Giving Birth Today? Earn $500 for Your Newborn!

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Okay, we're willing to bet that if you did give birth today, you're a little too preoccupied to be reading. But if you stumble upon this before December 19, we have an important message for you: If you give birth today, Oct. 20, Voya Financial will present you $500.  As part of their initiative to celebrate National... read more

The Amazing Burtka-Harris Halloween Costumes

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Harper and Gideon -- the beautiful blonde twins of David Burtka and Neil Patrick Harris -- may have just turned four years old, but they've already pulled off four Halloween costumes more epic than most of us will in a lifetime. And that's all thanks to their dads' commitment to all-out family costumes. The choices may be... read more

Ashley Hebert Talks Breastfeeding and Other New Mom Challenges

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The Bachelorette stars J.P. and Ashley Hebert Rosenbaum have had a whirlwind courtship and marriage straight out of a fairy tale.  When they welcomed son Fordham on Sept. 30, we collectively oohed and ahhed, then breathed a sigh of relief that the first-time parents are facing all the joys (and challenges) as other newbie parents. Hebert recently opened... read more

Meet Baby Fordham! The Bachelorette's Ashley & JP's Newborn Son

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Fordham Rosenbaum may be two weeks old, but he's already joined his parents, The Bachelorette stars Ashley Hebert and J.P. Rosenbaum, for his first photo shoot. And we're enamored. Look at those eyes! "He is such a good baby! He sleeps well, he eats well, he's healthy and happy," the couple tells E! News.... read more

Ali Landry's #BumpItForward Advice to Fellow Moms

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Ali Landry is used to being in the spotlight, now the actress and former Miss USA is using her celebrity to talk about an issue she cares deeply about: child car seat safety for #BumpItFoward. "From a mom of three to all new moms out there, please educate yourself on car seat safety, because... read more

Sleeping Atlanta Preemies Dream Big

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They may be tiny, but these Atlanta preemies have some big ambitions. Even if those ambitions are imposed by the NICU staff at the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, we're loving this advocacy for preemies. "We wanted to photograph babies sleeping safely in their incubators and illustrate what big things they have in store for the world," John... read more

A Fascinating Snapshot of a Baby's First Hour of Life

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Compared to other species, human babies are incredibly (and adorably) helpless and slow to develop. But a new article in Science News looking at a 2011 study published in the journal Acta Paediatrica shows that our fragile little offspring actually achieve many major milestones in just 70 minutes after being born. Their motivation? To find mom's breast and... read more

Monday Just Got Better: Dad Captures Daughter's First Baby Steps

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We promise, this is even better than a morning cup of coffee. Capturing your child's first steps is no easy feat, but one dad made sure not to miss a moment of this major milestone. Meet Nick Turner of New York City, whose one-year-old daughter Lucy is now a brand-new walker! But she didn't officially transition from... read more

Step-by-step Pumpkin-Carving Made Easy

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Maybe you haven't carved a pumpkin since you were a kid, but now that baby's here, it's time to bring back tradition. It's messy, it's time consuming and it's a true art, but a step-by-step tutorial will have you showing that jack-o'-lantern who's boss. What you'll need: Basic pumpkin-carving kit (available at party stores) Kitchen... read more

#BumpItForward: Baby Sleep Advice from Real Moms

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When baby can't sleep, you can't either. While there's not a whole lot we can do besides empathize, in the spirit of Bumping it Forward, we've rounded up the best real-mom strategies for helping baby sleep better. “I give her a bath and then turn on a blow-dryer, and she's out in seconds!”... read more