As her baby enters kindergarten, Johanna goes on a journey of parental emotions, ranging from pride and joy and sadness, to hysteria and self-induced blindness.
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As her baby enters kindergarten, Johanna goes on a journey of parental emotions, ranging from pride and joy and sadness, to hysteria and self-induced blindness.Read More »from The First Day of School
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David Beckham and his adorable daughter Harper. One of the major relationship lessons we took from Lean In was that, when you and your man share the money-making and the domestic duties, everyone wins.Read More »from Super-Involved Dads Get Treated Worse by Coworkers
By Natasha Burton
Except that now, it seems like the men actually kinda lose in this scenario-when it comes to getting respect, that is.
According to new research from the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management and the Long Island University Post, men who take on more of a caregiver role in their families are treated worse at work than guys who stick closer to gender norms. Which is total BS in our books: Not only is it awesome when dads are just as involved with their kids as moms traditionally are, but have you ever witnessed a hot guy holding a baby? (See: David Beckham, left, for reference.) If that doesn't make your ovaries tingle with joy, we don't know what will.
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The study also found, however, that women who break outside the norm as far as their caregiving
- TheBump.com | Team Mom – Wed, Jun 12, 2013 11:52 AM EDT
By Shannon Guyton for TheBump.comRead More »from Rachel Zoe's Maternity Fashion Advice and New-Mom Secrets
Rachel Zoe and familyRachel opened up to The Bump about the best and worst parenting advice she's gotten (and her perspective is very refreshing!). She also let us in on how she's giving back to families in need.
The Bump: What's something most people would be surprised to know about your pregnancy?
Rachel Zoe: Being pregnant with Sky was really great actually. Maybe the fact that I wore heels until I gave birth. A lot of people made fun of me for it. I was determined!
TB: There's a moment in every new mom's life where you realize, "Holy crap. I'm really a mom!" What was yours?
RZ: I think it was when realized the amount of time I was spending on ModernNursery.com and Diapers.com -- almost as much as I'm on Style.com! I also think the fact that my bag's filled with everything from makeup to toy cars and crayons, to baby wipes. I think I realize every day at some point that I'm a mom. But I love it so much.
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TB: What's the best
Get design and decorating ideas for children's rooms, from fun color palettes to clever storage solutions.
Craft a clubhouse
Adhesive cork squares allow for changeable wall displays, while the round table and chairs are easy to move for games or other activities.Create a kid-friendly work space
Not sure how to start? Here are some decorating strategies to think about.
kid-friendly work space
Adjustable Plexiglas shelves keep everything in this workspace handy but out of the way.Use your own heirlooms
A well-placed heirloom
To decorate with your own heirlooms, be inventive. Here, a homeowner updated the dresser she used as a kid for her own children's room by updating the handles with yellow spray paint.
The eye moves upward
Raise your gaze
Draw the eye up (and save your walls from holes) by using the tops of window- and doorframes to showcase small artworks. Color is key: See how the yellow pieces here pop against the robin's-egg blue.
Don't fear color
Be bold with color
This girl's bedroom is a cheerful orange--a happy hue on rainy days.
More on how to incorporate paintRead More »from 15 Kids' Bedroom Designs
How Facetime, Skype, and other technologies help working parents stay connected to home. By Sierra Filucci, Common Sense Media editor
I'm a full-time working mom and one of growing number of female primary breadwinners in the United States. One of the perks of my work is that I occasionally get to travel to different parts of the country for conferences or meetings. But these trips, as well as the days I spend at work when my kids are home for the summer, can be hard on my family.
But, luckily, I'm a working mom in the age of Facetime, Skype, and other apps that can help me stay in touch with my kids.
When I was a kid, my mom would call me after school to make sure I got home OK and wasn't watching too many soap operas while I waited for her to get off work. But as most parents know, a phone call can be tricky with kids -- especially younger ones who haven't mastered the art of conversation.
Video-chatting with my kids while I'm on a layover in Detriot helps keep us in touch, even if my kids don't have a lot to say. Often the conversations will goRead More »from I Use My Smartphone to Be a Better Parent
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