A Little TV Might Benefit Baby

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You can feel a little less guilty about setting up the bouncer in front of the TV while you're cooking dinner -- a new study says a little TV might actually be helpful to baby. Fair warning: standard cartoons might not cut it. The Emory University study, published in the journal Child Development, only... read more

Should Pregnant Women Get Cash Incentives to Quit Smoking?

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Smoking isn’t good for anyone, especially moms-to-be. But one country is finding success in getting pregnant women to quit — with cash incentives. Researchers in Scotland found that providing financial incentives might be the key to getting pregnant women to quit -- for good. They provided a group of pregnant women with £50 shopping vouchers each, and... read more

Molly Sims Shares Her Hospital Bag Packing List

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Molly Sims has been modeling and acting since she was 19, appearing in Sports Illustrated and playing Delinda Deline on Las Vegas. The actress, who is mom to son Brooks and expecting her second child, is taking on a new role: author. Her new book, The Everyday Supermodel, shares her beauty, fashion and health... read more

A Cure for Peanut Allergies?

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Seats might be opening up at the peanut-free table; Australian researchers found a possible cure for people with potentially-fatal peanut allergies. The secret's in a daily dose of peanut protein powder and the probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus. After eating this mixture in increasing amounts for 18 months, 80 percent of the participants in the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute... read more

Moms in Comedy: A List for 2015

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Meet Shayna Ferm and Tracey Tee, the ladies behind The 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

Unplanned Pregnancies Are on the Decline

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Unintended pregnancy rates are falling across the US, according to a new study from the Guttmacher Institute. While the rates aren't consistent across the board, 28 states did see a drop in unintended pregnancies of 5 percent or more since 2006. This decline coincides with the introduction of new, more effective birth control methods... read more

He Said, She Said: How Life Changed When I Had Kids

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Joy Cho, founder of Oh Joy!, and her husband Bob have had an, oh, pretty busy decade. Joy launched her very successful lifestyle blog in 2005, and a year later married her then-boyfriend Bob. Together, the couple made the move west for Bob’s work as a pediatric orthopedic surgeon at Shriners Hospital for... read more

Do Measles Make Disneyland Off-Limits?

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If you’re reading this in the United States, you might be wondering why. Why should measles be on your radar? Virtually eradicated by the 1980s, the ultra-contagious virus is effectively prevented by vaccination. But this month’s Disneyland outbreak brought them back into conversation and people are wondering: is it really safe to visit crowded places... read more

Could Preemie Babies Be Less Lucky in Love?

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Paging Cupid to the delivery room: Carrying to term may set baby up for a more favorable love life in adulthood. According to a study published in the latest issue of Pediatrics, twenty-somethings born preterm (before 37 weeks) are less likely to move in with a romantic partner or have sexual intercourse than their peers... read more

Chicken Noodle Soup for Your Snow Day

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Doing some last-minute grocery shopping before the storm gets really bad? You really only have one option on a snow day. Say it with us: Chicken. Noodle. Soup. Sure, everyone claims to have grandma’s secret recipe. But not to worry if you don’t — you can borrow ours. What You’ll Need: 6 chicken drumsticks (about 2... read more