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Having a Baby

Watch A Dad Of 4 Girls Find Out He's Having A Boy

The Huffington Post | Kimberley Richards | Posted 01.28.2016 | Parents

Julio Pena could barely contain himself upon discovering the gender of his unborn child.  The father of four girls along with his wife, K...

Women Are Increasingly Having Babies After 30 In The U.S, Report Says

Live Science | Kimberley Richards | Posted 01.14.2016 | Parents

The age at which U.S. women have their first baby is going up, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. From 20...

Can We Just Be?

Natalie Thomas | Posted 01.11.2016 | Women
Natalie Thomas

I've been asked by men and women, young and old, acquaintances and strangers and family and friends. In intimate settings and public forums. By medical professionals (with no regard to my health), cabbies and cashiers.

3 Exhausting Minutes That Sum Up Christmas With A Baby

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 12.17.2015 | Parents

The holidays can be stressful. Taking care of a baby can be stressful. Put those two together, and you've got endless potential for chaos.&nbs...

The Most Influential Celebrity Baby Names Of 2015

Nameberry | Caroline Bologna | Posted 12.15.2015 | Parents

Some of most popular names in the U.S. today prove that celebrities influence baby name trends. Nicole Richie’s Harlow, Gwen...

Couple Hits A Home Run With Baseball Gender Reveal

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 12.08.2015 | Parents

When it came time to find out the sex of their unborn baby, parents-to-be Monique Tello and Steven Statter channeled their love of baseball into a big...

27 Photos That Perfectly Sum Up Life With Babies

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 10.15.2015 | Parents

Babies get a lot of credit for being really freakin' adorable. But not every moment with newborns is so cute, with all their sloppy messes, ...

Here's How Much President Nixon Dicked Up The Name "Richard"

The Huffington Post | Graham Nelson | Posted 08.27.2015 | Weird News

The 37th president of the United States receives blame for misdeeds as varied and sordid as throwing a monkey wrench in the 1968 Vietnam War peace tal...

Italian Priest Offers 'Baby Bonus' Money To Parishioners Who Have Three Or More Kids

Religion News Service | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 08.15.2015 | Religion

ROME (RNS) A Tuscany priest is offering a baby bonus of more than $2,000 to Italian Catholic families who have three or more children. But there are s...

Watch This Impressive 3-Month-Old Baby Say 'I Love You'

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 07.28.2015 | Parents

For tiny humans that tend to spit up their food and spontaneously burst into tears, babies can be pretty impressive.  A North Caro...

13 Baby Names To Consider If You're Obsessed With 'Clueless'

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 07.16.2015 | Parents

July 19 marks the 20-year anniversary of cult classic film "Clueless." And everyone is like, totally buggin'! In honor of this momentous occasion -- a...

Hillary Clinton Calls For Paid Family Leave In Mother's Day Campaign Video

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 05.11.2015 | Parents

Hillary Clinton's latest campaign video is all about paid family leave. Released on Mother's Day, the video touts Clinton's commitment to fighting...

'But Aren't All Babies High Needs?'

Holly Klaassen | Posted 04.01.2015 | Parents
Holly Klaassen

Many of us grow up with dreams of what life will be like with a new baby. What we don't count on, however, is eventually having a baby who doesn't settle when we hold her. Who grunts, and groans and fights her feedings.

To Expectant Mom From New Mom, With Love

Megan B. Baldwin | Posted 04.01.2015 | Parents
Megan B. Baldwin

Pregnancy can be an isolating experience, if only because it's your own. No one can know how you feel, because they aren't you. And you have no idea how to feel, because it's not something you've ever done before. Every day, every feeling, is new.

A Letter to My Unborn Child

Kiri Westby | Posted 02.09.2015 | Parents
Kiri Westby

While you will face people who wish you harm for the passport you hold, the religion you follow or the color of your skin, you will also know many people who wish you nothing but happiness and success. It turns out, there is a dark side and a light side to humanity, and the battle is raging.

6 Things New Parents Need To Stop Doing Before They Lose Their Minds

JJ Keith | Posted 02.26.2015 | Parents
JJ Keith

We are all a messy conglomeration of strengths and weaknesses, with none of us having it totally down and none of us being completely inept. No, we're all just partly inept. Welcome to parenthood.

Baby: Yes, No, Maybe?

Wilamina Falkenhagen | Posted 01.20.2015 | Women
Wilamina Falkenhagen

Thirty, engaged, house, dog, plans for a baby -- isn't that the dream? Wasn't I living the life most young women are searching for? Maybe not.

12 Things That Did Not Happen When I Became A Mom

Heather Spohr | Posted 01.19.2015 | Parents
Heather Spohr

I did not stop having interests. Some of them have evolved, and some might have dropped away, but I still find things other than my kids to care about! Imagine that.

50 Reasons To Have A Baby

Kimberly McLeod | Posted 12.09.2014 | Parents
Kimberly McLeod

Throwing up because you're building a baby, not because you had one too many tequilas the night before.

15 Signs You May Not Be Ready For Kids

Megan Morton | Posted 12.09.2014 | Parents
Megan Morton

You think only surgeons are capable of pulling a craft fuzzball out of a toddler's nose with tweezers while scanning through the DVR.

The Woman Formerly Known As

Jessica Rapisarda | Posted 12.02.2014 | Parents
Jessica Rapisarda

There is no malice in "mom." I've used the m-word many times. But "Jessica," my dime-a-dozen first name, is shorthand for something much more complex.

View From The End Of A Pregnancy

Catherine Naja | Posted 11.29.2014 | Parents
Catherine Naja

Dear Baby, Here are my promises to you, our family, and myself at this bittersweet junction in our story. As the clock ticks away the moments until you arrive, I have committed to stop and savor every last drop of this pregnancy.

6 Ways Toddlerhood And Pregnancy Are More Alike Than You Think

Catherine Naja | Posted 11.24.2014 | Parents
Catherine Naja

It may not make sense to the outsiders, and it may terrify onlookers at the grocery store, but our feelings are both very real and very big.

Are You Ready To Be A Parent? Answer These 4 Questions First

Posted 12.15.2014 | Dr. Phil

Ask yourself these four questions to help determine if you’re ready to become a parent.

10 Ways You Can Actually Help When A Friend Has A New Baby

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 07.28.2015 | Parents
Samantha Rodman PhD

Speak loudly in her husband's earshot about how little sex you have had since the birth of the kids. This may get him off your friend's case if he happens to think she's the only one with no sex drive. Also mention how much your husband helped out with the baby. Lie if necessary.