parenting

Viral Photo Emphasizes Baby Shopping Cart Safety

car seat falling out of shopping cartFacebook
"So this just happened," the Facebook post begins, summing up the shock one Ohio mom felt. Lindsey Wisnewski took to Facebook to share a scary photo demonstrating the danger of placing an infant car seat in a shopping cart. Wisnewski's baby was completely unharmed, safe in a baby carrier as the shopping cart tipped over. But... Read more

Screening For Depression During And After Pregnancy: A New Recommendation For Moms

pregnant woman laying on bedBruce & Rebecca Meissner
Tackling maternal mental illness for the first time, a government-appointented health panel has recommended that women be screened for depression during pregnancy and after birth. And insurance will cover it. That panel, the United States Preventive Services Task Force, called for this recommendation after studies showed just how important early identification and treatment can be. Last... Read more

The Year Of The Mother: It's Time To Support Fellow Moms

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Meet Shayna Ferm and Tracey Tee, the ladies behind The Bump Pump and Dump Validation Tour. These Denver-based moms are here to remind you that even on your worst parenting day, you’re doing a great job. And whether it’s via song at their parentally-incorrect live comedy shows or via blog post on The Bump,... Read more

'This Is What 24 Hours Postpartum Looks Like:' Photo Goes Viral

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The first few hours—and days—after you give birth can feel like a blur. Your body's been through hell. You're on an emotional high. It's such an exciting and unfamiliar time. One mom decided to capture everything she was feeling after that first day postpartum. And her message is resonating with thousands. "This is what 24... Read more

Hand-Holding Preemies Prove Twins Have Special Connection (VIDEO)

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Meet Kristian and Kristiana, the premature twins capturing hearts across the Internet. Based on comments on the YouTube video shared by mom Anthea Jackson, the hand-holding siblings are a reminder of "how much twins are connected." And there's scientific evidence to actually back that sentiment up, demonstrating this connection starts before birth. Back in 2010, researchers... Read more

Is Preschool Depression Something Parents Should Worry About?

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Interpreting the behavior of a 3 or 4 year old may often seem like a lost cause. But if you're even slightly concerned your preschooler is exhibiting signs of depression, know that's a legitimate problem for some young children. And there's work being done to combat it. "Nobody believed preschoolers could get depressed," Dr. Joan Luby,... Read more

Date Night: How Many Parents Are Actually Taking One?

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Your partner's important to you, for sure. But are you taking the time to show it? We know better than anyone that there's not a whole lot of time between baby's bedtime and your own these days, and romance may take a backseat to baby. It seems most other new moms and dads know it... Read more

Cleavage vs. Breastfeeding: A Social Experiment

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Bear with us as we run through the litany of reasons why breastfeeding in public is ay-ok: It's natural, it's your right, you're not bothering anyone, the public is used to images of breasts inundating movies and advertisements, and so on. But as this new JoeySalads video demonstrates by highlighting each of those points,... Read more

Toddler Doesn't Believe Dad's Explanation For Snow (Watch)

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Seeing is believing. And as a stranger to snow, this toddler isn't buying her dad's tale about the magical fluffy white stuff. In fact, the skeptic just laughs in his face. "Snow falls from the sky and it blankets everything," dad, who uploaded the video to Reddit and YouTube, tells her.... Read more

Woman's Reaction To Granddaughter's Triplet Reveal Is Priceless

triplet pregnancy announcementMary Cooksey Patterson via Facebook
It’s not everyday you find out you’re going to become a grandmother. Or a great-grandmother. So you can imagine how excited one woman quickly became when she realized it's going to happen three times over after her granddaughter-in-law revealed she’s pregnant with triplets. At a family gathering that was recorded and posted on Read more