Viral Video Of Baby With Whooping Cough Makes A Case For Vaccinations

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One mom is making quite the convincing case for vaccinations, sharing a video of 4-month-old Austin suffering from a bout of Pertussis, aka whooping cough. In Rebecca Harreman's video, her teary, red-faced son is badly coughing and wheezing, and has been for more than a month. But, as she explains in the video, this is a... Read more

Mother's Heartbreaking Day Care Story Raises Questions About US Parental Leave

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Fair warning: This weekend's "Motherlode" post from The New York Times is one you're probably not going to want to read, but it's one that you should. Amber Scorah details how on her very first day back to work, her 3-month-old son, Karl, died at day care. It's a painful read, but poses an... Read more

Your Funniest Bedroom Bloopers

It's all perfectly timed: You’ve been meticulously tracking your cycle and you’re confident that you’re ovulating today. You plan to break out the candles and scatter those rose petals, because tonight is totally the night to try for a baby. But as the saying goes, even the best laid plans often go awry, resulting in some pretty... Read more

Recall Alert: SpaghettiOs Original

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Uh-oh SpaghettiOs! Campbell Soup Company is recalling 335,000 cans in the United States due to a potential choking hazard. "The affected 14.2 ounce SpaghettiOs Original product has a date of February 22, 2017 which is stamped on the base of the can, and a UPC code of 51000 22432 printed under the bar code," Campbells'... Read more

First Uterine Transplant In US, New Hope For Women Facing Infertility

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About one in every 4,500 baby girls are born without a uterus. If they want to have children of their own someday, surrogacy or adoption have historically been the only available options. But one medical center plans to change that within the next few months. A team of doctors at the Cleveland Clinic are in the... Read more

Springfield, Missouri Officials Unveil Method To Keep Breastfeeding Moms Covered Up

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Breastfeeding pro and working mom extraordinaire Jessica Shortall is a working mom with a career dedicated to the intersection of business and doing good. As the former Director of Giving for TOMS Shoes, she literally circumnavigated the globe with a breast pump. Here she shares the new products that will help moms navigate the two. Check out... Read more

Would You Compete To Win A Free IVF Cycle?

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This is a contest with an eventual winner, and hopefully, but not guaranteed, a grand prize. The contestants, while excited to compete, wish they weren’t. The entries, visible to and voted on by the public, come after what was likely a year or more of trying to win on their own, which is often only... Read more

The Tyranny Of The TSA: Set Our Breast Pumps Free!

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Jessica Shortall is a working mom with a career dedicated to the intersection of business and doing good. As the former Director of Giving for TOMS Shoes, she literally circumnavigated the globe with a breast pump, and now she’s here to give you advice for dealing with the challenges of being a working and pumping... Read more

Mom Illustrates All Those Embarrassing Pregnancy Problems You're Dealing With

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From unwelcome body hair to nosy questions from strangers, pregnancy comes with its fair share of awkward and embarrassing moments. In case we haven't emphasized the fact that you're not alone enough, we've found some adorable cartoons to drive the point home. Norwegian illustrator and mom-of-two Line Severinsen has been drawing hilarious cartoons of pregnancy and... Read more

Man Takes Mid-Labor Selfie With Wife

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Gil Solano took a selfie with his wife, Sarah, as she was in the middle of delivering their baby. And he lived to tell the tale. In fact, Solano says it was his wife's idea. "My wife wanted to make sure that someone took a picture of the expression on our faces when our daughter... Read more