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Ilana Wiles writes Mommy Shorts, a humor blog geared towards new parents. In addition to sharing her less-than-perfect take on parenting, Ilana has an interactive audience who regularly submit funny pictures of their kids for caption contests, fan photo albums and ridiculous competitions like "The Evil Baby Glare-Off." Ilana is a regular contributer to Babble's Toddler Times and Baby's First Year, plus her writing has appeared on The Huffington Post. She is one of Babble's Top 100 Mom Blogs and one of The Huffington Post's top 20 women to follow on Instagram. In addition to blogging, Ilana works as a creative director in advertising and has created ad campaigns for everything from Oreo to Diet Coke. Ilana lives in the East Village of NYC with her husband, her two-year-old daughter, a newborn baby girl and a rapidly growing pile of stuffed animals.

If My Three-Year-Old Daughter Was in Charge of Halloween Decor

If My Three-Year-Old Daughter Was in Charge of Halloween Decor

Traditionally, Halloween is a time for witches, ghosts, goblins and all things terrifying. With copious amounts of black and orange. Would Halloween be nearly as spooky in pink and purple? Does glitter naturally take the edge off a Jack-o-lantern? Lately, my three-year-old daughter has been playing around on Pinterest and as soon as I saw MORE »

15 of My Favorite Pictures of My Baby Girls

15 of My Favorite Pictures of My Baby Girls

This month, I got some really exciting news. I made Babble’s list of top baby photo blogs! This was particularly exciting since I’ve made a real effort to step up my photography this year. I owe this entirely to my obsession with Instagram. Following so many amazing photographers (some of which I’ve featured in my MORE »

September’s Instaparent of the Month: @andreamful

September’s Instaparent of the Month: @andreamful

This month’s instaparent hails from Bogota, Colombia but moved to Canada 11 years ago. Her name is Andrea, but on IGm you can call her @andreamful. I always thought her name was something in reference to “dreaming” but nope, just her name. She posts pictures mostly of her four-year-old son Mateusz, who she calls “B” or MORE »

July’s Instaparent of the Month: @MommasGoneCity

July’s Instaparent of the Month: @MommasGoneCity

One of my favorite photographers in my Instagram feed (@mommyshorts) is Jessica Shyba of Momma’s Gone City (@MommasGoneCity). Jessica takes gorgeous photos of her family of five, including her three adorable kids, as they are out and about. This makes life with a stroller seem extra glamorous. It doesn’t hurt that Jessica herself is one of MORE »

20 Adorable Things to Put on Your Baby’s Head Besides a Wig

20 Adorable Things to Put on Your Baby’s Head Besides a Wig

Baby wigs have been in the news recently, what with all the parents out there who hate having their bald baby girls mistaken for boys. I hope you are not one of them. Lauren, another Babble blogger, wrote a great piece about how her bald baby girl is BEAUTIFUL. I mean, it’s fine to get MORE »

Is Your Baby Super Advanced?

Is Your Baby Super Advanced?

At three months, Harlow rolled over. At five months, she started to crawl. At six months, she started to pull to standing. And now at seven months, Harlow is cruising around the room. Cruising, for those who don’t know, is different than walking. It’s using the furniture to keep yourself upright, and going from chair MORE »

The Funniest Heads of Baby Hair

The Funniest Heads of Baby Hair

I’ve been conducting a contest on Mommy Shorts called The Search for the Most Epic Head of Baby Hair. There have been over 500 submissions of some of the most ridiculous heads of hair you’ve ever seen. Ridiculous even if they weren’t ON A BABY! I took the Top 100 and named their hairstyles— everything MORE »

Baby Mugging: The Newest Internet Meme?

Baby Mugging: The Newest Internet Meme?

On Tuesday, I posted a picture of my baby in a mug on my blog and on instagram. It was a way to bring a little bit of smile to an otherwise upsetting day, being the day right after the bombings in Boston. The rules for BABY MUGGING are simple. 1) Put your baby on MORE »

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