Preemies, Then And Now (Photos)

Kids holding portraits of themselves as preemiesRed Méthot
If you are, or know someone who is, a mom of a preemie, you know how scary and exhausting those first few weeks can be. Will there be complications? How long will baby be in the NICU? Will everything be okay? Quebec-based photographer Red Méthot (RedM) is quelling those fears with his latest... Read more

Watch These Donor Siblings, AKA Diblings, Meet For The First Time

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Imagine taking your son to meet his long-lost siblings—and their parents—for the first time. Now multiply that times seven! That's how Kenyea Jones and her 20-month old son Presley spent a weekend last month at an extended family reunion in Niagara Falls. Jones, who always wanted to become a mom, conceived Presley through in vitro fertilization... Read more

Long Island Couple Welcomes Identical Triplets: 1 In A Million Odds

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When Jason and Kelli Fenley decided they wanted to try to give two-year-old son Aiden a sibling, they weren’t expecting to give him three at once. Yet on July 1, Aiden welcomed three new brothers: Owen Michael, Noah Charles and Miles John were born at 29 weeks via c-section, weighing under three pounds... Read more

First Comes Baby In The Baby Carriage

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You know the saying: First comes love, then comes marriage… And you also know that this life stage trajectory is less common than it used to be. Many couples are choosing to have a baby before getting married, and the good news is that they’re staying together at the same rate as couples who follow... Read more

One Year Later, Mom Celebrates Newborn Saving Her Life

cawley-family-hospital-staffShelly Ann Cawley via Facebook
Baby’s first birthday is an important milestone and celebration of life for any parents. But for North Carolina mom Shelly Cawley, it’s also a one-year celebration of her life. Last September, then-23-year-old nursing student Cawley experienced complications during labor that resulted in an emergency c-section and left her in a coma. And it’s because of... Read more

The Best (And Worst) States To Give Birth In Are…

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Raising kids is expensive, we know. The United States Department of Agriculture estimates that if you had a baby in the last two years, you’ll likely shell out nearly a quarter of a million dollars to keep them healthy and happy until they turn 18—a staggering number that doesn’t even include costs related... Read more

Stop Fat-Shaming Babies: One Mom's Story

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When it comes to her infant daughter's weight, Caroline Stanley has heard it all. "Mushy, huge, enormous, gigantic, and a chunky monkey," she lists in a Refinery29 article, "among other things." Stanley actually found it funny the first time a stranger ever pointed out her baby's weight, but when it kept happening, she stopped... Read more

How Does Your State Rank In Child Well-Being?

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It’s a great time to raise children in the Midwest and New England. These regions include eight of the top 10 states (along with New Jersey and Utah) that have the highest overall well-being for American children, according to new information released from the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s annual KIDS COUNT Data Book.... Read more

3 Ways to Have a Baby-Friendly (and Fun!) Fourth of July

I hate to be the one to break it to you, but holidays just aren’t the same when you have a baby. Some holidays, that is. Especially ones involving beer and fireworks. Babies and pyrotechnics don’t mix. So you might find yourself, like I did, sitting home alone with a baby on Independence Day, while... 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