3 Financial Fears of First-Time Parents

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Saving up for a baby may seem like an impossible task. But with four million babies born each year in the US, parents are finding a way to make it work. They key is planning ahead. "I’ve found that first-time parents all find themselves confronting the same three financial questions," Voya financial adviser Joe O'Boyle... Read more

Babies Prefer Listening to Other Babies, Study Finds

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Your kid doesn't want to to listen to you, mom. And that starts earlier than you think: around six months old. A new study from McGill University found that six-month-old babies are much more interested in listening to other babies than adults. In other words, baby wants to communicate, but not necessarily with... 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

US Navy Plans to Double Maternity Leave to 12 Paid Weeks

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Our government may not have beefed up the federal maternity leave policy just yet, but our military is paving the way. During a speech this morning at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, US Navy Secretary Ray Mabus unveiled a proposal that would double the amount of paid maternity time for both sailors and... 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

Recall Alert! IKEA Safety Gates

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On the heels of a mattress recall, IKEA is recalling two pressure-mounted baby safety gates, the CPSC announced yesterday. Both the PATRULL KLÄMMA and PATRULL SMIDIG can pose a falling hazard since the friction between the wall and the gate is insufficient to keep the gate in place. And the lower metal bar can... Read more

Babies May Survive at 22 Weeks

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For preemies, every day in the mother's womb makes a huge difference. But what exactly does it mean to be a preemie? Technically, any baby born before week 37 is considered premature, however, 24 weeks is the commonly-held age of viability in the medical community. But a new study suggests survival might be possible at... Read more

A Peek Inside Rachel Zoe's Office Nursery

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For some business owners, a good decision takes the form of a new hire or a smart investment. For Rachel Zoe, it was a room full of toys and cribs. "In December I made one of the best business decisions I’ve ever made and opened a nursery in our West Hollywood office, right next door... Read more

First-Time Pregnant Women Get Advice from the Best — Their Moms (Video)

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When you have a pregnancy question you don't want to ask anyone else, you turn to The Bump, of course. But the other source you can trust in confidence? Your mom. The Daily Share posted a video of four first-time pregnant women talking candidly with their moms about pregnancy and parenthood. "Did you... Read more