Mom Shows Off Her #BadassUndies To Fight Post-Baby Body Shaming

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Some women are eager to get back to their pre-baby exercise routines after giving birth, while it’s not a priority for others. Either way, it’s hard to deny the pressures that many women face practically the minute after that baby arrives. And one woman is fed up with the assumption that weight loss should be... Read more

Toddler Recites Periodic Table To Ellen: 'My Little Brain Just Remembers'

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Prepare to be amazed by Brielle, a 3 year old, purple-loving, pigtail-wearing cutie who took some time out of her busy toddler schedule to drop by The Ellen DeGeneres Show and recite some elements from the periodic table. You know, just a normal childhood activity. “She’s either really smart or just a complete show off,”... Read more

Could Crib Bumpers Soon Be Banned?

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That cute, padded, crib decor? Totally unnecessary and totally dangerous. You may already know that the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission considers crib bumpers a big no-no, citing reports that 52 infants died from bumper-related incidents between 1990 and 2010. Yet a new study found bumper deaths have spiked in recent years, prompting researchers to call... Read more

How A Raisin Can Predict Your Toddler's Success In School

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Yep, you read that correctly. Your toddler’s attention and learning capacity can now be tested using a dried grape. Researchers from the University of Warwick developed a simple test involving a raisin and a cup that can predict how well a 20-month-old will academically perform at age eight. Here's how it worked: Researchers... Read more

Toddlers Adorably Reenact 'How I Met Your Mother'

Toddlers reenact 'How I Met Your Mother' scenesRomedy Now via YouTube
How I Met Your Mother fans will attest: Brooding, introspective, heartbroken Ted Mosby can be so irritating. But when he's portrayed by a 2 year old, he's suddenly incredibly endearing. Romedy Now, an India-based English television channel, brought HIMYM to life again with a new cast of characters: little kids. And the parody promo for... Read more

Supermom Donates Liver To Baby, Comforts Him Post-Surgery (WATCH)

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Never doubt your maternal instincts. Last May, Brodie Tigue was born perfectly healthy. But within a few days, his parents, Brunswick, Ohio, residents Traci and Russ, noticed his skin looked "different" from his sisters, and that his eyes appeared yellow in the corners. Brodie's pediatrician assured his parents these symptoms would go away, but Traci... Read more

10 Tips For Moms Of Preemies, From Moms Of Preemies

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Each year, 15 million babies are born too early. These little guys certainly cover a broad spectrum; while a preemie is technically defined as a baby born earlier than 37 weeks of completed gestation, 24 weeks -- maybe even closer to 22 weeks -- is considered viable. We're also recognizing the... Read more

Viral Video Of Baby With Whooping Cough Makes A Case For Vaccinations

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One mom is making quite the convincing case for vaccinations, sharing a video of 4-month-old Austin suffering from a bout of Pertussis, aka whooping cough. In Rebecca Harreman's video, her teary, red-faced son is badly coughing and wheezing, and has been for more than a month. But, as she explains in the video, this is a... Read more

Mother's Heartbreaking Day Care Story Raises Questions About US Parental Leave

Amber Scorah and her son Karl in bedThe New York Times via Lee Towndrow
Fair warning: This weekend's "Motherlode" post from The New York Times is one you're probably not going to want to read, but it's one that you should. Amber Scorah details how on her very first day back to work, her 3-month-old son, Karl, died at day care. It's a painful read, but poses an... Read more

This Single Dad's Moving Facebook Post Made Us All Cry

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At 21, Richard Johnson is playing a role he never expected: a single dad. He and 10-month-old daughter Persephone have been on their own since the baby's mother left in February. While Johnson initially thought he couldn't be a parent, his viral Facebook post has us nominating him for Father of the Year. In a... Read more