Stop Fat-Shaming Babies: One Mom's Story

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When it comes to her infant daughter's weight, Caroline Stanley has heard it all. "Mushy, huge, enormous, gigantic, and a chunky monkey," she lists in a Refinery29 article, "among other things." Stanley actually found it funny the first time a stranger ever pointed out her baby's weight, but when it kept happening, she stopped... Read more

Pregnant Then Screwed: UK Women Share Pregnancy Discrimination Stories

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When it comes to American maternity leave policy, the grass is almost always greener on the other side. Swedish parents can share 80 weeks of paid leave. Canadians get 50. But the UK's impressive 52 weeks is losing its shine; a new report from the British Equality and Human Rights Commission found that... Read more

How Many People Is Too Many In The Delivery Room?

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You're invited! The latest delivery room trend: crowdbirthing, where labor becomes a spectator sport. Sure, plenty of moms-to-be are still gingerly trying to tell their in-laws to stay far away from that hospital room. But the UK vlog Channel Mum found that today, young moms (women in their teens and twenties) are averaging... Read more

A 'Stork Drop' Adoption Made This Family Complete

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For Sarah and David Olson, completing their family took a giant leap of faith. After two complicated pregnancies, the Minnesota couple knew they'd take a different route to bring home the third child they'd always wanted. Adoption made the most sense; both David's father and sister-in-law were adopted, and Sarah's niece... Read more

Prince George Inspired Kardashian Kids Fashion Line, Says Khloe

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The royal family of reality TV turns to the actual royal family for kiddie fashion inspiration, Khloe Kardashian has revealed. In a Sydney Confidential interview about the upcoming iteration of the Kardashian Kids clothing line, Khloe credited royal toddler (and new big brother) Prince George with inspiring the collection's style. "Prince George is the cutest ever,”... Read more

Orangutan Gives Sweetest Belly Kiss To Pregnant Woman (Video)

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This perceptive primate has a soft spot for baby bumps. Rajang, an orangutan at the Colchester Zoo in the UK, was caught on camera giving belly kisses to a pregnant visitor through the glass. The partner of the 37-week-pregnant woman filmed the whole thing, sharing the video on YouTube. "I put my belly to the... Read more

Bride Celebrates Wedding Day By Breastfeeding With Bridesmaids

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One bride's breastfeeding photos are stealing the show. Jaime Riddell spent the morning of her wedding getting ready with her three best friends, who were serving as bridesmaids. But amidst the hair and makeup, the ladies -- who each gave birth within a year of each other -- made time to nurse their babies. And photographerRead more

The Latest Vote for Breastfeeding in Public

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Victoria Donda Perez just set a new benchmark for public breastfeeding–not to mention multitasking! Earlier this month, Perez brought eight-month-old daughter Trilce to work. But this was not your average cubicle farm—since Perez, 37, is a politician, her office that day happened to be a parliamentary session at the nation’s capital. And when duty called... Read more

The Key Skills Kindergarteners Need to Learn To Succeed in Life

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‘Sharing is caring’ is a mantra often preached to toddlers. And locking this social skill down by the end of kindergarten could lead to greater success as adults, according to a new 20-year study published in the American Journal of Public Health. Researchers from Pennsylvania State University and Duke University found that social... Read more

The 10 Stages Of Vacationing With Kids As Told In Gifs

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Parents know that the annual family summer vacation trip comes with its fair share of highs and lows. Whether you're road tripping though national parks or hunkering down in a hotel room by the beach, the story is the same; it's fun until it's not. We've chronicled 10 moments every parent experience in one way... Read more