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The Best Valentine’s Day Gifts for Moms, Dads and Their Kids

Valentine’s Day is all about showing some love to the people you love. And while hugs, kisses and kind words are more than enough to celebrate with, a thoughtful present only sweetens the deal. Whether you’re shopping for Valentine’s Day gifts for baby, Mom, Dad, Grandma or Grandpa, we’ve got ideas that’ll give you (and them!) major heart eyes. Below, check out the best Valentine’s gifts for kids and grownups alike. Valentine’s Day Gifts for Moms Searching for Valentine’s gifts for the mom in your life? We’ve […]

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Why Night Nannies Are So Popular Now

Scary Mommy and Emma Kim/Getty When my partner and I brought our first set of twins home from the hospital (yes, we have two sets of twins), I remember thinking to myself, how do other parents handle triplets? Quads? Quints? And Lord, how did the Octomom do it? My husband and I would briefly discuss the topic in our most exhausted states, chuckle in an “I’m glad it’s not us” type of manner, and then state the obvious solution for ourselves: we’d have to hire a night […]

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Kate Middleton Reveals She Felt “Isolated” After Prince George’s Birth

The Duchess of Cambridge revealed yesterday that she felt isolated after giving birth to her first child, Prince George. She shared the information while visiting Ely & Caerau Children’s Centre in Cardiff, Wales with Prince William, who, at the time of the birth, was still serving in the Royal Air Force, Today Parents reports. “I’d just had George—William was still working with search and rescue—and we came up here and George was a tiny, tiny, little baby, and in the middle of Anglesey,” the 38-year-old royal said. […]

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Quiz: Are You Ready to Have Kids?

So, you’ve started toying with the idea of becoming a parent. Exciting! Terrifying! Thought-provoking! To help those of you who may be wondering if you’re ready to have kids, I came up with this handy little quiz, which has been medically and scientifically not proven to actually determine whether or not you should have children, but for the sake of your own entertainment, please go ahead and take it anyway.  What things should I really consider before having a baby? How stable is your relationship? No, we […]

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Trump Moves to Block Visas for Pregnant Women on ‘Birth Tourism’ – The New York Times

WASHINGTON — The State Department on Thursday gave visa officers more power to block pregnant women from visiting the United States and directed them to stop so-called birth tourism, or trips designed to obtain citizenship for their children. The administration is using the new rule, which takes effect Friday, to push consular officers abroad to reject women they believe are entering the United States specifically to gain citizenship for their children by giving birth. The visas covered by the new rule are issued to those seeking to […]

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Relationships Can Really Benefit From Paternity Leave, Study Says

Parental leave in the United States needs some work—and not just for moms. According to experts, it’s becoming increasingly apparent that the traditional role of dads as the “bread-winners” for their families isn’t necessarily good for society, the man, or his children. Of course, each family is different in what works and doesn’t work for them. But, according to a new study, taking paternity leave could actually play an important role in the health of a marriage or relationship. The study, conducted by researchers from Ball State […]

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An Ultrasound Tech Shamed Me For Taking Prescription Meds While Pregnant

Courtesy of Victoria Edelman On a particularly cold January day in 2018, I was laying on a particularly cold examining table, waiting for a technician to come examine my unborn child. I was at the Maternal Fetal Medicine Center, in their high risk ward. I was really only there because my fundal height was measuring one centimeter off. There was a 99% chance everything was fine, and my doctor had assured me of that at least 27 times before I’d left his office crying the day before. […]

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Pregnant people could be denied tourist visas under new Trump plan – Vox.com

The State Department has told US embassies across the world to deny visas to people they suspect are coming to the US to give birth, according to diplomatic cables obtained by Vox — guidance that gives broad discretion to consular officers and could prove dangerous to pregnant people seeking medical care. The cable, sent Wednesday afternoon and marked “sensitive but unclassified,” turns a suspicion among immigration restrictionists that people are trying to game America’s visa system into official US policy, starting on Friday, January 24. The apparent […]

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12 Sexy Maternity Dresses, ‘Cause Mama’s Still Got It

Hey, hot stuff. Is your maternity wardrobe feeling a little drab? Spice things up with one of these downright foxy looks. Yes, sexy pregnancy dresses really do exist—and we’ve found the trendiest options on the market. Put one on whenever you want an instant mood boost. They’re great for a night on the town with your friends, a romantic date with your significant other or even an impromptu at-home fashion show (really, try it—it’s super-fun). Photo: Courtesy PinkBlush Maternity PinkBlush Maternity Cold Shoulder Crushed Velvet Plus Maternity […]

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