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These Are the Best Feel Good Movies of All Time, Streaming Service Says

Thinking of ways to spend your weekend that are both fun and adhere to social distancing guidelines? How about a movie-viewing (virtual) party! While screen time may not be the best in large amounts, television is the one thing that will likely not disappoint during these new and strange times. While the 2011 thriller Contagion (which deals with a pandemic and society’s consequential loss of order and is eerily similar to the present day) may not be on the “to watch” list, check out this lighthearted list […]

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Lamaze On The Couch: Your Go-To Guide To Online Birthing Classes

dolgachov/Getty Navigating pregnancy for the first time is a lot. You’ve got hormones swirling around like a whirling dervish. You have errant hairs popping up everywhere. You’re plagued by worries about what your parenting style will be once the baby arrives. All of this and your tiny human isn’t even here yet! You still have to get through labor and delivery (gulp). And while staying at home when you’ve got a case of pregnancy fatigue sounds pretty appealing, as the coronavirus pandemic sends nearly the entire global […]

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Where to Find the Best Online Childbirth Classes

So much about the labor and birth process feels shrouded in mystery for first-time parents. Sure, childbirth is a natural process and our body eventually takes control, but understanding what’s happening to our body and how to help it along is key—and it’s not something we’ll learn by simply scrolling through beautiful images of birth on Instagram. To really prepare for the experience of labor and delivery, turn to an expert-led childbirth class. “All first-time families should take childbirth education—it really should be a blanket requirement because […]

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How To Cope With D-MER, From A Mom Who’s Been There

Scary Mommy and SbytovaMN/Getty When I gave birth to my son, things were perfect. My labor was short. My contractions were straightforward. My abdomen compressed regularly, and rhythmically. 90 seconds on. 60 seconds off. And he was healthy. Clear skin. Clear lungs. Strong heart. I couldn’t have asked for a better birth experience. The doctors were patient and supportive. My wishes were seen and heard. I also had one hell of an epidural. My body was numb from the waist down. But the best part was my […]

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100 Unique Baby Shower Gift Ideas

If you’ve just received an invite to a baby shower and you want your gift to be something thoughtful and totally unique, we’ve got 100 baby shower gift ideas that are sure to fit the bill. Unique baby shower gift ideas: Zutano Booties These cozy fleece booties will keep baby’s feet nice and toasty, and the double snap closure will keep them snug and secure on even the kickiest tootsies. Find them here. Milestone ABC Baby First Year Album This gorgeous album covers every important memory from […]

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App That Allows Virtual Playdates Is Now Free Amidst COVID-19 Outbreak

Caribu is a family-friendly video-calling app that makes it easier to help parents and grandparents connect with their kids. Now, amidst the COVID-19 outbreak, the company is offering it for free, with unlimited access, to help bridge the gap created by social distancing and self-isolation. The lauded app not only allows children to connect with friends and families, but it also makes virtual playdates accessible. Kids can read books from an extensive library of popular titles, play games, engage in education activities and even color together over […]

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Amanda Bynes Is Reportedly Pregnant With Her First Child

Amanda Bynes is expecting her first child! The She’s the Man actress announced the news on Instagram by posting an image of an ultrasound with her name on it. The caption of the post read, “Baby on board.” While the post has since been deleted and didn’t specify who the dad was, many assume it’s Bynes’ ex- Paul Michael. The news came days after Bynes and Michael called off their engagement, which occurred approximately a month ago on Valentine’s Day, PEOPLE reports. The two seem to be […]

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Beat the Heat: the Cutest Toddler and Baby Sun Hats

Mad hatters? Not with these adorable baby sun hats and toddler sun hats! With sunny outdoor adventures just around the corner, your kiddo is going to need a good baby spring and summer hat, which is why we’ve rounded up the cutest ones on the market. Of course, these baby and toddler sun hats aren’t just stylish. With long, wide and floppy brims, almost all of the kids’ sun hats on this list are designed to protect against the sun’s glorious but potentially harmful rays (along with […]

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Infant Sleep Study Reveals Baby Girls Sleep More Than Baby Boys

This week is Sleep Awareness Week, an annual event pioneered by the National Sleep Foundation as a way to create awareness around better sleeping habits for everyone. While being tired because you were up late scrolling through Instagram is one thing, having to constantly wake up to take care of baby—as most new parents do—is another. To help parents better understand how babies sleep, Nanit, working with universities and researchers, recently put out its State of Sleep report, finding that girls actually get more sleep than boys. […]

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What Pregnant And Postpartum Moms Need To Know About Coronavirus, According To The Experts

Xinhua News Agency/Getty If you’re an expectant or new mom, hearing all the scary news about coronavirus can be really nerve-wracking, to say the least. After all, pregnant women are usually more vulnerable to illnesses than non-pregnant women—and any health scares they experience can put their growing babies at risk. Breastfeeding moms may worry if the virus can pass into their milk and whether it’s okay to continue nursing. Whether you’re breastfeeding or not, if you have a brand new baby at home, you may be worried […]

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