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Do schools have the right to regulate the video games your kids play at home? That's what a group of schools in Cheshire, England, is trying to do, and they're receiving some criticism for their efforts. The Nantwich Education Partnership sent letters...
From: LilSugar | By: Rebecca-M-Gruber | Monday, March 30, 2015
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Wherever I hop onto the Internet, I see ads and pop-ups calling out "Hot single moms desperate to meet guys" and other unsavory advertorials of the like. And no, it's not that I'm visiting pornographic sites or looking for smut, but simply that according...
From: LilSugar | By: Karenna-Meredith | Monday, March 30, 2015
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For those who've long felt pigeonholed by the idea that there are boy names strictly for boys and girl names exclusively for girls, a new baby-naming trend is the perfect gender-neutralizing antidote. Many parents are opting to give their baby girls...
From: LilSugar | By: Kate-Schweitzer | Monday, March 30, 2015
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Some mamas-to-be want to have a baby cake and eat it, too! While most everyone enjoys a pretty pastry, our readers were fascinated with these freakish and oftentimes funny baby shower cakes. Have another look at these offbeat desserts. 5035706...
From: LilSugar | By: Lisa-Horten | Sunday, March 29, 2015
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Between fancy updos and no-frizz curls, it often looks like little girls are stopping by the salon en route to school. Unfortunately, you're a one-trick ponytail when it comes to hairstyling. Though you may not have a cosmetology degree, it doesn't mean...
From: LilSugar | By: Leah-Rocketto | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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A series of inflammatory memes shaming moms who've given birth via C-section are angering parents and sparking a new debate about whether all births are equal. The posts, which appear on a Facebook page called Disciples of the New Dawn, are the work...
From: LilSugar | By: Rebecca-M-Gruber | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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A baby girl born in India with a trunk-like protrusion between her eyes is being worshipped by locals who believe she is the reincarnation of the Hindu god Ganesha, who has the face of an elephant. "My sister-in-law gave birth to a girl . . . and her...
From: LilSugar | By: Kate-Schweitzer | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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Oh, social media, what did moms do before you? We turn to you when we want to show off our kids, when we're ready to throw in the towel, and when we want to remember what life was like before children. Of all of the social media networks out there, none...
From: LilSugar | By: Rebecca-M-Gruber | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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When you ask a child in the midst of a divorce how they feel, they'll often clam up. But if you ask adults who grew up in split households about their childhoods, they usually have a lot to say. I posed the question "what do you wish your parents had...
From: LilSugar | By: Brinton-Parker | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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The shameful baby sleep mistake we all make - BabyCenter Blog Why Hilary Duff shared her bikini selfie after having a baby - Today Parents Cate Blanchett on her sons bonding with baby Edith - People Moms & Babies "How I turned my miscarriage into...
From: LilSugar | By: Karenna-Meredith | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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Some product recalls make us stop in our tracks, like the recent one for Kraft Macaroni and Cheese. Others just make us scratch our heads. Two such recalls came across our desk today, in which items were flagged for oddly ironic reasons . . ....
From: LilSugar | By: Kate-Schweitzer | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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You've waited nine months to welcome your baby to the world. Can you really not wait another few minutes to announce your new bundle of joy to friends and family? Below, six things you should consider before sending off your baby's first photo to your...
From: LilSugar | By: Kate-Schweitzer | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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In the rush of a birth, some things go unnoticed. But for one Alabama woman, her doctors missed a pretty interesting detail when she delivered her baby boy earlier this month. When mom Brandi McGlathery saw her son for the first time - as doctors cut...
From: LilSugar | By: Kate-Schweitzer | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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You know those families who go on at least one Disney vacation a year, have a minute-by-minute itinerary, and know the entire park like the palm of their hand? Well this list won't turn you into one of those . . . but we asked a few of them for Walt...
From: LilSugar | By: Brinton-Parker | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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The following post was written by Ariella Levine Greenbaum. Here, she writes about discovering she had breast cancer shortly after giving birth. During what was the most exciting year of my life-the year in which I was pregnant and gave birth to my daughter-something...
From: LilSugar | By: Rebecca-M-Gruber | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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Talk about good karma! A doctor who helped save the life of a premature baby was rescued by him 30 years later. In 2011, when Dr. Michael Shannon was pinned inside a burning car after a horrific auto accident, young Orange County Fire Authority paramedic...
From: LilSugar | By: Kate-Schweitzer | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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A mother's photo of her daughter getting ready for her school's father/daughter dance is tugging on the heartstrings of parents everywhere. The photo, which shows the girl's big brother placing a corsage on her wrist, looks like it could just be a family...
From: LilSugar | By: Rebecca-M-Gruber | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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Our kids think they know us, but how well do they really know what Mom and Dad do? Probably not as well as they think. Sure, there's the sneaking around we do after they go to bed, but there's plenty we do when they're awake that they're completely oblivious...
From: LilSugar | By: Rebecca-M-Gruber | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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If your kids are angling for a smartphone of their own, know that you're not alone. Sixty-four percent of adults believe that between 10-14 is the right age for a child to get their first cell phone, according to a study by American Express, while 10...
From: LilSugar | By: Lisa-Horten | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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Need a little inspiration for the best Easter-basket sweets? We found 18 clever cake pops will have you ready to hop on over to the kitchen and get baking! From sweet lambs, bunnies, and chicks to pops featuring beautifully decorated Easter "eggs," carrots,...
From: LilSugar | By: Kate-Stahl | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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When I heard I was having a girl, I was over the moon. After enduring hyperemesis gravidarum, I wasn't sure I would try for another pregnancy. In my experience as the youngest of four girls, I know "girls" and always saw that women never left their families....
From: LilSugar | By: Rebecca-M-Gruber | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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While reality TV may not be the best place to turn for advice about pretty much anything, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Yolanda Foster has a lot of motherly wisdom to share. Hailed by many as the show's voice of reason, