parenting styles

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

Kourtney Kardashian Admits That Attachment Parenting Came Naturally To Her

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Kourtney Kardashian loves being a mom to her children Mason and Penelope, and spoke out about using the controversial attachment parenting method in Redbook's April issue. "It's what came naturally to me; I didn't plan it. When I had Mason, I just felt really attached to him and wanted to bring him everywhere. He ended... read more

Latest Study Reveals Parents Are Spanking Earlier Than Ever

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Apparently, parents are skipping time out and going straight for spanking. A new study, conducted by the University of Michigan, revealed that 30 percent of one-year-old babies had been spanked at least once in the past month by either their mom, dad or by both parents. To put it in perspective, that's just... read more

Moms for Moms Day Is March 4th! Join The Bump and CT Working Moms In the Fight to End the Mommy Wars

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Heard of Moms for Moms Day yet? Not so long ago, The Bump and CTWorkingMoms.com got together for a photo shoot where moms and moms-to-be shared their biggest Mommy Truths in a safe, friendly space. We created the day -- along with the team from CT Working Moms -- because we want every... read more

Baby Number Two on the Way for Elsa Pataky and Chris Hemsworth!

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Is it just me or is there clearly something in the water? News just broke that Elsa Pataky and her red-hot husband, Chris Hemsworth are expecting baby number two together! The couple, already parents to a sweet baby girl named India Rose, 18 months, made the announcement official via Us Weekly. The two-time... read more

Sleep Training Baby Worked for Us Because We Had a Routine

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There are times when I think my parents must have been pros at sleep training because there is nothing I like more than a nap on the couch! From a dad's perspective, sleep training is the period when a baby stops falling asleep before being put down because they're learning to self-soothe and fall asleep... read more

Michael Bublé Reveals Meeting His Baby Was Like ‘Meeting a Stranger’

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New daddy Michael Bublé may know the way to our hearts with a microphone, but when it came to meeting his son, Noah, he admits it wasn't exactly love at first sight. Though he was prepped and ready to fall head over heels for his newborn son, Michael said that, "You can’t explain it until it... read more

Bumpie Tip of the Week: Money-Saving Tips for New Moms!

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Yiiiiiikes -- are you starting to feel the cost of having a baby? It's something that takes some major adjustments in the ways you spend (and save!). Bumpies on the Babies: 3-6 Months board shared some of their postbaby money saving tips: "I cook in really large batches and freeze for future... read more

Does Having a Baby Girl Change a Man — In Business?

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Did your partner change after becoming daddy to a baby girl? Or was he changed after becoming daddy to a little boy? The results of a new study say that daughters help dads become more generous, charitable and giving. Led by researchers Michael Dahl, Cristian Dezso and David Gaddis Ross, the latest study... read more

Top Strategies for Keeping Baby Safe

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This sponsored post was written by Julie Vallese, Consumer Safety Expert at Safety 1st. Our world may be built for adults, but it wouldn’t be complete without children! And the very things that we as adults use every day, in every home, can pose risks to children – like stairs, windows, cabinets, and large furniture.... read more