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15 Totally Relatable Parenting #Truths

Whether you're a first-time mom or been-there, done-that dad, you'll recognize these 15 universal truths that every parent experiences.<p>Every child is different, and every family is different. That being said, there are still plenty of parenting moments and milestones that nearly all of us can …

Parenting

Parents weigh in on the ideal time to have a second child

I hadn’t thought much about how many kids I wanted until my first was born. Immediately I was confronted with decisions: Should I get rid of my maternity clothes? Should I be saving these newborn onesies?<p>My partner (now husband) and I pretty quickly decided we were all-in on the baby thing and we’d …

Kids

Why Offering Paid Maternity Leave Is Good For Business

Companies that have sweetened their paid leave policies in recent years have been rewarded beyond good feelings.<p>When it comes to maternity leave, not all companies see the costs and benefits in the same way.<p>All of the companies on <i>Working Mother</i> magazine’s 100 Best Companies list—released …

Maternity Leave

World's first 'three-parent baby' is born

The baby dubbed AH has DNA from his mother, father, and a third person<p>A five-month-old baby dubbed AH, believed to have been born in Mexico, is unique. He is the first in the world to be born using a technique that uses DNA from three people.<p>As revealed by the New Scientist the boy was born from an …

Babies

First-ever baby born with DNA from 3 people

A controversial technique that uses DNA from three parents has resulted in the first-ever birth of a child, a team of American scientists in Mexico confirmed Tuesday.<p>The technology allows parents with rare genetic mutations to have healthy babies and, while not approved in the United States, is …

DNA

Baby's reaction after getting glasses is the most heartwarming thing you'll see all day

For many people, getting glasses can vastly change the way you see the world.<p>For four-month-old Tilly, glasses allowed her to see clearly for the …

Why Maternity Style Now Is Better Than Ever

Pregnancy

This Mom Blogger Is Sick of People Making Assumptions About SAHMs...Are You?

Constance Hall has yet again tapped into an issue that resonates with today's moms.<p>Australian mom blogger Constance Hall is sounding off about another issue facing modern moms. This time, the outspoken mama of four wants it to be known that not all of us stay home with our kids for the same …

Lifestyle

Morning sickness is terrible for mothers but may be a good sign for their babies

No one would put their hand up to experience the nausea and vomiting that comes with morning sickness, but a new study suggests that there could be a hidden benefit to all that discomfort.<p>Scientists have found the strongest evidence yet that vomiting and nausea during pregnancy are associated with …

Babies

Parents should expect to pay their kids’ bills for 30 years

Parents are taking out almost £2m in loans each year to fund their children’s spending habits, the latest research has found, with parents supporting …

19-Month-Old's Photos Give Us A Glimpse Into How Toddlers See The World

19-month-old photographer already experiencing viral fame<p>Like father like son. Nineteen-month-old Stanley shot some pics from his point of view, and …

Button batteries pose 'deadly' risk to toddlers

<b>Surgeons are warning of the potentially deadly risk posed to young children by button batteries.</b><p>If accidentally swallowed, the small, round batteries can get lodged in the oesophagus and burn a hole through its lining.<p>London's Great Ormond Street Hospital has seen a big increase in cases in the …

This mum trying to get the perfect baby photo is all of us

But one husband's Reddit photo sums up what taking the perfect picture involves ... and it's hilarious.<p>The user, known as cox-in-fox, shared this …

30 Signs You Have Mom Brain

Once upon a time, my brain was a fully functioning organ. It was round and full of fluffy gray matter with those squiggle lines and stuff. These …

The Brain

The loveliest parenting trick you need to try tonight

It's called the <b>'hygge'</b> (pronounced hooga) and it basically means 'to have cosy time together'.<p>Danish families have hygge time not just every now and …

Parenting

Loving Me Means Having To Deal With My OCD

If you’re in a relationship with me — and my obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and anxiety — here are some things you can expect:<p>1. I will ask you …

Meningitis symptoms: Would you know what to look out for?

<b>Meningitis is often in the news, whether it's a debate over vaccinations, how best to spot the symptoms or a terrifying, and often tragic, story of</b> …

Meningitis

31 Incredibly Helpful Tips And Hacks For A New Baby

When you’re this exhausted every little bit helps.<p>1. Find out if your baby is wet or poopy — without opening their diaper — by checking their diaper’s color line.<p>Most diapers have a yellow line in the front that turns blue when your baby is wet. Find this and 14 other new baby tips here.<p>2. Make a …

Babies

Dear Crappy Parent

<i>Father and blogger John Kinnear of Ask Your Dad discusses how easy it is to judge other parents and the reasons we need to stop.</i><p>I see you.<p>I see you sitting on park a bench with your iPhone out. Your kid is calling for your attention and it takes three or four times before you recognize that the …

Kids

I'm So Freaking Tired Of All These Parenting Rules

It’s Memorial Day weekend. We are up at the cabin with family. It’s a time when we are supposed to be resting and relaxing, a time of thankfulness, a …

Why experts say kids NEED to be in bed by this time

Study results showed that tucking your child up in bed by 8pm means they have a better chance of being a healthy weight as a teen.<p>Sarah Anderson, an …

The 7 Stupidest Questions I've Heard About My Baby

My wife and I had a baby in early May. We named her Aspen, and she is a sweet and wonderful little baby girl. But let’s face it, having a baby is …

Babies

12 delightful gender-neutral ideas for your nursery

<b>If you're keeping the gender of your baby a surprise, or just prefer a neutral style, look to these nursery themes that suit both boys and girls alike</b><p>…

5 Simple Motherhood Mantras To Get You Through Anything

Every mom needs a little help from time to time. Okay, fine, like a staff of volunteers and an open bar would be great, but I digress. To get through …

Mother Hood

What's the price you'd pay for a good night's kip?

What's the price of a good night's sleep? When you're in the trenches of sleep deprivation, you'd almost pay anything just to get some rest.<p>And …

A Simple Trick to Limit Screen Time - And Get a Happier Kid, Too

Shares 21K<p>Confession: I use the iPad as a babysitter.<p>When I’m trying to get my toddler down for a nap, or I need to pay the bills, or we’re on a road …

Kids

Giant Teddy Bear Perfectly Sums Up Why Grandparents Shouldn't Buy Gifts

Twitter goes wild for this grandpa who bought his baby granddaughter a giant teddy bear<p>Grandparents love to spoil their grandkids. Mention in passing …

30 Questions to Ask Your Kid Instead of "How Was Your Day?"

<i>Sometimes it can be tough getting your child to talk about their day. Instead of asking the mundane question "How was your day?," try using one of these creative queries from our friends at Parent Co.!</i><p>When I picked my son up from his first day of 4th grade, my usual (enthusiastically delivered) …

Kids

The Time We Have With Our Children Is Never Enough

Sitting in a stuffy middle school cafeteria on a hot summer afternoon, he crawls up into my lap. He wraps his lanky arms around my neck and whispers …