Birchbox and BabyGap Team Up for New Moms

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Another added perk of motherhood: a guilt-free treat from Birchbox. Yep, for a limited time, the subscription beauty service is offering a tailor-made limited-edition kit for new moms. Along with a babyGap garment for your little one, each box includes fun cosmetics for mom, including: amika Nourishing Hair Mask Not Soap, Radio Body Wash in... Read more

Yikes! What the Paleo Diet Could Mean for Baby

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Some scary health concerns are putting the publication of a new cookbook for new moms, babies and toddlers on hold. Specifically, health officials are worried paleo recipes might actually kill babies. Bubba Yum Yum: The Paleo Way is the latest cookbook from Australian celebrity chef Pete Evans. It's a collaboration with mom blogger Charlotte Carr and naturopath Helen Padarin. Recipes... Read more

Trend Watch: Gift Registries for Kids' Birthday Parties

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Gift registries have been a part of baby showers and wedding showers for years -- newlyweds and first-time parents would probably shudder at the thought of not having one -- but the concept has recently taken off in a whole new field: kids' birthday parties. It's already being fiercely debated among parents, with some slamming it as greedy and... Read more

Surprise! 4-Year-Old Gets Baby Sister for Her Birthday

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Four-year-old Madison is SO EXCITED to be getting a new sibling. "I'm gonna be a sister!" she squeals after opening a framed photo of her soon-to-be-adopted sibling. The new addition to the family doubles as Madison's birthday surprise. Mom Katherine Peck says Madison, also adopted, has been praying for a sister for two years. "I knew I... Read more

This MSNBC Interview is an Ode to Working Moms

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Last-minute live interviews and commentary from experts are the stuff of TV news. And Rebecca Traister's March 3 interview on MSNBC was nothing out of the ordinary -- except for the fact her sleeping baby was on camera for five-minute interview too. Traister, senior editor at The New Republic, was officially on maternity leave. But she didn't want... Read more

Louisiana Baby Born with Half of Heart

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The upside is that they caught the problem early. Aiden Rodgers, now 10 months old, was diagnosed with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) as a 20-week-old fetus. Affecting about one in 6,000 live births, HLHS is a defect that causes the left side of the heart to stop developing. An underdeveloped left ventricle, mitral valve... Read more

Patriotic Baby or Flag Violation?

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Photographer and veteran Vanessa Hicks is used to putting others in the spotlight. But she's found herself in the center of a media controversy. Hicks, owner of Vanessa Hicks Photography, posted a photo of her fellow navy veteran holding his newborn in an American flag. Feedback was mostly positive, until the Facebook page... Read more

Two States Taking the Lead on Reforming Maternity Leave

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By now, you've probably learned that our national maternity leave policy is critically lacking. But at the state and city level, we might just be making progress. The fact that the US is the only industrialized country that doesn't federally mandate paid maternity leave is frustrating to working parents. We do have the Family and... Read more

Dad Gives a Delicious Lesson in Geography

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Step aside, Pancake Dad; Chris Durso is laying out a map of America via food. The former art director and self-declared "creative professional and food satirist" is carefully crafting all 50 states out of different foods, working hard to create a pun every time. Think "Kaleifornia," "Piedaho" and, our favorite so far, "New... Read more

The Most Progressive Maternity Policy We've Seen Yet

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Reduced hours on a full salary? Sixteen weeks of paid time off, minimum? It's the maternity leave policy of dreams. And one telecommunications company is making it worldwide company policy by the end of the year. Vodafone Group announced a global minimum for its maternity leave policy on Friday, mandating all 30 of its companies... Read more