Make Tummy Time Fun for Mom and Baby

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As a physical therapist, I often educate new moms on the importance of tummy time for their babies. It can start when baby is about two or three months old (or can lift her head). Helping baby become comfortable in the prone position has big benefits: Reduces risks of SIDS- Placing baby on her belly helps... read more

Similac Calls For an End to the Mommy Wars (WATCH)

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Sometimes, motherhood feels a lot like middle school. From the passive aggressive competition to the cliques, it's like we never even left the playground. And now, an unlikely source is calling us out. Formula brand Similac is welcoming us to the "sisterhood of motherhood." And they created an over-the-top video to remind us just... read more

Prenatal Co-Parenting Classes Have a Big Payoff for Your Kid

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Parents-to-be: Get your pencils and notebooks ready -- it’s time to head to class. The latest research suggests that expectant parents who've attended prenatal classes to help improve their co-parenting skills saw a big pay-off for their child — both at home and in school. In a study published in the Journal of Family Psychology, a team of researchers at... read more

Re-live Kristen Bell's C-Section with Dax Shepard

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Ellen DeGeneres has been getting plenty of celeb parents to open up on her show lately -- from Chris Pratt gushing about his polite son to Amanda Peet defending her cabbage boobs. But no one holds a TMI candle to Dax Shepard. The Parenthood star spilled some pretty graphic... read more

Surprise! Six Sets of Twins Arrive in One Maternity Ward

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The newest Twin City isn't in Minnesota. A maternity ward in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, is currently home to six sets of twins. And although this is a record for Saint Luke’s East Hospital, the staff says they're enjoying the change of pace. “Moms carrying twins from all over the community heard about this and now want to come... read more

Happy Friday: Dad Puts on Pants While Holding a Baby (WATCH)

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"A" for effort, right? For your viewing pleasure, watch one dad attempt to put on pants -- sans hands -- without putting down his baby. Laugh through every moment of struggle, every torturous leg shake, every strenuous lunge -- all set to Europe's "The Final Countdown." Finally, dad holds up baby in a Lion King-esque moment of victory. Granted,... read more

Gay Dads: 'You Can't Judge People on Their Normal' (WATCH)

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With a six-year-old, seven-year-old and eight-year-old at home, dads Kordale and Kaleb Lewis definitely have their hands full. But these proud dads are taking on new roles in a new advertising campaign for Nikon. "We just want people to know that hey, we're normal," the video begins. "And you can't judge people on their normal.... read more

Pregnant? New Mom? Workout Like a Pro with Christine Bullock

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Backing off on your workout now that you're pregnant? Feeling like your post-baby bod will never be able to handle crunches again? Here, trainer and health and fitness expert Christine Bullock shares her insight on pre- and postnatal fitness, walking you through how to safely adjust your workout routine to still reap the maximum... read more

Obama Calls for Paid Sick Days and Paid Family Leave

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If you're a working parent or one planning on continuing to work after the arrival of baby, here's a good piece of news: today President Obama is expected to announce several initiatives intended to improve United States workers access to paid sick leave, including parental leave. He plans to sign a Presidential Memorandum that will give... read more

Real-Life Toddler Princesses Make Photo Debut

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Once upon a time, in a land far, far away (California)... Two-year-old Claire and her one-year-old cousin Chloe recreated their favorite fairytale characters in an adorably magical photo shoot. Jessica West -- Claire's mom and the mastermind behind the shoot -- was inspired by similar photos to create a fantasy world for her daughter and niece. After making the... read more