newborns 

MMM"Pop": Youngest Hanson brother becomes a dad

John Ira Shepherd Hanson became the latest member of the harmonic Hanson family on Tuesday. Born to Zac Hanson, 22, and his wife Kate, the baby brought the total of second generation Hansons to five. Eldest brother Issac and wife Nikki are parents to...

Nicole Richie misses the simple life

New motherhood -- fulfilling as it is -- can be a difficult adjustment. I can only imagine that adjusting to life with a demanding young baby has to be especially hard for a young celebrity mom who's used to spending her days shopping and her nights...

Vitamin K controversy?

Someone asked blog site Babble the other day a question that has been humming around in my mind like a lost hummingbird for a long time: What is the deal with the vitamin K shots given to newborns, and are they really necessary? I remember when Mr....

It really is the thought that counts

My friend gave birth a few days ago and yesterday, I went over to meet the new arrival. She's all pink and pretty and just beautiful. Wrapped up tight in a soft blanket with just her little, round head poking out, she reminded me of a glo-worm toy...

Joel Madden turns on the TV and only sees bad news

Doting new dad Joel Madden says on his blog newborn daughter Harlow has taught him about love and opened his eyes to the problems in the world. "It seems like you turn on the TV, or get online and its all bad news." write the rock singer. I know...

Weird Things About Newborns

CNN recently ran an interesting article on common physical characteristics of newborns that can be alarming to new parents. Most people expect the baby to be tiny and red but they don't expect: Giant bellybuttons (due to umbilical hernia,...

Five mistakes parents make

CNN has posted a list of five mistakes parents make with their newborns. Personally, I'm surprised they only came up with five. I know I made a lot more than that; heck, I've probably made at least that many different mistakes already today. Frankly,...

Matt Damon injured by his 14-month-old daughter

On screen, he's an ultra-tough, international assassin -- constantly on the run from big, scary dudes that want him dead. But in real life, the only person putting Matt Damon in physical danger is his 14-month-old daughter. Apparently the...

Identical triplets born in Austria

The odds of triplets aren't exactly high to begin with, and the odds of identical triplets are even more unlikely -- 1 in 200 million, to be exact. Nevertheless, Zoe, Kim and Amy, three identical baby girls, arrived yesterday -- conceived without...

Image of the Day: A poolside snuggle

Some of the most tender moments are those spent with a newborn child slumbering on your chest. The joy of gazing down and witnessing the beautiful miracle of life at peace is truly amazing. I love the way this father is looking at his baby with the...

Anti-baby dumping bumper stickers

It may look like someone's idea of a sick joke -- but this sticker was in fact created in earnest as part of a larger campaign to stop women from abandoning their newborns. The stickers were created in Orosi, California, after three babies -- all...

Image of the Day: Mama's kiss and a bit of baby sugar

The joy of a new baby is such that there are moments when a quick a peck is an absolute must. This mommy and baby look like they are sharing a little slice of bliss as they coo and smile into one another's eyes. I love the expression on the baby's...

Does motherhood create the maternal urge?

I never had maternal longing. Befor two blue lines radically altered my life compass, I thought babies were kind of...a burden. Big heads, a lot of crying, a lot of poop and vomit and what was so appealing about such extreme neediness, for the...

Mom gives birth on her birthday - twice

Sometimes coincidences are just coincidences and sometimes they are evidence of some universal, deeply ingrained Grand Master Plan. Or, perhaps they are neither. But I like hearing about them. I don't know what you'd call this: a Mom of two boys gave...

Medicine can make a unique baby shower gift

Just this past weekend, my son had an allergic reaction to milk. Once I realized what was happening (the hives were a dead giveaway) I went looking for the antihistamines. That's when I realized that, while we had children's chewable Benadryl, we did...

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