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Rappler's latest stories on motherhood


7 self-care tips for busy moms

Feb 02, 2019 - 10:15 AM

Easy and convenient ways to show yourself some love

GLAM O MAMAS. Amanda Griffin-Jacob and Bianca Araneta-Elizalde talk about how they make time for themselves as busy moms. Photo by JJ Tan

These moms want you to know it's okay to breastfeed in public

Aug 10, 2018 - 7:30 AM

'This is a get-together of moms—moms coming together. Isn’t that what is important? It is the essence of bringing back the culture of breastfeeding'

Photo courtesy of Breastfeeding Pinays

Mommy diaries: How I prepared for breastfeeding

Jul 26, 2018 - 9:00 AM

A first-time mom shares her breastfeeding journey with her little one

GROWING UP. Raya makes faces while playing with her Tatay. All photos courtesy of Ana-Liza Ani Bojocan.

A love letter to single moms from a single mom

Jul 20, 2018 - 11:51 AM

For her first vlog, a single mom shares three important lessons on love and life

[OPINION] Sacred spaces

Jul 02, 2018 - 4:39 PM

'My daughter's death was my own death but instead of passing on, I lived to see my own life crumble apart'

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] Things I wish my mother told me: The one about heartbreak

Jul 01, 2018 - 2:00 PM

You’re going crazy with all the thoughts running around your head. Your heart feels like it’s going to burst with all the conflicting emotions. Do not, for the love of God, take to social media to pour your guts out.

What Drew Arellano has learned about parenting from wife Iya Villania, mom Bernie

May 12, 2018 - 7:30 PM

Drew gets candid about being a dad, and why he considers Iya as a 'natural mom' to son Primo

A mother’s unconditional love

Apr 27, 2018 - 2:34 PM

Coming out is difficult especially when you’re young. But for parents like Grace, acceptance comes easy

Solenn Heussaff says she's ready to be a mom

Apr 24, 2018 - 9:13 PM

The actress also talks about life with Nico Bolzico

Photo by Precious del Valle/Rappler

[OPINION] A new mom's thoughts on postpartum depression

Mar 05, 2018 - 1:45 PM

Postpartum depression turns you into a monster. The overwhelming emotions eat you away until you are unrecognizable even to your own self.

Postpartum depression

Saggy diapers can affect your baby's development – study

Feb 24, 2018 - 2:10 PM

A survey by Rappler reveals that most parents don't know their choice of diaper can hinder their child's mobility

Sunshine Cruz, Ina Raymundo on raising healthy children

Feb 17, 2018 - 11:30 AM

The two stars share how they inspire their children to have active lifestyles

Serena Williams says motherhood may make her better player

Jan 11, 2018 - 2:54 AM

Williams was unable to get out of bed for 6 weeks after giving birth. Now she's working her way back to tennis shape.

BEST TO COME. Serena Williams says the pressure is off her to play, which she feels could make her a better player. Photo by Nezar Balout/AFP

A mom’s guide to feeding her baby during the first year

Dec 26, 2017 - 12:15 PM

Learn what kinds of nutrients babies need, and when you can introduce them to solids

The art of letting go: Truths about parenthood

Dec 23, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Holaina Tan, mother of 4-year-old Aki, shares her own journey as a parent and how it changed her life

Caring for your infant starts with the right food

Dec 22, 2017 - 7:14 PM

Not sure what to feed your baby? Here’s what you need to know

In praise of mama’s cooking

Sep 13, 2017 - 3:20 PM

For my mama cooking is more of an expression of love and less of an obligation

4 lessons on motherhood from LJ Moreno-Alapag, Nikka Garcia, and Isabel Oli

Aug 29, 2017 - 10:28 PM

The 3 women share lessons on motherhood, career, and the importance of taking care of yourself

A mother overcomes struggles with the help of insurance

Aug 24, 2017 - 2:13 PM

Motivated by her kids Charlene did everything she could to keep them in school after her husband passed away

For parents, ‘to love’ is the ultimate role

Jun 21, 2017 - 11:59 AM

When it comes to raising children it doesn’t matter who does what or how

How far can a mother’s determination go?

Jun 14, 2017 - 3:09 PM

Trinidad’s husband passed away with no money and insurance coverage Here’s how she managed to raise and educate four kids on her own

WATCH: Cheesy mom confessions

May 16, 2017 - 12:10 PM

Join our Facebook hangout and Q A this Tuesday May 16

Being a mother goes beyond bearing children

May 13, 2017 - 8:12 PM

Though without a child of her own Elinor Umali is a mother to countless children

MOTHERHOOD. Even if she never had a child, Erlinor Umali feels she's a mother to the children she helps as a development worker.

