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Boxes, Bins & Goodbyes

Please tell me that one of the losses from this pandemic is not the loss of my holiday spirit.

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Our Favorite Halloween Books This Season

Grab something pumpkin-spiced and get ready to curl up with one (or all) of these spookily sweet books for kids.

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Giving Birth & Losing My Mother

I was no longer just a daughter grieving the loss of her mother, but a mother grappling with the possibility that my daughter could one day face a similar fate.

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Tiny Birth Stories: The One Where Mom Gave Birth in a Cab Twice

Here are five birth stories that will have you laughing, crying and nodding your head in solidarity. 

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The Only Baby Carrier You’ll Ever Need To Make Travel a Breeze

So you have a baby—congrats! If you gave birth during the pandemic, you may have left a few essentials off of your must-have baby list, namely, those that make traveling easier. Well, it’s finally time to dust off those suitcases…

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Emmy Rossum & Husband Sam Esmail Welcome First Child

We didn’t even know she was pregnant!

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I Didn’t See My Son’s Disability Until He Was 15

“After I finally saw him and his invisible disability, I was crushed with guilt. How could I, as his loving mother, not see what was there before my eyes? Not seeing him kept me from giving the support he truly needed.”

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Breaking the Evil Stepmother Stereotype

“Being a stepparent can be as simple or as difficult as all the parties involved choose to make it.”

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Royal Baby News Alert! Zara & Mike Tindall Welcome Third Child

The baby is the Queen’s 10th great grandchild!

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There’s a New Okapi & Here’s Why You Should Celebrate

A baby girl okapi made her grand debut at UK’s Chester Zoo.

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11 Women Who Transformed the Bay Area

Scientists, chefs, activists, dancers and poets—our Bay Area history is full of inspiring women you’ll want to learn all about!

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Tiny Birth Stories: Can You Relate?

Here are five birth stories that will have you laughing, crying and nodding your head in solidarity. 

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Tiny Birth Stories: 5 Different Experiences of Being Induced

Here are five birth stories about inductions that will have you laughing, crying and nodding your head in solidarity. 

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6 Things I Wish I Had Known about Breastfeeding before Giving Birth

“Had I known these things about breastfeeding, I think we could have better prepared mentally for what was coming and avoided so much stress and pain.”

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Newborn Tips from a Delivery Nurse

“Every new parent runs into one hiccup or another when it comes to how they envisioned their first few days with their baby. Do your best to try and go with the flow—you’ll be much happier if you give yourself some slack right from the beginning!”

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Local Parents Reveal What They Loved About 2020 (Really!)

2020 wasn’t all bad, these Portland parents share what they liked best about the year.

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The Guilt of Being an Older Mom of a Single Child

“Not being able to give my son a sibling is the one thing I feel most guilty about. But one day I will tell my son about how he was conceived and how we tried to give him a sibling.”

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Tiny Birth Stories: My Water Broke at a Dive Bar

Here are five birth stories that will have you laughing, crying and nodding your head in solidarity. 

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I Have a Child with Special Needs But Sometimes, His Siblings Need Me More

Confession: I am not an expert on all things parenting—yet I am proud in my imperfections. My world forever changed in 2005 when, at the age of 18, I gave birth of my firstborn son. Fast-forward to now and I’m…

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Tell Us Your Birth Story for Our New Series: Tiny Birth Stories

Tell us in 100 words or less your birth story!

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Mindy Kaling Secretly Welcomed a Baby During Quarantine

The new baby joins big sister Katherine.

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Thinx Offers Solutions to New Parents with Launch of Postpartum Set

The set will offer five pairs of underwear designed to absorb postpartum flow.

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Nikki Bella and Fiancé Artem Chigvintsev Welcome Their First Child

Bella gave birth one day before her twin sister.

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How to Cope with Postpartum Depression during a Pandemic

“I gave birth to my Ronnie in March and was plunged into a motherhood that I could never have planned for. I woke up every day with anxiety coursing through my veins and an uncertainty and fear about the state of the world that clouded my vision.”

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The One Question We Knew We’d Have to Answer Eventually

“Here it was—a few days before Mother’s Day—my little boy wanted to know where his mother was.”

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San Diego Zoo Announces Birth of Endangered Pygmy Hippo

This is the first successful birth of an endangered pygmy hippopotamus at the zoo in more than 30 years.

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Anderson Cooper Announces Birth of Son Wyatt

He announced the good news at the end of his weekly global town hall.

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Confronting the Fear of the Unknown

“Is fear always a bad thing? Not necessarily—it’s an emotion that can help propel us towards our goals or warns us to slow down and proceed with caution.”

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Why Every ‘Now’ Moment Matters in Motherhood

In October 2005, my middle son was born. In 2018, he graduated from college.
Today, I’m trying to figure out how time works.

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Eons ago I had three kids in three and a half years. Life was…

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Inspiring Women’s History Books Every Kid Should Read

From rebel leaders to pioneers in art and science, these books will teach your kids about role models and ideas that never go out of style.

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Laura Prepon Welcomes Second Child with Ben Foster

She will be taking a leave from her YouTube channel.

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How to Survive Postpartum as a Newly Single Mom

“I gave birth 12 days after I walked out of the courthouse with my divorce papers in hand. I arrived at my mom’s house from the hospital a week later, carrying my newborn who was burrito-swaddled in a football-printed blanket. Here’s how I survived.”

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DJ Khaled & Nicole Tuck Are Parents—Again!

The couple recently welcomes their second son.

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