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Kid-Proofing the Christmas Tree

Growing up, I always had a Christmas tree. When I was little, I don't recall considering pulling it over or removing (and eating) the ornaments on it, but those of us with kids know those are the serious risks we take when we engage in one of the m...

Are Sleep Terrors Genetic?

Are nightmares genetic? A recent study seems to point that way. Nightmares, also known as sleep terrors, affect people from childhood through adulthood. Those affected suffer from waking in a panic, normally screaming, confusion and disorientation. ...

Newborn Flushed Down Toilet by "Accident"

It has never made sense to me, dividing people into camps of good or evil. I've always been more comfortable viewing the world in shades of gray. But then something happens. A British woman, Claire Jones, 32, recently admitted to a court that she a...

Bringing home (the wrong) baby

Like a lot of expectant parents do, 35-year-old Cristina Zahariuc purchased an outfit for her newborn baby to wear home from the hospital. So when it finally came time to bring little Ana Maria home, the hospital staff dutifully changed the newborn i...

Surviving the day on too little sleep

When you have a brand new baby, everyone tells you to sleep when the baby sleeps. It's important advice, and if you aren't following it, I have just one question: Why not? But once you go back to work, or become a parent of two or more, napping du...

New Born Halloween Costume Ideas

Having a new baby can be tough. You're just not sure what to do, half the time, and trying to communicate with the little guy or gal can be daunting when you haven't yet learned the nuances of your newborn. Having a new baby around the holidays can ...

Newborn named Sarah McCain Palin

(Click the photo for the Top 12 Weirdest Baby Names) How do you show support for your presidential candidate? Signs in your yard? Bumper stickers on your car? Maybe you just show up and vote on the first Tuesday in November? Whatever you do, I'll...

Do you put your baby on her back?

When my older daughter was five months old, she started rolling over in her crib at night. Only, instead of rolling over and snuggling in with that cute butt-in-the-air pose that all parents know and love, she'd roll over, then fall back to sleep ......

What's going on with the Jolie-Pitts?

It was bound to happen eventually. The rumor mill has consistently been putting out teasers that there's trouble in Jolie-Pitt paradise. Unnamed sources, always reliable at being anonymous, at least, say that Angelina is ticked that Brad's spending s...

Flu shot during pregnancy protects newborn babies

For a decade, the CDC has recommended that pregnant women get a flu shot, because pregnancy can affect the immune system and because the flu can be dangerous to pregnant women and their unborn babies. Still, the vast majority of pregnant women don't....

Abandoning your children now legal in Nebraska

Every state in the U.S. now has what is called a "safe haven" law. Intended to prevent unwanted babies from being abandoned just any old place, the law allows desperate parents to leave their babies at hospitals with no questions asked. Until rece...

Surrogate baby trapped in legal limbo

(Click the photo to see the 10 Dumbest Laws in America) For one thirteen-day-old baby, life is turning out to be no cake walk. A newborn brought into the world nearly two weeks ago by native Indian Priti Patel, who served as a surrogate mother, is ...

Finding a safe sleep surface for baby

Sleep is an issue for any new parent. Not only are they not getting any, but where in the world is the baby supposed to sleep? Co-sleeping is either ideal or dangerous, depending on who you talk to. Putting the baby in a crib in their own room just a...

Bridget Moynahan feared motherhood

According to a recent report, actress Bridget Moynahan recently admitted she feared being a single mom and motherhood. Moynahan found out she was pregnant nearly moments after she split with her ex--football superstar Tom Brady. Brady began dati...

Swaddling a baby

I've always wished I had detachable arms because they always got in the way when I try to sleep. (Of course, I've never solved the problem of how one would get them reattached when one woke up, but I'm still working on it.) Babies, according to just ...

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