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When my doctor told me I’d be delivering my baby at 32 weeks, I looked at her like she was crazy. Nothing was ready. Not the crib, not his room, and certainly not me. At the same time, I was also a little relieved. My pregnancy had been miserable, and I couldn’t wait for it to be over. My son...

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How soon can you find out you’re pregnant? Most of us are familiar with the fact that a typical pregnancy is 40 weeks. And as the American Pregnancy Association explains it, the first two weeks of your pregnancy don’t even count because you technically aren’t pregnant yet. Weeks...

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Hold on! There’s good news and bad news, Moms. Many times blue lips in children are an innocent side effect of something completely normal. Other times a child with blue lips may need to see a doctor right away. Here’s what the experts say to help guide you. Normal blue lips in...

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Meyer was like any proud parent snapping a photo of her beautiful 4-year-old son after she caught him covered in marshmallow and chocolate while enjoying a snack. She has kept a blog called Jameson's Journey since shortly after Jameson, the second of her three sons, was born and the family...

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“Mummy, can we do a different mindfulness practice tonight?” “Sure we can Darling, would you like to?” “uh-huh.” “OK, close your eyes, and settle down into your bed and take your attention down to your feet. Feel from the inside where your feet are in the bed, where...

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But how much of that is the fault of today's parents? Are we not talking to our kids about race enough? That's the message straight from the kids in SheKnows ' #Hatch program. Presented with details about the civil rights movement over the years and recent statistics about the number of black men...

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Harmony Hill Primary School in Lisburn tucked a little extra love into the envelopes carrying their pupils' entrance exam scores. Enclosed with students’ test results was a heartfelt letter from the school staff, encouraging students to not feel disheartened if they did not receive the scores...

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People love to announce they're eliminating the gossips, narcissists, selfish jerks and thoughtless friends from their lives, all in the name of "eliminating toxicity." But have you ever stopped to wonder if maybe you're a toxic person... maybe even a toxic parent? SheKnows spoke to four mental...

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Colman Chadham started sixth grade at his Palo Alto middle school in an uneventful fashion — until a few weeks later, when he was allegedly kicked out because of his DNA. The problem? When Colman was born, he was diagnosed with a congenital heart problem that led to further testing, and when...

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I never suffered from postpartum depression like I feared, and I loved my life as a mom. I really thought I was in the clear. Then, in April of 2009, my 5-year-old son was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Even then I thought I could handle what was happening, if handling it meant locking myself in...

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The couple, whose experience was posted to Reddit under the dad's alias iamclarkgriswald, is seasoned to know one important principle of parenting: If you're missing something small and there's a child under 3 around, you might as well get said child x-rayed. It turned out to be a wise choice: In a...

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Although getting your child's ears pierced at the mall is popular and convenient, there are several reasons you may want to investigate other avenues for having your child's ears pierced, specifically a medical office or even a body art studio. And yes, getting them even is one of them. Carolyn...

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If you've ever hit the magical six weeks postpartum mark with an air of excited expectancy only to still feel like you've been hit by a truck, you're not alone. Researchers at the University of Michigan can back up your assertion that labor is not effing around. The study showed that women...

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More: Kramer gave birth in Nashville on Sunday to a little girl weighing 7 pounds, 1 ounce. The couple has named their sweetheart Jolie Rae Caussin, a name that's sure to be popular with moms looking for something that describes just how beautiful their newborn is to them. After all, Jolie means...

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Sure, most people are familiar with the Disney princesses, but when your kids watch them over and over and over again, you tend to know the characters so well that they themselves are practically royal by association. Think you know everything there is to know about the Disney princesses? Take this...

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GoodMenProject
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Father Time is a weekly column dedicated to the concept of time in a parent’s life, particularly a father’s life. The point of view comes from a father of two young sons, both under three-years-old, and how time really is just that: a concept. ◊♦◊ Baby books are basically time capsules...

