Trend Alert: Beer Garden Play Dates

Four people toast with beer
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Need something to do this weekend? Call a friend, hit your local beer garden, and watch the kids play all afternoon. Feeling torn about whether or not this is okay? Understandable; it's a hot topic in the parenting community and within the bar scene. But across the country, beer gardens are becoming go-to destinations for... read more

A Look Back at Sheryl Crow's Adoption Story

Cynthia Nixon poses on the red carpet
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Happy National Adoption Day, y'all! We're taking a look back at country singer Sheryl Crow's adoption story. 2006 was a hard year for the singer. She faced a very public split from then fiancé, Lance Armstrong, and was diagnosed with breast cancer only weeks later. But these challenges only strengthened Crow's desire to live the life she always wanted.... read more

How Early Can Babies Process Language? A Study's Surprise Finding

baby with book
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Just because your child doesn't speak a word of Chinese doesn't mean he doesn't know it. The team of researchers at McGill University’s Department of Psychology and Montreal’s Neurological Institute found that the language an infant hears at birth creates neural patterns that leave their mark on the brain. Even if the child completely stops using the... read more

A Million Dollar Babymoon?

The Canadian couple who gave birth in the US is interviewed about their million dollar hospital bill.
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It's the last hurrah for many expectant parents: a getaway vacation known as a babymoon. And for one Canadian couple, the unexpected birth of their daughter turned a Hawaii vacation into a million-dollar staycation. Jennifer Huculak was 24 weeks pregnant when she and husband Darren Kimmel flew to Hawaii for vacation. They bought a travel insurance... read more

The Sweet Way Carrie Underwood & Mike Fisher Found Out They're Having a Boy

Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher pose together
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Even though Brad Paisley spilled Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher's baby beans at the CMA Awards, the super-private couple managed to keep their baby's gender a secret for as long as they could -- even to themselves. In a new interview with ABC News Radio, the country singer admits that she and... read more

Dad-to-Be's Reaction to His Wife's Pregnancy Is Priceless

Dale finds out he's going to be a dad.YouTube
Even though she promised him this wouldn't be on YouTube, we're pretty sure this pregnancy reaction video is now on YouTube and some other places on the Internet. When Dale opened that Chegg box, he didn't find the usual textbook-Redbull combo. Nope, he knew those mini Converses could only mean one thing. "Are you pregnant?... read more

National Adoption Month: A Family's Beautiful Photo Tribute

Baby Sam from Blended photo series
Kate T. Parker
What happens when you adopt a beautiful baby boy who looks nothing like the rest of your family? If you have a sister who happens to be professional photographer, then you consider yourself lucky there is someone to capture that moment you become a family. This photo series, entitled Blended, is photographer Kate T.... read more

​A Groundbreaking Cure for 'Bubble Babies'

Sick baby with stethoscope
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"To finally kiss your child on the lips, to hold her, it’s impossible to describe what a gift that is," says mom Alysia Padilla-Vacarro. For the first months of her daughter Evangelina's life, hugs and kisses just weren't possible. That's because Evangelina is one of 100,000 babies born each year with a malfunctioning immune system, called Bubble Baby disease.... read more

Gardner Quad Squad Reveals Their Baby Name Picks

Ashley Gardner via Facebook
Ashley Gardner via Facebook
Struggling to pick a baby name? Try picking four. Ashley and Tyson Gardner, the now famous expectant parents of quadruplets, unveiled their picks on Monday. We'll no longer be hearing about babies A, B, C and D, but Indie Mae, Esme Jane, Scarlett Elizabeth and Evangeline Faith. The pair credits their Facebook fans --... read more

See Liv Tyler's Cute Bare Baby Bump Pic!

Liv Tyler Town and Country shoot purple glove
Town & Country
Mom-to-be Liv Tyler is finally baring her bump! Two weeks after she confirmed her pregnancy with a clever "bun in the oven" Halloween costume, The Leftovers actress shared two gorgeous maternity photos on Instagram: one of her bare bump, and one from her Town & Country interview. The magazine's December 2014 cover girl... read more