How Did Baby Food Become a Household Staple?

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Whether it's Gerber brand or your own homemade recipe, baby food is a staple in your household. But did you ever wonder what parents did before Beaba cookers and those little jars of smashed sweet potatoes were at the ready? Baby food as we know it didn't come on the scene until the 1920s.... read more

Is Sunblock Messing With Your Guy's Fertility?

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Sure, it's November, and sunscreen might be the last thing on your mind. But if you're planning a winter getaway, you might want to keep track of how much your partner is slathering on. A new study from the National Institutes of Health links benzophenone chemicals that filter out UV rays to a 30 percent reduction in male... read more

Awww! Derick Dillard Posts Jill Duggar's Sonogram

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We can't get enough of these two. Derick Dillard Instagrammed wife Jill Duggar's latest sonogram, even throwing in a Psalm reference for good measure. "A week before Thanksgiving, I'm thankful for our baby boy! Awesome to think his heart has already beat about 26,784,000 times! Psalm 139:13-18," he wrote in the caption, referring to a... read more

Turkey Carving 101

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T-minus four days til Thanksgiving. We gave you a rundown of easy meals, but realized we may have left you hanging. Do you know how to carve a turkey?  Grab the finished bird, a knife and a cutting board, and follow these steps. Step 1: Before you begin carving, tent the turkey and... read more

A Look Back at Sheryl Crow's Adoption Story

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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

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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?

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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

Recall Alert! Graco Strollers Pose Danger of Fingertip Amputation

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Parents, listen up: Graco is recalling nearly 5 million strollers, the CPSC announced today. And the reason is serious: the folding hinge on the sides of the stroller can pinch a child’s finger, posing a laceration or amputation hazard. Graco has received 11 reports of injuries so far, including six fingertip amputations and... read more

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

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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

Kate Middleton's Latest Maternity Look: A Two-Piece Stunner

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Kate Middleton has been out and about attending benefits and functions all month long, and last night, an event finally came to her. Wednesday night marked the inaugural Wellbeing in Schools Awards run by Place2Be, which was held right in the state apartments of Kensington Palace. Place2Be is another one of Kate's favorite charities, which brings mental health support... read more