It's important to talk to your spouse about your kids. But not only about your kids.
If my husband and I aren’t careful, kid-centric talk hijacks our conversations. We talk about things they did that day. (Hilarious. Or frustrating. Usually both.) We talk about dreams for their futures. (Please let them marry non-felons.) And then usually we’re too tired to do much other than watch a re-run of The Rachel Zoe Project. I mean Mad Men.
After months and months of speculation, this power couple has now confirmed they are expecting.
Last night at MTV's Video Music Awards in Los Angeles, Beyoncé Knowles stepped onto the red carpet in a long, orange-colored flow-y dress. She walked a few feet, then paused in front of the cameras. And then, she put one arm on either side of her stomach and pulled the dresses fabric against her body to reveal a rotund baby bump that all her fans had been hoping for since she married Jay-Z back in 2008.
Harper Seven is far from the most outlandish of celeb baby names.
The Daily Beast's picks for the wildest celebrity baby names of 2011— so far, with suspected crazy baby-namers Keri Russell, Lily Allen, Tori Spelling, Jenna Fischer, and January Jones due in the coming months.
Anne Hathaway, Eva Longoria, Kim Kardashian and little sis Khloe K are all longing to be moms.
I think it's hard to admit that you want kids. After all, we're told that this is the quickest thing that makes guys run the other way. But if you want something, you have to say it out loud—right? So I applaud these celebrity women who, since the start of 2011, have been totally upfront about wanting to have kids sometime in the very near future. Maybe it's going around?
New research shows that breastfeeding your baby can decrease the chances of breast cancer.
Breast cancer risk can be lowered in African-American women by breastfeeding, new research suggests. Research led by Julie R. Palmer, ScD, of Boston University, found that having multiple children raised the risk of a kind of aggressive breast cancer known as ER-negative, but that breastfeeding reduced it.
Despite what critics say, Natural Family Planning can be good for your marriage.
If you've heard the term Natural Family Planning (NFP), it's probably almost a certainty actually, that you were given some bad information about it. As someone who has practiced NFP with my wife for around six years, I know I've heard more than my fair share of misguidance from family, the media and even priests. Sometimes it's honest confusion or simply a passing along of misinformation, but other times it's a blatant attack on a somewhat mysterious practice that many in our culture chalk up to some form of crazy desire for 20 kids or an exercise in Pope-worshiping. Despite what critics say, Natural Family Planning can be good for your marriage.
The blood test was created to detect medical conditions, but can tell the baby's gender as well.
A blood test from mothers can determine the sex of a fetus as early as seven weeks into a pregnancy, says a new report. The test was not created for the purpose of determining the sex of a fetus, but instead to detect medical conditions. However, it does predict "boy" or "girl" with great accuracy.
Sporting body ink and being a good mom and wife aren't mutually exclusive.
After three months of being a tattooed mom, I have felt those judging eyes as I walk away. In all likelihood, any opinion they formed about me has morphed into something else. Which just makes me want to tattoo the following down my arm: I’m a breastfeeding, baby-wearing, co-sleeping, cloth diapering mom. I’m married. I own a home and a late model car. I have never received a speeding ticket, let alone been convicted of a crime. Too long?
There is a new "I'm expecting" option on Facebook.
It had to come sooner or later: There is now a way to announce your pregnancy on Facebook. In the "Friends and Family" section, you can now add "Expected: Child" as one of the family members, and announce the baby's due date (month, day and year), as well as its sex and name. Would you announce your pregnancy on Facebook?
ThirdAge takes a look at some of Hollywood's famous baby boomer grandparents.
"Don't cha" call her a grandma! At 44, America's favorite Alaskan is going to be a grandparent for a second time. Her eldest son, Track, 22, is expecting his first child with wife, Britta Hansen. Sarah already has one grandchild, Tripp, the son of DWTS turned author, Bristol. And to make the story more salacious? This could be Sarah's second out-of-wedlock grandchild. Reportedly, Britta looked pregnant during her baby shower, leading many to believe she was already with child long before heading down the aisle.