parenting

Re-live Kristen Bell's C-Section with Dax Shepard

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Ellen DeGeneres has been getting plenty of celeb parents to open up on her show lately -- from Chris Pratt gushing about his polite son to Amanda Peet defending her cabbage boobs. But no one holds a TMI candle to Dax Shepard. The Parenthood star spilled some pretty graphic... read more

Surprise! Six Sets of Twins Arrive in One Maternity Ward

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The newest Twin City isn't in Minnesota. A maternity ward in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, is currently home to six sets of twins. And although this is a record for Saint Luke’s East Hospital, the staff says they're enjoying the change of pace. “Moms carrying twins from all over the community heard about this and now want to come... read more

Happy Friday: Dad Puts on Pants While Holding a Baby (WATCH)

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"A" for effort, right? For your viewing pleasure, watch one dad attempt to put on pants -- sans hands -- without putting down his baby. Laugh through every moment of struggle, every torturous leg shake, every strenuous lunge -- all set to Europe's "The Final Countdown." Finally, dad holds up baby in a Lion King-esque moment of victory. Granted,... read more

Gay Dads: 'You Can't Judge People on Their Normal' (WATCH)

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With a six-year-old, seven-year-old and eight-year-old at home, dads Kordale and Kaleb Lewis definitely have their hands full. But these proud dads are taking on new roles in a new advertising campaign for Nikon. "We just want people to know that hey, we're normal," the video begins. "And you can't judge people on their normal.... read more

Pregnant? New Mom? Workout Like a Pro with Christine Bullock

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Backing off on your workout now that you're pregnant? Feeling like your post-baby bod will never be able to handle crunches again? Here, trainer and health and fitness expert Christine Bullock shares her insight on pre- and postnatal fitness, walking you through how to safely adjust your workout routine to still reap the maximum... read more

Obama Calls for Paid Sick Days and Paid Family Leave

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If you're a working parent or one planning on continuing to work after the arrival of baby, here's a good piece of news: today President Obama is expected to announce several initiatives intended to improve United States workers access to paid sick leave, including parental leave. He plans to sign a Presidential Memorandum that will give... read more

Real-Life Toddler Princesses Make Photo Debut

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Once upon a time, in a land far, far away (California)... Two-year-old Claire and her one-year-old cousin Chloe recreated their favorite fairytale characters in an adorably magical photo shoot. Jessica West -- Claire's mom and the mastermind behind the shoot -- was inspired by similar photos to create a fantasy world for her daughter and niece. After making the... read more

How Napping Boosts Baby's Brain

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It's no surprise that naps are good for growing babies. And we're willing to bet they ended up being a pretty important part of your college experience too. But wondering if anyone has been able to pinpoint exactly what's so great about those midday ZZZ's? Well, a new study published in the Proceedings of the... read more

Need Baby Name Inspiration? These #BabyRapper Names Are Genius

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Okay, if River Rose is the newest baby music producer, we've found the talent she'll want to manage. Comedy Central's @Midnight did their usual #HashtagWars last night, challenging contestants and viewers to think of the best baby rapper name ideas. And the Twitterverse responded BIG time with gems that only moms and dads who... read more

What Postnatal Pills Has Kourtney Kardashian Been Taking?

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You took your prenatal vitamins, but are there any postnatal supplements you need? Kourtney Kardashian sure thinks so; the third-time mom can't stop raving about the placenta pills she's taking after giving birth to son Reign Aston Disick. "Yummy...PLACENTA pills! No joke...I will be sad when my placenta pills run out. They are... read more