motherhood

Exclusive: Shakira Shares Parenting Advice and Her UNICEF World Baby Shower

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For Shakira, working with her foundation to raise awareness for education, childhood development and nutrition wasn’t enough -- she wanted to do more. So during both of her pregnancies, she teamed up with UNICEF to host a World Baby Shower to raise money and awareness for babies born into extreme poverty. The...

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Our Favorite Famous Moms Dish on Parenting

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Nothing humbles celebrities quite like parenthood. We may not go to their parties or live in their neighborhoods, but changing a diaper evens the playing field. Whether they're experiencing first-time motherhood or on their sixth child (hey there, Angelina Jolie), these women pass along the joys, wisdom and "aha" moments they've learned along the way.... Read more

Prenatal Co-Parenting Classes Have a Big Payoff for Your Kid

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Parents-to-be: Get your pencils and notebooks ready -- it’s time to head to class. The latest research suggests that expectant parents who've attended prenatal classes to help improve their co-parenting skills saw a big pay-off for their child — both at home and in school. In a study published in the Journal of Family Psychology, a team of researchers at... Read more

10 Reasons You’re An Awesome Mom

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It’s about that time for Mother’s Day! Time to stop and reflect that what you do is hard work. People who say this is easy are either lying or are crazy rich, and this list isn't for them anyway. So moms, here are ten reasons why you should celebrate that you made it another year:... Read more

Want to Have a Great Relationship With Your Baby’s Nanny? These 5 Tips Should Help

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This post was written by Julia Knapp, one of the founders of chARTer Nannies and the Head of Wardrobe on the Yo Gabba Gabba show. Julia travels with Yo Gabba Gabba and Thomas the Train on the road. During the off season, she works as the regular travel nanny for the band...

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4 Big Things You Need to Know About Exercising While Breastfeeding

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Many women have questions, concerns and doubts regarding exercise while breastfeeding.  Is it okay? Will it affect my milk supply? Will it change the taste of my milk? Will it affect the baby'? Are certain exercises better than others? And the list goes on. Here are four important facts that might answer some of your... Read more

10 Reasons I’m a Worse Mom Than You

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This guest post was written by Karen Alpert, the ridiculously hairy, self-deprecating writer of the blog Baby Sideburns and author of the brand new and hilarious parenting book, I Heart My Little A-Holes. She's spent the past fifteen years working for national advertising agencies until she was promoted to her newest... Read more

Mets Second Baseman In Hot Water for Taking a Three-Day Paternity Leave — and You Won’t Believe Why

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Ready for some news that will piss the pants off your Friday afternoon? Daniel Murphy, the New York Mets second baseman and brand new daddy, decided to miss out on the first two games of the 2014 baseball season to be by his wife's bedside at the birth of their first child. A new daddy... Read more

Doctors Said This Baby Girl Would Never Crawl — but What She Did Was Even Better (WATCH!)

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As a baby, Eden Grace Nagle was diagnosed with a chromosomal deletion that meant she would probably never crawl, or walk. Her doctors, wanting to prepare the new parents for what Eden's life would be like, told Michelle Nagle and her husband that it was unknown whether or not their baby girl would ever be... Read more

Probiotics Probably Won’t Soothe Baby’s Colic — What to Try Instead

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New findings from a study published in the journal BMJ found that giving colicky babies probiotics most likely won't help his condition. Even though colic affects about 20 percent of babies, researchers don't yet understand exactly what causes it. Previous studies had linked probiotics as a way to soothe baby's colic, but the latest... Read more