parenting

The Best (And Worst) Breastfeeding Moments Of 2015

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It’s been an interesting year to be a boob, to own one or two of them and to try to use them to produce food for a baby. Women all over the place are doing the daily diligence of reclaiming the normalcy of breastfeeding—in public, in private, on a yacht, in a wooded glen filled... Read more

Why The Type Of Toy Baby Plays With Matters

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With a fresh mountain of holiday toys sitting in your living room, now is as good a time as any to confirm that yes, the toys your kids play with matter. And the simpler they are, the better. A new article published by JAMA Pediatrics found that toddlers who play with electronic toys–anything that produces lights, words... Read more

10 Things Your Baby Is Definitely Thinking

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As 2015 winds down and we start to relax this holiday season, it’s the perfect time to look back and reflect on the past year’s accomplishments. If you’re a new mom, this might be the year you got your greatest gift yet—a baby! Imagine if your baby could marvel at all that he or she's accomplished... Read more

This Grandma's Christmas Surprise Will Give You All The Feels

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This mom thought her military son being home for the holidays was the best gift—until she saw him holding a new baby. Eva Goeb was more than happy to hear that her son, Donny, and his wife, Miranda, were making an unexpected trip home for the holidays. Donny and Miranda were a dual Air Force family until... Read more

15 Most Talked About Breastfeeding Images of 2015

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We think it’s safe to dub 2015 as the year of public breastfeeding. Maybe we’re biased because of our #Boobolution campaign, but it’s always empowering to see moms celebrating their right to nourish their children—and not letting public judgment get in their way. Look back at the images that got the world talking this... Read more

3 Sets Of Twins In 5 Years: A Labor Of Love

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Parenthood rarely turns out like you planned. Andrea and Mark Rivas didn't know if they'd ever be parents at all. But their story involves some of the most unexpected twists and happiest outcomes of all. The Rivases turned to IVF after experiencing infertility and a miscarriage. And during their IVF journey, they befriended... Read more

Mom Pens Letter To Delta After Breast Milk Incident: 'I'm An Angry Mom Right Now'

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As a new mom, it's extremely difficult to be away from baby for an extended period of time, but it's even worse when you're nursing. While traveling for business, Vanessa Kasten Urango, a Texas mom of two, was told by Delta Air Lines that she could not travel with frozen breast milk. The angry mom... Read more

Hit Replay: 15 Best Pregnancy & Baby Viral Videos Of 2015

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There were a whole lot of amazing moments—pregnancy announcements, baby milestones and dramatic births—caught on video this year. We're counting down the ones that made you smile, laugh, cringe and even ugly cry (just a little). 15. Best Delivery Dance Off Call it the labor locomotion: If there’s one trend that had our hearts skipping a... Read more

See Daughter's (Hilarious) Angry Reaction To Learning The Truth About Santa

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Keeping the Christmas magic alive isn't easy. There are logistics to explain. Don't have a chimney? You'll need to invent Santa's entrance strategy. Are the kids skeptical about how he circumnavigates the globe in one night? Time to exaggerate how time zones work. One Maryland couple finally gave up the charade, admitting to their daughter that... Read more

The Car Seat Mistakes Parents Make Before They Leave The Hospital

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We say it all the time: Car seat installation is hard. And we're not saying that to make you feel better about your struggle. It's literally difficult for almost all new parents out there; a new study found 95 percent of parents make at least one mistake while installing the car seat. The... Read more