parenting

The Most Important Parenting Lesson I’ve Learned So Far

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One of the hardest challenges I face every day is the addictive desire to check my phone while I am with my kids. It seems I’m not alone, though. I see parents at the park, in the grocery store and at the library reaching for their phones. I am talking about texting, emailing, and even... read more

How I Know the Hardest Parts of Parenting Have Yet to Come

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When you become a parent, it's normal to expect it to be tough. You never really know just how tough until you have your child, but when they arrive, many new parents realize it is probably going to be both the hardest and best thing they've ever done. But when your children are young, tough... read more

Celebrities Give Kate Middleton Parenting Advice

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Since news of the royal baby first spread across the airwaves (and the Atlantic!), celebrities and commoners alike having been serving up some of their very best unsolicited parenting advice for the expectant mom and dad! Advice ranged from which pillow worth investing in to baby names to what to look forward to as the... read more

Which Parenting Style Is Best for Baby?

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Photo: Veer / The Bump
I really feel it would have been so much easier to have and raise a baby in simpler times. Today, it feels like having and raising a baby has become somewhat of a competition or a trendy, popularity contest. That might sound harsh, but hear me out: Although all the new advances in medicine have... read more

Parenting According to The Guncles

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You may know Bill Horn and Scout Masterson, “The Guncles,” from Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood. They’re the adorably warm couple who, as the first gay parents on reality television, gave the world its first glimpse into what parenting as two dads is really like. Bill and Scout chatted with us candidly about the... read more

Soleil Moon Frye Talks Halloween, Parenting, and Future Babies

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This week, we got to catch up child star turned amazing mom Soleil Moon Frye. The actress, who attended Target's Halloween Party took some time to talk to The Bump about her family's fall traditions, raising her two daughters Poet, 7, and Jagger, 5, and her hopes for two more babies. The Bump: Now that fall... read more

Texting While Parenting — the New Safety Hazard?

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You won't LOL when you hear this news. A recent article in the Wall Street Journal suggests that "texting while parenting" has led to an increase in children's injuries over the past few years. The most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that nonfatal injuries to children under... read more

Charlize Theron’s Parenting Trick? Her Dogs!

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Photo: The Ellen DeGeneres Show
New mom Charlize Theron stopped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show to chat about motherhood and her new movies. She told Ellen that she’s getting some help from her two adopted dogs, “People keep saying to me, ‘Oh you’re a single mom,’ and I’m like, ‘Actually, I’m not, I’ve got two guys helping me out.” Apparently,... read more

5 Truths About Parenting a Toddler from Modern Family

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I'm psyched for the Modern Family season finale tonight. (Rumor is there will be some shocking news revealed from Haley!) As the mom of a toddler, I've been laughing a lot this season at the story lines involving Lily. I can totally relate. Do any of these truths ring true for you? read more

What Do You Think of TIME’s Attachment Parenting Cover?

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Did you check out the new cover of this week's TIME Magazine? The cover story takes an in-depth look at attachment parenting and the controversy surrounding it. The personal history and legacy of Dr. William Sears, the father of attachment parenting and writer of well-known parenting guide, The Baby Book, is documented and explored.... read more