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Grandparents are either adored or shunned. Here are three things you can do to be a great grandparent and thus be included in your grandchildren’s lives. — Grandparents are either adored or shunned. Some families love having their grandparents around and some families do everything they...

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The wise Seth Godin recently posted a blog titled “Hiding.” He included these words: “We hide by avoiding things that will change us … We hide by asking for reassurance. We hide by letting someone else speak up and lead … We live in fear of feelings.” Shame is...

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Dad Nathan Timmel has some observations about bad behavior at the playground. The kids are fine. It is the adults he is concerned about. — Right now, I suspect a mother is out there talking about me. I say that, because I am about to talk about her. I was at a play area with my kids. One of...

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And you can too. Read their thoughts and ideas here. Join the conversation on our Facebook Page. Submit your own articles. Together, we are raising the bar as to what it takes to be a father. — For a special Dads and Families 10% discount off of a Good Men Project Premium membership go here...

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This year, one of the most interesting trends was reflected in the significant growth of family- and child-oriented products: MommyTech TV, The Bump Best of Baby Tech Awards Show, Kids at Play Interactive Awards, Family and Tech, Kids and Tech, Education and Tech Marketplace and Eureka Hall...

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Horrible anti-LGBT bills are being proposed in statehouses across the country. Oklahoma alone has several. Here is one that makes this gay dad irate. It should do the same to you. — The state of Oklahoma is considering a new bill to protect the practice of “reparative therapy...

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Sometimes the direct approach is better. In this case, little Boy in the Burbs certainly thinks it is. —   Read our regularly featured cartoons by Charles Danziger weekly on Fridays and Sundays in the GMP Dads and Families section! Please like the Good Men Project Dads and Families page...

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Jason Zufall is a dad who needs a buddy. He is finding that process to be harder than the romance that made him a dad in the first place. Here’s what happened one day to change all that. — “You’ll have to excuse me, I’ve never really done this before”...

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And you can too. Read their thoughts and ideas here. Join the conversation on our Facebook Page. Submit your own articles. Together, we are raising the bar as to what it takes to be a father. — For a special Dads and Families 10% discount off of a Good Men Project Premium membership go here...

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Amy Warren Alpert found there were skeptics about fathers taking paternity leave. That was before she had kids. Here is what convinced her they are wrong. — Over 15 years ago, I helped write the paternity leave policy for Goldman Sachs. We offered fathers two weeks of paid leave and provided...

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More: Forget about having a 'smart' kid and focus on teaching them hard work That feeling is now inversely correlated to how we teach our children to handle failure. In today’s society, everyone wins. Sure, it’s a good feeling in the short term, but it can stunt long-term personal...

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PsychCentral
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As my tired eyes squint from the harshness of a brightly lit grocery store, my gaze follows all different types of mothers: young and old, frazzled and worn, rested and carefully put together. These are your average, run-of-the-mill mothers, standing impatiently at the grocery store with newborns...

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Rick Sanchez is a fortunate dad. He enjoys an open dialogue with his daughter Sydney. They get especially talkative in the few minutes before lights out. — http://goodmenproject.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/347112-1.mp3 Time and what we do (or did) with that time is what matters…This...

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Single parenting is challenging. It’s especially challenging to travel with a kid in tow. — You have to be able to tend to your travel business and watch your kid, simultaneously. If you lose track of one thing or the other, it could lead to disaster. You need to keep your kid busy, so she...

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1. Kids don't listen what did you say what did you say 2. Motivation kids are asleep kids are asleep 3. Bad TV days divorce court divorce court More: 20 Ingenious tricks to get your kids to open up about their school day 4. Messy floor poop on floor poop on floor 5. Worst. Job. Ever. high chair...

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A parent’s bond with their child is everlasting. No matter what the future holds for either of them. — A mother’s love is rivaled only by the love her child reciprocates. A phenomenal friend and incredible individual, Kris, lost his mother this past March to ovarian cancer.  The...

