Why the Holidays Ruin Babymaking

couple in bedThinkstock
You've been charting and temping and diligently doing the deed, and the holidays are about to ruin everything. While sleeping on a pullout couch and dodging nosy questions from aunts and uncles, TTC is downright impossible. That's why we've created a workaround guide. Problem No. 1: You’re in your old bedroom Let’s see, what’s the opposite of romantic?... read more

How You Parent Has a Lifelong Impact on Baby: Study

mom and toddlerGetty
Bad grades? Failed relationships? A new study suggests blaming your parents might not be misplaced. In a long-term study that followed 243 children from low-income Minnesota families until age 32, researchers keyed into how mothers interacted with their children ages three and under. As the years went by, researchers asked the kids' teachers about their academic performance and social skills.... read more

Exclusive: Holiday Maternity Fashion Tips from Molly Sims

Molly Sims guest contributorCourtesy of Molly Sims
Molly Sims has been modeling and acting since she was 19, appearing in Sports Illustrated and playing Delinda Deline on Las Vegas. The actress, who is mom to son Brooks and expecting her second child, is taking on a new role: author. Her new book The Everyday Supermodel, which shares her beauty, fashion and health secrets, comes out... read more

From Fertilization to Birth: Watch It Happen (GIF)

fertilization GIFEleanor Lutz
It's time we had the talk. Sure, you know about where babies come from, but do you know how the whole thing actually works? We finally have a great visual to show you the ins and outs of embryogenesis -- the process of of egg fertilization and fetal development. Seattle-based designer Eleanor Lutz created... read more

Baby on the Way for Ashlee Simpson!

Ashlee Simpson pregnancy announcementAshlee Simpson via Twitter
Brooklyn? Queens? Manhattan? Start brainstorming borough baby names, because Bronx Wentz is going to be a big brother! Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross are expecting their first child together. The pair tied the knot on Aug. 31 after going public with their relationship last summer. "I got married, I have new music and I'm part... read more

Recall Alert! Giggles International Animated Sing-Along Monkey

Monkey toy recallCPSC
They may only be sold at Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores, but 13,000 Giggles International Animated Sing-Along Monkey toys are being recalled. The battery component of the sing-along plush toy can heat up to 230F degrees, posing a burn hazard. While no injuries have been documented, Giggles has received two reports of the toys overheating... read more

Grossed Out By Your Favorite Foods? You Could Be Having a Boy

Pregnant woman sick in bedPhoto: Veer / The Bump
Repulsed by your regular favorite foods? Congrats, you might be having a boy. A new study from the University of Wrocław in Poland suggests that women carrying boys are more squeamish during their first two trimesters than those expecting girls. The reason? Your increased aversions are actually your body's way of guiding you away from potentially harmful substances, protecting... read more

No Batteries Required: Classic Toys for Baby

Baby playing with blocksVeer
Feeling inundated by talking Elmos and flashing play gyms? Unplug yourself—and baby–this holiday season with some timeless, battery-free toys. If you're looking for a little last-minute gift inspiration, these old-school ideas—from whimsical building blocks to adorable play food—are just the thing. Building Blocks

You can’t go wrong with a set of wooden...

read more

Orlando Bloom on the Father-Son Bond He Wants with Flynn

Orlando Bloom and Flynn at Hollywood Walk of FameGetty
Orlando Bloom is opening up about the love of his life -- yup, we are talking about his 4-year-old son Flynn. "I want to have an impact on my son," the British says in a new interview in the January issue of Glamour. "The most important thing in my life is to nurture, respect, and grow... read more

Neil Patrick Harris: The Paternity of My Twins Doesn't Matter

Neil Patrick Harris, David Burkta, Harper and GideonNeil Patrick Harris via Instagram
While the public may be wondering which one of their dads Gideon and Harper takes after, Neil Patrick Harris and his partner David Burtka aren't concerned. "I have no interest in [finding out]. We are their parents and I love them implicitly," the actor told Barbara Walters in her 10 Most Fascinating People Of 2014 special. The now four-year-old twins... read more