parenting

Charlize Theron’s Parenting Trick? Her Dogs!

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New mom Charlize Theron stopped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show to chat about motherhood and her new movies. She told Ellen that she’s getting some help from her two adopted dogs, “People keep saying to me, ‘Oh you’re a single mom,’ and I’m like, ‘Actually, I’m not, I’ve got two guys helping me out.” Apparently,... Read more

5 Truths About Parenting a Toddler from Modern Family

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I'm psyched for the Modern Family season finale tonight. (Rumor is there will be some shocking news revealed from Haley!) As the mom of a toddler, I've been laughing a lot this season at the story lines involving Lily. I can totally relate. Do any of these truths ring true for you? Read more

What Do You Think of TIME’s Attachment Parenting Cover?

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Did you check out the new cover of this week's TIME Magazine? The cover story takes an in-depth look at attachment parenting and the controversy surrounding it. The personal history and legacy of Dr. William Sears, the father of attachment parenting and writer of well-known parenting guide, The Baby Book, is documented and explored.... Read more

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

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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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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

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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 Secret To A Better Sex Life? Try Splitting The Chores

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You wash, he dries? Turns out divvying up the chores can pay dividends in the bedroom. Using data from the 2006 Marital and Relationship Survey (MARS), researchers at Georgia State University found that heterosexual couples who split childcare duties have better relationships and sex lives than those who don't. For the purposes of the Read more

When His Son Chose An Ariel Doll, This Dad Was Thrilled

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California flimmaker Mikki Willis's latest video isn't a high-budget production. In fact, it's barely longer than 60 seconds. But it's received millions of views and propelled him to a new level of recognition, all because he's revealed himself to be an accepting father. After his son Azai received a duplicate of a gift, Willis took him to... Read more

Don't Ask This Couple When They're Going To Have A Baby

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Maybe your in-laws wouldn't stop asking when they could expect grandchildren. Or maybe all your friends settled down before you. Either way, the pressure to have kids can be incredibly frustrating. Enter Matt and Abby. With the help of photographer friend Elisha Minnette, the couple staged a newborn shoot. The twist? They don't have... Read more

Your Worth As A Mother Is Not Measured In Breast Milk Ounces

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Meet Jessica Shortall, 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. Pre-order her upcoming book by Abrams, “Work. Pump. Repeat: The New Mom’s Guide to Breastfeeding and Going Back... Read more