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No little ones allowed tonight.

Oh Mama! 3 Steamy Ways To Spark Romance After Having Kids

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.

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A new mother and her little one.

Cultural Shift In Malawi Leading To Safer Pregnancies

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.

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A labor of love.

Father Shows Love By Drawing Incredible Scenes On Lunch Bags

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.

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A beautiful act, captured forever.

Breastfeeding Selfies Are All The Rage, Apparently

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).

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Watch: Family Puts Out Beautiful Tribute To Transgender Child

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.

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A happy family, no different than any other.

Study: Gay Fathers Have Same Brain Chemistry As Hetero Parents

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.

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Your mom gifted you with unconditional love. A little return on investment might be nice.

8 Cheap Gifts That Say 'I Love You, Mom'

Here are eight last-minute Mother's Day gift ideas that are thoughtful and distinct, in addition to being simple and inexpensive.