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This Couple's Beach Bod Photo Is an Inspiration to Us All
12-Year-Old Helps Deliver Her Baby Brother in Captivating Photos
Model and Mom of Four Gets Super Real About Post-Pregnancy Incontinence
Dads Create "Comfort Cases" for Foster Kids to Take from Home to Home
GRANDMA NEVER COMES TO VISIT, SHE NEVER INVITES US OVER, AND SHE’S NEVER EVEN BABYSAT. NOT. EVEN. ONCE.
Funniest Parenting Tweets of the Week — 10/13
Parents say the darndest things.
These Animal-Loving Teens Are Rescuing Livestock as California Wildfires Threaten Farms
“The kids have been entirely self-directed on the organization and processing of incoming animals."
6 Heartfelt Ways Parents Are Honoring the Children They’ve Lost
Sometimes the smallest gestures can make the largest impact.
Dealing With Grief
Chrissy Teigen “Trolling” Brooklyn Decker with Unsolicited Pregnancy Advice Is Comedy Gold
Better add this to your list of reasons why Chrissy Teigen is THE BEST.
Dad Gives the Absolute Best Advice to His Son About What It Really Means to Be “Tough”
"It's not about being the best right there and then. It's about growth. It's about showing up and trying, really trying."
9 Million Kids Are at Risk of Losing Health Coverage — Including My Own
Surely, our children deserve better than this.
Jimmy Fallon on How Fatherhood Has Changed Him: “Nothing Else Really Matters”
"It’s all there is is the kids. It’s all you care about."
Kindhearted 5-Year-Old Raises Over $600 So Classmates Can Have Milk Every Day
Sunshine Oelfke didn't hesitate to empty her own piggy bank to help a friend in need.
Heartbreaking Study Shows Girls Would Rather Be Bullied Than Talk About Periods
Not only do we need to be open with our girls about menstruation, but we need to chat with our boys about it, too.
Mom Thanks Pediatric Nurses in Heartfelt Letter: “I See You. We All See You.”
"You save our babies and we couldn’t do this without you."
Eating Peanuts While Breastfeeding Could Protect Kids from Developing Allergies, Study Says
Could this be yet another impressive benefit of "liquid gold"?
Mom Gets Publicly Shamed for Her Grocery Cart, Because This Is Apparently What It’s Come To
Mom-shaming on aisle 5.
Mom Bids Emotional Farewell to Raising Babies: “I Am Genuinely Amazed That I Made It”
This mom has an emotional message for those of us still in the trenches of early parenthood.
Good Samaritan Helps Bring Kidnapped Teen to Safety — and Gives Her His $7,000 Reward
"What a retirement present, to hand over some money to people who really need it."
Mom Gets Slammed for Having a “Baby-Free” Date Night Less Than 2 Weeks After Giving Birth
But don't worry — she clapped back in the best way.
This Graph Shows Just How Brutal Sleep Deprivation Can Be for New Parents
"[Sleep charting] was definitely a coping mechanism — something to hold onto during an unpredictable, and often difficult time."
Funniest Parenting Tweets of the Week — 10/6
Parent, tweet, repeat.
This Writer’s Poetic Description of Motherhood Is the Most Honest One We’ve Heard Yet
"I never did get a shower or put real clothes on. Mothers sacrifice."
Why Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher Aren’t Giving Their Kids Christmas Gifts This Year
“We've told our parents, ‘We're begging you — if you have to give her something, pick one gift.'"
Mom Celebrates Daughter’s First Year with Elaborate Photo Shoots — All for $20 or Less
This is giving us serious inspo.
New Study Shows Moms and Dads Do Play Favorites, But Not in the Way You Might Think
The hotly-debated "favorite child" discussion has been raging for decades. But now, science has some fascinating new evidence.
Girl Battling Cancer Narrowly Escapes Vegas Shooting, Thanks to the Heroes Who Carried Her
"Before I could even try to think what to do next, an off-duty LAPD officer scooped her up in his arms and said to keep running."
Moving Post Captures How Motherhood Changes Us: “Every Day I’m a Mother a Piece of Me Dies”
"Motherhood has such a strange dichotomy. It is life-giving and exhausting."
Costco Is Selling Emergency Food Kits That Can Last Up to 25 Years — Starting at $1,000 a Pop
Before you balk at that price, consider this: Each supply feeds families of four or larger, for an entire year.
When “Friends” Are the Ones Doing the Bullying
Sometimes, bullying behavior comes from the last person you'd expect.