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Rappler's latest stories on motherhood


After birth of second child, Andi Eigenmann opens up about postpartum depression

Aug 15, 2019 - 2:47 PM

The actress and her family are heading back to their island home in Siargao

ANDI EIGENMANN. The actress gets candid about her experience with postpartum depression. Screenshot from

[OPINION] Married at 23, mother at 26: A look back at my chaotic 20s

Aug 08, 2019 - 10:03 AM

Next month, I will turn 29 and in all honesty, I thought by now I would have figured out what I want to do but on most days, I feel like I’m sleepwalking, just waiting for my own oblivion

[OPINION] The choice to be childless: Being the woman I used to fear and despise

Jun 29, 2019 - 1:00 PM

'A woman has to want [a child] for herself.... Otherwise, how horrible it would be to bring forth a child into the world only to regret it,' says Lot Ramirez

Life's purpose, horcruxes, and winging it: What motherhood has taught these moms

May 11, 2019 - 8:30 PM

From Saab Magalona to Richelle Singson-Michael, here's what motherhood has taught these new moms

Mother knows best: PH stars, Binibining Pilipinas candidates on what they learned from their moms

May 11, 2019 - 3:00 PM

Pia Wurtzbach, Jasmine Curtis-Smith, and Tom Rodriguez talk about the lessons the number one women in their lives imparted

5 Mother's Day gift ideas P1500 and under

May 04, 2019 - 5:53 PM

From sweet treats to accessories, we've got gift ideas for every budget!

Toni Gonzaga reveals her mommy secrets

Apr 25, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Learn a couple of parenting tips and tricks from the celeb mom’s latest vlog featuring baby Seve

Andi Eigenmann on staying healthy during pregnancy: 'It's never too late!'

Apr 25, 2019 - 10:38 AM

Andi gets candid in an Instagram post

EXPECTING. Andi Eigenmann opens up about the changes in her body as she hits the third trimester of her second pregnancy. Photo from

This is what postnatal depression really feels like

Mar 30, 2019 - 11:00 AM

There is an expectation that having a baby will result in the rosy glow of motherhood. But postnatal depression can leave many women with a persistent feeling of deep sadness, and a loss of interest in life.

MATERNAL BLUES. Image from Shutterstock

My life, my choice: 'Why I chose not to have children'

Mar 26, 2019 - 9:00 AM

Motherhood is not mandatory, and these two women agree. They share with us the reasons, experiences and stories behind their choice.

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.