parenting

Mayim Bialik Talks Attachment Parenting

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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

The Princeton Mom Thinks Breastfeeding is Overrated — Here’s Why

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This is the first of five guest blog posts by Susan Patton, a.k.a. "The Princeton Mom," who found fame (and a recent TIME 100 nomination) from her controversial views on marriage in her book, Marry Smart. While you may not always agree with her, you'll definitely want to hear her (often surprising!) stance on parenting's hottest... read more

Toddler Tips from Supernanny Jo Frost That Totally Work

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There were times in new motherhood I was desperate and drowning -- in questions, exhaustion, and insecurity. And just when I thought I couldn’t make it one…more… minute, someone rescued me. There’s a woman, a goddess really, who got us through years of toddler behavior issues and trying times. I could turn on her show, Supernanny, and feel like... read more

10 Reasons I’m a Worse Mom Than You

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This guest post was written by Karen Alpert, the ridiculously hairy, self-deprecating writer of the blog Baby Sideburns and author of the brand new and hilarious parenting book, I Heart My Little A-Holes. She's spent the past fifteen years working for national advertising agencies until she was promoted to her newest... read more

Mets Second Baseman In Hot Water for Taking a Three-Day Paternity Leave — and You Won’t Believe Why

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Ready for some news that will piss the pants off your Friday afternoon? Daniel Murphy, the New York Mets second baseman and brand new daddy, decided to miss out on the first two games of the 2014 baseball season to be by his wife's bedside at the birth of their first child. A new daddy... read more

This Baby Getting Covered in Kisses By a Bulldog Puppy Is Ridiculously Cute (Watch!)

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Since it's Friday, what better way to celebrate than watching adorable baby Diana get smothered in kisses by an adorable bulldog puppy in a video that went viral? Really, it's as cute as it sounds, especially since Diana is having none of it. The bulldog is all about spreading the love (and even climbs on her back... read more

Doctors Said This Baby Girl Would Never Crawl — but What She Did Was Even Better (WATCH!)

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As a baby, Eden Grace Nagle was diagnosed with a chromosomal deletion that meant she would probably never crawl, or walk. Her doctors, wanting to prepare the new parents for what Eden's life would be like, told Michelle Nagle and her husband that it was unknown whether or not their baby girl would ever be... read more

US Autism Rates Increase Again

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that US autism rates have increased -- again, noting that now 1 in every 68 US kids have been diagnosed on the autism spectrum disorder. The report highlights the American Academy of Pediatrics ongoing and urgent effort to get culturally sensitive screening and access to effective interventions... read more

Pregnancy Time-Lapse Video Is the Sweetest Thing You’ll See Today (WATCH!)

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This adorable mom- and daddy-to-be duo filmed a time-lapse of every day of their pregnancy leading up to their baby's arrival, all to the tune of a song dad wrote and performed! Dad-to-be Tom Fletcher and his partner welcomed their baby boy, Buzz Michelangelo Fletcher on January 3, 2014 and the charming little... read more

5 All-Star Tips to Make Traveling With Kids a Little Less Bumpy

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This post was written by Kori Gardner Hammel, one of the women on the chARTer Nannies team. She’s founder of the band Mates of State and tours with her daughters and the band full-time. My kids are now 6 and 9. I started touring with them when my first was 10 months... read more