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This adorable baby loves food more than you've ever loved anything

Baby Milo may only be 17 months old, but he already knows what's good.<p>Whether it's cereal, a side salad, a wrap, some syrup, or even just a waitress walking by with someone else's plate, Milo knows if it's edible, he 100% wants it.<p>But unlike the way you suppress your excitement when you see your …

32 First Photos Of Babies Smiling That Will Make Your Heart Burst

It's all just shits and giggles at this age.<p>The math is simple: Babies + smiles = happiness. Both babies and smiles are wonderful, and they're infinitely better when paired together.<p>So we asked the HuffPost Parents community<p>to share the first photos they took of their babies smiling (whether it was …

Budgeting for baby

When Elle Martinez and her husband found out they were having a baby, one of their initial thoughts was that they needed to be financially prepared. During the process of building their baby fund, the first-time parents learned several valuable lessons that made the transition much easier.<p>To start, …

Blind and Deaf Toddler Sees and Hears Her Mom for the First Time

Last month, 2-year-old Nicolly Pereira, who was born blind and thought to be deaf, gazed into her mother’s eyes for the first time.<p>The precious …

'Sharenting': The long-awaited arrival of equal parenting

The other day I got up at 6am, kissed my husband Tom and five-year-old son Max goodbye, before heading off to Paris with a friend. I was free as a bird for 24 hours. It was a Friday so Max had school, needed a packed lunch and had an after-school play date before the usual bath and bedtime …

21 Of The Funniest Parenting Moments Of The Year: From #DadWins To Blush-Inducing Comments

As exhausting as being a parent can be, children are a pretty good source of entertainment.<p>Luckily for us, mums and dads all over the world have …

12 Comics That Nail What An Entire Year Of Parenting Is Like

It's gonna be a good year.<p>Somehow, 2015 is coming to a close. Gretchen Rubin said it best on the topic of parenting: "The days are long, but the years are short."<p>Luckily, we've rounded up some hilarious parenting images to get you through the next 12 months -- you know, for when those days are …

Photographer Shares Her 18 Most Breathtaking Live Birth Photos Of This Year

"It's not just about the literal moment of birth, but the moments and people surrounding the experience."<p>Photographer Aubrie Moates of Hello Baby Birth Photography has been capturing delivery and labor photos for mothers for years. But for her, 2015 was the most emotional one because of the …

Teach mental health in primary schools, advisory group says

Mental health should be placed on the national curriculum for primary school children, an NHS-affiliated advisory group has said.<p>The Young People’s Mental Health Advisory Group, which was set up by the NHS’s clinical research network, said that if problems were to be prevented or dealt with …

Mental Health

11 Ways to Talk So Toddlers Will Listen

We all agree that toddlers can be complicated! Even the best parents and caregivers sometimes feel confused or helpless when it comes to dealing with …

Headbanging Toddler Evy Handles 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Perfectly

She's just 1 year old, but she can bang her head with the best of them.<p>She's only 1 year old, but little Evy already has mastered the art of headbanging like a mosh pit pro.<p>Step one: Bang your head.<p>Step two: Repeat.<p>Evy wasn't actually reenacting that scene from "Wayne's World."<p>"I should note that …

Stricter rules on free childcare cut number of eligible families by third

The number of families who will benefit from the government’s prized 30 hours free childcare offer has been cut by a third as a result of cost-saving changes to the eligibility threshold.<p>Under the original terms of the offer, as many as 600,000 families were said to benefit, but changes outlined by …

Education

Help-to-buy Isa offers a helping hand on to the housing ladder

A tax-free payment from the government of up to £6,000 for couples buying their first home, and interest rates of up to 4% when saving for a deposit, will be on offer to young buyers who take up the new help-to-buy Isa, which will launch next week.<p>The 4% interest rate will be on offer in branches …

Finance

Family cooks quit the kitchen in favour of dining out on Christmas Day

Put off by the stress, cost and complication of cooking thousands of families are planning eat Christmas Dinner at their favourite restaurant.<p>For some it’s the prospect of cooking Turkey for the entire family plus the mother-in-law, never mind Auntie Violet.<p>Others fear never being able to satisfy …

One Mother's Witty Comics on Motherhood

Héloïse Weiner is a mom to sons William, almost 3, Ezra, 18 months, and newborn Nino. Anyone presented with that information can easily gather that …

26 of the funniest answers children have written on homework assignments

We scoured Reddit and Imgur for the most popular posts about children's homework assignments gone awry.<p>And though we can't guarantee that all of these are real, they're definitely worth a read. Enjoy.

Workers have 'unrealistic expectations' about retirment, says study

British workers of all ages expect to be able to retire at least four years before they reach pension age and have often 'unrealistic expectations' …

Drugs boss who said he 'only employs beautiful women' guilty of sexism

'Red lipstick, heels - good... wearing a dress - excellent': David Noakes guilty of sex discrimination after personal assistant takes him to tribunal<p>The boss behind a banned cancer "wonder drug" has been found guilty of sex discrimination after writing "Red lipstick, heels - good" on his personal …

Administrative Law

Children 'should undergo yearly obesity MOT at school'

The National Obesity Forum is calling for annual weigh-ins at primary school in a bid to prevent children piling on the pounds<p>Children should be subject to yearly school weigh-ins as part of the war on obesity, experts have said.<p>Campaigners are complaining that while cars receive an annual MOT, and …

15 hilarious parenting comics that are almost too real.

Brian Gordon is a cartoonist. He's also a dad, which means he's got plenty of inspiration for the parenting comics he creates for his website, Fowl …

Turn it off! Brits waste £600m a year in energy costs

UK households waste £600million in energy costs by failing to switch off gadgets left on standby, new findings reveal.<p>Over three-quarters of people …

Personal Finance (UK)

My top 3 pregnancy slapstick moments

Shares 0<p>My husband swears I spill exponentially more than I did pre-pregnancy. I, however, am fairly convinced that the issue is not increased …

How to make sure your buy-to-let doesn't break new immigration rules

A pilot scheme ordering landlords to check the immigration status of their tenants has moved a step closer to being rolled out across England.<p>MPs …

18 amazing things we all did as kids we wish we still could

<b>For some reason you thought becoming an adult would be great.</b><p>Now you just wish you could have stayed a kid forever.<p>When you were younger you thought …

Harry Potter

The motherhood penalty: How our reluctance to value care-giving hurts women at work

<i>The following is an excerpt from Unfinished Business by Anne-Marie Slaughter, the president and CEO of New America. Ms. Slaughter was the first female director of policy planning in the U.S. State Department and former dean of Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International …

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‘Angel nurse’ breastfeeds baby so surgery can continue

A nurse faced with a screaming baby during surgery went well above the call of duty to ensure the operation went ahead.<p>Li Baoxia decided to …

Call of Duty

Real People Talk About How Tory Tax Credit Cuts Will Affect Them

People have spoken out on the effect Tory cuts to tax credits will have on them and their families, as a new Labour campaign is launched to stop them.<p>…

Stop Children 'Catching' Your Anxiety Before It's Too Late - PsyBlog

Anxious parents tend to pass on their anxiety to their children — but this doesn’t have to be the case.<p>A new study finds that a family therapy …

8 Tips For Running Safely And Comfortably (Enough) While Pregnant

Hitting your stride with a baby on board is possible with these precautions and expert tricks.<p>Carrie Cole ran her fastest half marathon while pregnant.<p>"It was really hard, but really strong," remembers the 32-year-old in Wilmette, Illinois, who now works for a company that organizes races. She …