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Most Excited New Grandma Ever Jumps For Joy ... Literally

"I'm so excited, and I just can't hide it!" Clearly, the Pointer Sisters have nothing on this grandma-to-be, whose squeals of delight fill the...

Opinion: Parenting in Public is Perilous Business

They're watching you ... Illustration by Christopher Healy
There's nothing quite like spending 16 days straight with six family members and an...

Easy Ways to Bring New Style to Old Hand-Me-Downs

Turn denim scraps into a bouquet to dress up jeans or a jacket. Photo: Gina Provenzano
Just try to name a kid who would pass up something new for...
The Name Lady

Does the Dog Have Dibs on My Grandma's Name?

My grandmother's name was Annabelle, and I was very close to her and would love to pay tribute with my daughter's name. Recently, my friends got a...
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The Real Reason Your In-Laws Don't Want You (and Your Baby) to Visit

Got a mule handy? Great! Because here's what one of the parenting magazines suggests you take along if you're traveling to, say, your...
The Name Lady

Your Baby's Name Is Not a Battleground

Last time, I wrote about the desperate need for baby name manners among strangers. Today, I'd like to bring that closer to home. The most heated --...

Newer Dads More Committed to Parenting Than Those of Past Generations, Study Says

Today's dads are taking a more active role in raising their kids. Credit: Corbis
Today's new dads equate being a good father with "being there,...
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Help! My Sister's Wild Kids Are Coming to Visit!

Dear AdviceMama, My sister, a single mom, is coming to visit this summer for 10 days, and her children are really a handful. They have awful...

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