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Lots Of Parents Are Naming Babies After Clinton, Trump… And 'Hamilton'

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 06.22.2016 | Parents

It seems that this year's presidential election is influencing parents in ways beyond political activism and baby fashion choices. Presidential hopefu...

These Were The Best And Worst Celebrity Baby Names Of 2015

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 01.07.2016 | Parents

The star-studded results are in! BabyCenter has released its annual list of the "best and worst celebrity baby names" of the past year. Based on surve...

The 20 Most Popular Baby Names Of 2015

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 12.01.2015 | Parents

As we enter the last month of 2015, BabyCenter has released its annual list of the most popular baby names. For the third year in a row, the top three...

'What's in a Name? Ask Poppie'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.27.2016 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

I have been called many things in my life, not all of them repeatable in polite company, which I am seldom in anyway. But the one I love to hear repeated is Poppie, which is what I am called by my 2-year-old granddaughter, Chloe.

The Best And Worst Celebrity Baby Names Of 2014

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 01.13.2015 | Parents

Looking back at the names Hollywood moms and dads gave their newborns last year, parenting website BabyCenter asked its users to vote for their favori...

And The Most Unusual Baby Names Of 2014 Are...

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 12.04.2014 | Parents

Following the release of their annual "Most Popular Baby Names" list, BabyCenter has put together another compilation: the most "unusual and surprisin...

The 20 Most Popular Baby Names Of 2014, According To BabyCenter

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 12.03.2014 | Parents

As the end of 2014 draws near, BabyCenter has released its annual list of most popular baby names. For 2014, the top three names on both the girls' an...

6 Things I Wish I'd Known About The First 6 Months Of Having A Baby

Emily Hatch | Posted 11.15.2014 | Parents
Emily Hatch

The first six months of being a parent can seem endless at times, but ultimately, they're gone in a flash, and you can't ever get that time back. Capture every moment.

Raising Our Voices: Join the Global Moms Relay

Arianna Huffington | Posted 07.08.2014 | Impact
Arianna Huffington

Sunday is Mother's Day, and there's no better time to join the movement to improve the health and well-being of mothers and babies everywhere. That's the goal of the Global Moms Relay. In partnership with the UN Foundation, Johnson & Johnson and BabyCenter, HuffPost is putting the spotlight on the ways we can bring new opportunities to women and children around the world.

Being Born Around The World: Traditions, Customs And Superstitions!

BabyCenter | Posted 04.24.2014 | Parents

Call me optimistic but I feel like a mother's love has the power to do amazing things. The world must agree with me to some extent, otherwise, why would we go through such lengths to celebrate new life?

The Top 100 Baby Names Of 2013

Posted 12.04.2013 | Parents

BabyCenter has released its list of the most popular names of 2013, and it doesn't look like traditional choices are going anywhere anytime soon. With...

Educating A First-Time Mother

Alice Lin Fabiano | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Alice Lin Fabiano

A first-time mother is especially vulnerable. She is younger, less experienced, and often feels isolated and less empowered amid her husband's family. Mobile messages delivered via voice or text are a simple way to inform, support, and educate her with accurate health information.

How A 4-Cent Multivitamin Could Close China's Education Gap

Linda Murray | Posted 10.27.2013 | Impact
Linda Murray

New research shows that a multivitamin that costs less than 4 cents a day can level the education playing field for poor and undernourished children in China.

Improving Maternal Health Care, One Text At A Time

Sharon K. D’Agostino | Posted 07.21.2013 | Impact
Sharon K. D’Agostino

During her pregnancy, every expectant mother has bright hopes for the new life she carries. She may have concerns about her ability to care for a newborn. But depending on where she in the world she lives, her fear may be much deeper and more fundamental: "Will my baby survive childbirth?" Or, "Will I?"

Celebrities Join Influential Online Moms to Launch Global Mom Relay Video

Posted 04.16.2013 | Impact

Celebrities and top mom bloggers gathered in New York City's Times Square last week for the premiere of the Global Mom Relay video. The video messa...

From Promise to Practice, Putting the Power of Health in Every Mama's Hand

Kirsten Gagnaire | Posted 02.03.2013 | Impact
Kirsten Gagnaire

This week, in Washington DC, the mHealth Summit will showcase the new and exciting ways in which mobile-phone based technologies are advancing the delivery of health care around the world.

And The Hottest Baby Names Of The Year Are ...

Posted 12.20.2012 | Parents

Earlier this week, a woman may have named her baby Hashtag, and today BabyCenter has released a naming survey that provides a modicum of support for h...

Back to School Around the World

Linda Murray | Posted 11.11.2012 | Impact
Linda Murray

Like moms all over the United States, I'm in the midst of the back-to-school frenzy. My daughter is starting her final year of elementary school, so this is a watershed moment. I'm trying to savor every bit of it, from the 14-page registration packet I filled out last week to the search for the perfect backpack (still not found).

Improving Global Maternal Health

Linda Murray | Posted 08.19.2012 | Impact
Linda Murray

Midwives from developing Asia want their moms-to-be to see a healthcare provider long before labor starts. And one midwife in India suggested women use birth control to plan their families and space their children. "Your husband doesn't have to know," she counseled.

The Unspoken Language of Motherhood

Tina Sharkey | Posted 06.11.2012 | Impact
Tina Sharkey

The International Museum of Women (IMOW) -- the world's only online museum dedicated exclusively to women's issues -- recently launched a year-long art exhibit on maternal health. Motherhood Around the Globe (MAMA) is a diverse multi-media portrayal of the joys and struggles of motherhood from artists who celebrate the universality of motherhood through their creative and insightful depictions.

Giving New And Expecting Moms Power In The Palm Of Their Hands

Tina Sharkey | Posted 04.30.2012 | Impact
Tina Sharkey

Moms all over the world need the right information. Last April, we helped launch MAMA, an initiative to deliver critical health information to women in the developing world through text and voice messages on basic mobile phones.

The Trendiest Baby Names In 2011

The Huffington Post | Farah L. Miller | Posted 03.09.2013 | Parents

Texting while you're getting married may be rude, but it's not uncommon, unexpected -- or even unhelpful -- in the delivery room. Along with BabyCente...

Advertisers Name Top Performing Emerging Sites and Online Ad Networks

Jack Myers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jack Myers

Collective Media, Undertone Networks and ValueClick Media offer advertisers the greatest value for the investment among 40 emerging online websites and ad network.