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Let's Hear It For The Weirdos

David Vienna | Posted 12.16.2014 | Parents
David Vienna

Be weird. It's what makes you unique and it's why you can make a difference in this world. And the only way getting called weird can hurt you is if you let it.

Identical Twins Address Body Image Issues (PHOTOS)

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 12.09.2014 | Women
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

Colette's body shadows Lisanne's. Her ailments are similar, but less debilitating. Lisanne is the older sister by three minutes. It's as if her body has somehow served as a barrier for her sister's, taking the brunt of the pain.

Why Hollywood Can't Beat This True Story

Mona Friis Bertheussen | Posted 12.09.2014 | Entertainment
Mona Friis Bertheussen

Is there really such a thing as a coincidence? Or is there something in life, working behind the scenes to bring every story together? I did not set out to answer this question. I just followed my fascination with a strange and beautiful story from China, about twin sisters surprisingly reunited by a red dress.

When Strangers Ask About Infertility

K.K. Goldberg | Posted 12.01.2014 | Parents
K.K. Goldberg

Her approach -- the straight-up inquiry about my medical and reproductive history -- was jarring. For some reason, it gave me a burst of energy. OK, I thought, let's go there! "I did IVF," I said. "Are you considering fertility treatment?"

9 Things I'm Not Grateful For As A New Mom

Susan Vernicek | Posted 11.25.2014 | Parents
Susan Vernicek

I'm sitting here thinking about how grateful I am for giving natural birth to my set of boy/girl twins. On the other hand, let's get real for all the not-so-grateful moments in new parenthood.

Twins: Parshat Toldot

Harry Rothenberg | Posted 11.20.2014 | Religion
Harry Rothenberg

The twins, Jacob and Esav, grow up together then go their separate ways. But could things have been different?

There's No Strong like Preemie Strong

Jennifer Canvasser | Posted 11.18.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Canvasser

What is it like to be a preemie? What is it like to be alone in a plastic box for days, weeks or even months, when developmentally, you're still supposed to be engulfed in your mother's warmth? What is it like to be forced to breathe, eat and live when your body is not physically ready?

Aren't All Birth Stories the Same?

Whitney Fleming | Posted 11.17.2014 | Parents
Whitney Fleming

No one was safe. I vomited on my husband, and then continued heaving for 45 minutes while the doctor tried to sew me up as I swore to her that I did not eat anything after the ice cream sundae I devoured at 9:30 the previous night.

Stylish Twins From Cincinnati

Brad Hammer | Posted 11.14.2014 | Style
Brad Hammer

Of course, parents are always posting pictures of their children to their social media outlets. What really caught my attention is the stylish clothing worn by these little girls.

Reaction to the Expecting Quadruplets Pics

Nick Hall | Posted 12.24.2014 | Parents
Nick Hall

We need doctors to make the best decision for the long-term health of the mom and the babies. If you take dollars and cents out of the equation, why would a fertility doctor ever transfer more than one embryo?

Twins Aren't Hard

K.K. Goldberg | Posted 12.22.2014 | Parents
K.K. Goldberg

The four of us were close in college: Tina, Lisa, Jill and me. If we could have looked into a crystal ball, how shocked we would have been to see ourselves at forty: three of us with twins, and one of us diagnosed with a rare uterine cancer.

The Unbearable Itch of Motherhood: Surviving Cholestasis of Pregnancy

Seleni Institute | Posted 12.20.2014 | Parents
Seleni Institute

"Every three days, we will do an ultrasound to make sure there is still fetal movement," they said. "We cannot promise that in the intervening days the fetuses will not expire." (I believe at this point they changed their language from "babies" to "fetuses.")

10 Reasons Why Babywearing Rocks

Jennifer Canvasser | Posted 12.09.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Canvasser

Babywearing helps us keep up with chores, work and life. 2014-10-07-DSC_8355.jpgWe can do almost anything while wearing our babies -- write, cook, work, walk -- anything that can be safely done with a baby on our chest or back.

Twin Babies Have Their Own Ideas On How To Spend Bedtime

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.07.2014 | Parents

It seems these twins had no intention of sleeping when they were put to bed. Instead, they start playing what looks like a secret game of peekaboo...

When Grief Calls Forth the Healing

Mary Rockefeller Morgan | Posted 12.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Mary Rockefeller Morgan

The severing of a love relationship through death fractures the foundation of the bereaved. Our culture's common belief that one must rapidly get up and move on after such a loss results in denying death and repressing grief.

Twin WWII Pilots Celebrate 92nd Birthdays With Bird's Eye View

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 10.06.2014 | Good News

These nonagenarians know how to celebrate in style. Twin brothers Dewey and Earl Robertson of Roanoke, Virginia, shared their passion for flight a...

The Challenge Of Making Breakfast For Twin Toddlers, Shown In One Hilarious Video

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 09.29.2014 | Parents

You know what they say about twins -- they're "double trouble." Or at least, they make some seemingly simple tasks doubly challenging. Swedish dad ...

Once My Child, Always My Child

Jennifer Canvasser | Posted 11.26.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Canvasser

Micah is my son and always will be. I will never "move on." I love Micah just as much as I love Zachary. Micah is gone from our arms, but not from our family.

Mother Nature Could Cost MLB Pitcher $500k Bonus

Complex Sports | Posted 09.25.2014 | Sports

By Jose Martinez, Complex Sports If Phil Hughes doesn't pitch again in the regular season, he will set an MLB record for strikeout-to-walk ratio (1...

How To Gain 70 Pounds for a Twin Pregnancy

K.K. Goldberg | Posted 11.18.2014 | Parents
K.K. Goldberg

On the brink of turning 40, I fell suddenly pregnant with twins -- where "suddenly" is redefined as three years of infertility and one round of IVF. My doctor instructed me to eat 100 grams of protein a day, since twins often come early, underweight, and NICU-bound.

How Technology Helped Us Build Our Modern Family

K.K. Goldberg | Posted 11.10.2014 | Parents
K.K. Goldberg

I feel like I spent a year at Reproductive Burning Man: with masses of people, piles of drugs, and anticipation of a final, cathartic event.

I'm A Multitasker Disaster

Ashley Allen | Posted 11.09.2014 | Parents
Ashley Allen

What do you see?" "Whelp, there's definitely two in there," she said, distractedly. "Two WHAT?" I shrieked, louder than I intended to. "Two arms, legs, hands, feet, everything it needs two of?!"

The Identical Totally Entertains

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 11.05.2014 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

The Identical is a movie that should be seen for the discovery of Blake Rayne if for nothing else. But it also has an interesting storyline, and solid performances by Liotta and Judd. Throw in some hummable tunes and you have a movie satisfactory for the entire family.

So, You Just Found Out You're Having Twins... Freaking Out Is Normal

Sarah Sweatt Orsborn | Posted 11.02.2014 | Parents
Sarah Sweatt Orsborn

maybe you're a little bummed out and the difference between how you feel and how excited everyone else seems to be about this twins thing might be making you feel a little guilty on top of the whole feeling bummed thing. I know.

What Moving 6 Days After Giving Birth to Twins Helped Me Finally Overcome

Ashley Allen | Posted 10.26.2014 | Parents
Ashley Allen

After a childhood of moving almost annually until I was 16 years old, you would think I would have developed a happy-go-lucky, adaptive attitude towards changing my environment.