Babies Know When You're Sad, Study Finds

mom and baby at windowThinkstock
If you're the type to keep a blank face when things go wrong, baby can see right through you -- and even empathize with you -- a new study published in the journal Infant Behavior and Development reveals. The study posed two scenarios to a group of 71 babies who were all around 18 months old. Half of... Read more

May the 4th Be With You! Babies React to Star Wars Trailer

star wars reactionYouTube
The latest trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens is blowing everyone's minds... and we mean everyone. Last week, America's Funniest Home Videos posted a hilarious video compilation of babies and toddlers reacting to the trailer. We're sharing it to celebrate today's unofficial holiday, Star Wars Day, but let's be honest; we're also sharing it because... Read more

Happy National Princess Week! 10 Of The Cutest Little Princesses Ever

baby sleeping in butterfly bed in natureAndie Freeman Photography
Fittingly sponsored by dame Julie Andrews, we're in the midst of the fourth annual National Princess Week since the idea was cooked up in 2012. "Joining Disney and Target to create National Princess Week is an extension of my work," the actress, singer, author, dancer and mother (phew!) told Target during the event's 2012 debut. "[It's] a moment in... Read more

U.S. Birth Rate Shrinks Again

baby and momThinkstock
What's your idea of the perfect family? One boy, one girl? Three kids? New data from the 2014 U.S. Census shows kids are becoming part of the equation less and less. The updated information is based on the 2014 Current Population Survey’s Fertility Supplement, which includes current data for women ages 15-50, but also tracks... Read more

The National Puppy Day Photos You Need

baby girl and puppyArtworks Tulsa Photography
On the heels (or paws) of National Love Your Pet Day, today is National Puppy Day! To celebrate round two of the cutest time of the year, we gathered some adorable photos of babies with their furry best friends. But unlike our last roundup of sleepyheads, this time they're wide awake and ready to play.... Read more

Is Your Baby Socially Savvy?

babies playingVeer
We're giving credit where credit's due -- it turns out babies can understand complex social interactions, like how people are expected to behave, and what people know and don't know. So babies can figure out dramatic irony? Not quite -- it's more like they understand consequences. A new University of Missouri study turned up the drama... Read more

Bumpies Share Their Super Bowl Babies

Brady kids in Patriots jerseysGisele Bundchen via Instagram
Gearing up for game day? Gisele Bündchen sure is. Before the AFC Championships two weeks ago (sorry, deflate-gate), she posted this picture of the supportive Brady brood on Instagram. "We are ready!!! Let's go Daddy! Let's go Pats!!!" she captioned the photo. Whether you're team Patriots or team Seahawks, you can celebrate... Read more

Nick and Vanessa Lachey are Expecting a Baby Girl!

Major congratulations are in order for Nick Lachey and his wife, Vanessa (nee Minnillo), who announced via Twitter that they are expecting baby number two!  After welcoming son Camden just under two years ago, the couple always said that more kids were in the cards. Nick told People that being a parent is "the most amazing... Read more

Why You Should Only Have Two Kids, Three Years Apart

happy familyGetty
This is the second of five guest blog posts by Susan Patton, a.k.a. “The Princeton Mom,” who found fame (and a recent TIME 100 nomination) from her controversial views on marriage in her book,Marry Smart. While you may not always agree with her, you’ll definitely want to hear her (often surprising!) stance on parenting’s hottest... Read more

Dangerously Low U.S. Fertility Rate Causes Concern for the Future of Our Country

pregnancy testShutterstock
Less and less men and women are becoming parents, a U.S. fertility study reveals. Birth rates in the United States are at their lowest level since 1920. A University of Southern California study released last month reported an unprecedented decline in California's child population. The number, researchers admit, "will pose significant challenges for... Read more