Why A 2 Year Old Learning ABCs Is Taking Over The Internet

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With a little perseverance and a lot of enthusiasm, John David is nailing his ABCs. Even more impressive, the little boy, who has Down syndrome, is only 2 years old: a year or so ahead of when many of our own users indicate their kids started learning the alphabet. Coached through each letter... Read more

Dolce & Gabbana's New Fashion Line Celebrates Multicultural And Gay Parents

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Too little, too late? In perhaps too overt a reference to the controversy the designers stirred last year, Dolce & Gabbana just unveiled a new line featuring same-sex couples with young children. Need a quick refresher of 2015's saga? In an interview with Italian news magazine Panorama, the designers, who dated for 23 years, stated,... Read more

These Twins Traveled The World To Surprise Grandma (Video)

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Forget gender reveals. Parents who want to execute big surprises now have to go after the grandparents. Recently, we've seen a grandmother meet an adoptive granddaughter she didn't even know was joining the family. Another was ambushed with news of triplets on the way. This time, a couple flew around the world... Read more

Youngest Conjoined Twins Successfully Separated

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Against all odds–99 percent of odds, to be exact—8-day-old conjoined twins have been separated in Switzerland, making them the youngest and smallest duo to successfully undergo the surgery. Lydia and Maya, born at the Inselspital hospital in Bern, Switzerland, in December, were scheduled to have the surgery a few months later when they were stronger... Read more

World Health Organization Declares Zika 'Public Health Emergency'

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After an emergency meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, today, The World Health Organization (WHO) declared Zika a "public health emergency of international concern." Feel like that already sums up the general sentiment towards the virus? This official terminology elevates it to the same level of concern as Ebola, meaning research and aid will now be prioritized... Read more

Soccer Player Harry Arter Opens Up About Stillborn Daughter: 'Every Single Game I Play For Her'

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The grief of losing a child is not typically bared publicly; too many people just don't understand. So imagine being surrounded by a stadium full of fans at your most vulnerable moment. That was the reality for British professional soccer player Harry Arter. The A.F.C. Bournemouth midfielder and his partner, Rachel, learned their baby girl's heart... Read more

How Baked By Melissa's Founder Is Handling Nerves About Labor and First-Time Motherhood

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Melissa Ben-Ishay is the President and Chief Product Officer of the New York City-based dessert company Baked by Melissa. When Ben-Ishay was fired from her job in advertising in 2008, she decided to do what she loved—to offer consumers the ultimate dessert experience. With the idea that people should be able to taste more... Read more

#ToyLikeMe Movement Celebrates Kids With Disabilities

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Big changes are coming to play time! Yesterday, Barbie got curvy. And today, Lego introduced its first-ever wheelchair-bound figure that's not an elderly person. The toy industry is finally working to represent more body types and lifestyles. But it's been top of mind for Rebecca Atkinson for a year now. The journalist and creative... Read more

OBs Lend Official Support To Formula Moms

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We can go on and on about the benefits of breastfeeding. And we usually do. But moms can only be inundated with the phrase "breast is best" so many times. Finally, the ob-gyn community, while still maintaining moms should breastfeed if they can, is supporting a woman's informed decision not to breastfeed. "Obstetrician–gynecologists and other obstetric... Read more

Introducing Barbie's New Body: Has She Come Far Enough?

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You know her, you love her and you grew up with her. But with your doll-playing years behind you, you probably have some perspective on Barbie and her perfect (more accurately, unrealistic) body. As more and more parents strive to raise their kids surrounded by positive body images and lifestyle choices, you have to pause and ask... Read more