When you have a runner, few things cause as much anxiety as putting your toddler down, on their own two feet, without restraint. Scenarios like knocked over displays and broken items or—a mom’s worst nightmare—them running into oncoming traffic go through your head.
Vanessa Bell is a Cuban American, bicultural Latina, building a legacy for her biracial children through an exploration of personal identity, documentation of their food culture, mixed family travels, and positive parenting values. De Su Mama is Spanish and means “from your mother,” evoking the foundation of the many love letters that exist on her blog. Vanessa believes in creating a purposed family legacy, through whatever means available, and is driven to help other parents document their own. Vanessa, a California native, currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada, with her gorgeous husband, 3-year-old daughter, and 1-year-old son. Visit her website, De Su Mama.
Who needs modern day toys and sippy cups? Not a baby. Especially not those born to the glamour of Hollywood. Glass cups, conversation suited for adults, and lack of noisy, bright toys make for a great childhood, according to a recent article in Vanity Fair on the hippest parenting trend: RIE (Resources for Infant Educarers). Upon further research, this philosophy has, in fact, been around for decades.
After a horrifying ordeal, a Texas judge has ordered a Fort Worth hospital to remove pregnant and brain-dead Marlise Munoz from life-sustaining machines on Friday. This ruling is presumably the end—depending on if the hospital decides to issue an appeal—of a debate that has essentially made Munoz an incubator for her unborn child.
As new US government statistics show, there seems to be a certain type of woman that most often seeks fertility treatments. While this statistic coincides with a decrease in women aged 15 to 44 who seek infertility treatment overall since 1982, it’s interesting to note that the richest of white women, age 15 to 44, were among the highest population to seek treatment for infertility.
The report’s author, Anjani Chandra, a health scientist with the US National Center for Health Statistics, found that, “21 percent of the wealthiest women had sought fertility services, compared to 13 percent of the poorest women. Fifteen percent of white women aged 15 to 44 had gotten medical treatment for infertility, compared to only 8 percent of Hispanic and black women.”
It’s hard to not loathe the cynicism that appears all over the inter-webs after photos of black dads tending to their children are posted in social media channels. Are there really so few good black dads out there? Or is our society—black, white, and everything in between—so inclined to believe the generalized version that mass media makes all black dads to be like?
According to Amy Chua, self-proclaimed “Tiger Mom” and co-author of the upcoming book, The Triple Package: How Three Unlikely Traits Explain the Rise and Fall of Cultural Groups in America, many of us have something to learn when it comes to raising successful kids. Chua, who argues that American parents aren’t strict enough or hold sufficiently high expectations for our kids, is at it again with studies that reveal eight cultural groups that are more successful than others.
From flying poop to very nervous first time dads, one professional photographer shares her most memorable bloopers that will have you wishing for a re-do.
Ever wonder how baby names are chosen around the world? Here are a few global baby naming traditions and trends that might inspire you.
There’s a new pregnancy book on the block, and it’s founded on the parenting principals of Attachment Parenting. The Attachment Pregnancy: The Ultimate Guide to Bonding with Your Baby by Laurel Wilson and Tracy Wilson Peters teaches readers how to use this important time to bond with baby—even before they’re born.
Andrés Iniesta’s nickname could be “Papi” for thousands of Barcelonians, given the considerable spike in the birth rate among Catalonians nine months after his game-winning goal in 2009. And now, scientists are trying to prove a correlation between sporting success and an increased birth rate. Does a win really inspire the masses to procreate?