parenting

Photographer Captures 'Breastfeeding Goddesses'

breastfeeding in the snowIvette Ivens Photography
Breastfeeding is natural, instinctual, and above all, normal. And while photographer Ivette Ivens sought to normalize breastfeeding by stripping away everything that gets in the way, these amazing photos are anything but normal. Ivens, a mom of two herself, brings her subjects outside to capture breastfeeding in nature. "I want people to look at... Read more

A Text a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

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It may be a small start, but a text message could be the simplest way to boost a new mom's day. With the help of a grant from the Maternal Child and Family Health Coalition (MCHFC), researchers from Saint Louis University explored how supportive text messages could help low-income, racial minority mothers with postpartum depression. Their... Read more

Baby Goes to Extremes to Avoid Bedtime

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"The first year of his life, I think he was always awake," Adele Enersen recalls of her son Vincent, now three. "I think he slept 15 minutes once a week. Or at least it felt that way! Or remember that movie The Ring — the horror movie where the girl never slept? It was like... Read more

The Messiest (And Cutest) First Birthday Tradition: Cake Smashing

For some reason, making a mess is nothing short of adorable when you're under two years old. So when society finally accepted that spoon-feeding baby her cake just wasn't going to fly, a beautiful, frosting-filled first birthday tradition was born: cake smashing. Yep, baby gets his or her own cake to destroy, one fistful at... Read more

Improving Family Life Might Start at Work

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Not spending as much time as you should with your kids? A little boost from your boss could solve that problem. A new study published in the journal Pediatrics found that training supervisors to be more supportive of their employees' personal and family lives had big payoffs at home. The workplace intervention... Read more

Impossible Video Game Simulates Parenting

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Safety proofing, multitasking, spending every waking hour attending to people other than yourself -- so is the life of a parent. Doesn't sound hard to you? A new video game may change your mind. Jostle Parent, a simple, pixilated game, allows you to control a parent in charge of three little kids. And these little... Read more

Procrastinating? Last Minute Tax Advice for Parents

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Scrambling to file your taxes this weekend? No sweat. We talked to Matt Becker, financial planner and founder of Mom and Dad Money, for some last-minute advice for parents. "The biggest tax deadline tip I have is to get your IRA contributions in before the deadline," Becker says. "For 2014, the maximum IRA... Read more

Happy National Siblings Day! Big Siblings Break Developing News

Happy National Siblings Day! While this celebration is basically an excuse to post embarrassing old family photos online, we stopped to ask ourselves a question: What was life like before baby no. 2 came along? Before there were siblings, there was an only child who had to be told there was a baby on the... Read more

'Sad Cake': Your Parenting Problems, Explained

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Meet Shayna Ferm and Tracey Tee, the ladies behind The Bump Pump and Dump Validation Tour. These Denver-based moms are here to remind you that even on your worst parenting day, you’re doing a great job. And whether it’s via song at their parentally-incorrect live comedy shows or via blog post on The Bump,... Read more

Yikes! The Risks of Purchasing Breast Milk Online

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For moms who struggle with pumping their own milk, several milk sharing sites are available online. If you don't want to supplement with formula, you can buy 100 percent human milk from other moms. Supposedly. A new study, published today in the journal Pediatrics, found that one out of 10 milk samples purchased online... Read more