New Mom

A Message from Michelle Obama for The Bump Moms (Really!)

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Back when Barack and I were expecting our first daughter, we were overwhelmed with so many emotions: excitement, wonder, hope… and occasional moments of panic at the prospect of bringing this little person into the world. We had all the usual first-time parent worries: How would we balance the needs of our growing family with... Read more

Pregnancy Time-Lapse Video Is the Sweetest Thing You’ll See Today (WATCH!)

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This adorable mom- and daddy-to-be duo filmed a time-lapse of every day of their pregnancy leading up to their baby's arrival, all to the tune of a song dad wrote and performed! Dad-to-be Tom Fletcher and his partner welcomed their baby boy, Buzz Michelangelo Fletcher on January 3, 2014 and the charming little... Read more

5 All-Star Tips to Make Traveling With Kids a Little Less Bumpy

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This post was written by Kori Gardner Hammel, one of the women on the chARTer Nannies team. She’s founder of the band Mates of State and tours with her daughters and the band full-time. My kids are now 6 and 9. I started touring with them when my first was 10 months... Read more

Five Times as Nice! Texas Mom Delivers Preemie Quintuplets

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Here's your Friday-feel-good: Premature quintuplets delivered in North Texas are doing "remarkably well," according to their doctor. Born at 29 weeks on Tuesday, the four girls and one boy delivered by proud mama Michelle Seals were breathing on their own after birth. At their doctor's request, Dr. Vijay Nama, the director at the Baylor University... Read more

5 Celebrity Moms With a Refreshing View on Their Postbaby Bodies

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In the celebrity mom world, it's not unusual for actresses and models to have a baby and be obsessed with slimming down their postbaby body (cough, Kim Kardashian) or walk the catwalk just months after giving birth (hi, Miranda Kerr). However, Kate Winslet is the latest celebrity mom to voice her views on healthy and... Read more

Your 9-to-5 Is Hurting Your Baby’s Health, New Study Says

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A hop, skip and jump across the pond, where the paella is better than you'd even imagine, Spanish researchers have delivered some seriously sucky news: Moms who choose not work have healthier babies. Which means that working moms are less likely to have healthy babies. Insert sad face here. Behind study author Libertad González, the... Read more

Some Moms Want Separate Offices for Non-Vaccinated Babies at the Doctor — Do You?

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In the midst of a New York City-wide measles outbreak (so far there have been 19 confirmed patients with the highly contagious virus), parents and doctors are coming forward, suggesting dozens of different ways to handle the situation. In an article that appeared on Slate, Sydney Spiesel, a practicing pediatric doctor, wondered aloud... Read more

Breastfeeding Your Toddler? Here’s Why Dental Care Is Essential

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Led by Benjamin Chaffee, research fresh out of the University of California, San Francisco found that breastfeeding a child older than two years can lead to a greater risk of severe early tooth decay, which makes great dental care all the more important. The study, which took place at the University of California... Read more

What Do You Think of Kristin Cavallari’s Controversial Stance on Vaccinations?

Kristin Cavallari now has something in common with Jenny McCarthy: Vaccinations.

Kristin, who is pregnant with her second child and already a mother to son Camden, 18-months-old, publicly spoke out against vaccinating her children, due to concerns about autism. On Fox's show The Independents, Kristin said that she and husband Jay Cutler are choosing...

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Could Starting Baby on Solids Too Soon Set Her Up for Obesity?

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While obesity rates have been on the rise for the past few years (in 2012, more than one third of kids were overweight or obese), researchers feel they may have found out who's to blame for the startling increase: parents. According to new research performed at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, researchers found that... Read more