Procrastinating? Last Minute Tax Advice for Parents

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Scrambling to file your taxes this weekend? No sweat. We talked to Matt Becker, financial planner and founder of Mom and Dad Money, for some last-minute advice for parents. "The biggest tax deadline tip I have is to get your IRA contributions in before the deadline," Becker says. "For 2014, the maximum IRA... Read more

Happy National Siblings Day! Big Siblings Break Developing News

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Happy National Siblings Day! While this celebration is basically an excuse to post embarrassing old family photos online, we stopped to ask ourselves a question: What was life like before baby no. 2 came along? Before there were siblings, there was an only child who had to be told there was a baby on the... Read more

'Sad Cake': Your Parenting Problems, Explained

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Meet Shayna Ferm and Tracey Tee, the ladies behind The Bump Pump and Dump Validation Tour. These Denver-based moms are here to remind you that even on your worst parenting day, you’re doing a great job. And whether it’s via song at their parentally-incorrect live comedy shows or via blog post on The Bump,... Read more

Which Baby Names Really Stand the Test of Time?

Sacramento Couple Documents Pregnancy With Cute Time Lapse Video

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We never get tired of tracking baby bumps, but it's even more fun when parents do it for us. Cole Cuchna, a Sacramento barista who runs a parenting blog called HypeDad, recently uploaded a video to the blog called "Chalkboard Baby – A Pregnancy Time Lapse." The time lapse video stars his wife,... Read more

A Mom's Defense of Facebook Oversharing

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Some may call it oversharing, but Kathy Zucker finds no issue with documenting her kids' lives on social media. In fact, she sees it as a gift. "Of all the thousands of pictures my parents took of me as a child, I have exactly ten," Zucker, the founder of MetroMoms.net, writes in an opinion piece for Read more

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