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Would you sacrifice a third child for a dream house?

Sarah Scott wrote in an article in Elle Decor:<p>"My husband and I purchased our dream home entirely on our own ... By our early thirties, we were able …

Parenting

Fetal Development: Baby's Reproductive System and Sex Organs

It’s one of the most exciting parts of being pregnant: finding out your baby’s sex. But what, exactly, decides a baby’s sex, and how does it all …

Pregnancy

6 Mistakes Parents Make Talking To Their Kids And How To Fix Them

There are so many reasons why kids refuse to do what you tell them: There’s the obvious (“I’m a kid.”); the more nuanced (“You didn’t say please.”); …

Parenting

Mom's Hilariously Honest Pregnancy Cartoons Are So Spot-On

"I'm So Pregnant" keeps it real.<p>An upcoming book of illustrations is offering a hilariously real look into the pregnancy experience.<p>Line Severinsen has been drawing cartoons since she was a kid. When she became pregnant with her first child in 2012, the Norway-based artist started documenting all …

Pregnancy

Adele Gives Rare Insight Into How She's Bringing Up Her Four-Year-Old Son Angelo

'He knows I’m a powerful force.'<p>Adele has revealed she’s bringing up her four-year-old son to be a feminist.<p>The 28-year-old singer, who gave birth to Angelo with her husband Simon Konecki in October 2012, said she’s instilling these values in her son from an early age.<p>“I’m raising him to respect …

Entertainment

Dear Everyone On The Plane

My wife and I are doing our best. Our very best. Your scowls, dirty looks, head shakes, and eye rolls don’t help.<p>Can I have your attention? Can I have your attention please? I mean, you know, more than my crying 3-year-old?<p>Mr. Scowler, Ms. Eyeroll? How about you, Mr. Headshake?<p>Great, thanks.<p>First I …

Babies

Dear Husband, Turn Off Your F*cking ALarm

• Share on Facebook<p>Shutterstock<p>Dear Husband:<p>I understand that you leave every morning to work hard for our family. You go out into the world, braving …

Marriage

The Psychology Behind Parenting Methods

Attachment, parent-led or winging-it: which method is right for you?<p>Breastfeeding vs bottle-feeding, sleep routine vs no routine, stay-at-home mums vs working mums: parenting is fraught with dichotomies. As a result, new parents can feel as though every decision they make comes with a label and …

Parenting

To The Stay-At-Home Mom: I Know You Struggle

Dear Stay-at-Home Mom,<p>I know if you are reading this you are probably at your wit’s end. If you are lucky, you are tearing out your towel-dryed hair …

Parenting

Chicken Pox: Symptoms And Treatments

Chicken pox (or varicella for its medical name) is caused by a herpes virus and, although usually mild, it is incredibly infectious, being passed around through coughs and sneezes.<p>Once your child has had chicken pox, they areunlikelyto get it again. However, the virus remains in the body and can …

Parenting

Positive Discipline: 10 Tactics That Work (Spanking Not Included)

Many parents resort to spanking as a method of discipline for their children. They love their kids, but are simply bankrupt for ideas of what else to …

Discipline

6 Ways To Help Your Child Learn To Share

Why teaching this essential social skill can bring happiness to your little one.<p>Learning to share is an important social skill for children. They will learn about compromise, how to take turns and negotiate and how to express their feelings. Toddlers and children need to learn how to share in order …

Parenting

14 Hilarious Parenting Fails We've All Experienced

Because we all do stuff like this sometimes<p>Despite the best of intentions, we all fail sometimes when it comes to looking after babies. Our intentions are always good but we forget things, we’re a bit too ambitious or we could just really do with one good night’s sleep.<p>Do these sound familiar?

Babies

‘Don’t Forget Dads’ Instagram Reminds Us Dads Don’t Babysit, They Parent

Instagram account puts focus on involved dads<p>As more and more dads become more and more involved in the parenting process, men everywhere are …

Parenting

How To Introduce A Sleep Routine With Your Baby

Newborn? Routine? It's not as bonkers as it sounds.<p>Newborn babies are not exactly known for their willingness to fall in line with parental demands (toddlers and teens are compliant by comparison). So the idea of trying to get your tiny bundle to follow any kind of sleep routine might sound at best …

Babies

From A Preschool Teacher: The Do’s And (Please) Don’ts Of Dropping Off Your Kid

How can parents deal with a child who cries at school or daycare drop-off?<p>Leave.<p>I am a preschool teacher who deals with tearful separation …

Parenting

What age should women have children? Fertility experts reveal the risks and rewards

IT’S called the golden decade — the 10-year window when it’s best for a woman to have a baby. And, according to fertility experts, that time starts …

Pregnancy

Mums talk frankly about what happens to your vagina during pregnancy

I’ve heard on the grapevine that pregnancy and childbirth aren’t very fun pastimes.<p>Why I never send kisses to my colleagues<p>In fact, judging by …

Pregnancy

Your Body After Baby -- 8 Body Changes Every Mother Should Know

<b>Growing and Engorged Breasts</b><br>Your breasts undergo one of the most common body changes postpartum. "Whether you breastfeed or not, this is a body …

Babies

6 Women Reveal How Everything About Their Bodies Changed After Giving Birth

Women and post-pregnancy bodies have a complicated relationship. Some new moms feel confident right away, some don't want to talk about it, and some are totally upfront and honest about everything. That openness might just be our favorite thing to see, because it shows women that there is no <i>right</i> …

Babies

The challenges facing midwifery are immense. No wonder we have a crisis on our hands

I came into midwifery many years ago and am still in touch with women that I supported throughout their pregnancies. I have worked in hospital and community based services and have seen first hand how very important it is to ensure that care is always women centred and based on individual needs and …

Pregnancy

You Don’t Need to Clean the Family Room Tonight – Promise!

Okay, listen. I know what it looks like over there…<p>The puzzle pieces snaking ominously under the couch; the two dozen stickers clustered in random …

Parenting

What Children Overhear Matters Now More Than Ever

“Kill Mexico” The words were scratched onto the desk of a ten-year-old boy. He’d been born in America, but his parents were immigrants, and the …

Parenting

Parenting Is Bittersweet When Your Child Is Teetering Between Baby And Boy

We’re in it now, this space between baby and boy.<p>We’re teetering, delicately and precariously, a roller coaster in its graceful pause just before the …

Babies

12 Easy Baby Puree Combinations

If you’ve mastered the ‘first tastes’ stage of the weaning process, it’s time to start combining different food flavours to tempt your baby’s …

Vegetarian Food

What does the shape of your baby bump mean | Emma's Diary

Backless Booster seats: Everything you need to know about the new car seat laws

From March 2017, manufactures in the UK will not be allowed to sell backless booster seats for smaller children. But what does this mean for you and …

21 Of The Best Caffeine-Free And Non-Alcoholic Drinks For Pregnancy And Breastfeeding

Whether you're giving that glass of pinot a miss now you're pregnant, or trying to cut down on espresso coffee while you breastfeed, there are still …

Beverages

Mum Urges Men To 'Take The God Damn Photo' Of Mothers With Their Kids To Capture Candid Moments

'We spend days capturing moments of you and the kids.'<p>A mum has urged men to take more photos of women with their kids, in a message that will resonate with man other mothers.<p>Sophie Cachia, an Australian mum who blogs at ‘The Young Mummy’, shared a photo her husband took of her chilling on the sofa …

Parenting