Picky Eating Might Point To Bigger Problems

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Most parents of preschoolers fight a nightly battle at the dinner table. No veggies, nothing squishy and definitely nothing orange. Most of the time, with encouragement and persistence from parents, picky eating is something toddlers grow out of. But how do you know if you need to take it more seriously? After noticing that... Read more

JetBlue Kicks Family Of Crying Toddler Off Plane

The Doshi family was kicked off a JetBlue flightMona Doshi
"I can turn this plane around." That's what a JetBlue flight attendant reportedly told a passenger as she tried to prepare her 2-year-old son for takeoff. And then the flight attendant followed through. The Doshi family was flying from Boston to Baltimore on their way back from vacation. On the trip out, a flight attendant... Read more

Toddler Without Arms Meets Her Hero, Armless Pilot Jessica Cox

jessica-cox-re-pranke-without armsKarlyn Pranke via Facebook
It’s not every day you get to hug your hero, let alone bond over something that makes you both so unique. So for Ruth Evelyn “RE” Pranke, a three-year-old born without arms, the opportunity to meet armless pilot Jessica Cox was a memorable one—and it was a meeting her mom Karlyn wished for before RE was... Read more

5 Times Your Baby Was Grumpier Than Earl The Grumpy Puppy

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Grumpy Cat has finally met her canine counterpart: Earl the Grumpy Puppy. Relatively new to Facebook and Instagram, we're sure it won't be long until this pouting puppy gains the same meme-worthy stardom. Even if you don't have pets, we bet you can relate to that mean-mugging face that's too funny not to Instagram.... Read more

Join the Boobolution: Support Moms Breastfeeding in Public

boobolution-breastfeeding-in-publicTomasz Bilinski
There’s a Boobolution brewing! Breastfeeding Awareness Month starts Aug. 1, but we’re kicking off celebrations early with an invite to join our fourth annual Boobolution! On Aug. 7, moms everywhere will be breastfeeding in public, and we’re asking you to share this pledge to show that you plan to do the same. Read more

4 Things Doctors Aren't Telling New Moms (But Should)

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Becoming a parent is both an exciting and scary time, especially for first-time moms. While we’d love for every mom to reach her due date feeling as prepared as possible and armed with info about what’s best for baby (after all, that’s what we’re here for!), that’s unfortunately not always the case. A... Read more

Love Heals: Learning To Parent A Bipolar Child

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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

Stop Fat-Shaming Babies: One Mom's Story

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When it comes to her infant daughter's weight, Caroline Stanley has heard it all. "Mushy, huge, enormous, gigantic, and a chunky monkey," she lists in a Refinery29 article, "among other things." Stanley actually found it funny the first time a stranger ever pointed out her baby's weight, but when it kept happening, she stopped... Read more

A 'Stork Drop' Adoption Made This Family Complete

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For Sarah and David Olson, completing their family took a giant leap of faith. After two complicated pregnancies, the Minnesota couple knew they'd take a different route to bring home the third child they'd always wanted. Adoption made the most sense; both David's father and sister-in-law were adopted, and Sarah's niece... Read more

Bride Celebrates Wedding Day By Breastfeeding With Bridesmaids

Bride and bridesmaids breastfeeding on bedLindsay Palmer
One bride's breastfeeding photos are stealing the show. Jaime Riddell spent the morning of her wedding getting ready with her three best friends, who were serving as bridesmaids. But amidst the hair and makeup, the ladies -- who each gave birth within a year of each other -- made time to nurse their babies. And photographerRead more