parenting

Thailand Surrogacy Drama: What Do You Think?

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We've been hearing a lot about the surrogacy controversy in Thailand, and the confusion boils down to a lot of miscommunication and finger pointing. Where do things stand now? The surrogate mother,  Pattharamon Chanbua, 21, of Thailand, still has the sick baby boy. The biological parents, David and Wendy Farnell of Bunbury, Australia, still have... read more

The #ShareACoke Campaign Starred in This Couple’s Genius Pregnancy Announcement

If you're a Coca-Cola drinker, then you've probably been sending lots of photos to your Friends, Buddies and Legends due to Coke's #ShareACoke campaign. But it looks like Patrick and Whitney McGillicuddy are the first to use the Mom and Dad cans for their pregnancy announcement (in the most adorable way)! Watch here: Plus, more from The... read more

7 Celebrities Who Breastfed In Public

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It's not every day that a celebrity posts personal pictures on the internet (or is it?) -- let alone their intimate breastfeeding pictures. These fabulous celeb mamas were brave enough to bare it all in public to nourish their kid, and then post the pics on social media. How sweet are these pictures? 1. Gwen... read more

10 Celebrities Who Love Breastfeeding

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What do you have in common with Miranda Kerr and Beyonce? Quite a bit, actually, if you have breastfed or currently are breastfeeding. These fine ladies are only two of many celebs who have spoken out about how important it is. In honor of Breastfeeding Awareness Month, we've rounded up their greatest insights -- and... read more

Weekly Inspiration: a Parisian-themed Baby Shower

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A special thanks to Brian Leahy Photography for sharing this incredible California baby shower. From the baby's attendance to the upscale Parisian decor, so much makes this affair unique. read more

Katy Perry’s Littlest Big Fan? (WATCH!)

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And in today's turn of events, Katy Perry is the newest baby whisperer. This baby was on the brink of a car seat meltdown until the soothing pulses (what? not how you would describe it?) of "Dark Horse" started to play. She gives her best "THIS IS MY JAM" face, and proceeds to raise the... read more

Giving Your Newborn Probiotics? Read This First

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If you eat yogurt, you probably have at least a vague understanding of probiotics. They're organisms, like "good" bacteria and yeasts, that aid in digestion and boost the immune system. But a new study suggests they may not be so good for newborns. The study looks at just one subject, a baby boy in... read more

The States Where It’s Legal to Breastfeed In Public

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In spite of the frustrating accounts of moms being asked to leave restaurants or cover up while breastfeeding, it's a perfectly legal activity nationwide. Except in Idaho. Get your act together, Idaho! According to the National Conference of State Legislatures47 states, the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands have laws that specifically... read more

Five-Year-Old Doesn’t Want Baby Brother to Grow Up (Watch!)

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You know that feeling when you wish your baby would stay cute and little and dependent forever? That's hitting fiver-year-old Sadie pretty hard. She cradles her baby brother's adorable little head, sobbing, "I don't want him to grow up!" And all he does his giggle, which prompts a blubbery: "Oh you are so cute! I love... read more

Oops! Dad Delivers Baby Into Toilet

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Can't decide between a water birth and a home birth? This Connecticut couple inadvertently got both with their second baby. David Davis delivered baby Livia right into their toilet when it became clear his wife wasn't going to make it to the hospital on Friday. Lillie Davis was sent home from the hospital earlier that... read more