parenting

Monday Just Got Better: Dad Captures Daughter's First Baby Steps

Baby Lucy learns to walkYouTube
We promise, this is even better than a morning cup of coffee. Capturing your child's first steps is no easy feat, but one dad made sure not to miss a moment of this major milestone. Meet Nick Turner of New York City, whose one-year-old daughter Lucy is now a brand-new walker! But she didn't officially transition from... read more

Step-by-step Pumpkin-Carving Made Easy

Pumpkins and carving toolsTarget
Maybe you haven't carved a pumpkin since you were a kid, but now that baby's here, it's time to bring back tradition. It's messy, it's time consuming and it's a true art, but a step-by-step tutorial will have you showing that jack-o'-lantern who's boss. What you'll need: Basic pumpkin-carving kit (available at party stores) Kitchen... read more

#BumpItForward: Baby Sleep Advice from Real Moms

newborn sleepingShutterstock
When baby can't sleep, you can't either. While there's not a whole lot we can do besides empathize, in the spirit of Bumping it Forward, we've rounded up the best real-mom strategies for helping baby sleep better. “I give her a bath and then turn on a blow-dryer, and she's out in seconds!”... read more

Maternity Designer Rosie Pope Shares Her Best Parenting Advice

Rosie PopeGetty
You watched her resolve the toughest pregnancy and parenting conflicts -- and look great while doing it -- on Bravo's Pregnant in Heels. Now, maternity designer Rosie Pope is sharing some advice with Bumpies. "Learn to tune out the noise," she says. "There are so many opinions out there; figure out what's best for you... read more

'Bucket List Baby' Makes Brief Debut Before Passing Away

Bucket List Baby Shane HaleyJenna Haley via Facebook
Philadelphia couple Jenna and Dan Haley, who carried out a viral bucket list for their terminally-ill unborn baby, said hello and goodbye to Shane Michael Haley Thursday morning. "Today at 6:15 a.m., after meeting his entire family and being baptized into the Catholic faith, baby Shane died peacefully in his Mother's arms." The Facebook page Prayers... read more

Watch: Two Moms' Love Letter to Their Kids: 'Eat Your F*ckin Food'!

The Pump and Dump ShowTracey Tee and Shayna Firm
Motherhood is ah-mazing, right? Riiight! And it's messy and bewildering. And sometimes you want to hide in the linen closet from your kids. But it's totally beautiful! And if you're Shayna Ferm, you turn your life as as a Denver mom into song -- hilarious "parentally incorrect" songs that you perform onstage to audiences across the country... read more

#BumpItForward with Our New Baby App

Every Mother Counts promotionThe Bump
Exciting things are happening at The Bump! We’re introducing a Charity Registry Program – the first of its kind for women to help fellow moms-to-be. Now you’ll be able to register with select charities in lieu of (or in addition to) your traditional retail registry on The Bump. To celebrate our #BumpItForward movement,... read more

Cheerios Campaign: Gay Dads Share Story

Andre, Jonathan, Raphaelle in Cheerios adYouTube
"Just like two Os in a bowl, we all love to connect. That's the Cheerios effect." Sound a little contrived? That's what we thought about the new Cheerios Effect campaign too — until we saw this ad. Meet André and Jonathan, the French-Canadian couple who shared their story about becoming dads to adopted daughter Raphaëlle. "We couldn't keep all... read more

Can You Guess the Sequel to Go the F**k to Sleep?

You Have to F**cking Eat Book CoverAkashic Books
Three years ago, it rang true with parents everywhere, and the not-so-kid-friendly picture book Go the F**k to Sleep topped the New York Times' bestseller list. Now, author Adam Mansbach is back with a sequel: You Have to F**king Eat. Once again, the inspiration for the book is Mansbach's daughter Vivien, now 6. Mansbach tells TODAY that along with sleeping,... read more

Why Motherhood Comes First for Alyssa Milano

Alyssa MilanoGetty
Alyssa Milano just had her second child, Elizabella, a few weeks ago, and now she has more big news to share — the Mistresses star will not be returning for season three. "After two wonderful seasons in Los Angeles, the studio has decided to shoot season three of Mistresses in Vancouver, Canada, for financial reasons," she said on her... read more