We’ve seen all sorts of pregnancy announcements, from sweet YouTube videos to custom t-shirts and plays on words. Here are a few that – given the chance – we’d like to unsee. Some of these antics might be best employed at a bachelor party, but they definitely don’t belong in the “major family announcement” category.
Chelsea Day is a DIY geek with strong ideas about everything from television to fermented tea. She tackles domestic life one day at a time on her family blog, Someday I’ll Learn. Adventures include oven mitt fires, blender mishaps and an occasional “win” in the baking department. With two rambunctious little boys who help her appreciate the value of coffee and silence, she spends nap time making baby food from scratch while reminiscing about her former career as a marketing executive. The family has recently made the switch from city living to sprawling countryside, and they have their hands full with an array of adopted animals.
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With developing tastebuds, most toddlers tend to agree on go-to foods and off-limits snacks. If little eaters could provide parents with a handbook of cuisine preferences, here are the major notes that would be included.
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Alicia Silverstone caused quite a stir recently with the unveiling of her new breast milk sharing program earlier this summer, prompting professionals on The Daily News and ABC News to urge milk donors to consider proper screening procedures. Despite the sudden interest, the breast milk trade isn’t a new phenomenon.
Sharing of human milk has existed as long as babies have been around, with early Egyptian royalty being the first to regularly compensate wet nurses for their efforts. Even the World Health Organization, which many mothers consider the go-to authority on breastfeeding, has listed milk banks as an equal substitute to a mother’s own milk.
The summer travel season is coming to an end just in time for many road-weary parents. If all the stroller-checking and lap-seating has you down, consider this for your next holiday getaway: traveling with half your children.
Busy celebrities Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have been spotted hitting the road recently with half their brood. The pair often travel on short trips with a select few of their kids, most recently taking 9-year-old Pax and 5-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne to Japan. Brad Pitt has previously been spotted traveling solo to Russia and NYC with daughters Shiloh, 7 and Zahara, 8, while Angelina Jolie has taken son Maddox, 12, on his own to London.
When a baby’s on board, it’s not uncommon to find people circling rings around the belly, dancing under moonlight and eating all sorts of strange foods to influence the wee one’s future. Here are the weirdest pregnancy traditions we’ve seen across the globe.
Face it: life isn’t always pretty. Trying to keep an ever-smiling face can lead to some serious misconceptions about parenthood. Here are the seven biggest lies we see moms and dads swapping everyday.
Becoming a new parent has its challenges (spit-up in your hair, colic, weight gain). Fortunately, it comes with a few really awesome upsides, too! You now have an excuse for everything under the sun. Here are some good ways to pass the buck to baby.
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