Cute! First Birthday Pool Party

We’re so glad Ashlee Culverhouse Photo captured all the details of baby Knox’s summertime first birthday party– now we can do our best to recreate it. The bright primary colors are perfect for an upbeat kid’s party. And the best part is the food that looks too good to eat. (Obviously that didn’t stop Knox from diving right in…)

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Bright colors and fun patterns are perfect for a kid-friendly shindig. Everybody loves chevron.

 

How are you celebrating baby’s first birthday? 

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Tata Tuesdays: Live Chat with a Lactation Consultant Every Tuesday in August!

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Consider it our Boob-olution gift to you: in honor of National Breastfeeding Month, every Tuesday in August is a Tata Tuesday. This means you'll be able to ask a lactation consultant all of your questions on our Breastfeeding Message Board. All you have to do is swing by our community boards between 1... read more

Kelly Rowland Accidentally Reveals She’s Having a Boy!

Whoops! Kelly Rowland is just so excited about the impending birth of her first child that she let her baby's gender slip during an interview with Fox411 yesterday at a Caress event. But can you blame her? Newly married, newly pregnant... I wouldn't be able to keep anything in either! “We’re very excited,” Kelly told the... read more

Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz Are Expecting Baby #2!

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Here's some happy news for your Thursday: One of your favorite musical goddesses, Alicia Keys, is pregnant! Alicia and her husband, Swizz Beatz, announced their exciting baby news in a totally gorgeous, relaxed way that only they could. With today being their four-year wedding anniversary, Alicia posted an Instagram photo in which she's wearing a white gown... read more

There’s a Reason Infertility Won’t Go Away

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Full disclosure: my genetics background doesn't extend far beyond knowledge of Punnentt Squares and Gregor Mendel (the pea plant-growing friar? Remember him? Just me?), but that's all you really need to know to understand why infertility hasn't been weeded out of existence yet. It seems logical enough: when infertility issues are the result of... read more

Weekly Inspiration: A Beachy Maternity Shoot

Suffering through a summer pregnancy? Take a cue from Kelly Huljev Photography and take your maternity portraits seaside. We love the windswept look, the brightness and how natural the whole shoot feels.

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The beach is made for lounging, and a bump definitely shouldn't get in the way. This closeup also shows off those elegant accessories.

 

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Oops! Dad Delivers Baby Into Toilet

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Can't decide between a water birth and a home birth? This Connecticut couple inadvertently got both with their second baby. David Davis delivered baby Livia right into their toilet when it became clear his wife wasn't going to make it to the hospital on Friday. Lillie Davis was sent home from the hospital earlier that... read more

Victoria’s Secret Angel Doutzen Kroes Welcomes a Baby Girl!

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Photo: Shutterstock / The Bump
Victoria's Secret Angel Doutzen Kroes has a new little angel of her own! The Dutch supermodel and her husband, DJ and producer Sunnery James, welcomed their second child together today, People reports. Baby girl Myllena Mae was born at 10 a.m. in Holland, and joins three-year-old brother Phyllon Joy. "Both of our families are beyond thrilled to... read more

Paid Leave Keeps More Moms in the Workplace

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It's a startling fact you've probably heard before: The United States is the only developed country that doesn't offer paid maternity leave. Employers can offer some sort of compensated leave, but only 59 percent of workers say this is the case at their companies. With an immediate drop off in income and no subsidized childcare, women without paid... read more

See Evanescence Singer Amy Lee’s Baby Boy (Who Has a Ferocious Middle Name)

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Amy Lee is now a proud mama! The Evanescence singer and her husband, Josh Hartzler, recently welcomed their first child, a boy, and the "Bring Me to Life" singer was nice enough to share an Instagram picture. "Our little cub, Jack Lion Hartzler, is here," she wrote. "I have never known the depths of my heart... read more