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When Your Child Has Lyme Disease: A Parent's Survival Guide

John McCormick | Posted 12.30.2015 | Healthy Living
John McCormick

When my son Will was first diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2009, my wife and I didn't have a clue what Lyme was or what was in store for our family. Fo...

A Survival Guide for Flying with a Baby for the First Time

Corinne McDermott | Posted 01.03.2016 | Parents
Corinne McDermott

Whether it's for a family vacation or visiting relatives, air travel is a necessity for passengers of all ages. Infants and toddlers CAN travel well, so long as their travel companions are well-prepared.

Why We Should Talk to Our Kids About Class and Privilege

Lori Day | Posted 08.31.2015 | Parents
Lori Day

I remember the very first, rather generic conversation I had with my daughter when she was in elementary school about how her life compared with the lives of other children on this planet.

8 Pathetic Excuses I Made For Not Anchoring My Baby's Dresser Before it Fell on Her

Liz Kozak | Posted 07.23.2016 | Parents
Liz Kozak

In the wake of reports that two children died after IKEA dressers tipped over and fell on them, every single parent who has a child needs a reminder that an accident like this could happen to their kid. I know, because it happened to mine.

A New Call for Car Seats on Planes

Corinne McDermott | Posted 07.05.2016 | Travel
Corinne McDermott

Just before Christmas 2012, six-month-old Isaac Appaqaq died in a plane crash. When the Perimeter Aviation twin engine turbo prop aircraft he was onboard overran the runway, little Isaac was the only fatality.

Essential Baby Travel Gear Picks from Family Travel Bloggers

Corinne McDermott | Posted 06.04.2016 | Travel
Corinne McDermott

Don't even think about postponing your summer travel ideas because you've got a baby in tow. These picks for essential baby travel gear, from those who make a living toting their tots, will help lighten the load.

Flying the (Not-So) Friendly Skies With a Toddler

Corinne McDermott | Posted 05.22.2016 | Parents
Corinne McDermott

I was nervous. I'd sharpened my peripheral vision in order to avoid eye contact. I'd practiced witty comebacks to any possible snide remarks. I packed my carry-on with just about every distraction imaginable. Vacations are exciting, but getting there is no longer half the fun

Parenting a Sick Child Has Made Me a Chronic Worrier

John McCormick | Posted 05.01.2016 | Parents
John McCormick

Like many other anguished parents, I don't want to see more children suffer and lead compromised lives. I want to see medical professionals come together with an openness to new approaches, putting the needs of sick children first, and using the resources of the global medical community to find a cure for Lyme disease.

If Our Sons Were Treated Like Our Daughters

Lori Day | Posted 04.22.2015 | Parents
Lori Day

Come with me. Let's open the door to a parallel universe. Here in this parallel world, the rules are different because gender roles are flipped. Loving parents and teachers accept this strange culture as if it's not so bad, or perhaps even good.

Little Girl Has Unexpected, But Completely Logical Reason For Disliking Cats

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.29.2015 | Parents

There are cat people. There are dog people. But not all of us can eloquently explain why we're on the side we're on. Three-year-old Alma has no proble...

Charming Time-Lapse Captures Baby's Magical First Year In Smiles

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.27.2015 | Parents

Dear, Teddy: When you're old enough, please thank whoever gave you that smile. The young lad packs a year's worth of adorable grins -- and a few sn...

Ryan Reynolds Is So Into Parenthood, He's 'Even Tried Breastfeeding'

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.26.2015 | Parents

Fatherhood seems to agree with new dad Ryan Reynolds, and he doesn't hold back when it comes to helping out with baby. "I've even tried breastfeed...

Amanda Peet Gets Real About What Happens To Boobs After Giving Birth

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.16.2015 | Parents

Does putting cabbage leaves on your breasts reduce painful swelling after childbirth? One actress thought it was worth giving it a shot or two. A...

Dad Sings Sweet, Catchy Original Song In Pregnancy Time-Lapse

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.08.2015 | Parents

How many babies do you know who have a song written for their arrival? Naia is one such lucky kid. Dad Jo Deferm, of Leuven, Belgium, penned and...

Let's Skip the Post-Holiday Fat Talk

Lori Day | Posted 02.28.2015 | Parents
Lori Day

How can moms help their daughters feel good about their bodies, especially at this time of year, when we are all bombarded with diet and weight loss ads?

Baby And Sloth's Unexpected Friendship Makes Perfectly Adorable Sense

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 11.30.2014 | Parents

The unlikely friendship between a baby and a sloth is stealing the Internet's heart, and it's easy to see why. Alia, a 5-month-old girl, and Daisy,...

42 Weeks Of Pregnancy Captured In One Very Eventful Time-Lapse

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 11.18.2014 | Parents

We've seen a lot of adorable pregnancy time-lapses, but "42 Weeks in 1 Minute" has a few extras: a sunny boat setting and a cute dog. Still, of co...

Baby Tries To Stay Awake For Food, Fails Adorably

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 11.17.2014 | Parents

Is there a food in the world that's delicious enough to keep a tired baby awake? Judging by this video, we're guessing, "No." This little one makes...

Offensive 'Dear Santa' Sign In Girls' Clothing Section Asks For Slim Body, Fat Bank Account

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 11.12.2014 | Parents

A controversial "Dear Santa" sign sold at Dillard's offended shoppers and social media users after a customer in Florida discovered one of the signs i...

Baby Plays Drums In 'Vulgar Display Of Cuteness'

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 11.12.2014 | Parents

You rock, baby headbanger. To "5 Minutes Alone" by heavy metal band Pantera, Wyatt plays tiny drums (with some help) made of cans and pencils. W...

Celeb's New Breastfeeding Photo Shows Her In Multitasking Glory

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 11.10.2014 | Parents

Baby's gotta eat and mama's gotta get her hair done. Alyssa Milano returned to work and didn't skip a beat in caring for her baby daughter. The act...

Cyberbullying, Online Abuse or Political Scandal: 41-Year-Old Monica Lewinsky Ought to Know the Difference

Diane Primo | Posted 12.22.2014 | Politics
Diane Primo

I am shocked--shocked--that Monica Lewinsky considers the Internet the major contributor to her ruined reputation; shocked that she considered her situation similar to Tyler Clementi's; and shocked at her timing.

This Ad Shows What Parents REALLY Do After Bedtime

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 09.29.2014 | Parents

Is gelato the new alone time for exhausted parents? At least in this goofy ad for Breyers, it is. Watch above as Mom and Dad's voices melt into an ...

This Dad Took A Picture Of His Son Every Day, And Turned It Into Something Beautiful

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 09.19.2014 | Parents

Childhood really can pass in the blink of an eye. Just check out the incredible time lapse video above, which is the result of YouTube user dumo takin...

Dad's Photo Shoot With The New Baby Takes A Very Unexpected Turn

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 09.19.2014 | Parents

It might not be the last time this baby poops on his pop, but it will probably be the most memorable. Al Ferguson, a 26-year-old blogger from Kent,...