National Adoption Month: One Couple's Journey with Embryo Adoption

Harvested human eggs in test tubes
Yesterday we reintroduced you to Katherine Heigl's adoption story. But as we learned from Liz and Kevin Krainman, there's more than one way to adopt. The Austin, Texas, natives considered the little-known option of embryo adoption when Liz discovered she had a severe diminished ovarian reserve at age 33. So while IVF wasn't going to allow them to... read more

National Adoption Month: Katherine Heigl's Story

Katherine Heigl and her adopted daughter Naliegh at "The Nut Job" premiereGetty
Tonight, Katherine Heigl makes her return to network TV. And she isn't the prom-dress-sobbing, LVAD-wire-cutting Izzie Stevens you know and love from Grey's Anatomy. Nope; this time Heigl appears as a badass CIA analyst solving the mystery of her husband's death on NBC's State of Affairs. In real life, though, Heigl's day-to-day routine isn't so fast-paced... read more

Adorably Sweet Baby Growth Tracking Ideas from Two Moms

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We love babies, obviously, but we got really excited when we saw these month-by-month baby photos inundating our newsfeeds. Two moms found two very refreshing -- and very different -- approaches to tracking baby's growth. The first is BennyFeed, one mom's Tumblr complete with "Hey Girl" memes and life hacks inspired by baby Ben. The best part?... read more

What to Do When Your Kid is THAT Kid

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Let's admit it… we've all been the judgmental parent on the airplane or in line at the grocery store or at the playground who looks disdainfully upon the misbehaving child and his parents. We've all thought OMG, can't you control your child? or How can you just let him act like that? Even after having... read more

Heartbreaking Song From a Dad to Dying Newborn Son

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We're sad to report this story doesn't have a happy ending, but it's a testament to a father's love. As his newborn son, Lennon, fought for his life in the NICU, Chris Picco sang him the Beatles's "Blackbird." The impressive cover even included a guitar. Picco's wife, Ashley, had just passed away after an emergency C-section. “It’s impossible to... read more

The Trick to Getting Baby to Eat (and Like!) Veggies

Messy baby eating with a spoon.Veer
Getting your kids to eat their vegetables is a war many parents wage for years. But a new study from the University of Leeds in the U.K. found a weapon for early intervention: vegetable puree. Okay, not exactly a news flash. But they found a strategy that makes babies almost twice as receptive to veggies... read more

Toddler's Priceless Reaction to Learning Dad Used to Wear Diapers: Video

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We have a new favorite toddler emotion: in-cre-du-lous. Two-year-old Banneker Hall was SHOCKED to hear that once upon a time, his dad wore diapers too. Sorry, his dad Kevin Hall. “My dad? Kevin Hall?...What? No!” Banneker says when mom Susan lets him in on the secret. (Side note: Susan says Banneker has been referring to dad... read more

Cutest Movember Baby Gear You Gotta See

mustache moccasins and onesie
We're midway through No-shave November, now affectionately called "Movember." By now, you're either used to, or hating, your man's scruff. But let's not forget it's for a great cause: to raise awareness for men's health issues like prostate and testicular cancer. So if you had baby all decked out in pink in the name of breast cancer... read more

Why Moms Need to Bond Sooner with Babies After a C-section

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Call it kangaroo care or skin-to-skin contact, but that special cuddling time is a huge part of getting to know your newborn. It's also something women who have C-sections don't get to experience. A new quality improvement project by the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) is calling for skin-to-skin to... read more

Aw! Preemie Steals the Show at His Parents' Hospital Wedding

Nelsons wed in NICU alongside premature son.TODAY via Nelson family
At 11 weeks old and weighing in at a little over six pounds, JJ Nelson may be the littlest ring bearer ever. The preemie was dressed up in a tuxedo onesie Tuesday to celebrate the marriage of his parents, Kristi and Justin Nelson. And since JJ is still in the NICU at Cook Children’s Medical Center... read more