parenting

The Best States to Raise a Family: How Does Your State Stack Up?

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The results are in! Once again, the Annie E. Casey Foundation released its annual KIDS COUNT Data Book, which looks at the well-being of American children. The state with the highest overall child well-being? Massachusetts. (This is great news. I'm from Massachusetts.) What factors comprise "overall well-being?" A combination of economics, education, health and family/community.... read more

Jimmy Kimmel Shares Adorable First Pics of Daughter Jane

Photo: YouTube
Photo: YouTube
After a two-week hiatus following the birth of his daughter, Jimmy Kimmel resumed taping his talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live! this week. Like any proud new dad, he included some tidbits about his new bundle of joy in his opening monologue on Monday night and shared some pretty stinking adorable pictures, too. Kimmel casually dropped his... read more

Dog Begs Baby’s Forgiveness (WATCH!)

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Dog may be man's best friend, but Charlie the beagle has a lot of groveling to do to get back on baby Laura's good side. Laura started crying as soon as the dog nabbed her favorite toy. And the guilt tore him apart. Parents caught the whole saga on camera, and shared a minute and... read more

Get the Look: Olivia Wilde Babywearing

Photo: The Daily Mail/Splash
Photo: The Daily Mail/Splash
Plenty of fashion trends are born on the streets of New York City. And in this case, the accessory of choice was born three months ago. It looks like Olivia Wilde is embracing babywearing with her son Otis, and she's taking it to a whole new level of chic. Out and about in her West Village neighborhood, Wilde... read more

British Cafe Makes Breastfeeding Easy

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Photo: RefreshMe/Facebook
It looks like they're joining in the Boob-olution across the pond too. A cafe in Cheltenham, England, hung up a chalkboard with this friendly message: "Breastfeeding Mums: Pop in and have a free cup of tea if you need a pit stop... no need to eat, no need to ask -- please relax." People going... read more

​​Surprising Stat: Moms Are Changing Their Names for Baby

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Photo: Getty Images
To keep your maiden name or not? It's a decision that's typically decided by the time you've reached the altar, or soon after. But modern mamas are changing with the times, and many are waiting until a baby comes along to make the switch. According to our not-so-official poll across our community pages, one in five... read more

Cute! Doctor Sings to Babies as He Delivers Them [WATCH]

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Dr. Carey Andrew-Jaja may have delivered over 8,000 babies, but each one is greeted with a song, every time. The Pittsburgh OB-GYN says that while this is his way of celebrating each and every new life, it's not a tradition he started. During his residency, singing to babies was the practice of an older OB-GYN, who instructed... read more

New Mom Workout Trend: Babywearing at the Barre

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Whether you've always been a fitness buff or are just getting into the routine of working out, having a baby often makes it difficult to get quality gym time in. Do you call a sitter so you can get a quick run in? Or, if your gym offers it, do you leave baby at the childcare... read more

This Family’s Adoption Pictures Will Make Your Day

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When photographer Kate T. Parker's sister and brother-in-law adopted baby Sam, now five months, in February 2014, she knew immediately that she wanted to commemorate the event in a special way. Kate documented the entire adoption process on camera, ending with a stunning series entitled Blended, which chronicles the family welcoming a new baby into... read more

Could This Help End Pregnancy Discrimination?

Photo: Thinkstock/The Bump
Photo: Thinkstock/The Bump
For the first time in over 30 years, the EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) has updated its rules against pregnancy discrimination. Previously, many employers weren't entirely sure what the rules were or how they applied to their specific business. The hope is that these new clarifications will be helpful to employers, as well... read more