Baby

We Need To Start Talking About Purple Butterfly Babies

My son has multiple names. Matthias. Boo Bear. Boo. Boo Bear the Poo Bear. Bug. Bugaboo. Sweet pea. Bugga Bugga Boo Bear. Sweetheart. Love. I have never, however, referred to my son as a purple butterfly baby, even though that's what he is. If I'm…
By Danielle Campoamor

Jeffrey Dean Morgan Is Nothing Like Negan In Adorable Pic With Daughter

For those who are familiar with The Walking Dead, the character Negan is someone fans all love to hate. Sure, as a villain, he does some pretty terrible things. But you have to admit, his liberal use of profanity and twisted sense of humor is…
By Michelle Stein

If You're Breastfeeding During Apple Cider Season, Read This Before You Sip

It seems like every day there's a new study telling you what you can and cannot eat and drink while you're breastfeeding. One day you're told you should drink a pint of Guinness each night to spur on your supply, and the very next day you're told…
By Cat Bowen

Please Enjoy This Pic Of Khloe Kardashian's Daughter True Dressed As A Unicorn

When I had my babies, one of my first thoughts after giving birth each time was What am I going to dress this baby as for Halloween? I'm sorry but it's true. Because babies are cute on their own and everything, but if you dress them up as little…
By Jen McGuire

19 Disney Nursery Ideas To Create A Miniature Magic Kingdom

From singing along to the movies to playing with the toys to taking a trip to the happiest place on Earth (if you were super lucky), chances are you've got some pretty good memories associated with Disney. So why not draw on those memories and…
By Kristina Johnson

15 Superhero Nursery Ideas That Are Out Of This World

Superhero movies seem to dominate the box office every summer, and it's no wonder why — they're fun, exciting, and the good guy always wins. That also makes superheroes an awesome theme for a nursery. Whether you're into Batman, Superman, or the…
By Kristina Johnson

11 Thought-Provoking Baby Names For Thursday Babies That Are Thoroughly Awesome

Isn't it fun to think back to the day your baby was born? For our daughter, I was thrilled that our doctor let us select a Monday (repeat C-section here) because we had a whole weekend to get ready for her big arrival. Every day of the week has its…
By Lindsey Nesmith

11 Purple Butterfly Tattoos To Honor The Baby You Lost & The Baby You Took Home

Losing a baby is something that stays with you forever. But most loss moms know that people aren't entirely comfortable talking about pregnancy or infant loss, especially when your baby was part of a multiple pregnancy and you brought some, but not…
By Steph Montgomery

Getting Permission To Push My Baby Out

They expected the baby in maybe 10 minutes, and definitely before midnight — this baby’s coming today, they said — but when it wasn't out two hours later, and the clock arms had weaseled past 12, they called in the patriarchy. You know, the…
By Sara Nolan

Breastfed Babies Might Be Better Protected From Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

People sometimes think of breastfeeding as only necessary to feed babies, but there are other benefits that often go undiscussed. The full potential of breast milk is continuing to be discovered. A new study is highlighting yet another benefit of…
By Vanessa Taylor

Here's What A Purple Butterfly On A Baby's Crib Actually Means

When my son had to stay in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) after he was born, I saw a variety of different decorations on the babies' bassinets, including stickers, name cards, and family photos. And then I noticed a single purple butterfly…
By Steph Montgomery

Meghan Markle & Prince Harry's Baby Could Be Born Under A Stubborn Zodiac Sign

The internet is all abuzz with the the latest news out of Kensington Palace: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are expecting their first baby, just months after the fairy tale wedding we all drooled over not long ago. When the news was officially…
By Shannon Evans

Target Has So Many Snacks For Breastfeeding Moms & Your Life Just Got Way Easier

Breastfeeding hunger is real. Moms don't just "get a little hungry," you get hangry, and Heaven help anyone who comes between you and your snack. You've likely found yourself brushing crumbs off your baby's sleeping form more than once, or as they…
By Cat Bowen

7 Hilarious Signs You're Not Cleaning Your Baby's Stroller Enough

I'd like to think I'm pretty good about cleaning my kid's highchair and bath tub on the regular. But the stroller? Eh, not so much. I've turned a blind eye to, shall we say, "stroller hygiene," so it's safe to say some rogue Cheerios have lingered.…
By Kate Miller

I Wanted My Mother At My Birth, But That Isn't What Happened

I know so many people who say their mother is their best friend, and that gives me mom envy. I always thought it would be so incredible to feel close enough to my mother to want to call her when exciting things happen. I wanted us to be so close…
By Aimee Christian

Meghan Markle & Prince Harry Make Their First Appearance After Royal Baby News

By now, the big news has managed to travel around the world: another royal baby is on the way! On Monday, Oct. 15, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced they are expecting their first child. The news comes on the heels of weeks of speculation…
By Michelle Stein

Where Will Prince Harry & Meghan Markle's Baby Fall In The Line Of Succession?

Guys, this is not a drill: Another royal baby is on the way! On Monday, Oct. 15, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced they are expecting their first child. Although tabloids have been claiming "proof" of a Harry-Meghan baby on the way since the…
By Michelle Stein

Piers Morgan Called Babywearing Emasculating On Twitter & It Didn't Go Over Well

These days, fathers are more involved in kids' lives than ever before — which is a fantastic trend, if you ask me. With that said, there are still people out there who believe caring for an infant is largely "women's work," meaning some dads still…
By Michelle Stein

8 Reasons Prince Harry Is Going To Be A Great Dad To His New Little One

In case you've been living under a rock today — or were just busy running around with the kiddos — another royal baby is on the way! That's because Prince Harry and Meghan Markle revealed they're expecting their first child. As the world gears up…
By Michelle Stein

Here's Why Your Baby Keeps Scrunching Their Face

As a parent, it's kind of amazing how good you get an interpreting your baby's facial expressions. The flickers of joy, the "about to cry" face, the cheeky, mischievous look — you know them all. Sometimes it's pretty obvious what your baby is trying…
By Kate Miller

We Only Get 18 Halloweens

Decorative gourd season is upon us, and I have so much I want to show my kids, and so many costumes I want to put them in (young Harrison Ford; the guy from The Darkness; Carrie Fisher looking unimpressed by her salad at Tavern On The Green). But…
By Janet Manley