Pearl the Pig and Libby: Unlikely BFFs

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Looking for some babies, animals and a whole lot of pink to brighten up your Sunday? Photographer Lindsey Bonnice has you covered with her Instagram acccount, Live Sweet Photography, which is largely dedicated to chronicling the relationship between her two-year-old adopted daughter Libby and their three-month-old pet pig, Pearl. Bonnice has documented some pretty... Read more

Celebrate Your Name with 3 Easy Crafts

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It's Celebrate Your Name Week! And what better way to celebrate than with a few easy name crafts? 1. Family Name Book   Using a 4" x 6" photo book, create a booklet with each family member's name, placing a corresponding photo on the back of the previous page. Quiz your toddler on... Read more

Homemade Mac and Cheese for the Whole Family

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Need a crowd-pleaser for dinner tonight? You already know your kids will eat mac and cheese, and with this homemade recipe, we're willing to bet you will too. What You’ll Need: 1 lb. of macaroni shaped pasta 1.5 cups whole milk 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard 3 cups shredded... Read more

Artist Turns Baby Photos into Cute Cartoons

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Can't stop showing off your baby photos to everyone you know? Get ready for the next level: personalized illustrations, with a touch of cartoonish magic for good measure. The clever idea was brought to life by Costa Rica-based graphic designer and illustrator Maria Jose Da Luz of Behance.net. She neatly sums up her ongoing project in just four... Read more

Alaska Brings Birth Control to Bars

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An Anchorage, Alaska bar is posting some sobering content in its women's restroom. "Remember the last time you had sex? Take a pregnancy test before you drink tonight,” reads a message on a -- wait for it -- pregnancy test dispenser on the bathroom wall. Next to the dispenser? A condom dispenser. Both products are free.... Read more

Coolest Parents Ever Get Tattoos to Match Daughter's Birthmark

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Matching mother-daughter charm bracelets suddenly don't seem so special. One UK mom had her right leg covered in blotchy red tattoos to match her daughter's birthmarks. Even better? Dad had the procedure done first. "Most people might think it’s very extreme but to us it was the natural thing to do to ensure our daughter... Read more

Netflix for Preschoolers? Nickelodeon Has the Answer

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It's just so easy for toddlers to consume all the kid-friendly media they want. Right on the heels of YouTube Kids' app launch, Nickelodeon announced a subscription streaming service meant for toddlers: Noggin. The ad-free, preschool-targeted service -- available March 5 -- will cost $5.99 per month. Don't expect to see new content, though; Noggin will offer reruns of... Read more

Delaying Kids' School Entry? Why You Should Reconsider

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Planning on sending your August baby to school a year later than you have to? While it's common for parents to delay the start of school for preemies or summer babies, a new study suggests they might want to reconsider. The parental argument is that these kids won't be mature enough to start school compared to... Read more

Real-Life Toddler Princesses Make Photo Debut

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Once upon a time, in a land far, far away (California)... Two-year-old Claire and her one-year-old cousin Chloe recreated their favorite fairytale characters in an adorably magical photo shoot. Jessica West -- Claire's mom and the mastermind behind the shoot -- was inspired by similar photos to create a fantasy world for her daughter and niece. After making the... Read more

How Your Voice Can Boost Your Preemie's Brain

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From smarter incubators to higher level NICUs, innovations for preemie care keep coming. But the newest tool is the simplest one yet: your voice. That's the latest from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Just a few hours a day of mom's voice is a welcome contrast from the buzz of the incubator... Read more