parenting

How Your Income Determines Your Parenting Style

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Parent debates usually focus on philosophy or methodology: Are you a helicopter or free-range parent? A cry-it-out proponent or a co-sleeper? But the latest data from the Pew Research Center suggests that above anything else, how you parent may be tied to how much you make. Many of the findings from the 1,807-person survey... Read more

5 Things Sandra Bullock Can Teach Us About Parenting

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There's a new member of the Bullock family! Actress Sandra Bullock revealed to PEOPLE that she's adopted a daughter, 3½-year-old Laila. Laila, who had been in foster care in Louisiana, joins big brother Louis, who Bullock adopted from New Orleans in 2010. And she tells PEOPLE it was meant to be. “When I look at... Read more

Parenting 'Merit Badges' Are The Inspiration You Need

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When it comes to milestones, babies get all the credit. First smile, first word, first step; we document and celebrate these achievements all the time. Biz Ellis and Theresa Thorn, hosts of the comedy podcast One Bad Mother, think moms should be recognized for their own parenting achievements. So they created a Kickstarter... Read more

Adele Admits This Parenting Truth: It's 'F**king Hard'

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While Adele Adkins is primarily known for her astounding musical talent, her success doesn’t end there. In her first interview in three years, the famous singer gave a huge ‘Hello’ to parents and finally opened up about one of her most successful roles in life: being a mom. Adele, 27, and partner, Simon Konecki, 41,... Read more

7 Hilarious Parenting Comics That Totally Sum Up Your Life

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You know how they say you can’t fully understand something until you experience it firsthand? Well, the person who first came up with that logic must have been a parent because one thing’s for sure—your idea of parenthood undoubtedly changes once you actually become one. Cartoonist and dad of two Brian Gordon took that idea and started... Read more

Neil Patrick Harris, Self-Declared 'Bad Cop,' Talks Parenting Style

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As the host of a show called Best Time Ever, it's no surprise Neil Patrick Harris runs his household somewhat like a summer camp. But his self-declared "camp counselor" parenting style (as opposed to what he views as the alternative: "maternal nurturer") doesn't always involve fun and games; he's the one who has to enforce the... Read more

Welcome To The Mommy Lunch Room

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Meet Sara Given, a first-time mom who's found her place in the online parenting world by poking fun at it. Her blog "It's Like They Know Us" rounds up all those ridiculously idyllic parenting stock photos you hate so much and adds the snarky captions they deserve. You can pre-order her book, Parenting... Read more

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend's 6 Goals for Perfect Parenting

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They've been married less than two years, but are already decidedly a power couple. If a quick glance at either John Legend's or Chrissy Teigen's Instagram accounts didn't already have you convinced, their recent DuJour interview will. Affectionate, irreverent and goofy, the couple got candid about their long-term plans. While we're not declaring... Read more

Parenting Haikus, Pump and Dump Style

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Meet Shayna Ferm and Tracey Tee, the ladies behind The Bump Pump and Dump Validation Tour. These Denver-based moms are here to remind you that even on your worst parenting day, you’re doing a great job. And whether it’s via song at their parentally-incorrect live comedy shows or via blog post on The Bump,... Read more

Dads Instagram Their Parenting Victories with #DadWin

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We've been praising dads who make fancy meals and give their daughters professional-level hairstyles. But the regular guys deserve a shoutout, too. A new Instagram hashtag is showcasing the little victories of dads, even when those victories mean cutting some corners (orange pajamas mean mac and cheese stains are invisible, right?) Check out... Read more