There’s a new thing in birth planning called vaginal seeding, which refers to the apparently trendy practice of rubbing your newborn in your vaginal juices after they’re born to make sure they absorb your je ne sais quoi. Are you into this practice, which sounds more like a vintage Dan Savage sex advice column…
Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson airport has introduced nursing rooms, which is great news for the many families who are well-acquainted with the experience of getting trapped there!
People joke that parenthood should come via license, like driving, and that you shouldn’t be allowed to have children unless you pass a test. Lisa Miller’s New York magazine story about one mother in Massachusetts makes that idea—and the parental and disability rights controversies that accompany it—real.
In California, a hotbed for wild-eyed anti-vaccination propaganda, the tide is shifting and childhood vaccinations are, thankfully, on the rise.
In Spain, an 11-month-old baby was diagnosed with scurvy after receiving a diet of only almond milk. Idea: do not feed your baby only almond milk.
Potatoes are reportedly the latest addition to a long list of what expectant mothers aren’t advised to eat, because too much of a starchy good thing can cause gestational diabetes.
Antonio Cromartie and his wife Terricka are expecting twins, in spite of the New York Jets player’s 2011 vasectomy. Terricka now says that a fear of being judged by her husband’s past relationships—he has eight children with a number of different women and two with her—kept her from immediately sending out an excited…
WolVol, a toy company that you’re probably not familiar with, makes a toy F-16 jet that your kids will probably never ask for. But get it for them anyway and you might discover that the model plane accidentally plays a recording of a Muslim prayer rather than its advertised jet noises. If that’s the case, your local…
Here’s something to warm the cockles of your cold heart. A Missouri-based afterschool program for elementary students called Club HOPE organized a day where kids spent time reading books to shelter dogs. The story time session was created as an effort to help socialize the pups and prepare them for adoption.
Look no further: the best Christmas story of the year has been found.
After accidentally touching her Elf on a Shelf doll at her family’s home, a seven-year-old girl in New Jersey did exactly what she thought she should do when faced with an emergency. She called 911.
In 2016, New York City public employees will be able to take six weeks of parental leave. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced this new mandate on Tuesday, making it a terrific holiday gift.
A new study shows that American adults live an average of only 18 miles from their parents—and the proximity is for good reason, as mothers who live near their own moms have a meaningful amount of extra freedom to handle personal emergencies and work.
We have a vaccine against the virus that causes cervical cancer. It’s as safe as any other vaccine, and getting it for your tween son or daughter—or yourself, if you’re in your early twenties—is a no-brainer. Don’t buy into bogus exposés on “dangers” that don’t really exist.
Anne Geddes, acclaimed baby photographer of the aughts, is still at it, warming up newborns for their close-ups dressed as inanimate objects and winged birds. This time she rounded up cute babies and dressed them as zodiac signs for a new 2017 calendar.
Is it reasonable to take middle-schoolers to a sex toy shop? Is it harmful to start teaching your toddler the word “vulva” before she can remember her sister’s name? Is it good to expect teenagers to be celibate and teach them abstinence exclusively? Will it scare elementary-age children to know about fluid gender…
Justin Trudeau, Canada’s new handsome Prime Minister, should thank his taxpayers for footing the bill for his nannies—particularly after he went on the record during his campaign to say that wealthy families like his didn’t need extra government subsidies for childcare.
On Monday, a man took a selfie of himself smiling wildly while his wife is giving birth in the background and posted the image online. If you were his wife, would you kill him right then or wait until you’d left the hospital where people couldn’t see you?
For families with kids, the cost of childcare can be scarier than the prospect of Donald Trump or Ben Carson actually becoming President. The service is wildly expensive—so much so that childcare workers themselves are essentially unable to afford it themselves.
New research has found that educated, middle-class white people with kids—you know, the people TV wants you to model your life after—are reporting being stressed as hell trying to balance it all. Let’s investigate.