parenting

Paid Leave Keeps More Moms in the Workplace

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It's a startling fact you've probably heard before: The United States is the only developed country that doesn't offer paid maternity leave. Employers can offer some sort of compensated leave, but only 59 percent of workers say this is the case at their companies. With an immediate drop off in income and no subsidized childcare, women without paid... read more

Join in the Boob-olution this Friday, August 1!

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With Breastfeeding Awareness Month right around the corner, we’re kicking things off this Friday, August 1, with a party – a Boob-olution (sponsored by The Bobby Company)– all in the name of public breastfeeding. Why? The more often moms breastfeed out in the open, the more they show other moms it’s no big deal.... read more

New AAP Guidelines for Treating RSV

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For the second time in two years, the American Academy of Pediatrics is calling for doctors to scale back the use of palivizumab prophylaxis when it comes to treating RSV in infants. Respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, is a common lung infection that most kids come into contact with by age two. It's usually nothing too... read more

4 Big Benefits of Exercising with Baby

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Even if you were a super-fit mom-to-be and exercised regularly through pregnancy, you are likely to find it difficult to get back into a regular fitness routine after having a baby. Combine sleep deprivation with juggling a busy schedule as most new moms do, and it feels nearly impossible to find the right activity to... read more

Could Labor Pain Meds Lower Your Risk of Postpartum Depression?

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An epidural might be your secret weapon against postpartum depression. A Chinese study found that women who received epidural anesthesia during a vaginal delivery had a much lower risk for postpartum depression than women who didn't. How much lower? 21 percent. "It's a huge omission that there has been almost nothing in postpartum depression research... read more

You Can Teach Baby Nursery Rhymes Before Birth (Cool, Huh?)

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Photo: Getty/The Bump
Twinkle, twinkle little baby? A new study, conducted by researchers at the University of Florida, shows that babies can learn nursery rhymes before they're even born -- sort of. Researchers studied 32 women who were 28 weeks pregnant, and told each of them to sing the same nursery rhyme twice daily to their bellies until their 34th... read more

The Best States to Raise a Family: How Does Your State Stack Up?

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The results are in! Once again, the Annie E. Casey Foundation released its annual KIDS COUNT Data Book, which looks at the well-being of American children. The state with the highest overall child well-being? Massachusetts. (This is great news. I'm from Massachusetts.) What factors comprise "overall well-being?" A combination of economics, education, health and family/community.... read more

Jimmy Kimmel Shares Adorable First Pics of Daughter Jane

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Photo: YouTube
After a two-week hiatus following the birth of his daughter, Jimmy Kimmel resumed taping his talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live! this week. Like any proud new dad, he included some tidbits about his new bundle of joy in his opening monologue on Monday night and shared some pretty stinking adorable pictures, too. Kimmel casually dropped his... read more

Dog Begs Baby’s Forgiveness (WATCH!)

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Dog may be man's best friend, but Charlie the beagle has a lot of groveling to do to get back on baby Laura's good side. Laura started crying as soon as the dog nabbed her favorite toy. And the guilt tore him apart. Parents caught the whole saga on camera, and shared a minute and... read more

Get the Look: Olivia Wilde Babywearing

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Photo: The Daily Mail/Splash
Plenty of fashion trends are born on the streets of New York City. And in this case, the accessory of choice was born three months ago. It looks like Olivia Wilde is embracing babywearing with her son Otis, and she's taking it to a whole new level of chic. Out and about in her West Village neighborhood, Wilde... read more