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Looming U.S. Zika Threat Highlights Perennial Low-Birth Weight Crisis for Black Moms

Catherine Cubbin | Posted 04.07.2016 | Parents
Catherine Cubbin

As Zika makes its way north, pregnant women should be concerned about small babies, not only small heads. Despite being world-class and first-rate in every way, for at least a century, the United States has been satisfied in accepting the fact that some newborn babies just won't make it, especially black ones.

Who Needs the Starling?: A Cautionary Tale

Roberta Michnick Golinkoff | Posted 10.29.2016 | Parents
Roberta Michnick Golinkoff

You gotta be kidding! Something new is on the market that many middle class families will want. It is called the Starling. It is a little microphone babies wear on their clothes to record the amount of language spoken to them. The cost? $129 dollars. Who will buy this?

10 Things That Took A While To Come Back After The Baby Was Born

Stephanie Sprenger | Posted 05.28.2014 | Parents
Stephanie Sprenger

If there are any moms reading this who are still in that post-baby stage of figuring things out, I hope that you will feel comforted that you are not the only one struggling to navigate this overwhelming time of life.

Helplessness: Lessons From Childhood

Rev. G. Jude Geiger | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Rev. G. Jude Geiger

We can learn that helplessness isn't inherently a trauma. We are each born into it, and someday each will return to it, but it's a natural state of living and being alive. Do we approach helplessness as the infant?

The Skin You're In: 4 Notes on Pregnancy and Postpartum Body Image

Jessica Zucker, Ph.D. | Posted 11.19.2013 | Parents
Jessica Zucker, Ph.D.

Our culture, especially among certain social classes, makes no secret of how very important it is that women "get their bodies back" instantaneously.

Why Do Babies Wake Up at Night?

Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP | Posted 05.29.2013 | Parents
Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP

Although some superhero babies sleep 10-12 hours straight starting around 3-4 months of age, most infants wake up during the night and cry out for their parents. There are scientific reasons and some developmental and behavioral explanations for these awakenings.

Being a Parent = Becoming a Superhero

Jill Patir | Posted 05.13.2013 | Parents
Jill Patir

I've always known that becoming a parent changed your life, but I didn't realize how until I had my own child. There's a big secret that nobody tells you before you have kids: Parents have superpowers.

Confession: I Don't Love the Baby Stage

Jill Patir | Posted 05.07.2013 | Parents
Jill Patir

The other day, I sat in my infant daughter's bedroom, packing up clothes that no longer fit her. There were no tears, no nostalgic feeling, no overwhelming desire for her to stay this small forever. Is there something wrong with me?

The Most Ignorant Thing You Could Say To A Mom

Andrea Bonior | Posted 10.21.2012 | Parents
Andrea Bonior

A parent's biggest challenge -- and privilege -- is to watch these moments and try to make the most of them before they slip away. But those moments are just as important at 5, 10 and 15 as they are at five months, and it's not just Moms who bear this responsibility.

Can Cell Phones Help American Mothers And Babies?

J. Nwando Olayiwola | Posted 04.09.2012 | Impact
J. Nwando Olayiwola

The United States has one of the highest infant mortality rates in the industrialized world. The good news is that there are great tools out there to help. Indeed, a text-messaging service that delivers vital health information to mothers at various stages of their pregnancy and during the first year of their child's life, is one of them.

How Touch Can Rewire A Baby's Brain

Jane G. Goldberg, Ph.D. | Posted 10.01.2011 | Healthy Living
Jane G. Goldberg, Ph.D.

We should think of the skin as an external brain, exquisitely sensitive to stimulation. When we stimulate the skin through touch, we stimulate brain development.

7% Of Babies Boast Their Own Email Address | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Today's world is about being connected. Apparently some parents believe that can't start too soon: new research shows that 7% of babies and toddlers h...

Video: Getting a Look at Intuit's GoPayment System

Ramon Nuez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ramon Nuez

The smartphone market seems to be plagued with chaos. Fortunately, this chaos is market-controlled. Yes, that is an oxymoron -- controlled chaos. Products and services relish in this formless state.