'I Was Kicked Out Of My Breastfeeding Support Group'

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Meet Jessica Shortall, a working mom with a career dedicated to the intersection of business and doing good. As the former Director of Giving for TOMS Shoes, she literally circumnavigated the globe with a breast pump. Pre-order her upcoming book by Abrams, “Work. Pump. Repeat: The New Mom’s Guide to Breastfeeding and Going Back... Read more

IKEA Doubles Down On Child Safety

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IKEA is urging customers to take extra safety precautions when it comes to their kids. The store is issuing free wall anchoring kits for several chests and dressers to promote the practice of securing heavy furniture, preventing tip-overs. This move comes after two children were killed in separate incidents of MALM chests tipping over. Additionally,... Read more

How Does Your State Rank In Child Well-Being?

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It’s a great time to raise children in the Midwest and New England. These regions include eight of the top 10 states (along with New Jersey and Utah) that have the highest overall well-being for American children, according to new information released from the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s annual KIDS COUNT Data Book.... Read more

26 Or 36: When Can You Really Afford A Baby?

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With the lifetime cost of kids averaging around a quarter of a million dollars, you might wonder how anyone affords them. But if you plan it just right, is there an ideal window of time to start a family? Financial planning site LearnVest investigated the belief that waiting to have kids until you're financially stable... Read more

Are Your Kids The Best Things That Have Ever Happened To You?

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The Bump has partnered with some amazing mothers who also happen to be amazing writers. They’re dishing out all their thoughts, observations and real life lessons about mothering in the best way they know how. We’re embarking on an essay series and we’re hoping you’ll follow along as these authors share what they’ve learned about... Read more

Too Much TV Linked To Bullying, Study Finds

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Another reason to limit your toddler's screen time? It will be better for his middle school social life. A study from the University of Montreal found a direct correlation between the number of hours of television a 29 month old watches and whether or not he's bullied in sixth grade. Essentially, for every additional hour... Read more

Disneyland Vacation Meltdowns Are Adorably Hilarious

Today marks 60 years since the opening of Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California. The California theme park was the only Disney park designed and built under the direct supervision of Walt Disney himself. The concept arose after Walt traveled to theme park after theme park with his daughters during the 1930s and 1940s, realizing that the parks were designed with... Read more

Watch This Dad Give MTV 'Cribs'-Style Nursery Tour

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MTV's Cribs had a revival in Austin, Texas. Sort of. Filmmaker and soon-to-be dad Bryan Canatella gave a Cribs-style video tour of the nursery he designed with wife Caryn. Complete with the music from the show, on air from 2000 to 2011, the tour offered us a glimpse into every "wing" of the space, which will... Read more

Is This How You Feel When You Hear Your Favorite Song?

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He may not be steady on his feet, but T.J. has some serious moves. In a fit of excitement when his favorite song came on, the 1-year-old son of San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Torrey Smith abandoned his doodle board to dance along.  "When you thought you were done turning up but your song comes on," Smith... Read more

Glasses Make This Baby Even Cuter

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This little cutie is finally seeing clearly. Mom Jessica Sinclair took a video of baby Piper wearing her new glasses for the first time. While Piper fights the specs at first, her reaction is priceless as the world comes into focus. https://www.facebook.com/jessica.sinclair.501/videos/vb.591248196/10153114034938197/?type=2&theater Didn't know babies could need glasses? Yep, even little ones can experience vision... Read more