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How You Parent Has a Lifelong Impact on Baby: Study

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Bad grades? Failed relationships? A new study suggests blaming your parents might not be misplaced. In a long-term study that followed 243 children from low-income Minnesota families until age 32, researchers keyed into how mothers interacted with their children ages three and under. As the years went by, researchers asked the kids' teachers about their academic performance and social skills.... read more

Grossed Out By Your Favorite Foods? You Could Be Having a Boy

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Repulsed by your regular favorite foods? Congrats, you might be having a boy. A new study from the University of Wrocław in Poland suggests that women carrying boys are more squeamish during their first two trimesters than those expecting girls. The reason? Your increased aversions are actually your body's way of guiding you away from potentially harmful substances, protecting... read more

Orlando Bloom on the Father-Son Bond He Wants with Flynn

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Orlando Bloom is opening up about the love of his life -- yup, we are talking about his 4-year-old son Flynn. "I want to have an impact on my son," the British says in a new interview in the January issue of Glamour. "The most important thing in my life is to nurture, respect, and grow... read more

Surprise! Dads-to-Be Are Hormonal Too

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If you're going to blame your short temper and wild cravings on hormones, you better cut your guy some slack, too. In an extensive study on first-time expectant couples, it was discovered guys are prone to hormonal changes just like pregnant women. As expected, female hormones increased across the board: testosterone, cortisol, estradiol... read more

Neil Patrick Harris: The Paternity of My Twins Doesn't Matter

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While the public may be wondering which one of their dads Gideon and Harper takes after, Neil Patrick Harris and his partner David Burtka aren't concerned. "I have no interest in [finding out]. We are their parents and I love them implicitly," the actor told Barbara Walters in her 10 Most Fascinating People Of 2014 special. The now four-year-old twins... read more

Dad Turns Daughter's Funny Quotes into Amazing Tumblr Blog

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You've definitely told your friends all the weird stuff your kids say. Maybe you've even tweeted some of it. But in a brilliant move, one dad created Tumblr and Facebook pages dedicated to his 3-year-old daughter Harper's quotes. Some of the quotes are actually things said to Harper by Mom and Dad. Either way, Martin Bruckner's " read more

Watch This Deaf Toddler's Reaction to Hearing for the First Time

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This is the best Christmas gift mom Jennifer Aprea could ask for her son Ryan. Her 2-year-old son had cochlear implant surgery last month. Born at just 25 weeks, Ryan spent seven months in the NICU, and his parents learned he was deaf shortly before bringing him home. The surgery gave them hope, but there were no guarantees... read more

Which Form of Birth Control Is a Close Second to the Pill?

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The No. 1 form of birth control is, you guessed it, the pill. Among the 62 percent of American women taking birth control, the majority (16 percent) are on the pill. With generic brands covered by insurance, it's the cheapest and simplest way not to get pregnant. But the runner-up? A much more permanent choice: sterilization. The findings... read more

Pregnant? 5 Common Household Products You Should Avoid

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If you're pregnant, you're already likely on high alert about things you should steer clear of (foods, activities, products, medicines … and the list goes on) -- for both you and your unborn baby's health. Now there may be more products you'll want to avoid. Two common chemicals found in the home, di-n-butyl phthalate (DnBP) and... read more

Join in the Medela Recycles Program

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'Tis the season of giving, and Medela has come up with one more opportunity to help moms in need. Last week, the company launched the Medela Recycles program, so that once you're done breastfeeding, you can help another mom get started. Teaming up with Ronald McDonald House Charities, Medela is aiming to provide new... read more