5 Times Your Baby Was Grumpier Than Earl The Grumpy Puppy

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Grumpy Cat has finally met her canine counterpart: Earl the Grumpy Puppy. Relatively new to Facebook and Instagram, we're sure it won't be long until this pouting puppy gains the same meme-worthy stardom. Even if you don't have pets, we bet you can relate to that mean-mugging face that's too funny not to Instagram.... Read more

Join the Boobolution: Support Moms Breastfeeding in Public

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There’s a Boobolution brewing! Breastfeeding Awareness Month starts Aug. 1, but we’re kicking off celebrations early with an invite to join our fourth annual Boobolution! On Aug. 7, moms everywhere will be breastfeeding in public, and we’re asking you to share this pledge to show that you plan to do the same. Read more

4 Things Doctors Aren't Telling New Moms (But Should)

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Becoming a parent is both an exciting and scary time, especially for first-time moms. While we’d love for every mom to reach her due date feeling as prepared as possible and armed with info about what’s best for baby (after all, that’s what we’re here for!), that’s unfortunately not always the case. A... Read more

Love Heals: Learning To Parent A Bipolar Child

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The Bump has partnered with some amazing mothers who also happen to be amazing writers. They’re dishing out all their thoughts, observations and real life lessons about mothering in the best way they know how. We’re embarking on an essay series and we’re hoping you’ll follow along as these authors share what they’ve learned about... Read more

Stop Fat-Shaming Babies: One Mom's Story

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When it comes to her infant daughter's weight, Caroline Stanley has heard it all. "Mushy, huge, enormous, gigantic, and a chunky monkey," she lists in a Refinery29 article, "among other things." Stanley actually found it funny the first time a stranger ever pointed out her baby's weight, but when it kept happening, she stopped... Read more

A 'Stork Drop' Adoption Made This Family Complete

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For Sarah and David Olson, completing their family took a giant leap of faith. After two complicated pregnancies, the Minnesota couple knew they'd take a different route to bring home the third child they'd always wanted. Adoption made the most sense; both David's father and sister-in-law were adopted, and Sarah's niece... Read more

Bride Celebrates Wedding Day By Breastfeeding With Bridesmaids

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One bride's breastfeeding photos are stealing the show. Jaime Riddell spent the morning of her wedding getting ready with her three best friends, who were serving as bridesmaids. But amidst the hair and makeup, the ladies -- who each gave birth within a year of each other -- made time to nurse their babies. And photographerRead more

The Latest Vote for Breastfeeding in Public

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Victoria Donda Perez just set a new benchmark for public breastfeeding–not to mention multitasking! Earlier this month, Perez brought eight-month-old daughter Trilce to work. But this was not your average cubicle farm—since Perez, 37, is a politician, her office that day happened to be a parliamentary session at the nation’s capital. And when duty called... Read more

The Key Skills Kindergarteners Need to Learn To Succeed in Life

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‘Sharing is caring’ is a mantra often preached to toddlers. And locking this social skill down by the end of kindergarten could lead to greater success as adults, according to a new 20-year study published in the American Journal of Public Health. Researchers from Pennsylvania State University and Duke University found that social... Read more

The 10 Stages Of Vacationing With Kids As Told In Gifs

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Parents know that the annual family summer vacation trip comes with its fair share of highs and lows. Whether you're road tripping though national parks or hunkering down in a hotel room by the beach, the story is the same; it's fun until it's not. We've chronicled 10 moments every parent experience in one way... Read more