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by: Lindsay Hutton

Bullying and Your Child: Can the Law Protect Them?

Bullying and the Law

Name calling. Incessant taunting. Online harassment and humiliation. Threats. Getting hit, kicked and knocked down. Have any of these ever happened to your child? If so, he has been the victim of bullying.

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) defines bulling as "unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance." Bullying is not only dangerous to a child's physical well-being, it can also damage his mental health.

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Updated: February 12, 2020

Will My Pregnancy Be Like My Mom's?

pregnant woman with mother and grandmother

If there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that pregnancy is pretty unpredictable. However, it doesn’t have to be nine months filled with unanswered questions and wondering what fate has in store for you. It can feel like grasping at straws when figuring out where to start when you first learn you are pregnant. 

Talking to Your Preschooler About Death

Talking to Your Preschooler About Death

All life ends in death. But because our culture has difficulty accepting this fact, death has become an unspeakable terror.

Perhaps due to our own fears, speaking to preschoolers about death is an even greater taboo today than talking about sex. Adults try to justify their reticence by arguing that because young children can't possibly understand death, parents should spare their preschoolers the burden of thinking about it.

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Updated: February 12, 2020

Pinkalicious Author Victoria Kann Spills on Everything From Her Next Book to Motherhood

Pinkalicious by Victoria Kann

New Yorker Victoria Kann is a  staunch literacy advocate, and with good reason. She’s the writer and illustrator of the best-selling children’s book series, Pinkalicious, which spent over 100 days on the New York Times Bestseller list and has sold more than 24 million books worldwide. There’s also Pinkalicious cookbooks, stickers, activity books, toys, and a touring, successful off-Broadway show. 

What Happens to the Baby After Delivery?

Newborn baby been examined immediately after childbirth

Houston, We Have a Baby!

Shortly after the baby's birth, whether it's a vaginal birth or a c-section, the baby will be evaluated for its ability to adapt and transition normally to life outside the uterus. To aid in this process, the baby is transported to a warming unit with a radiant heat source. The baby (now officially called a neonate) is dried of all moisture, which helps to minimize the loss of its core temperature.

by: Erin Dower

Smart Rules of Thumb for Children's App Use

Rules of Thumb on Children's App Use

It goes without saying that smartphones and apps have become an integral part of our everyday lives. But what about our children's lives? At what age is it okay to let your kids start using smartphones? Which apps are safe and which are not?

We've done some investigating to help you navigate the tricky world of smartphones, tablets and app use.

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Updated: January 13, 2021

At-Home Learning Resources for the COVID-19 Outbreak

Resources for learning at home during COVID-19 school closures

Every working parent has time management challenges. Most of us have systems that we rely on to manage our family and work responsibilities (thank you Google Calendar and Wunderlist!). One of those systems is our schools.

Thousands of those schools have closed their doors due to COVID-19. Many parents are working remotely, and many of us are wondering how to structure our days. Teachers have been tasked with developing remote learning plans and using them to keep students on track. The organizational challenges we are facing at home and in our schools are unprecedented.

Updated: April 20, 2022

What Are The Odds My Baby Will Have Blue Eyes Based on Genetics? (Use Our Eye Color Chart!)

baby with blue eyes

Do you or your partner have blue eyes? Curious if your baby will too? This genetic explanation and handy baby eye color chart can help you answer the question, "Will my baby have blue eyes?”

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by: Laurie Mega

Real Moms Share Their Best Pregnancy Skincare Tips

The best skincare products for pregnancy

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Before I got pregnant with my first, I'd heard tons of women rave about how great their skin looked while they were pregnant.

It glowed! It shone like the dawn on a summer's morn!

Shenanigans!

Updated: March 16, 2021

The Ultimate Guide to Egyptian Names

The Ultimate Guide to Egyptian Names

If you are looking for an Egyptian baby name, there are so many sources of inspiration. When people think of Egypt, the first things that may come to mind are the pyramids, pharaohs, ancient mummies, and the beauty of cities like Cairo. There is much to explore when it comes to Egyptian inspiration when you delve into Egyptian mythology, royalty, and hieroglyphics. There is also a bit of a crossover with Arabic and Swahili names, so these are also categories of names to consider.

Updated: July 8, 2022

15 Harry Potter Baby Names Only True Fans Will Understand

Platform 9 3/4 from Harry Potter series

Even 20 years after its initial release, the Harry Potter book series is still popular. The people who read the books as children quite literally grew up with the characters. And there is an entire generation of kids who don’t know a world where Hogwarts doesn’t exist. For die-hard Potter fans, there is no limit to how they will incorporate J.K. Rowling’s characters into their lives.

More: 25 Hippie Baby Names For Your Little Flower Child

Updated: March 22, 2022

The Ultimate Guide to Postpartum Care (From Underwear to Hair Loss)

Postpartum Guide

There is a lot of support for mothers and birthing parents during the prenatal period, but postpartum care looks a bit different. Upon leaving the hospital following childbirth, you will be armed with supplies like maxi pads, diapers, and witch hazel wipes but may be feeling a little uncertain, overwhelmed, and uncomfortable as you embark on the next journey — the fourth trimester.

Updated: February 12, 2020

5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Starting Genealogy Research

black and white photos found during genealogy research

Everyone has a story to tell, your ancestors included. But if you're one of the millions of Americans who want to know those stories, you’ll need to connect with your inner genealogist. When my brother decided to wade through centuries of the past to dig up our family history, he didn’t realize the rabbit hole he was jumping into. 

More: 5 Family History & Genealogy Podcasts to Listen to This Fall

Updated: February 12, 2020

Is the Keto Diet Safe For Kids?

little girl biting avocado as part of keto diet

Following a ketogenic (AKA keto) diet has become increasingly popular over the years. Following the low-carb, high-fat style of eating has proven to be beneficial with adults in quick weight loss results, and studies have shown it to be beneficial for a wide variety of health conditions. With these touted great results, many parents may want to consider their kids following suit. The question remains: is the keto diet safe for kids?

Updated: January 31, 2022

Do Twins Run in Families? A Genetic Explanation

twin babies in hospital

Have you ever wondered if twins really do run in families or not? Or ponder what your chances are of birthing twins? I have twin friends and twin cousins, and even though I do NOT have twin kids, I have always been fascinated by multiple births and birth orders. (Could be because as a ‘tween I loved reading “Sweet Valley High” books—who knows?) Two OB-GYN’s explain how common it is to birth twins—and what are some interesting facts about twins in general?