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Salon
SalonSalon
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Barbie and Ken have been together, off and on, for more than 50 years now. But it’s been a strange, unbalanced relationship. While the critique of Barbie as creating bad self-images for girls goes back decades, Ken has mostly stayed out of the news. Sure, there’s been “ Sugar Daddy Ken,” a...

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I feel it's important to be clear and upfront about this: I don't hate Barbie. I feel about her the same way I did the plastic bag my grocer handed me this morning, which is to say, not a whole lot. Yet I find myself growing increasingly angry when I continue to read glowing reports about how...

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The couple that posted the video online already has four girls. They've been trying for a boy for some time now, so when they cut into the cake that would reveal whether they could expect girl number five or their very first son, the two got a welcome surprise: Baby boy fainting video Baby boy...

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Kristin Cavallari Kristin Cavallari and daughter Kristin Cavallari and daughter Kristin Cavallari shared this sweet photo as she snuggles with her daughter, Saylor James, for the first time since dislocating her elbow in a car accident last week. The Laguna Beach alum has also been dealing with the...

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The Kateses did everything they were supposed to according to New York law regarding surrogacy. The state has some of the strictest laws in place when it comes to the growing practice of using a gestational surrogate. Chief among them? The surrogate must act "altruistically" — that is, they...

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It popped up on experts' radars after thousands of babies in Brazil were born with microcephaly, and is causing such distress in South and Central America that health officials in both El Salvador and Colombia have advised women to not get pregnant until they can get this matter under control...

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More: How to choose between domestic and international adoption I recently spoke with Ellen S. Glazer, LICSW about the importance of Positive Adoption Language. Glazer is a family building counselor and author or co-author of six books on infertility and adoption including The Long-Awaited Stork...

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A frequent question we hear from parents is, “What should I choose as a consequence?” Our answer is always to choose a task-specific consequence. These are the consequences that will help your child practice skills and behaviors that need improvement. Here’s an example of what we mean by...

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More: Little girl gets new kidney thanks to 3-D printing (and her daddy) The advert transforms regular toys like teddy bears and bunnies into dictators — including North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, Libya's Colonel Muammar Gaddafi and Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler — along with the message...

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We all know reading is great for your kid’s brain. But let’s get to the real appeal: reading is just plain great for dads. — The weather outside is frightful. And the holidays are over, so I won’t quote the rest of that delightful little tune. But if you’re a parent...

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The campaign, created by Charlotte, North Carolina, ad agency BooneOakley, also includes posters of close-ups of various breasts with the stickers on them. More: Popular author tells moms to 'meditate' their postpartum depression away You have to love any campaign that looks to spread the word of...

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While our son is not perfect from time to time, he encourages me. — I’ve been in the middle of a book launch, an online summit, and a ton of radio and podcast interviews lately. Not to mention the regular writing and keeping fresh content flowing on my social media platforms. It has...

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Ronald Jackson of Dallas, Texas, found an inappropriate text message on his daughter's phone when she was 12 years old in September of 2013, so he took it away from her. The girl's mother, Michelle Steppe, was displeased with this move, and as a result, Jackson eventually landed in jail. More: The...

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Dads in the burbs are trying to figure out how their toddler discovered the meaning of the word “negotiation’, and then honed it down to a science. —   Read our regularly featured cartoons by Charles Danziger weekly on Fridays and Sundays in the GMP Dads and Families section! Please like...

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I don’t have teenagers yet, but I’m going to be the dad of two in the next few years, I’m scared. Please help! — Yesterday I wrote about how scary babies are. I stand by that, but the more I got to thinking about it the more I realized it’s not the babies we should be...

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Co-parenting after divorce is challenging enough without one parent "conveniently" appearing and disappearing as they see fit. These 5 tips will help...

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More: I have struggled all my life to find my natural hair beautiful As she began to question her own physical appearance, she wanted to know why her hair looked different. Not only was it different from her classmates and friends, but it was different from mine. At only 4 years old, she began to...

