenage self could see the state of swimwear now!
  18. first person
    How Did I Wind Up a Housewife in Paradise?Until a month ago, I was a breadwinner in Portland.
  19. first person
    The Patronizing Questions We Ask Women Who Write “What does your kid think?” “Are you going to regret this?” “Does your mom know?”
  20. the worst month
    Baths: The Key to Surviving FebruaryIn February you need a project or you will die. In lieu of any better ideas, your project is now bathing.
  21. true romance
    Getting Married in One Week Was the Most Romantic Thing I Ever DidWhen there’s no time for deep Googling, dispiriting dress searches, or arguments over the guest list.
  22. buying stuff
    The Profound Unsexiness of the Modern Sex-Toy Store “Oh, isn’t sex one of the many aspects of a healthy, fulfilled life! Let’s add it to our list of things to do, right after ‘go to Zumba.’”
  23. fitspo
    Is There Any Way to Exercise Ironically?Not with Kayla Itsines and her Bikini Body army.
  24. recommendations
    This Terrible Self-Help Book Is Actually Making Me a Better ArtistJoin me: Surrender to The Artist’s Way.
  25. motherhood
    How You’ll Actually Spend Your Maternity LeaveBinge-watching The Sopranos.
  26. mostess
    I Am the World’s Worst Host, and That Is FineSomething I learned the hard way in my late 20s.
  27. anxiety
    Parenthood Means Constantly Imagining Worst-Case Scenarios“You suddenly see death lurking around every corner, and you can’t control it.”
  28. parenthood
    My Child Has a Pacifier. I Have an iPhone.In praise of parental self-soothing.
  29. confessions
    Being a Parent Makes Chores Seem Like FunNo, really.
  30. the female gaze
    The Children’s-Book Guy: An Ideal Crush ObjectVaguely arty, vaguely dadlike — you heard it here first.
  31. overnight dates
    What Does It Take to Get Laid When You Have a Kid?A little help from The Bachelor and Dan Savage.
  32. parenthood
    The Internet of Parents Is Miserable and I Love ItWhy it’s so hard to look away.
  33. recommendations
    Are You Baby-Curious?What to read (and watch) when you’re expecting to be expecting.
  34. parenthood
    Why Moms Love Snapchat“Snapchat doesn’t have to be a naughty place. We can take it back.”
  35. motherhood
    Once I Was a Nanny — Now I’m Just Another Anxious Mom.Even though I want to be the cool mom, the one who gets it.
  36. motherhood
    How I Learned to Love CondomsAll it took was having a baby.
  37. motherhood
    I Could Really Have Used a Drink After Having a BabyBut is that even allowed?
  38. the future
    I Hope the Internet Ends Before My Kid Needs a Cool Screen NameAnd so I’m not particularly worried about claiming domain names and Gmail accounts on his behalf.
  39. motherhood
    Does My Baby Only Like Me for My Boobs?After a year of breast-feeding, we’re about to find out.
  40. traditions
    It’s My First Mother’s Day As a Mom. Now What?Having a family of my own is a fresh start.
  41. aspiration
    I Like This Bitch’s Life: Why Can’t I Be an Instagram Florist?I Like This Bitch’s Life, Amy Merrick edition.
  42. pain
    What Do Contractions Feel Like? 18 Women RespondOne of the worst parts of childbirth is not knowing what it will feel like, especially contractions. Here, 18 women share their experiences.
  43. our selfies ourselves
    Learning to Love the Babies of InstagramI did not think I’d be one of those parents, BUT I AM.
  44. money
    True Romance Is Combining Your FinancesWe both knew I made more money — but I wanted my money to be ours.
  45. motherhood
    I Am the Slacker ParentIf one of us has to be the “good” parent, it’s not me.
  46. motherhood
    Don’t Even Try to Pick the Perfect Baby NameGive up now: The game is rigged.
  47. etiquette
    What’s the Best Thing to Say When Your Friend Says She’s Pregnant?When “Congratulations!” doesn’t quite cut it.
  48. motherhood
    Trying to Make Mom Friends Is the WorstMy life was about to change forever. So why did I need new friends, too?
  49. epiphanies
    I Did Not Truly Understand Spanx, FUPA, or Stretch Marks Until I Had a BabyI loved my partner and my child and I had no idea how I was ever going to wear pants again.
  50. ovaries week
    What It Felt Like to Get an Epidural After 32 Hours of LaborI thought I didn’t want one, but I changed my mind.
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