parenting

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

oh joy blogger joy cho debut's solly baby wrap collaborationMax Wanger
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

food statesChris Durso
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

Does Praise Turn Kids Into Narcissists? Study Makes Case for Tough Love

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We all think our kids are the greatest, right? You just might want to be careful with how much you let them know it. It's kind of a lose-lose. Praise your children too much, or treat them as more deserving than others, and they become narcissistic. That's the social learning theory. But if you withhold... Read more

We 'Spring Forward' This Weekend! How to Prep Baby (and Prevent Crankiness)

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Consider this your warning: in most places in the country, we begin Daylight Saving Time in the wee hours Sunday morning. And that, of course, means moving your clock one hour forward before you go to bed Saturday night. For most people, this simply means one hour less sleep, but for a sleep-deprived new mom,... Read more

Surfer Baby Practices with Dad

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Well, that's one way to encourage tummy time. Kristofer Strong, of Clearwater, Florida, decided to give his seven-month-old daughter, Madison, a surfing lesson. Like most initial surfing lessons, it took place on dry land. In this case, that was the carpet. "[My wife] Jennifer and I have always made every effort to go the beach;... Read more

Jimmy Kimmel Reads Mean Tweets from Anti-Vaxxers (VIDEO)

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If we learned one thing this week, it's that Jimmy Kimmel is pro-vaccinations. The Jimmy Kimmel Live! host, whose 8-month-old daughter just received a booster shot, created a PSA with frustrated doctors. The funny -- but sincere -- bit aired last week. “Remember the time you got Polio? No, you don’t, because your parents got... Read more

Should 'Amazon Mom' Become 'Amazon Family'?

amazon family graphicJeff Bezos
Have you seen this graphic all over your social media feeds this week?   We're going to assume yes. And while prominent dad blogger Oren Miller had been pushing for Amazon to change the name of its rewards program for years, it took his death from lung cancer on Saturday for the Internet community... Read more

Working Moms Get an Apology -- From a New Mom

Katharine Zaleski and familyTory Williams
Katharine Zaleski is proving it's never too late to say "I'm sorry." And her apology is directed at her fellow working moms. "I’m sorry to all the mothers I used to work with," she writes in a commentary for Fortune. "I didn’t realize how horrible I’d been – until I had a child... Read more