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Why you should never, ever, swing a child by the arms

by Michelle Stein posted in ParentingMy family learned the hard way just how easy it is for a little kid's arm to pop out of place and end up with …

Dear Abby: New mom unsure how to find good day care

<b>DEAR ABBY:</b> I am a new mom to a sweet baby boy. I am (or was) very career-oriented and never in a million years thought I would want to be a …

Men won't ask for directions, but they will take parenting advice

by Charlie Brooks posted in Mom StoriesStay-at-home dads: They used to be rare but, as discussed in a recent NPR article, they’re becoming more …

The crappiest part of having a non-verbal child

by Whitney Barthel posted in Mom StoriesI hate it when people are shocked to learn that Daniel is 6 years old. I hate it that I have to speak for him …

7 things Jay Z and George need to know about twin pregnancy

by Joanna Venditti posted in Mom StoriesDear Jay Z and George, congratulations on your twin announcements. Holy crap, right?This is an exciting time, …

5 signs you're ready to purge the baby stuff

by Michelle Stein posted in Mom StoriesI'm almost afraid to type it because then it might actually be true, but here it goes: <b>I think I'm finally done</b> …

Wish your man could know what it's like to breastfeed? Watch this

by Sara McGinnis posted in Mom StoriesFor one long, long day, two men got to experience what it's like to be a breastfeeding woman. Not the part of …

Mom creates a beautiful way to celebrate preemie milestones

by Carolyn Robertson posted in Mom StoriesA child's early months and years are full of firsts, each a bittersweet reminder to mom and dad that their …

Parenting

Hoda Kotb has found the love of her life: A baby girl!

by Sara McGinnis posted in CelebritiesWelcome to parenthood, Hoda Kotb! Big baby news was shared on <i>Today</i> Tuesday morning, when the 52-year-old anchor …

Britax recalls 700,000 strollers due to fall hazard

by Michelle Stein posted in Mom StoriesBritax Safety Inc. has announced a voluntary recall of 700,000 strollers due to a fall hazard. A damaged …

Experience contractions through these intense photos

by Melissa Willets posted in Mom StoriesDuring my first pregnancy, I spent a lot of time wondering what contractions would feel like. One mom friend …

This is the best pregnancy announcement photo, ever!

by Sara McGinnis posted in Mom StoriesSometimes, you have no idea how hard it will be to get pregnant until it's go time. But Todd Kreig had another …

Girlfriends’ abridged guide to raising boys

by Whitney Barthel posted in Mom StoriesIf I'm being honest, I wanted girls. This is funny, because I am the mother of four beautiful little …

Unreal video: Watch a fetus move and stretch at 20 weeks along

by Sara McGinnis posted in Mom StoriesHave you ever felt your baby move and push against your pregnant belly and wondered what in the world he or she …

Making safe sleep work at your house, even at 3 a.m.

by BabyCenter Guest Blogger posted in Products & PrizesBeing a parent is hard. Being an exhausted parent is impossible. When faced with new infant …

We had postpartum depression: 7 moms tell their stories

by Carolyn Robertson posted in Mom StoriesWe <i>all</i> need to know about postpartum depression.Fortunately, people talk about PPD a lot more these days. …

Swim diapers are "like a poo tea bag," so now what?

by Sara McGinnis posted in Mom StoriesI'm not normally much of a germaphobe, but there's something about public swimming pools that skeeves me out. I …

This sitter put the baby where when she needed her hands free?

by Whitney Barthel posted in Mom StoriesWhen Claudia Sorhaindo asked niece J’Ann Sorhaindo to babysit her 2-month-old Ava, she wasn’t expecting …

The 5 stages of struggling through bedtime

by Charlie Brooks posted in Mom StoriesMy daughter is willful, and that will serve her well later in life. But right now that willfulness means that …

She stayed pregnant for 260 weeks! And there's a reason why

by Michelle Stein posted in Mom StoriesA public service announcement is raising eyebrows while also opening eyes to the sad reality of parental leave …

Pregnancy

This is what life looks like for a parent who's a little person

by Sara McGinnis posted in Mom StoriesNicole DePaul is 3 feet, 9 inches tall. Her husband Vince is 3 feet, 10 inches tall. When they decided to start …

5 things I bought late at night from Amazon Prime

by Sabrina Garibian posted in Products & PrizesYou know you've done it.One day I came home with my three kids to find four gigantic boxes at my front …

Replicate Beyoncé's pregnancy photo or die trying

by Maggie Downs posted in Mom StoriesUgh, Beyoncé just shook up my whole world. Now I’m gonna have to get myself knocked up just so I can replicate …

PPD: I couldn't shake the feeling I was a terrible mother

by Becky Vieira posted in Mom StoriesBleeding. Stitches. Postpartum depression. Breast engorgement. Infections. Exhaustion.Like most new mothers I …

Incredible images: Mom photographs her own birth

by Melissa Willets posted in Mom StoriesWe share amazing birth photography on this blog every day. But these birth images may just be the most …

Photos: This is home birth when welcoming baby #8

by Sara McGinnis posted in Mom StoriesShelley Wyler knows all too well that giving birth can be scary. Though she was frightened by the idea of …

Teach your toddler these 10 words and your life will be easier

by Deidra Romero posted in Mom StoriesWe've all said it a million, ka-jillion times: "Use your words!" There's something magical that happens when we …

The secret trick that could help your baby sleep longer

by Michelle Stein posted in Mom StoriesHave you ever heard of the dream feed?If you haven't, then listen up -- it might be the trick that helps your …