Family Size on the Rise for Highly Educated Women

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Highly-educated women (think postgrads and beyond) are going against the grain. While studies show the US birth rate continues to shrink, especially among millennials, a new Pew Research Center analysis shows women with a higher education are actually having more kids. Over the last two decades, the number of educated women... Read more

Make Mom Smile! 7 Great Mother's Day Gifts

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Still scrambling around for the perfect Mother's Day gift? Or need to drop your partner a hint? Either way, we've got your back. Any mom would love to open any one of these unique gifts -- and if you bring them to her along with breakfast in bed, even better. Pretty and practical, this... Read more

Photographer Travels the Country to Capture Diverse Families

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Brooklyn-based photographer Michele Crowe has been photographing families for years. But redundant shots of traditional families got her thinking -- it was time to cast her net wider. So began "The Universal Family" project. While still primarily based in the northeast, Crowe has traveled to California, Colorado and Texas for the project. Soon, she'll leave... Read more

Why You Should Only Have Two Kids, Three Years Apart

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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

Study Says Working Moms are More Stressed, but Is It All in Their Minds?

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New research, presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association in New York City, found that thinking is associated with increased stress and negative emotions for mothers. Researchers, led by Dr. Shira Offer, the assistant professor of sociology and anthropology at Bar-Ilan University in Israel, focused on the "mental labor" surrounding the physical... Read more

Bumpie Tip of the Week: Choosing a Guardian

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Oh boy- time for yet another BIG decision! Is it weird to not have family as guardians? Our Bumpies on the Parenting after 35 Board shared their thoughts on choosing a guardian: "We designated the best man from our wedding and his wife.  My brother doesn't want children and DHs brothers are kind of a... Read more

Kristen Bell (and Her Bump!) Give Dax Shepard’s Ailing Dad the Most Beautiful Gift of a Lifetime

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Before we go any further, you might want to grab hold of the tissues. The always adorable mama-to-be Kristen Bell and her leading man, Dax Shepard, have come forward to share one of the most beautiful and touching moments they've had together as parents (and baby's not even born yet!). Last December, Dax... Read more

I Owe My Breastfeeding Success To My Husband… Or At Least Some Of It

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Breastfeeding my son was something that I was so excited to do while I was pregnant. I read everything that I could get my hands on to prepare myself, listened intently during my Lamaze class, and prayed for an easy transition into it. The hours of reading and praying were very helpful, but now that... Read more

Brave Sandy Hook Students Return to School Today

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This morning, some 400 young children made their way back to their familiar classrooms and back to a (semi) normal routine. But the students of Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut did not return to the same elementary school that Adam Lanza turned into a place of tragedy and sadness. No. Instead,... Read more

Beyonce and Baby Blue Set Sail With a Kiss!

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The Queen B is back, y'all! While the Northeast braced for snow, wind and bitterly cold temperatures, Beyonce, Jay Z and adorable baby Blue kept it real cool, setting sail aboard some beautiful boat to a getaway on some beautiful island. We're over here like Hey! Can we get an invite!? (But seriously -- can we?)... Read more