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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

6 Moments You Need to Let Dad Have With Baby

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Do you melt when you see your partner interact with baby? I know I do. One of the most rejuvenating and touching things is to watch my husband spend time with our son. My husband is patient, playful, and attentive (maybe I am biased but I think read more

Give Your Loved Ones What They Really Want for Christmas

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Did you wait till the last minute to do your Christmas shopping? Are you racking your brain for what to get that hard-to-buy-for person who has everything? Not sure your tot needs yet another toy? Well, have I got the gift guide for you! Here’s my list of thoughtful gifts for your loved ones. Bonus:... read more

Photographing Kids for Holiday Cards

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Every year I put tons of thought into my holiday card (see past photos here). I come up with a theme, I get props, I go all out. My friends have begun to expect, even anticipate what I'll put out every year. So when one of my friends was telling me that she couldn't... read more

How to Have a Baby When Your Family Is Far-Flung

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In the weeks, months, and years after you have a child, your needs as a parent and as a person will change. Most times, parents are showered with support before and immediately after the birth of your child. When those days and weeks pass and the initial throng of visitors tapers off, you may be... read more