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Top 5 Unsolicited Comments From Strangers On 2 Kids Under 2

Kali Kasprzyk | Posted 02.27.2015 | Parents
Kali Kasprzyk

The title says it all. I'm a mom of two kids. Under two. I am fully aware of this. Ever since it became obvious that I was carrying Baby A in my tummy, I started to get an outpouring of comments.

It's OK To Hate The Newborn Stage

Courtney Reynolds | Posted 02.12.2015 | Parents
Courtney Reynolds

Whether we're 20 or 40, a successful businesswoman or an accomplished artist, some of us are just not cut out for the newborn stage. And it's OK to admit it.

The Hands I Want to Hold

Jennie Sutherland | Posted 01.23.2015 | Parents
Jennie Sutherland

These little sausage fingers are learning how to sign "more" and "please" and "milky." They awkwardly clap and playfully mimic peek-a-boo. Soon, they will hold a pencil as you learn how to express your ideas, thoughts and dreams.

Homeless Cat Saves Baby

Rescue Idiot | Posted 01.29.2015 | Good News
Rescue Idiot

The cat came across the baby boy, reportedly less than 12 weeks old, in a cardboard box on the streets of Russia. The cat climbed in to cuddle the baby and also meowed to get the attention of anyone who could hear.

They Should've Warned Me

Jenny Studenroth Gerson | Posted 01.20.2015 | Parents
Jenny Studenroth Gerson

When I was pregnant, everyone was all about "warning" me about what was coming next. I walked around much of those 10 (let's face it, pregnancy is 10, not nine, months) absolutely terrified.

How's a Busy Mom Supposed to Find the Time to Protest Guantánamo?

Frida Berrigan | Posted 01.09.2015 | Impact
Frida Berrigan

When we went to Cuba in 2005, I was not a mother, I was not nursing and I had never been covered in baby snot or toddler vomit. It doesn't seem like so long ago and I am not a different person, but it is hard to be here when my friends and part of my heart are in D.C., working so hard for justice, accountability and all that I hold so dear.

Meet The First Babies Of 2015!

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 01.07.2015 | Parents

New year, new babies. Yep, there were a bunch of little ones born right around midnight on Jan. 1, 2015. Although we don't officially know who the ver...

His Hands Hold Miracles

Mary Walker Baron | Posted 02.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Mary Walker Baron

Soon my grandson will celebrate his six-month birthday. Actually that's not quite true. Chances are only his family will celebrate this milestone. ...

What No One Told Me About Becoming A Dad

Bobby McMahon | Posted 01.21.2015 | Parents
Bobby McMahon

I'm glad I'm in good company, but while I'm all for learning valuable life lessons, it would have been really nice if someone had given us a heads-up about this one.

20 Years of Protecting Infants During Sleep

Alan E. Guttmacher | Posted 01.10.2015 | Parents
Alan E. Guttmacher

Knowledge about SIDS has come a long way in the past 20 years. We've discovered many ways to reduce the risk of SIDS -- primary among them placing babies to sleep on their backs.

Dads Spending Time on Baby, Not Baby Talk

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 01.05.2015 | Parents
Ellen Galinsky

Fathers want to step up at home when it comes to caring for their children. But stepping up involves speaking up -- to their babies, which they may be less likely to do, according to a new study just published in the December 2014 issues of Pediatrics.

Talk, Read and Sing to Kids to Close the Word Gap

Jim Steyer | Posted 12.21.2014 | Education
Jim Steyer

With a boost from Hillary Clinton last weekend in San Diego, the American Academy of Pediatricians launched the next phase of its campaign to help close the "word gap" between children in high- and low-income families.

Helping Our Children Starts With Listening To Them

Carol Dyanti | Posted 12.08.2014 | Impact
Carol Dyanti

Every child is their own person, with their own complications, and the job of a mother is a very impossible but very sacred one. It is my job, and I would like to suggest the job of each of us, to love them, to create a better world for them, no matter what.

California's Early Learning Momentum Goes on

Deborah Kong | Posted 11.29.2014 | Education
Deborah Kong

We must continue to raise quality in order to provide children with the kind of early experiences that are proven to boost high school graduation, increase college enrollment and completion, reduce crime and prepare a skilled workforce for the 21st century.

What's Being Done to Ease Detained Children's Trauma?

Sylvia Puente | Posted 10.15.2014 | Latino Voices
Sylvia Puente

My heart aches as I've learned that of the thousands of Central American children detained at the U.S.-Mexico border this year, as many as 800 are less than five years old -- and as many as 94 of these children aren't even a year old.

How To Be The Perfect Mother

Lyz Lenz | Posted 10.15.2014 | Parents
Lyz Lenz

Perfect mothers understand how privileged they are to be parenting in America. But the French are doing everything better. So, mothers, be confident in your choices, because you are probably doing everything wrong.

Rest Easy, Parents and Children: Healthy Sleep for Every Family

Mark Bertin, M.D. | Posted 09.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Bertin, M.D.

Establishing habits in children as early as possible is a parenting benchmark and a cornerstone of adult self-care. When children push nighttime boundaries, parents become chronically over-tired. That makes them less likely to maintain the necessary routines in the first place, which sets up a vicious cycle.

10 Truths for My Infant Twins

Betsy Boyd | Posted 08.23.2014 | Parents
Betsy Boyd

At this point in my life, I've cultivated decent emotional intelligence to make up for the lack of calculus, but I tend to be forgetful. So here are 10 simple but super helpful things I've learned (frequently, the hard way) that I'd like to remember to tell you over the years to come.

7 Things Every Grandparent Needs For Their New Grandchild

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Ellen Breslau | Posted 05.13.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Yippee! The baby is here. And that probably means you’ll be spending as much time as you can with your new grandchi...

The Complicated Truth About Having A Baby

Caroline Beaulieu | Posted 06.11.2014 | Parents
Caroline Beaulieu

When the tiny human cometh, all bets are off. And from then on, the question is never again whether or not it's worth it. The question is how you make it worth it for them.

Sorry, My Boobs Don't Want To Hang Out With You

Lyz Lenz | Posted 05.31.2014 | Parents
Lyz Lenz

This is why I can't come out to your concert, or have dinner with you, or indulge in that delicious second glass of wine. I love you. I miss you, my friends, I really do. But the ultimate truth is that my boobs don't feel the same way.

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.

9 Things Never To Say To The Parents Of A Newborn

Beau Coffron | Posted 09.02.2014 | Parents
Beau Coffron

Now that I have a 1-month-old child again, it has become abundantly clear that there are times when people just don't know what to say to me.

Still No Evidence That Touch Screens Are Good for Babies

Susan Linn | Posted 05.19.2014 | Science
Susan Linn

Dimitri Christakis, co-author of the American Academy of Pediatrics' recommendations to discourage screen time for children under 2, has changed his position. He did so based on what he frankly identifies as a "hunch" associated with development of the iPad.

How Do I Get My Infant to Sleep Through the Night?

Quora | Posted 05.12.2014 | Parents
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Stefanie Wauk, Pediatrician, This is probably the most common question asked of pediatrician...