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Ellen Seidman


New York, NY, United States

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Past articles by Ellen:

22 Moms Share the Craziest Things That Happened to Their Bodies After Giving Birth

We asked moms to share the good, the bad, and the ugly things that happen to our bodies after giving birth ... and they did not hold back. → Read More

When Your Child Would Rather Have a Chauffeur Than a Working Mom

My daughter wants me available to chauffeur her around the time, but I have a job and she doesn't seem to understand what it means to have a working mom. → Read More

5 Friends Every Mom Needs When She Goes Back to Work

Having a baby is a magical time, which can make going back to work stressful. These are the friends you need to help you through it. → Read More

My Toddler’s Favorite Toy Is the Bread Drawer — and That’s Fine with Me

The bread drawer might not seem like the best toy, but child development and behavior expert Betsy Brown Braun explains why non-playthings are so important. → Read More

That Time My Son Finally Dressed Himself Thanks To Tommy Hilfiger

I can't know exactly how it feels to be 13 years old and finally be able to close your own shirt. But I can say that as Max's mom, I felt relief, pride a... → Read More

Ellen Seidman

Hello there, you look lovely today. Me: Mom of three kids, editor, writer, content consultant and professional napper. Fond of road trips with my family, documentaries, photography, Chopin, half-sour pickles, the entire Internet, fireflies and paying it forward. → Read More

You Don't Have To Give My Kid Free Donuts Just Because He Has A Disability

Dave and Max walked in the other day from a Dunkin' Donuts run. "The woman gave us free donuts," Dave said, handing me the bag with a sheepish smile. "... → Read More

To All the Stay-at-Home Moms Out There: I Finally Get It

After years as a full-time working mom, I've transitioned to full-time stay-at-home mom. And now I finally, finally get it. → Read More

7 Baby Sleep Mistakes Most Parents Make (and How to Fix Them)

We asked Ingrid Y. Prueher, a certified sleep consultant known as The Baby Sleep Whisperer, for her best tips on how to get your baby to sleep. → Read More

18 Little Things I Will Always Remember About My Mom

There are so many small, everyday things my mom did for my sister and me that I vividly recall decades later. → Read More

15 Pregnancy Milestones You'll Never Read in the Books

The day you're no longer able to look down and see your feet, husbands worry they'll hurt you during sex, and other unexpected pregnancy milestones ... → Read More

A YouTube Commenter Called My Son the R-Word, so I Reached Out to His Mom

Her mama-bear instincts kicked into high gear. → Read More

How Pregnancy Feels, According to Disney GIFs

Because really, who could explain it better? → Read More

Women Reveal What They're Really Eating During Pregnancy

2,300 women were polled for a new study which reveals what women are really eating (and what they're avoiding) while pregnant. → Read More

14 Secrets for Juggling Three (or More) Kids

I'm expecting my third child soon and I'm not sure what I'm in for. So, I went to the experts: other parents. → Read More

Accepting Help When Your Child Has Special Needs (and You Need a Hand)

Expert advice about pregnancy, your life, and family time from the editors of Parents magazine. → Read More

13 Ridiculous Things People Say to Pregnant Women

This pregnancy has given me some serious insight into human nature. And it's often times fairly bizarre. → Read More

Yes, Kids With Autism Can Be Creative (But You Knew That!)

Expert advice about pregnancy, your life, and family time from the editors of Parents magazine. → Read More

Thanks Facebook, for Restoring My Faith in Humanity

An open letter to all the parents in my Facebook swap group who shared baby gear, maternity clothes, advice, and laughs as I embarked on my third pregnancy. → Read More

The Question I Wish You Wouldn’t Ask About My Special-Needs Child

Image Source: Thinkstock“Is he talking yet?” For years, it was a question a friend of mine asked whenever we spoke. She lives far away and rarely sees our family. My son, Max, had a stroke at birth that resulted in cerebral palsy. Despite doctors’ gloomy predictions, he walked at age 3. But due to the part of his brain that was damaged, speech is a real challenge. So when I was on the phone with… → Read More