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Entries by Mandy Velez from 11/2013

Neil Patrick Harris's Family Halloween Costume Was Even Better Than Everyone Expected

Posted 11.01.2013 | Parents

The epic Neil Patrick Harris family Halloween costume of 2013 has been revealed! Last night, he tweeted the picture we've all been waiting for, and as...

This Couple Has The Swaggiest Baby Announcement On The Block

Posted 11.01.2013 | Parents

Move over, Bey and Jay. There's a new hip-hip couple in town, and they have an announcement to make -- a baby announcement. Performed by new paren...

Table Talk: Banksy In New York

Posted 11.01.2013 | Parents

This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: An anonymous artist who goes by the name "Banksy" has just finished...

Celebrity Last Names Inspire Unique Baby Names

Posted 11.03.2013 | Parents

By Linda Rosenkrantz for Nameberry.com With parents looking to starlit surnames of the past like Harlow for name inspiration, why not consider thos...

Girls Are Reaching Puberty Earlier -- This Might Be Why (STUDY)

Posted 11.04.2013 | Parents

By: By Bahar Gholipour, Staff Writer Published: 11/04/2013 07:27 AM EST on LiveScience Many girls in the U.S. may be entering puberty at younge...

Disney Men Re-Imagined As Pop Culture Heroes

Posted 11.04.2013 | Teen

Artist Isaiah Stephens wowed us all with his Disney-princesses-turned-heroine portraits before Halloween, but he's back for more. This time, he's givi...

Dad Uses 3D Printer To Make His Son A Prosthetic Hand (VIDEO)

Posted 11.04.2013 | Parents

Leon McCarthy was born without fingers on his left hand, but with some help from his dad, he can now draw, pick up food and hold a water bottle using ...

I Almost Lost My Husband and Daughter Last Night -- Why Things Must Change

Posted 11.05.2013 | Parents
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Things must change because I almost lost what matters most to me last night. All day, my sixteen-year-old daughter's phone had been acting funny. S...

Group Training Sessions May Help Parents Of Difficult Toddlers

Posted 11.06.2013 | Parents

By: By Bahar Gholipour, Staff Writer Published: 11/05/2013 04:47 PM EST on LiveScience Parents of difficult toddlers can benefit from group trai...

Wider ADHD Definition Leading To Unnecessary Medical Treatment, Scientists Say

Posted 11.06.2013 | Parents

By Kate Kelland LONDON, Nov 6 (Reuters) - A wider definition of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is causing inappropria...

Toddler Playing With A Tiger Cub Has Definitely Earned His Stripes

Posted 11.06.2013 | Parents

Toddler or tiger cub? Two-year-old Marshall blends right in at the Point Defiance Zoo in Tacoma, Wash. And although he's just a little boy in costu...

The Gifts Your Kids Won't Know to Ask For -- But Will Absolutely Love

Posted 11.06.2013 | Parents
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This holiday season's hottest toy has yet to be revealed, but more often than not, the best gifts are the ones kids don't even know to ask for. So thi...

Infant Eye Movements Could Be An Early Indicator Of Autism (STUDY)

Posted 11.07.2013 | Parents

By: Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer Published: 11/07/2013 07:04 AM EST on LiveScience How long infants spend looking at other people's eyes may b...

This Boy Didn't Cut His Hair For 5 Years. His Mom Gets Choked Up Just Thinking About The Reason.

Posted 11.08.2013 | Parents

When Denise Southwood thinks of her son the words energetic, curious, and "10 going on 40" come to mind. That's because it's not every day that a ...

Bobbi Bockoras, Breastfeeding Mom, Allegedly Forced By Employer To Pump On Dirty Floor

Posted 11.08.2013 | Parents

By Katy Waldman for Slate Put on your outrage caps, everyone. We will now take an indignation ride through the facts of a civil complaint the Ameri...

Roundup: Tomboy Flower Girl Outfits

Posted 11.08.2013 | Parents
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Growing up, I was the constantly dirty, skinned-up and bruised girl in boy’s clothes just trying to have a little fun and maybe catch a couple lizar...

The Passion of Parenting

Posted 11.08.2013 | Parents
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I’ve been a single dad for 13 years. As with most single parents — and indeed with most parents — it hasn’t always been easy. ...

Bullying Increasingly Seen As A Public Health Issue

Posted 11.08.2013 | Parents

By: By Michael Dhar, Contributing writer Published: 11/08/2013 11:13 AM EST on LiveScience Awareness of bullying has grown in recent years. But ...

Drinking While Pregnant: Conflicting Research Doesn't Give A Straightforward Answer

Posted 11.08.2013 | Parents

By: By Karen Rowan, Health Editor Published: 11/08/2013 10:58 AM EST on LiveScience Whether drinking small amounts of alcohol during pregnancy a...

Table Talk: The End Of Trans Fats

Posted 11.08.2013 | Parents

This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: Topic: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is moving to ban tran...

100 Baby Names For Girls That Are Unusual But Still Cool

Posted 11.10.2013 | Parents

by Pamela Redmond Satran for Nameberry You say you want an unusual baby name, something far beyond the U.S. Top 1000. But you also want a name tha...

Dad Conjures Up A Baby Daughter Using Pure Magic

Posted 11.11.2013 | Parents

Anthony Stuart is a graphic designer with a penchant for creating "elaborately staged moments" -- and it turns out a new baby is an excellent little p...

No One Brings Dinner When Your Daughter Is An Addict

Posted 11.11.2013 | Parents

Written by Larry M. Lake for Slate When my wife was diagnosed with breast cancer, we ate well. Mary Beth and I had both read the terrifying patholo...

These Dads Say Very Little But Reveal Everything About The Meaning Of Fatherhood

Posted 11.11.2013 | Parents

This Oral-B commercial, "Power Of Dad," was made in honor of Father's Day -- and at the time, NYC Dads Group called it "2013's best representation and...

5 Thanksgiving Day Activities For Kids to Keep Them Outta Your Hair

Posted 11.12.2013 | Parents
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My kids love to help me in the kitchen. As soon as they hear me getting out cooking supplies, they ask, “What are you making? Can I help? I’ll sti...