Does Having Kids Make You Happier?

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Your kids probably bring immeasurable joy into your life, right? Most days anyways. But what if you could measure it? Researchers from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and Canada's Western University did just that. And they found that two kids are the ticket to happiness. When it comes to a third child,... read more

#TBT: Our Famous Last-Minute Halloween Costumes

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A year ago today, we gave you five brilliant ideas for last-minute family Halloween costumes on the TODAY Show. Since we're willing to bet a lot you still need them, let's take a look back, shall we? So skip the party store reject costumes and use supplies from around the house for a DIY costume that's quick and creative.... read more

Gerber Sued Over Allergy Claims

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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced today they're suing baby food giant Gerber for claiming that its Good Start Gentle formula can prevent or reduce allergies in children. The filed complaint says Gerber misled consumers by claiming to be the first formula to meet government approval for reducing allergies. While the FTC wants Gerber to... read more

Liv Tyler Confirms Pregnancy with This Amazing Halloween Costume

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Liv Tyler literally has a bun in the oven. Taking a page out of the Jessica Simpson pregnancy play book, the expectant actress confirmed her pregnancy with her adorable Halloween costume on Oct. 29, dressed as a "bun in the oven," complete with a shiny oven and large bun that went over her growing bump. And... read more

Melissa Joan Hart's #BumpItForward Advice to Fellow Moms

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What's the single best piece of advice Melissa Joan Hart has for expectant moms? Go see a movie, like, now! "Go to the movies now, while you're pregnant, and you can sit there without chasing a child around or having to sit through yet another cartoon," the actress tells The Bump. "Once you have the baby,... read more

Finding the Balance: Healthy Pregnancy Weight Gain

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Baby weight is a touchy subject to discuss. Always careful not to pressure women into trying to stay thin or create complexes over their fuller frames during pregnancy, I try to encourage expectant moms to focus on health and wellness rather than the numbers on the scale. However, many moms-to-be are worried about gaining too... read more

Shakira's Newest Project: Toy Designer for Fisher-Price!

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The best artists adapt and respond to the needs of their fans, right? Since Shakira will now be designing baby toys, we'd like to think she went above and beyond just for us. This week Fisher-Price announced a partnership with Shakira and her charity The Barefoot Foundation as part of an initiative to promote early childhood... read more

Tracking Baby's Brain Development In Utero

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Science is getting better at understanding baby's development in utero. The latest advancement? Viennese researchers can pinpoint when your baby develops the ability to see. Using functional magnetic resonance tomography (fMRT), which is a technique that measures brain activity, researchers from the Computational Imaging Research Lab at the Medical University of Vienna were able to identify active short-range neuronal... read more

Alyssa Milano Breastfeeds Baby Elizabella in Sweet Instagram Pic

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Alyssa Milano's officially joined the proud celebrity moms who breastfeed on social media club! The actress followed in the footsteps of Gisele Bundchen and Olivia Wilde by posting a black-and-white selfie on Instagram of her newborn daughter, Elizabella Dylan, breastfeeding, while she peacefully smiles for the snap. Alyssa also shared a quote from... read more

Project Nursery Throws a Surprise Baby Shower

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Eight years and two babies ago, Pam Ginocchio threw her friend Melisa Fluhr a baby shower in her living room. And last Monday, and the Project Nursery founders were at it again. But this time, the venue was a little different and we were invited! Alongside host and fellow mom Rosie Pope, we joined Pam in... read more