Pregnancy

The love you feel for your baby is there from the beginning—and only grows as you settle into routine as a parent and get to know their unique personality. As parents to 4-month-old baby Sienna, mom Gabriella and dad Dijoun Farquharson say it’s incredible to watch her grow, learn and discover more on a daily
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Covid has been more than a worldwide pandemic. It also sparked a maternal mental health crisis. In addition to cranking up anxiety, Covid stripped away the in-person connections and practical support that new parents desperately need. Covid, essentially, leveled what was left of parents’ so-called village. While any new mom can suffer from maternal mental
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Social media is rife with recipes on how to DIY infant formula amidst the ongoing infant formula shortage. But the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) strongly warns against using homemade formula or other formula substitutes like raw goat’s milk as a stopgap when baby formula is in short supply.  It’s an incredibly frustrating time for
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Did you ever think you’d live to see the day when Sports Illustrated celebrated mothers’ bodies in its swimsuit issue? Models Hunter McGrady, Katrina Scott, and Kelly Hughes all posed for the famous annual issue of the legendary magazine this year—they’re all mothers, and they’re not hiding that fact in their beautiful photographs. It’s the
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To the dads celebrating Father’s Day without a father, my sympathy is with you. Navigating parenthood alone can be painful—even frustrating at times. And as a man, fathering without your father can be tough and lonely. Especially when the yearly holiday comes around, because then you are reminded of the fact that your father is
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I was excitedly plunging through the infamous stuffed-to-the-brim Rubbermaid boxes of autumn holiday décor in my garage when I ran across those festively fun children’s Halloween books that I used to love reading to my oldest son. It occurred to me that while I did read to my second child for a time, we did
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When my kids were really little, my Mother’s Day mornings would start like so many other Mothers’ Days: With sticky proud fingers bearing “breakfast in bed” trays covered in spilled orange juice and half-cooked pancakes. Inevitably, the duvet would end up trashed, the kitchen was—let’s just say—“well-used” and somehow, pancakes and OJ required every pan
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