parenting

TBT: Baby Photos Have Come a Long Way

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Almost as terrifying as they are awkward, Victorian baby photos are making our generation's worst photo trends look good. If this is what photographers at the turn of the twentieth century deemed quality composition, then your 2007 mirror pics should be on the fast track to the MOMA archives. What's going on here? Since photographs took up to 15... read more

Celeb Families Hit the Pumpkin Patch

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It's fall. It's T minus nine days to Halloween. Which means it's full-on pumpkin picking season in Hollywood. All through the month of October celeb families have been visiting Underwood Family Farms in Moonpark and Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch in West Hollywood. Jessica Alba, husband Cash Warren and kids Honor, 6, and Haven 3, headed over to... read more

Giving Birth Today? Earn $500 for Your Newborn!

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Okay, we're willing to bet that if you did give birth today, you're a little too preoccupied to be reading. But if you stumble upon this before December 19, we have an important message for you: If you give birth today, Oct. 20, Voya Financial will present you $500.  As part of their initiative to celebrate National... read more

The Amazing Burtka-Harris Halloween Costumes

Burtka-Harris Family as Alice in WonderlandNeil Patrick Harris via Instagram
Harper and Gideon -- the beautiful blonde twins of David Burtka and Neil Patrick Harris -- may have just turned four years old, but they've already pulled off four Halloween costumes more epic than most of us will in a lifetime. And that's all thanks to their dads' commitment to all-out family costumes. The choices may be... read more

Ashley Hebert Talks Breastfeeding and Other New Mom Challenges

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The Bachelorette stars J.P. and Ashley Hebert Rosenbaum have had a whirlwind courtship and marriage straight out of a fairy tale.  When they welcomed son Fordham on Sept. 30, we collectively oohed and ahhed, then breathed a sigh of relief that the first-time parents are facing all the joys (and challenges) as other newbie parents. Hebert recently opened... read more

Meet Baby Fordham! The Bachelorette's Ashley & JP's Newborn Son

JP Rosenbaum and Ashley Hebert holding baby FordhamChristina Mendoza/Tutti Bambini Photography/E! News
Fordham Rosenbaum may be two weeks old, but he's already joined his parents, The Bachelorette stars Ashley Hebert and J.P. Rosenbaum, for his first photo shoot. And we're enamored. Look at those eyes! "He is such a good baby! He sleeps well, he eats well, he's healthy and happy," the couple tells E! News.... read more

Ali Landry's #BumpItForward Advice to Fellow Moms

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Ali Landry is used to being in the spotlight, now the actress and former Miss USA is using her celebrity to talk about an issue she cares deeply about: child car seat safety for #BumpItFoward. "From a mom of three to all new moms out there, please educate yourself on car seat safety, because... read more

Moms Confess the Most F-cked Up Things Their Kids Did

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We love our kids -- that's a given. But the truth is parenting can be pretty f*cked up. At the Pump and Dump show we offer laughter and commiseration so you can go back home knowing full heartedly that you are not alone. If you think your kid does crazy, messed up stuff,... read more

Sleeping Atlanta Preemies Dream Big

Astronaut preemieJessica Wright/Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
They may be tiny, but these Atlanta preemies have some big ambitions. Even if those ambitions are imposed by the NICU staff at the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, we're loving this advocacy for preemies. "We wanted to photograph babies sleeping safely in their incubators and illustrate what big things they have in store for the world," John... read more

A Fascinating Snapshot of a Baby's First Hour of Life

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Compared to other species, human babies are incredibly (and adorably) helpless and slow to develop. But a new article in Science News looking at a 2011 study published in the journal Acta Paediatrica shows that our fragile little offspring actually achieve many major milestones in just 70 minutes after being born. Their motivation? To find mom's breast and... read more