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I have observed some things about my sons that give me hope that I am not completely and totally wrecking their lives. — Most nights I come home from work and the house quickly erupts into chaos, if it isn’t in that shape before I get home. Three sons all under the age of 13 tend to...

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There are many days when being a dad can be trying, but there are some days when you’re reminded about why you love it. — So Eva and I decided to treat our kids by taking them to a water park, complete with slides and pools and fun stuff like that. It was a reward for the sacrifices...

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Babies are scary. Dads are afraid of them and for good reason. But they are also fascinated by them, here’s why. — It’s really about fear. From both sides of the equation, the baby and the dad. Dad’s are scared of babies because they’re fragile and new. They’re...

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Embed from Getty Images Minivans come with a lot of stereotypes, but we’re working on changing that. — It’s a brave new world, fellow Dad’s. These days the responsibilities of parenting are split 50/50 in more households than ever, and with that comes some uncomfortable...

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And you can too. Read their thoughts and ideas here. Join the conversation on our Facebook Page. Submit your own articles. Together, we are raising the bar as to what it takes to be a father. — For a special Raising Boys 10% discount off of a Good Men Project Premium membership go here. To...

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More: Human rights complaint upheld for children on Canadian reserves The study by the C.D. Howe Institute found that Aboriginal, First Nations and Métis adults were more likely to have high school degrees when they lived off reservations. "Among young adults aged 20-24, nine of 10...

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Your kid: Fine, I guess. You: Well, what did you learn? What did you do? Your kid: Nothing You: Really? Eight entire hours have elapsed since I last spoke to you. It was morning, and now, magically, it's the afternoon. And not one thing — not one single thing — occurred in the 480...

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Promobricks, a blog that tracks LEGO news and reviews playsets, confirmed that one of the 14 minifigures in a LEGO City playset called "60134 Fun in the Park" is indeed disabled. The set will be available in July of this year (at least it will be overseas), and it will retail there for €40, or...

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Marianne Williamson post #1 Marianne Williamson post #1 The truth is that 1 in 7 women will develop a perinatal mood or anxiety disorder like postpartum depression. Identifying and treating these women is crucial to public health because, according to the National Center on Children and Poverty and...

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Many of today’s parents are looking for baby names that have a special meaning and speak to them. The baby name Love, which is a girl name of English origin, is a unique and beautiful option. Love could also make a perfect middle name (think Jennifer Love Hewitt ) for your baby girl. Baby...

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Kandi Burruss breastfeeding Kandi Burruss breastfeeding Burruss posted a picture of her having her hair washed while nursing her son, Ace. She notes that this is her reality now and demands that folks save their negative comments. To be honest, I love Burruss' photo for a few reasons, so I'm...

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Barbie tweet Barbie tweet The new body types are "tall," "curvy" and "petite," and consumers will be able to pick from 24 hairstyles and 22 eye colors alongside the new range of skin tones. Not that you can't still buy an "original" Barbie if that's your jam. You still totally can, but these new...

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The post was as simple as it was adorable, a quick snap of a hospital-issue baby hat and the sweet announcement, where Banks expressed deep gratitude to the woman who carried York for Banks and her photographer boyfriend, Erik Asla. Tyra Banks Instagram Post Tyra Banks Instagram Post More: Refusing...

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Philip Murphy found a sure fire way to build character. He became a single dad. Here is how it changed him. — In 2012, I found myself responsible for a tiny human being. For various reasons, my child’s mother was in and out of the picture and I found myself nearly completely responsible for...

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More: Baby boy tips the scale at more than 12 pounds The Royal College of Midwives said a rise in the number of overweight pregnant women in Scotland is resulting in more babies with a birth weight of 10 pounds or more. According to official statistics, 7.1 percent of babies born in Scotland in...

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When I drink coffee I get heart palpitations and find it difficult to sleep, surely for a growing baby, that kind of dose of caffeine can't be good, I thought. More: Writer posts nude selfie to share powerful body-positive message (PHOTO) But not once did I think it was at all okay, or any of my...

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