Thus, making babies even bigger jerks than we realized.Read More »from What Your Baby Knows Will Shock You
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- Angel BabyWhen my 7-month-old son grabs my daughter's hair, she cries and he laughs. In that moment, I'm not sure if he doesn't know he's being a little bit evil. But how far does an infant's moral compass expand? Do babies know right from wrong? These are the questions being examined at the Yale Infant Cognition Center, where Karen Wynn and Paul Bloom are studying infant morality. Bloom, the Brooks and Suzanne Ragen professor of psychology at Yale University is also the author of the new book, "Just Babies," wherein he argues, "Babies and toddlers can judge the goodness and badness of others' actions; they want to reward the good and punish the bad; they act to help those in distress; they feel compassion, guilt and righteous anger."
- When we threw our cousin a circus themed baby shower for her baby boy, we didn't realize how epic it would be. Fast forward a few years, and we're still talking about it! The decorations, the simple and festive menu, the games--this circus baby shower will go down in history as our most ultimate baby shower yet! Here is some inspiration for you to create an ultimate circus baby shower of your own--including a DIY big top and menu ideas--that's perfect for a boy and girl.
-By Vanessa Bell Read More »from 6 Awesome Ideas for a Circus-Themed Baby Shower
- BabyZone | Love + Sex – Wed, Feb 19, 2014 11:51 AM ESTCoupleDoing the deed definitely takes on new meaning when you become a mom. One second, you're bringing all the boys to the yard, the next, your lawn is covered with wooden swing sets and play houses. Booties are constantly on the brain-but for what comes out of them, and that isn't so sexy. Being a mom while navigating a healthy sex life is an arduous task, to be sure, but that doesn't make it any less important. So why are 32 percent of moms going years without having sex?
According to an exclusive national survey conducted by Family Circle magazine, 553 mothers with at least one child of any age revealed their mom confessionals. They answered personal queries on hot topics like smoking, exercise, weight loss.... and sex. A mind-blowing 32 percent of mothers who were polled reported that a few years is the longest they've gone without sex. Another 36 percent reported a few months and 27 percent a few weeks.
While the 500-person SurveyMonkeyRead More »from Survey Says 32% of Moms Have Sex Every Few Years? Craziness!
- DarcyI felt different after having kids. Not just in that new mom who's so in love with her babies kind of way or terrified and clueless kind of way (though I was those too). I physically felt different. Things felt different.
For most of my life I've struggled with self-image insecurities. I can't even blame my kids for giving me baby weight since I was already overweight pre-babies. Still, two pregnancies and three plus years of breastfeeding have taken a toll on my body and my mojo.
There is no doubt in my mind that my husband loves me and desires me, but when you aren't feeling that way about yourself it's hard to switch off "mom mode" and turn on "sexy mode." When you get some coveted uninterrupted alone time with your partner, you want it to really count. At least that's how I feel in these early years of parenting.
It all started with a picture.
A few months ago, a Facebook friend shared a few boudoirRead More »from How One Mom Got Her Sexy Back
- BabyZone | Parenting – Wed, Feb 19, 2014 11:49 AM ESTTwinsA twin pregnancy may bring with it twice the love, but as recent reports warn, that doesn't necessarily mean the journey is twice as nice. Fertility experts are concerned about an "epidemic" of twins--and they are pushing to lower the rate of twin births.
One look at the numbers and you can see why. While multiple births have dropped in the last five years, those of twins have barely budged. In fact, the rate of twin births is up 76 percent in the past 30 years.
But wait. What's so bad about having twins? Being sandwiched between two adorable little ones during snuggle time, and watching them learn and grow together are two out of many great reasons to want twins. The problems, though, include significant complications such as developmental delays, preeclampsia and premature births.
"We as a society think twins are healthy and always come out great," said Barbara Collura, president of infertility support and advocacy group Resolve. "There'sRead More »from Are Twins Double the Trouble? Why Fertility Doctors Are Pushing for Single Births
- Some of these, like Ava and Amelia, have already been dusted off for modern use, while others are just waiting to be rediscovered. Who knew grandmother names could be so cool? Here are our favorite vintage finds.
-By Linda Rosenkrantz and Pamela Redmond Satran, Nameberry Read More »from Vintage Chic: The Best Old Lady Names for Girls
- BabyZone | Parenting – Tue, Feb 18, 2014 12:35 PM ESTThe American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends breastfeeding for Baby's first year, but how many moms actually follow this advice? Here are 10 moms willing to divulge the details of their breastfeeding experience.
-By Jacqueline Tourville
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- SiblingsIn today's fast-paced, over-scheduled world, I'm doing what I can to give my kids their childhood. It's easy to get swept up in the pressure to do everything and be everything--and that goes for kids as well as parents.
Most of the pressure starts out with good intentions, or at least with the vibe of helpfulness. Questions from family members and other moms about when I'm enrolling my 3-year-old in preschool. Blogs and Pinterest boards filled with activities to fill every minute of the day. Sign-ups for classes and playdates.
When my daughter was a year old, I started to doubt myself and wondered if I was being a lazy mom. I didn't have our days and activities scheduled out. Heck, most of the time when I tried to do an impromptu project I didn't even have the "materials from around the house" on hand. Instead, we spent our days with a general routine and lots of play.
According to Dr. Peter Gray, a research professor of psychology atRead More »from Giving My Children Their Childhood
- Is your baby a future President? Here are 25 baby names inspired by US Presidents and Vice-Presidents. Which one gets your vote?
- By Darcy Zalewski Read More »from 10 Presidential Baby Names
- BabyZone | Parenting – Fri, Feb 14, 2014 1:03 PM ESTGot the bye-bye wave down pat, Dad? These tips will help you make that time with your baby really count--and keep you up front and center in Baby's mind while you're gone.
-By BabyZone Editors Read More »from Fatherhood: Bonding with Your Little One While You're Away