parenting

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

Bellypaint Shows What's Really Going on in Your Pregnant Body

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When you're pregnant, you want to know everything that's going on in your body. Sure, sonograms can help. (And The Bump App can definitely help!) But it's tough to really grasp something that's so new, different and largely unseen. Enter Dutch pregnancy and baby photographer Leonie Versantvoort. With the help of body paint artist... Read more

Why Did This Photo of Professor Holding a Baby Go Viral?

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At first glance, nothing about this photo seems particularly special; it's a man holding a baby. But then you notice a parabola. And you figure out he's a professor. And then you learn the whole story. "So one of the students came with her kid, because she didn't have a babysitter," the original photo caption,... Read more

New Instagram Account Sums Up Your Daily Struggle

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Ilana Wiles, a working mom of two and the founder of new Instagram account @averageparentproblems, knows that parenting can feel like a never-ending struggle. From "getting out the door problems" to "restaurant problems" and the ever-popular "toy problems" (what parent hasn't taken a LEGO to the foot?), Wiles has collected dozens of Instagram photos that show the real... Read more

Are You the Mom Who Eats Your Kids' Table Scraps?

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Embarrassed by all the times you've scraped mac and cheese remnants off your kids' dirty dishes and considered it dinner? Don't be! That's the major takeaway from an interview between Dan Pashman of WNYC's The Sporkful and NPR's Rachel Martin. Why do you do this? When did your standards allow this to happen? Pashman authoritatively explains. "Well, there's... Read more

Postbaby Chores Still Fall to Mom, Study Finds

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Think that most couples can (and should) equally share diaper duty? A new study released by researchers at Ohio State University shows that we still have a long way to go. The study asked 182 different-sex couples to fill out "time diaries" that recorded their daily activities on workdays and non-workdays. The couples first kept these diaries during the third... Read more