Number of Births Could Affect Your Heart Health

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There's always been a lingering concern that your kids are going to give you a heart attack, but UT Southwestern Medical Center is taking a closer look at the link between childbirth and cardiovascular health in women. The Dallas Heart Study found that women who give birth to four or more children are more... Read more

The National Puppy Day Photos You Need

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On the heels (or paws) of National Love Your Pet Day, today is National Puppy Day! To celebrate round two of the cutest time of the year, we gathered some adorable photos of babies with their furry best friends. But unlike our last roundup of sleepyheads, this time they're wide awake and ready to play.... Read more

Dad Takes Lunchbox Notes to a New Level

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Even if a sticky note with "Have a great day!" made its way into your lunchbox as a kid, get ready to feel incredibly inadequate. Brent Almond kicked off his son's first day of preschool by slipping a Post-it note in his lunchbox, complete with a cartoon of Batman saying "Go get 'em, Jon!" And nearly... Read more

Vin Diesel's Baby Name Pays Tribute to Paul Walker

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It's been a week since we learned that Vin Diesel welcomed his third child with longterm girlfriend Paloma Jiménez. But we're just discovering the touching tribute behind the baby girl's name. "I named her Pauline," Diesel, star of Furious 7, told TODAY's Natalie Morales. The name honors Diesel's late friend and Fast and the Furious... Read more

Fashion for Moms-to-Be: 3 Maternity Services You'll Love

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"When you look good, you feel good." You've probably heard the old adage a hundred times -- even supermodel mom Molly Sims swears by it -- but when you no longer fit into 90 percent of your old clothing, it can seem impossible to achieve either of those things. Luckily, a few awesome brands offer chic, comfortable maternity collections that don't... Read more

4 Brands That Go Above and Beyond for Parents and Kids

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The next time you splurge on new gifts for baby (or for yourself -- go ahead, you deserve it), it could go to a great cause. From tote bags to snack bars, more and more big-name brands are stepping up their philanthropic efforts, pledging to help parents and children around the world.   LEGO pledged... Read more

Photographer Travels the Country to Capture Diverse Families

Ghartey family portraitMichele Crowe
Brooklyn-based photographer Michele Crowe has been photographing families for years. But redundant shots of traditional families got her thinking -- it was time to cast her net wider. So began "The Universal Family" project. While still primarily based in the northeast, Crowe has traveled to California, Colorado and Texas for the project. Soon, she'll leave... Read more

Bumpie-Approved Spring Baby Shower Ideas

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Happy spring (finally)! We all love a great party -- especially one to celebrate a baby! Planning (or anticipating) a baby shower this season? Our Bumpies on the Baby Showers board shared some fun spring themes. “Traditional spring colors are pastels, obviously, but you could choose to mix it up! For decor you... Read more

Does the Newborn Heel Prick Test Pose Privacy Concerns?

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Right after birth, babies quickly have their heels pricked. A few drops of blood are collected on a card with your child's name and taken to the lab to be tested for approximately 40 genetic diseases. But what happens next? That card typically goes into long-term storage, where it may later be retrieved and given to medical... Read more

5 Things That Cause Divorce More Than Sweatpants and Orange Crocs

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It looks like Eva Mendes, mom to four-month-old Esmeralda Amada, won't be succumbing to the elastic-waist glory that is new motherhood. When "Extra" host AJ Calloway asked her if she ever wears comfy clothes at home, Mendes had quite the response. "No, no no," she said. "Sweatpants? No, no, no, no, no. You can't do... Read more