parenting styles

How to Improve Your Pregnancy Posture

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It's not uncommon for pregnancy and parenthood to seriously affect your posture, causing aches, pains and other physical changes. As breasts grow during pregnancy, the increased weight tends to round shoulders and position the head forward, causing a hunchback-like posture that's already worsened by hours in front of a computer screen and behind the wheel of a... Read more

Which Country Has the Cuddliest Babies?

Are American babies grumpy? Compared to their Dutch counterparts, it certainly seems that way. A new study published in the European Journal of Developmental Psychology found that Dutch babies laugh, smile and like to cuddle more than American babies aged six to 12 months old. Researchers say the results reflect inherent differences in the cultural values of American and... Read more

He Said, She Said: How Life Changed When I Had Kids

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Joy Cho, founder of Oh Joy!, and her husband Bob have had an, oh, pretty busy decade. Joy launched her very successful lifestyle blog in 2005, and a year later married her then-boyfriend Bob. Together, the couple made the move west for Bob’s work as a pediatric orthopedic surgeon at Shriners Hospital for... Read more

How Spanking Makes You the Bully

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This is the third of a five part guest blog series by Susan Patton, a.k.a. “The Princeton Mom,” who found fame (and a recent TIME 100 nomination) from her controversial views on marriage in her book, Marry Smart. While you may not always agree with her, you’ll definitely want to hear her (often surprising!) stance on... 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

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

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 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