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See Three Dads Take on Pregnancy — By Wearing Empathy Bellies for One Month

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Is this the ultimate show of empathy? Three UK dads are taking on a month-long challenge, wearing 33-pound "empathy bellies" to honor their wives, mothers and pregnant women everywhere. Yep, we know, one month isn't exactly nine. But we're still pretty impressed by the commitment of Jason Bramley, Steve Hanson and Jonny Biggins. Meet the Three... Read more

Kid-Friendly YouTube App Makes Its Debut

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Is your toddler already a pro at swiping through your tablet? Those skills are about to go into overdrive with today's launch of the YouTube Kids app. The first Google-built app designed specifically for children, YouTube Kids uses larger images and bold icons to help little fingers navigate through videos, which are filtered into the channels "Shows,"... Read more

Pumping While Driving -- Would You Try It?

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One multitasking mom is taking her breast pumping skills on the road. And we mean literally -- Leslie Goldman is pumping while driving. The new mom shared her story -- and a brief how-to -- with FitPregnancy, explaining that necessity drove her to PWD (pumping while driving) when she was late for a friend's... Read more

Spot-On Video Shows Why Moms Get Nothing Done

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To be fair, it kind of seems like baby Ellia just wants to help. But household chores don't seem to be a part of her skill set yet; making a mess does. This isn't the first time we've seen Ellia get mischievous. Mom and Story of this Life blogger Esther Anderson shared a... Read more

Helpful Hints for Cleaning Baby Teeth

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It’s National Children’s Dental Health Month, which means we’ll be giving you helpful tips on dental care for baby and answering all those questions you have about those adorable baby teeth. Here, we explain the best techniques for cleaning little teeth. You may be wondering why it’s important to clean baby’s teeth when she’s just going to... Read more

Big Dogs and Little Babies Are the Best of Friends

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Happy National Love Your Pet Day! Why not celebrate with some adorable photos of babies snoozin' with puppies? You're welcome. (via BoredPanda) If you're a mom-to-be getting ready to introduce your fur baby to your real baby, we have some tips for a smooth transition, like introducing new sounds, rules and other... Read more

Do You Really Need to Eliminate Naps for Kids Over Age 2?

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Recent headlines have indicated that kids over age two shouldn't nap. If you're feeling like that's borderline blasphemous, you're not alone. And experts are clarifying exactly what new research entails. Basically, Australian researchers analyzed 26 previously published studies on napping, all involving children up to age five. Different studies had different focuses: the effect of sleep... Read more

Will a Family's Self-Imposed Quarantine Save Their Daughter?

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To say that the O'Neill family lives in close quarters would be an understatement. The family of four has quarantined themselves in their Columbia, South Carolina home for nine months. And it's all in an effort to save their daughter's life. In July 2013, Eliza O'Neill, 5, was diagnosed with the rare, fatal genetic disorder called Sanfilippo... Read more

Jessa and Ben Seewald's Big Adoption Plans

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Not caught up on your Duggar news? We can't blame you, there are a lot of them to keep track of. On Tuesday night's season nine premiere of 19 Kids & Counting, newly-engaged Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald are just beginning their wedding plans. But in real life, the newlyweds are already on the next step;... Read more

9 Valentine's Day Cards That Perfectly Sum Up Our Lives

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If the media and all the Whitman's Samplers in your local drugstore haven't made the message loud and clear that Valentine's Day is HAPPENING (whether you're on that box of chocolates train or not), we're here to tell you we know how you feel. The "holiday" takes on a different meaning once you're in the pregnancy or parenting zone.  The flowers,... Read more