No one ever said being a parent is easy. Still, it's better to never have a child at all, than have one and take its life away. I've been horrified by recent news stories of parenting gone wrong from mommy blogger Lacey Spears who was arrested for systematically poisoned her son Garnett to Justin Ross Harris of Georgia who "accidentally" left his 22-month-old son in the car all day. Based on the behavior of some of these so-called parents, something needs to be said.
Lots of new moms aren't exactly in the mood for sex once Baby arrives, but if your guy isn't initiating either, don't assume he's not interested. A study from the University of Michigan suggests that a key reason dads avoid nooky is that they're worried about hurting their still-recovering partner. But you can feel close again without actual intercourse with these secret, steamy tips.
In developing nations such as Malawi, it is a commonplace event for women to die in childbirth. But Malawi is taking steps to change that. Their Safe Motherhood Initiative strives to educate men and women on maternal health, and it is seeing positive change.
There's one proud papa out there going to some pretty cool lengths to make his son smile. Brian Dunn, a graphic designer and illustrator, has spent the last two years drawing impressively detailed creatures and scenes on his son's brown paper lunch bags. In honor of Father's Day coming up this weekend, we decided to showcase a few of Brian's many labors of love.
There's a new photo trend: breastfeeding selfies. That's right. Intimate breastfeeding moments are making their way to social media. Moms are using the selfie trend to document the intimate mother-child bonding moment (or just to challenge the off-limits status of breastfeeding in public).
In this adorable 30-second video, one father dishes out some sound parenting advice that we should all follow. Wise words, fella, wide words.
Young Ryland Whittington had more trials than most children in his early years. First, it was discovered when he was a year old that he was deaf. And second? He was born a girl. Though genetically he was identified as a girl at birth, he knew from a young age that he was a boy. His parents put together this amazing tribute to show the world how much they love and support their son. This is a definite don't-miss video.
Photographer Dave Young recently spent several nights in London's Chelsea and Westminster Hospital with one mission: capture the expression of new fathers in the moments immediately following the birth of their children.
A new study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, proves yet again that same sex couples are essentially no different than heterosexual couples. This study focused on the brain chemistry of gay co-fathers, and discovered that the chemistry in question is similar to that of heterosexual co-parents.
Here are eight last-minute Mother's Day gift ideas that are thoughtful and distinct, in addition to being simple and inexpensive.