Your Kids Are Different Because You Compare Them, Study Finds

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Is one of your kids brighter? Shyer? More outgoing? A new study says your perception of these differences exacerbates them. Focusing on academic achievement of siblings, research from Brigham Young University found that "parents' beliefs about their children, not just their actual parenting, may influence who their children become," says Alex Jensen, lead author of the... Read more

Smoking Near Toddlers As Bad As Smoking While Pregnant

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If you need another reason to quit smoking, we've got it. It turns out that smoking around a toddler can have the same effects on the child's future weight gain as smoking while pregnant. Researchers from the University of Montreal and CHU Sainte Justine Research Centre found that by the age of 10, kids... Read more

Building A Breast Milk Stash Before You Go Back To Work

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

A Birth Control Pill For Guys Is Coming

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Attention world: A male version of the Pill is in the works. Correction: Multiple male versions of the Pill are in the works. Two hormone-free options are already up for clinical trials. Gendarussa, an herbal male contraceptive, works by preventing sperm's ability to fertilize an egg. Two rounds of human trials in Indonesia have... Read more

Celebrity Dads Had The Best Father's Day Ever

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We knew it: Celebrity dads are big ol' softies after all. But, unsurprisingly, a lot of the credit for these fantastic Father's Day Instagrams actually goes to the moms. Just like on Mother's Day (remember the thousands of white roses Kanye sent Kim?), it was the Wests who stole the show on Sunday. Kim snapped... Read more

Celebrity Dads Get Real About Fatherhood

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Not all dads kick into parent mode the minute baby arrives, but when they do, their reactions are priceless. In honor of Father's Day, we rounded up some of our favorite celebrity quotes on fatherhood. From sleepless nights to proudly showing everyone (and we mean everyone) the endless supply of adorable photos, these dads get real... Read more

Athletes Are Finally Talking About Infertility Too

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Any runner Bumpies out there? You're used to seeing Olympic distance runner Kara Goucher post her race photos, splits and photos of son Colt. But yesterday, she shared a different message. "A heartfelt thanks to anyone who has ever been a sperm or egg donor. People like you gave my family the gift of life... Read more

What Did Hilaria Baldwin Instagram Two Days After Giving Birth?

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Just two days after giving birth to baby Rafael, Hilaria Baldwin bravely went where no mom's gone before (or not many, anyway) -- to her hospital room mirror to take a selfie. Hand on her postbaby bump, Baldwin shared the picture on Instagram to encourage new moms "to accept and love our form... Read more

Tattooed Mom Banned From Breastfeeding Gets The Go-Ahead

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The decision from an Australian Federal Circuit Court judge to ban a recently-tattooed mother from breastfeeding has been overturned. Perhaps because personal opinions and Internet research made his decision. Citing faulty evidence, a Family Court unanimously threw out the injunction today, which had prevented the mother from breastfeeding her 11 month old baby because of HIV risks... Read more

Traveling Toy Tiger Makes His Way Home

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When your child loses his stuffed animal, you'll travel to the end of the earth to find it and make the crying stop. But in this case, Hobbes the tiger did the traveling himself. Six-year-old Owen accidentally left the stuffed tiger behind at Tampa International Airport when his family was traveling to Houston earlier this month. Mom immediately... Read more