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

Are Your Kids The Best Things That Have Ever Happened To You?

Susia Schnall #MomsWriteNow essay
The Bump has partnered with some amazing mothers who also happen to be amazing writers. They’re dishing out all their thoughts, observations and real life lessons about mothering in the best way they know how. We’re embarking on an essay series and we’re hoping you’ll follow along as these authors share what they’ve learned about... Read more

'If Toddlers Texted' Instagram Will Make You Glad They Don't

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Constantly begging for your attention, ratting you out to Grandma, plotting mischief with other kids -- does this sound like stuff your toddler already does? What if he had text messaging to aid him in his endeavors? A dad of three -- who so far has remained anonymous -- wondered what would happen if his... Read more

Tamera Mowry-Housley Gives Birth To Baby Girl

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Congratulations to The Real co-host and actress Tamera Mowry-Housley, who gave birth to a baby girl, Ariah (pronounced like Mariah) Talea Housley on Wednesday. Weighing in at 10 lbs., 2 oz, Ariah is the second child for the actress and her husband, Fox News correspondent Adam Housley. The pair welcomed their son Aden back in 2011. The new big... Read more

Author Maria Kostaki Opens Up About Motherhood

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The Bump has partnered with some amazing mothers who also happen to be amazing writers. They’re dishing out all their thoughts, observations and real life lessons about mothering in the best way they know how. We’re embarking on an essay series and we’re hoping you’ll follow along as these authors share what they’ve learned about... Read more