Twin Reveal Is the New Gender Reveal

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Kudos to those parents who wait to find out baby's gender, or even harder, keep the secret to themselves. Even more kudos to the Rademachers, who kept a secret twice as big. Florida couple Sharon and Korey Rademacher not only knew they were having a girl, they knew they were having twin girls. But... Read more

The Embryo Battle: Can Nick Loeb Really Sue Sofia Vergara?

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You've seen the doctor, you've harvested the eggs, you've frozen the embryos. But you probably haven't thought far beyond that. What happens to unused embryos? Who should -- or shouldn't -- have access to them in the event of success on the first try, separation from your partner or death? The legal side of fertility... Read more

The Messiest (And Cutest) First Birthday Tradition: Cake Smashing

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For some reason, making a mess is nothing short of adorable when you're under two years old. So when society finally accepted that spoon-feeding baby her cake just wasn't going to fly, a beautiful, frosting-filled first birthday tradition was born: cake smashing. Yep, baby gets his or her own cake to destroy, one fistful at... Read more

Detecting Autism: Is Your Pediatrician Proactive Enough?

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Feel like there's a disconnect between you and your pediatrician? You're not alone. A soon-to-be published study in the Journal of Pediatrics examined how healthcare providers reacted (or didn't react) when parents voiced concerns about their children -- and discovered that it plays a major role in delayed autism diagnoses. A group of Oregon-based... Read more

4 Minute Delivery, 5 Baby Girls

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Ready for a heavy helping of girl power? A Texas couple welcomed five baby girls last week, and those babies claimed the title of first-ever all-girl quintuplets in the United States. Born via c-section at 28 weeks, the quints were rapidly delivered in four minutes. Mom and dad Danielle and Adam Busby are already parents to three-year-old... Read more

Recall Alert! Beech-Nut Baby Food

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Beech-Nut Nutrition is recalling almost 1,920 pounds of baby food -- somewhere around 7,600 jars -- after glass was discovered in one jar. While the recall, announced on the USDA website, is voluntary, one consumer did report oral injury as a result of glass in the baby food. Only one flavor is affected: Stage... Read more

Improving Family Life Might Start at Work

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Not spending as much time as you should with your kids? A little boost from your boss could solve that problem. A new study published in the journal Pediatrics found that training supervisors to be more supportive of their employees' personal and family lives had big payoffs at home. The workplace intervention... Read more

Hillary for President? Not on this Kid's Watch!

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To be fair, most toddlers probably didn't watch Hillary Clinton's presidential candidacy announcement video. But Zeke did, and he's not happy about it. In the midst of a blubbering tantrum, we can make out a few of the toddler's phrases, thanks to a video his family uploaded to Facebook. "I want to run... Read more

Impossible Video Game Simulates Parenting

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Safety proofing, multitasking, spending every waking hour attending to people other than yourself -- so is the life of a parent. Doesn't sound hard to you? A new video game may change your mind. Jostle Parent, a simple, pixilated game, allows you to control a parent in charge of three little kids. And these little... Read more

Pregnant with Quadruplets at 65: Annegret Raunigk Defends Her Decision

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Her youngest daughter, age nine, wanted a little sibling. So Annegret Raunigk dutifully complied. Here's the thing: She's 65. And thanks to IVF, nine-year-old Leila won't be getting just one younger sibling, she's getting four. During an interview last night on German television channel RTL, Leila said she had only wanted one new baby in the... Read more