Study: Quality Trumps Quantity in Time Spent with Kids

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If you're a working mom who's constantly guilt-ridden about missing out on time with your kids, a new study suggests you can breathe a little easier. The study, published in the Journal of Family and Marriage, found that the amount of time parents spend with their kids between the ages of 3 to... Read more

Is Screen Time Ruining Family Time?

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21st century kids get a lot of flack for staring at their phones or tablets all day, but clinical psychologist and author Catherine Steiner-Adair wants to draw attention to another group of culprits: their parents. Steiner-Adair, who wrote the book The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age, explained to the Read more

Don’t Buy Baby These Easter Gifts

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Who doesn’t love bunnies and babies? Well-meaning and excited friends and family members (and maybe even you) might be thinking about giving baby these holiday treats. It’s hard to resist, but here’s why they totally shouldn’t.

 Chocolate Bunny The March of Dimes recommends keeping baby away from sweets because they can cause tooth... Read more

Photo Series Captures Moms With Their Day-Old Newborns

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It's hard to describe the range of emotions that a mother feels on the very first day with her baby. So instead of putting it into words, London-based photographer Jenny Lewis spent five years capturing it on film. Lewis started the project by posting leaflets around the London borough of Hackney, offering a free... Read more

How Early Can You Sleep Train?

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It's a hot topic, it's a pressing question, and it doesn't have a clear-cut answer: When should you start sleep training? Some experts say sleep training can begin as early as birth. But it depends on the method. Experts like Richard Ferber of the Ferberization (cry-it-out) method recommend waiting until six months. The latest... Read more

One Mom's Mission to Make Superheroes More Sensitive

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A baby-wearing Batman? A super-sad Superman? These are some of the cartoons Linnéa Johansson created for her superhero-themed coloring book, which showcases a more sensitive side of these traditionally tough guys. While Johansson, who lives in Norway, has been drawing since she was 17, this idea came to fruition when her three-year-old son Caspian left preschool choking back... Read more

Marathoning Mom Inspires with Bikini Photo

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Still high off her first-ever marathon one week earlier, Rachel Hollis decided it was time to flaunt the body she'd worked for, and the body three babies took a toll on. “I thought, it’s not going to get better than this," she tells TODAY. "You ran the 26 miles, and I had been training... Read more

Dad Takes Lunchbox Notes to a New Level

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Even if a sticky note with "Have a great day!" made its way into your lunchbox as a kid, get ready to feel incredibly inadequate. Brent Almond kicked off his son's first day of preschool by slipping a Post-it note in his lunchbox, complete with a cartoon of Batman saying "Go get 'em, Jon!" And nearly... Read more

Videos of Kids Playing with Toys Earn Parents $1 Million

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A stroke of luck or a brilliant business venture? Thanks to YouTube, one California couple turned their kids' playtime into a source of income. Specifically, a million dollars worth of income. You may have seen the videos before. The "Hulyan Maya" YouTube channel averages several million hits per day. The videos, usually about... Read more

How Many Dads Suffer Postpartum Depression?

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The stigma around postpartum depression is lessening; we talk about it more and more, making it easier and more encouraged for women to seek treatment. But does the same hold true for dads? One in ten dads will suffer from postpartum depression. And a new study highlights the negative effects this could... Read more