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New Mom Workout Trend: Babywearing at the Barre

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Whether you've always been a fitness buff or are just getting into the routine of working out, having a baby often makes it difficult to get quality gym time in. Do you call a sitter so you can get a quick run in? Or, if your gym offers it, do you leave baby at the childcare... read more

This Family’s Adoption Pictures Will Make Your Day

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When photographer Kate T. Parker's sister and brother-in-law adopted baby Sam, now five months, in February 2014, she knew immediately that she wanted to commemorate the event in a special way. Kate documented the entire adoption process on camera, ending with a stunning series entitled Blended, which chronicles the family welcoming a new baby into... read more

Could This Help End Pregnancy Discrimination?

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Photo: Thinkstock/The Bump
For the first time in over 30 years, the EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) has updated its rules against pregnancy discrimination. Previously, many employers weren't entirely sure what the rules were or how they applied to their specific business. The hope is that these new clarifications will be helpful to employers, as well... read more

Strangers Use Photoshop to Help a Grieving Dad

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Internet kindness hit a tear-jerking level this week. Nathen Steffel posted a photo of his newborn daughter Sophia on Reddit, asking someone to remove the tubes from the photo. "My daughter recently passed away after a long battle in the children's hospital. Since she was in the hospital her whole life, we never were able... read more

Mark Your Calendars: The Boobolution Starts August 1

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You say you want a boob-olution? We're doing our best to make it happen. On August 1, moms everywhere will be breastfeeding in public to kick off Breastfeeding Awareness Month. And we're asking you to do the same. By being comfortable with breastfeeding out in the open, you'll show other moms that it's no... read more

How Baby’s Psyching Himself Up For Those First Words

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Even if baby can't respond to you, that doesn't mean he's not listening to you and mentally practicing the words you say when you're talking to him. Most babies start talking around one year, but the brain areas that are associated with speech planning light up around seven months, according to a recent study published... read more

Boston Marathon Survivor Jeff Bauman and Erin Hurley Welcome Baby Girl!

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It's been quite the year for Jeff Bauman, the 28-year-old Bostonian who lost both his legs to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, and the subject of the iconic photograph from that day. He's published a memoir, announced an engagement, returned to work, and most recently, welcomed baby Nora Gail Bauman. Baby Nora was born on... read more

SIDS Risk Factors Depend on Baby’s Age

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In a new study published today by Pediatrics, researchers reported that the risk factors of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) depend on baby's age. The study reported on 8,207 deaths between 2004 and 2012 in 24 states, and deaths were divided by age: zero to three months in one category and four... read more

‘Pregnancy Brain’ Is Making You Smarter

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We've already confirmed, to your relief, that baby brain is a real thing -- it's your body's way of preparing you to bond with your child. But new research is proving that it could actually be making you smarter. Dr. Adam Franssen, a neurobiologist at Longwood University, sat down for a Reddit AMA (Ask me... read more

Attention NYC Moms: The Pump and Dump Show Is Coming Your Way!

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Chances are this isn't the first time you've heard of the dynamic duo of Shayna Ferm and Tracey Tee -- these hilarious ladies have contributed to our blog before. (Need a quick ego boost? Check out 10 Reasons You're An Awesome Mom.) This summer and fall, they're touring the country with their Pump... read more