motherhood

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

Is Baby’s Crib Mattress Safe? Here’s What You Need to Know

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A brand new analysis of 20 new and old crib mattresses sold in the US, containing polyurethane foam and polyester foam padding, release significant amounts of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that are harmful to baby's health. The study, led by a team of environmental engineers from the University of Texas as Austin, read more

Should You Circumcise? Study Offers Another New Finding In the Circumcision Debate

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A new study, just published in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings, found that the benefits of male circumcision to health exceed the risks by over 100 to 1, with the rate of circumcised baby boys up 81 percent in the last decade alone. Led by Brian Morris, professor at the School of Medical Sciences... read more

Bumpie Buzz: Kevin and Danielle Jonas Show Off Baby Alena’s Playroom

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