parenting

Should 'Amazon Mom' Become 'Amazon Family'?

amazon family graphicJeff Bezos
Have you seen this graphic all over your social media feeds this week?   We're going to assume yes. And while prominent dad blogger Oren Miller had been pushing for Amazon to change the name of its rewards program for years, it took his death from lung cancer on Saturday for the Internet community... Read more

Working Moms Get an Apology -- From a New Mom

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Katharine Zaleski is proving it's never too late to say "I'm sorry." And her apology is directed at her fellow working moms. "I’m sorry to all the mothers I used to work with," she writes in a commentary for Fortune. "I didn’t realize how horrible I’d been – until I had a child... Read more

Vaccine Delays Usually Allowed by Doctors

doctor at deskVeer
Cringing at the thought of poking and prodding baby with too many needles at one appointment? You both might get some relief; a new survey found that most doctors give in to parents who ask to delay their children's vaccines, although they wouldn't recommend it. The survey, published in the journal Pediatrics, asked 534 primary... Read more

The Gardner Quadruplets Come Home!

Ashley and Tyson Gardner at home with their quadrupletsPEOPLE
Indie Mae joined her three sisters at home on Saturday, and just like that, the Gardners feel like a complete family. "BEST DAY OF OUR LIVES! INDIE MAE IS HOME! Our whole family is home together!" mom Ashley Gardner posted on the family's Facebook page. It's been a long road for Ashley, 27, and... Read more

Pearl the Pig and Libby: Unlikely BFFs

pearl the pig and libbyLive Sweet Photography via Instagram
Looking for some babies, animals and a whole lot of pink to brighten up your Sunday? Photographer Lindsey Bonnice has you covered with her Instagram acccount, Live Sweet Photography, which is largely dedicated to chronicling the relationship between her two-year-old adopted daughter Libby and their three-month-old pet pig, Pearl. Bonnice has documented some pretty... Read more

Celebrate Your Name with 3 Easy Crafts

baby namesVeer
It's Celebrate Your Name Week! And what better way to celebrate than with a few easy name crafts? 1. Family Name Book   Using a 4" x 6" photo book, create a booklet with each family member's name, placing a corresponding photo on the back of the previous page. Quiz your toddler on... Read more

Artist Turns Baby Photos into Cute Cartoons

cute baby in snow illustrationBehance.net
Can't stop showing off your baby photos to everyone you know? Get ready for the next level: personalized illustrations, with a touch of cartoonish magic for good measure. The clever idea was brought to life by Costa Rica-based graphic designer and illustrator Maria Jose Da Luz of Behance.net. She neatly sums up her ongoing project in just four... Read more

Indiana Considers 'Baby Boxes' for Unwanted Newborns

baby boxMichael Conroy/AP
They don't look too inviting, but these metal boxes could mean the difference between life and death for some newborns. Pending legislation, these baby boxes might start showing up in Indiana hospitals, fire stations, churches and certain nonprofits. A bill -- already unanimously passed in the House -- just needs to clear the state Senate to make... Read more

Pancake Dad Celebrated 'National Tell a Fairy Tale Day' Better Than You

Elsa and Anna pancake portraitsNathan Shields via SaiPancakes.com
Nathan Shields kicked off the week with some Disney Princess magic. And we're willing to bet he didn't even know Thursday was National Tell a Fairy Tale Day. Pancake works of art have become a Sunday ritual in his family's Port Angeles, Washington home. In September, his pancake portraits of the Beatles went viral, and... Read more

Coolest Parents Ever Get Tattoos to Match Daughter's Birthmark

Parents tattooed to math daughter's birth markMirror
Matching mother-daughter charm bracelets suddenly don't seem so special. One UK mom had her right leg covered in blotchy red tattoos to match her daughter's birthmarks. Even better? Dad had the procedure done first. "Most people might think it’s very extreme but to us it was the natural thing to do to ensure our daughter... Read more