Afraid of Childbirth? You Might Have a Longer Labor

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The thought of delivery is kind of nerve-wracking, right? Especially if it's your first pregnancy. But you might want to work through your fears if you want the process to happen faster. A new study in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology found that women who have a fear of childbirth might... Read more

Adele Announces She’s Pregnant!

Singing superstar Adele is pregnant! She posted on her blog today: "Im delighted to announce that Simon and I are expecting our first child together. I wanted you to hear the news direct from me, obviously we’re over the moon and very excited but please respect our privacy at this precious time. Yours always,... Read more

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes to Divorce! What Will Happen to Suri?

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Big celebrity couple news: power couple Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are divorcing after five years of marriage, according to PEOPLE. The couple wed in November 2006 and had their daughter, Suri (who's now six years old), in April 2006. So now that they're divorcing, who gets custody of Suri? After Tom Cruise divorced... Read more

Yikes! Standing for Long Periods During Pregnancy Could Mean a Smaller Baby

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You might want to take breaks every now and then if you're standing a lot during pregnancy. A new study, published online in Occupational and Environmental Medicine, found that women who spent long amounts of time on their feet at work during pregnancy had babies whose heads were 1 centimeter smaller and weights were... Read more

Undergoing Fertility Treatments? You May Need to Try, Try Again

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If you're thinking about going through fertility treatments, you might need to do it multiple times to actually conceive. A new study in the New England Journal of Medicine found that women in their 30s and 40s who had fertility treatments were as likely to deliver babies as women who conceived naturally -- it... Read more

Cute Baby Shower Idea: DIY Ombre Tissue Paper Poms

We came across these beautiful DIY ombre tissue paper poms from the blog Icing Designs on Pinterest and immediately fell in love. How perfect would they be for a baby shower or a little girl’s birthday party?

For the full instructions, head over to Icing Designs.

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How to DIY ombre tissue poms

The only materials you need are scissors, wire, tissue paper in four different shades (to get that pretty ombre look), and string or ribbon to hang them from.

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What the Supreme Court Ruling on Health Care Means for Your Family

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This morning, the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare), ruling that it is, in fact, constitutional. The health care law seeks to extend health insurance to millions of Americans, but it also contains a controversial mandate that requires all individuals who aren't covered by an employer or government-sponsored insurance plan... Read more

Refreshing Treat: Strawberry Lemonade Recipe

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Is there anything better than relaxing outside in the summertime with a cold drink in your hand? This Strawberry Lemonade recipe is one of our favorites for serving at outdoor parties--both kids and adults love it (plus, if you're pregnant, it makes a great mocktail!). Read more

Remembering Nora Ephron: Her Thoughts on Children, Aging & The Perks of Pregnancy

Most of us are familiar with her screenplays, yet writer Nora Ephron left behind a legacy that will resonate long after her years.

After her death Tuesday evening from acute myeloid leukemia, fans of Ephron flocked to social media sites such as Twitter to share their respects of the famed author. It quickly became evident however, that the term ‘author’ would do very little in paying homage to a career that spanned five decades.

In her 71 years, Ephron achieved success that many can barely fathom–including work as a journalist, director, producer, blogger, wife and mother. All titles aside, Ephron’s true achievements were measured by her innate ability to empower others through written word. Whether vocalizing the pains of divorce, the frustrations of aging or her love of carbs, we can’t help but find Ephron’s wisdom as words to live by. In honor of her memory, we’ve rounded up Nora’s most note-worthy thoughts on motherhood.

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Understanding Your Kids

“Parenting meant that whether or not your children understood you, your obligation was to understand them; understanding was the key to everything.”—I Feel Bad About My Neck

True Blood Stars Expecting Twins!

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True Blood stars Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer announced in April that they were expecting a baby and now they have double the good news. According to Us Weekly, the couple will welcome twins this fall. And this isn't the first set of twins for the cast of the hit show, Sam Trammell (who plays... Read more