parenting

This Is How A Newborn Sees You

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Ever wonder what the world must look like to a 2- or 3-day-old baby? Are they alert enough to perceive anything at all? New research out of Stockholm confirms that yes, newborns can see your facial expressions. But only when they're up close and personal. From a distance of 30 centimeters... Read more

You Know You're A Mom When...

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Everyone has that moment when it finally hits you: “Wow! I’m someone’s mom!”

1. Conversations have a dress code

I am NOT talking to you until you have underwear on. #thingsmomssay

— Once in a While Kyle (@LitteBitofWit) June 24, 2014   2. Road rage is normal

"I have...

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Dad Shows 17 Creative Ways To Hold A Baby

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Even those four-position baby carriers have nothing on this guy. New Zealand dad Jordan Watson demonstrated 17 (!) creative ways to hold a baby. It starts out with the "standard shoulder hold." Easy enough. But before you know it, he's onto the "need to pick something up chin standard shoulder hold." What's your favorite? The "double... Read more

A 3-Step Program For Picky Eaters

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Is there a science to getting your kids to eat better? Maybe. A new study from Aston University and Loughborough University in the UK found that introducing the 'three Rs' -- repetition, role modeling and reward -- dramatically increased the amount of vegetables picky eaters consumed that they previously disliked. How's... Read more

Author Maria Kostaki Opens Up About Motherhood

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The Bump has partnered with some amazing mothers who also happen to be amazing writers. They’re dishing out all their thoughts, observations and real life lessons about mothering in the best way they know how. We’re embarking on an essay series and we’re hoping you’ll follow along as these authors share what they’ve learned about... Read more

Would You Drive Safer If Kids Gave You Directions?

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Maybe a British woman voices your GPS. Maybe it's even Sean Connery. But if it were a four year old, would you feel compelled to drive a little more cautiously? That's what Waze, the popular navigation app, is hoping as it adds kids ages 3 through 12 to the options of driving guide... Read more

Liquid Laundry Pods: A Rising Household Danger

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Thirty kids per day. That's the rate of kids requiring medical attention because of a surprising household danger -- liquid laundry detergent pods. Sure, those little pods make the laundry process just a little bit more efficient (or if you're trekking to a laundromat, your load a little lighter). But if you have kids... Read more

Watch This 20-Month-Old Toddler Rock Climb

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She's not even two, but she can probably scale a wall more strategically than you. Meet Ellie Farmer, the 20-month-old rock climber. While videos of the bouldering toddler have recently gone viral, her talent is nothing new; Ellie scaled her first wall at 8 months old. https://www.facebook.com/LittleZenMonkey/videos/vb.954172524635054/954234344628872/?type=2&theater "She's really been part of the climbing community... Read more

SCOTUS Decision To Legalize Gay Marriage: A Victory For Parents

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You've heard the news: In a landmark case, the Supreme Court voted 5-4 to legalize gay marriage nationwide, declaring that state bans on same-sex marriages are unconstitutional. Thought gay marriage was already legal? Until now, only 37 states legally recognized the unions of same-sex couples, presenting parental rights challenges to the moms and dads of... Read more

Kids Who Fib Have Better Memories

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Have a little fibber on your hands? Before you panic about reinforcing right versus wrong, know that the ability to lie well seems to be a testament to your child's memory. A new study in the Journal of Experimental Child Psychology found that the 6- and 7-year-old participants involved who were masters of the little white lie demonstrated... Read more