parenting

The Best Parenting Style? What Fits Your Kid’s Personality

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Photo: Thinkstock
Maybe you’ve already figured out your parenting style -- good cop or bad cop, laid-back or strict. But it might actually be best to base your style to your kid’s temperament. According to a story in The Washington Post, parents who look at their child’s personality traits and tailor their parenting styles may be... read more

Mad Men’s 5 Worst Parenting Moments

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Photo: Frank Ockenfels 3/AMC
We’re excited for the season five premiere of Mad Men on Sunday. The show is too addicting, plus, who wouldn’t feel better about their own parenting style after watching Betty Draper’s Worst Mother of the Year act. The actress who plays her, January Jones, who’s a real-life mom herself, told People that she and... read more

Mayim Bialik Talks Attachment Parenting

Beyond the Sling / The Bump
Beyond the Sling / The Bump
Former Blossom star, Mayim Bialik, advocates attachment parenting in her new book, Beyond the Sling. Mayim, who has a Ph.D. in neuroscience from UCLA says that the method of parenting is science-based. According to Dr. Sears, attachment parenting has 7 “tools:” birth bonding (close attachment with your baby after birth), breastfeeding, babywearing (carrying your baby... read more

New Mom Workout Trend: Babywearing at the Barre

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Whether you've always been a fitness buff or are just getting into the routine of working out, having a baby often makes it difficult to get quality gym time in. Do you call a sitter so you can get a quick run in? Or, if your gym offers it, do you leave baby at the childcare... read more

Did Kim Kardashian Really Give Pregnant Women This Shocking Advice?

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At an event for 65 military moms-to-be in New Jersey, Kim Kardashian shared some pregnancy style advice with Elle. Spoiler alter: it's not super practical. "I recommend hiding for a good year and having no pregnancy style. That’s what I recommend. If you can do it, hide. Never leave the house." Sure thing, Kim! Luckily,... read more

New Dads’ Brains Are More Like Moms’ Than We Thought

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New moms are able to bond with their newborn from the moment of birth, thanks to a strong activation of amygdala, which regulates emotional reactions. This instant connection in moms, however, doesn't mean that dads aren't able to achieve the same level of emotional attachment to their babies. It just takes a little more work, according a... read more

Avoiding DIY Nightmares

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Whether you're braving crafts at a 4-year-old's birthday party or painting baby's nursery, parenting will likely lead you down a road of do-it-yourself endeavors. We've got the scoop on how to save yourself from the most common DIY nightmares, starting with the star of baby showers and birthday parties alike: glitter. How can you avoid... read more

Vanessa Carlton is Expecting!

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Photo: Facebook
Guess who can't be walking 1000 miles anymore? Yup, Vanessa Carlton is pregnant! (But, if you read our post on exercise, you know that she'll still have to get some workouts in.) The singer posted a picture of her bump on her Facebook page, making the pregnancy announcement official. The bad... read more

Baby Found In a Field! Another Reminder to Never Leave Baby Alone

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A Houston Amber Alert was called off on Monday when a jogger found 8-month-old Genesis Haley in some tall grass, still strapped into her car seat. I've had some serendipitous things happen on my runs. Namely discovering surprise Dunkin' Donuts. And I called myself a hero when I stopped to help a little girl get back on her... read more

Bumpie Tip of the Week: Baby Names and Other People’s Opinions

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Photo: Getty
When baby is on the way, one of the most exciting parts is choosing their name. To go with something classic, or gender neutral?? The options are endless! Unfortunately, things can get sticky when other people start giving their opinions...especially if it's unwarranted feedback. Here, Bumpies share their advice for how to deal:   "If you... read more