Flight Attendant Advocates for Breastfeeding on Planes

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Breastfeeding in public, while still a hot topic, is becoming more and more socially acceptable. But what about breastfeeding in public -- in close quarters -- at 35,000 feet? One flight attendant is advocating for critics to stop shaming moms who breastfeed on planes. "Women shouldn't have to think twice about feeding a child," commercial flight attendant and... Read more

Does Praise Turn Kids Into Narcissists? Study Makes Case for Tough Love

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We all think our kids are the greatest, right? You just might want to be careful with how much you let them know it. It's kind of a lose-lose. Praise your children too much, or treat them as more deserving than others, and they become narcissistic. That's the social learning theory. But if you withhold... Read more

Celebrate National Craft Month With Your Toddler!

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Ready to pass on your crafty DIY talent? Or do you feel that your artistic skills are about equal to that of your toddler's? Either way, March is National Craft Month, so it's the perfect time to get creative and bond with your kids. Try these cute, simple activities courtesy of Courtney from The Fight Against Boredom. You'll... Read more

We 'Spring Forward' This Weekend! How to Prep Baby (and Prevent Crankiness)

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Consider this your warning: in most places in the country, we begin Daylight Saving Time in the wee hours Sunday morning. And that, of course, means moving your clock one hour forward before you go to bed Saturday night. For most people, this simply means one hour less sleep, but for a sleep-deprived new mom,... Read more

Surfer Baby Practices with Dad

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Well, that's one way to encourage tummy time. Kristofer Strong, of Clearwater, Florida, decided to give his seven-month-old daughter, Madison, a surfing lesson. Like most initial surfing lessons, it took place on dry land. In this case, that was the carpet. "[My wife] Jennifer and I have always made every effort to go the beach;... Read more

Working Moms Get an Apology -- From a New Mom

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Katharine Zaleski is proving it's never too late to say "I'm sorry." And her apology is directed at her fellow working moms. "I’m sorry to all the mothers I used to work with," she writes in a commentary for Fortune. "I didn’t realize how horrible I’d been – until I had a child... Read more

Vaccine Delays Usually Allowed by Doctors

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Cringing at the thought of poking and prodding baby with too many needles at one appointment? You both might get some relief; a new survey found that most doctors give in to parents who ask to delay their children's vaccines, although they wouldn't recommend it. The survey, published in the journal Pediatrics, asked 534 primary... Read more

Pearl the Pig and Libby: Unlikely BFFs

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Looking for some babies, animals and a whole lot of pink to brighten up your Sunday? Photographer Lindsey Bonnice has you covered with her Instagram acccount, Live Sweet Photography, which is largely dedicated to chronicling the relationship between her two-year-old adopted daughter Libby and their three-month-old pet pig, Pearl. Bonnice has documented some pretty... Read more

Celebrate Your Name with 3 Easy Crafts

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It's Celebrate Your Name Week! And what better way to celebrate than with a few easy name crafts? 1. Family Name Book   Using a 4" x 6" photo book, create a booklet with each family member's name, placing a corresponding photo on the back of the previous page. Quiz your toddler on... Read more

Pancake Dad Celebrated 'National Tell a Fairy Tale Day' Better Than You

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Nathan Shields kicked off the week with some Disney Princess magic. And we're willing to bet he didn't even know Thursday was National Tell a Fairy Tale Day. Pancake works of art have become a Sunday ritual in his family's Port Angeles, Washington home. In September, his pancake portraits of the Beatles went viral, and... Read more