Single mothers: Different faces, same struggles

May 12, 2017 - 9:56 PM

Inspirational stories from single mothers of various circumstances

Donna Cruz is a mother first

Jun 05, 2016 - 10:16 AM

Now a mother of three singer Donna Cruz shares tips on raising better and faster learners and how she keeps her relationship with her kids stronger than ever

Jodi Sta Maria: Lessons from a woman on the move

Nov 28, 2015 - 10:00 AM

She shares tips on keeping up with a mobile lifestyle

Why I don't want to have kids

Nov 16, 2015 - 4:37 PM

At one point I cried tired of overthinking things and wondering why the seemingly easy decision for many is a hard one for me It’s just that I think having children is a huge responsibility a decision that you can’t undo

A conversation on the joys and realities of breastfeeding

Nov 12, 2015 - 12:08 PM

There are a lot of benefits to breastfeeding for both the mother and the child but what does it really take? Join us on Nov 14 at 6 pm

Top 3 things I've learned about being a parent

Oct 21, 2015 - 11:07 AM

At the end of the day I tell myself that while I’m the parent and the mature adult in the relationship I may still be wrong So I try to talk and listen do things with them choose my battles and enjoy the adventure

Webhits: Motherhood for men?

Oct 08, 2015 - 8:00 AM

Watch these men face the miracle of life

Breastfeeding dad to KC Montero: Respect, listen to mothers

Sep 12, 2015 - 5:02 PM

I want the values the respect for woman and her body to be instilled in our child so that when he grows up he will not simply be distracted or offended by a woman breastfeeding her child

Photo by George Moya/Rappler

Should mothers cover their breasts while breastfeeding?

Sep 11, 2015 - 6:45 PM

Celebrity host KC Montero says in his radio show that mothers should cover their breasts while breastfeeding in public Tell us what you think

7 things that motherhood changed for the better

Aug 25, 2015 - 9:16 AM

It will change your body your views your LIFE

German mom, kid give hope to Bohol cleft palate patients

Jun 06, 2015 - 3:34 PM

At night Charly would run his fingers along his mother s upper lip and do the same to himself – disappointed about the hole his fingers would sink into

Positive discipline: The new way of parenting

May 19, 2015 - 5:16 PM

Positive Discipline is an approach that teaches children and guides their behaviors while respecting their rights

The challenges and triumphs of single moms

May 16, 2015 - 9:26 AM

Solo parenthood is emotionally draining because I have to make all the decisions at times wondering if I am making the right ones

Hangout: Motherhood in the modern world

May 15, 2015 - 6:00 PM

Are there magic tricks to raising kids? 4 super cool moms weigh in

The 'teenage mothers' of Guimaras

May 13, 2015 - 7:53 PM

In a village in Guimaras people say that when a girl reaches the age of 19 and she is still single she is already considered a spinster

Barangay Hoskyn in Jordan, Guimaras has a reputation of being a hub for teenage mothers. Photo by Irish Claire Salubre

Tado's widow: Mother more than wife

May 10, 2015 - 5:19 PM

The widow of actor and comedian Arvin Tado Jimenez talks about how she dealt with the loss of her husband and why being a mother is her calling

Leah Jimenez wife of the late actor-comedian Tado

What I do not understand about mothers

May 10, 2015 - 4:57 PM

I do not understand how my mother can be stern and gentle but manages to command love either way

Ellen Allanegui embracing the first year of motherhood in 1991.


May 10, 2015 - 12:04 PM

Here s a Mother s Day tribute by award winning director Brillante Mendoza

#SHEro: Monikers of motherhood

Mar 13, 2015 - 7:44 PM

When Mama Jane became a mother the children assigned to her are reluctant to call her Mama They opt to call her Tita

Her name is 'Circumcision': My #SHEro

Mar 10, 2015 - 10:29 PM

You don’t mess up with Nanay when she is at the height of a battle

How a mother’s touch helps you grow

Mar 07, 2015 - 11:42 AM

Leila de Guzman shares how she takes care of her child and the importance of being aware of the benefits of proper nutrition and stimulation

[Dash of SAS] A mother, miles away

Feb 04, 2015 - 12:00 PM

Ana Santos shares the hardest part about being on assignment: being away from her daughter

Ines Fernandez: A mother for others

Jan 29, 2015 - 4:00 PM

Nanay Ines is a shining example of women who are empowering mothers in rural areas to take better care of their health and wellbeing through proper nutrition and education

Video shows blind mother seeing baby for first time

Jan 25, 2015 - 9:58 PM

The video posted to YouTube shows 29 year old Kathy Beitz seeing her newborn boy with the aid of a bulky black headset

Screen grab of the video from YouTube

A mother's prayer to Pope Francis

Jan 19, 2015 - 3:21 PM

A mother believes Pope Francis will be able to grant her wish for her daughter just like Saint Pope John Paul II did when he came to the Philippines

CONVERSATION: Our daughters deserve to feel beautiful

Nov 18, 2014 - 1:40 PM

“Self worth is a an echo: from me to them and from them to others”

Freezing eggs to halt the biological clock

Nov 01, 2014 - 2:22 PM

A number of New York women spends tens of thousands of dollars on freezing their eggs in their hope to have kids some day

Laboratory director Verona Blumenauer (unseen) injects a culture vessel with culture liquid at assisted reproductive technology center, in Leipzig, Germany (05 July 2011).  Photo by Waltraud Grubitzsch/EPA