The Great Debate: Dining Out With A Screaming Child

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The scenario is all too real for most parents: You settle down at a restaurant table, you order some food, you begin to finally relax and unwind... and as if on cue, your child starts wailing. Do you owe it to everyone around you to try to stop her? And if your best attempts... Read more

Bobbie Thomas Welcomes Baby Boy!

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TODAY show style editor, author and "professional girlfriend" Bobbie Thomas can now add "professional mom" to her resume. Thomas and her husband Michael Marion welcomed Miles Thomas Marion on Tuesday. The first child for the couple, Miles weighed in at 7 lbs, 5 oz. They shared photos of their newborn on Facebook this morning. It's... Read more

How Does Your State Rank In Child Well-Being?

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It’s a great time to raise children in the Midwest and New England. These regions include eight of the top 10 states (along with New Jersey and Utah) that have the highest overall well-being for American children, according to new information released from the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s annual KIDS COUNT Data Book.... Read more

Hilarious Real Pregnancy Stories: 'I Threw Up Because...'

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Whoever came up with the term "morning sickness" seriously underestimated the gross-out factor that many pregnant women face. If you're finding yourself suddenly super-sensitive to certain smells and tastes (or to practically everything), you can seek out relief or blame your hormone changes, but the best remedy is commiserating with others in the same boat.... Read more

26 Or 36: When Can You Really Afford A Baby?

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With the lifetime cost of kids averaging around a quarter of a million dollars, you might wonder how anyone affords them. But if you plan it just right, is there an ideal window of time to start a family? Financial planning site LearnVest investigated the belief that waiting to have kids until you're financially stable... Read more

Recall Alert! Target Circo Night Lights

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Time to pull the plug on these night lights. Target is recalling several Circo brand night lights, the CPSC announced. The battery can overheat and melt the light, posing a fire hazard. So far, Target's received two reports of the night lights over heating and one report of a small fire. Wondering if... Read more

Pregnancy Ultrasounds: How Many You Get vs. How Many You Need

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Frequent ultrasounds may seem like a good idea, especially since you probably can't get enough of peeking at baby, but medical experts are warning against getting more than one or two scans. In a joint statement backed by major medical societies like the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM), experts concluded... Read more

5 Tests Your Newborn DOESN'T Need If Baby Winds Up In The NICU

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Preemies today are welcomed into the world with an overwhelming amount of technology to help them beat the odds. But when does that intervention become too much? The American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation has been researching that question since 2012, when it launched the Choosing Wisely campaign to take a closer look... Read more

Are Your Kids The Best Things That Have Ever Happened To You?

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The Bump has partnered with some amazing mothers who also happen to be amazing writers. They’re dishing out all their thoughts, observations and real life lessons about mothering in the best way they know how. We’re embarking on an essay series and we’re hoping you’ll follow along as these authors share what they’ve learned about... Read more

Couple Delivers Baby In Car—And Films Birth With A GoPro (Video)

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Jon and Lesia Pettijohn really wanted to get the birth of their third child on film. But they didn't expect it would all be recorded inside of their car. The couple was en route to the Bay Area Birth Center in Pasadena, Texas when Lesia went into labor in the passenger seat. Using the... Read more