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Baby No. 2 on the Way for Jaime King

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Is there something in the water on the Hart of Dixie set? First, Rachel Bilson had Briar Rose. Last week, Scott Porter announced he and his wife are expecting. And today, we learned Jaime King is pregnant with baby no. 2! The actress tweeted the good news today, snapping a photo of her one-year-old son James Knight... Read more

Bye-bye, Barbie! Realistic Dolls Are The New Toy Trend

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A quick glance at tiny-waisted, long-legged Barbies and plump-lipped, smoky-eyed Bratz tells us that most dolls set the bar for beauty pretty high (a.k.a impossible). For millions of little girls and boys around the world, these dolls serve as confidantes, best friends, even idols -- so airbrushing them to perfection is a slippery slope. That's why manufacturers and concerned moms... Read more

Princess Kate Visits School For Children with Mental Illness

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Princess Kate Middleton gave a warm, maternal visit to the Bethlem and Maudsley Hospital School in London on Tuesday. The Duchess of Cambridge spent an unexpected three hours at the school, which is allied with a psychiatric hospital for children aged 7-18, and quickly put everyone's jitters at ease. The school's head teacher, John Ivens, told PEOPLE that "she... Read more

9 Valentine's Day Cards That Perfectly Sum Up Our Lives

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If the media and all the Whitman's Samplers in your local drugstore haven't made the message loud and clear that Valentine's Day is HAPPENING (whether you're on that box of chocolates train or not), we're here to tell you we know how you feel. The "holiday" takes on a different meaning once you're in the pregnancy or parenting zone.  The flowers,... Read more

Parents Might Be More Sneaky in Front of Sons

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We know, parenting requires its fair share of sneakiness and little white lies. But if you have sons, that may be the case more often. A new study from the National Bureau of Economic Research found that while adults are more likely to be honest in front of kids in general, their rate of honesty was... Read more

Cross Nursing: Would You Try It?

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Moms are a close-knit community, and we're willing to bet you've watched someone else's kid for an afternoon. But how close is too close -- would you lend a hand, err boob, with breastfeeding? Cross nursing isn't exactly a new phenomenon. Yahoo Parenting contributor Sasha Brown-Worsham says that in 1920, her grandmother, who lost a... Read more

Which Country Has the Cuddliest Babies?

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Are American babies grumpy? Compared to their Dutch counterparts, it certainly seems that way. A new study published in the European Journal of Developmental Psychology found that Dutch babies laugh, smile and like to cuddle more than American babies aged six to 12 months old. Researchers say the results reflect inherent differences in the cultural values of American and... Read more

Children's Dental Health Month: Fluoride and Baby Teeth

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A new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics says to bring on the fluoride toothpaste as soon as baby's teeth start to come in. This comes in response to the fact that dental caries, or tooth decay, is the most common chronic disease in US children, especially among poor and minority populations.... Read more

Shakira Welcomes Baby No. 2

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Shakira and Gerard Piqué welcomed baby boy Sasha Piqué Mebarak yesterday, confirms the singer's website. "The name Sasha is of Greek and Russian descent and means 'defender of mankind' and 'warrior,'" the birth announcement says. Sasha is the couple's second son, joining big brother Milan, 2. In preparation for baby no. 2, Shakira and Gerard... Read more

Moms in Comedy: A List for 2015

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Meet Shayna Ferm and Tracey Tee, the ladies behind The Pump and Dump Validation Tour. These Denver-based moms are here to remind you that even on your worst parenting day, you're doing a great job. And whether it's via song at their parentally-incorrect live comedy shows or via blog post on The Bump,... Read more