parenting

How Many Dads Suffer Postpartum Depression?

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The stigma around postpartum depression is lessening; we talk about it more and more, making it easier and more encouraged for women to seek treatment. But does the same hold true for dads? One in ten dads will suffer from postpartum depression. And a new study highlights the negative effects this could... Read more

How to Raise Lifelong Readers

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Reading to baby has some serious benefits -- you know that. But once you've been through every picture book and nursery rhyme in an attempt to boost brain development and language skills, how do you get your child to actually like reading? That's the question Daniel Willingham is addressing in his new book, Raising... Read more

When Bachelors Race Against Their Biological Clocks

Dr. Conrad Cean and twinsDr. Conrad Cean/Alex Kaplan Photo
Ladies, your biological clocks aren't the only ones ticking. Meet Dr. Conrad Cean. He figured he'd be married by 33 or 34, but as his career took off, it didn't happen. “I had just finished my fellowship and was trying to get the lay of the land in the business of medicine,” he tells TODAY. “I... Read more

Trend Watch: Gift Registries for Kids' Birthday Parties

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Gift registries have been a part of baby showers and wedding showers for years -- newlyweds and first-time parents would probably shudder at the thought of not having one -- but the concept has recently taken off in a whole new field: kids' birthday parties. It's already being fiercely debated among parents, with some slamming it as greedy and... Read more

This MSNBC Interview is an Ode to Working Moms

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Last-minute live interviews and commentary from experts are the stuff of TV news. And Rebecca Traister's March 3 interview on MSNBC was nothing out of the ordinary -- except for the fact her sleeping baby was on camera for five-minute interview too. Traister, senior editor at The New Republic, was officially on maternity leave. But she didn't want... Read more

You Asked, The Pump and Dump Ladies Answered

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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

Your First Look at Blogger Oh Joy!’s Custom Baby Wrap Design

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We’re big fans of the lifestyle blog Oh Joy!, and Joy Cho’s signature brightly-colored aesthetic, which is why we were so excited to hear that she teamed up with baby wrap brand Solly Baby to design a signature wrap in a nature-inspired color palette that just screams spring. “I love pattern and I love... Read more

Flight Attendant Advocates for Breastfeeding on Planes

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Breastfeeding in public, while still a hot topic, is becoming more and more socially acceptable. But what about breastfeeding in public -- in close quarters -- at 35,000 feet? One flight attendant is advocating for critics to stop shaming moms who breastfeed on planes. "Women shouldn't have to think twice about feeding a child," commercial flight attendant and... Read more

Dad Gives a Delicious Lesson in Geography

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Step aside, Pancake Dad; Chris Durso is laying out a map of America via food. The former art director and self-declared "creative professional and food satirist" is carefully crafting all 50 states out of different foods, working hard to create a pun every time. Think "Kaleifornia," "Piedaho" and, our favorite so far, "New... Read more

The Most Progressive Maternity Policy We've Seen Yet

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Reduced hours on a full salary? Sixteen weeks of paid time off, minimum? It's the maternity leave policy of dreams. And one telecommunications company is making it worldwide company policy by the end of the year. Vodafone Group announced a global minimum for its maternity leave policy on Friday, mandating all 30 of its companies... Read more