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Study: Smartphones are making us bad parents

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No doubt. People are addicted to their smartphones and parents are as guilty as anyone. You see them chatting on their cells while pushing their babies in strollers. You see them talking to their bosses on their headsets while playing in the sandbox wi… [Read More]

Dad chronicles parenting through witty messages written on Post-it notes

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When Chris Illuminati’s wife left him home alone with their new baby boy, Evan, for the first time, she handed him lengthy instructions. The list inspired Illuminati to write down a snarky message summarizing everything he needed to do on a Post-it n… [Read More]

Study: Reality show ‘Teen Mom’ prevents teen pregnancy

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A new study finds that MTV’s 16 and Pregnant and its spinoff Teen Mom are partially responsible for the declining teen pregnancy rate in the United States. These infamous docudramas that have turned reckless young moms into tabloid sensations seem to… [Read More]
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Shoppers outraged at Target for showing plus-size clothing on pregnant model

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Yesterday, Target yanked an online ad for a plus-size dress after a social media firestorm erupted over the fact that the garment was modeled on a pregnant woman. A Jezebel blogger pointed out that the plus-size Merona V-Neck Maxi Dress was being worn … [Read More]

Family re-creates movie scenes with cardboard boxes

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When the Mackie family moved from New Zealand to Sydney, Australia, they found themselves with a heaping pile of cardboard boxes. What to do with all the trash? Parents Leon and Lilly decided to create a movie scene with the boxes and let their 10-mont… [Read More]

Facebook users show 4-year-old boy that wearing glasses is awesome

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Noah Fisher was devastated when he found out he needed to start wearing glasses. The 4-year-old burst into tears and told his mom that his friends would make fun of him. Noah’s mom, Lindsay Fisher, shared her son’s anguish on her personal Facebook … [Read More]

Amy Poehler loves her 3-year-old son’s adorable lisp

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Promoting her new movie A.C.O.D. and the latest season of Parks and Recreation, beloved comedian Amy Poehler appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live this week. The highlight of the show was when Pohler admitted that her 3-year-old son’s lisp is a “jackpot”… [Read More]
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Ikea ad offers advice all parents should hear

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Mandarin tutor, swim team, violin lessons, karate, Kumon, gymnastics, soccer, lacrosse, fencing. Today’s kids’ schedules are packed with a dizzying array of activities. Most parents are fully aware that their children are doing too much and exhaust… [Read More]
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Facebook sparks outrage by removing mastectomy portraits, claims it was a mistake

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Facebook angered women yet again. The social media network that has sparked outrage countless times by removing users’ images of nursing moms is now in the dog house for pulling photographs of women who’ve undergone mastectomies. In light of Angeli… [Read More]

Video: Evian’s dancing babies are back!

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In 2009 Evian’s Live Young advertising campaign made a big splash with a YouTube video of babies on roll skates dancing to Sugar Hill Gang’s “Rappers Delight.” The roller babes got over 170 million views and skated their way into the Guinness B… [Read More]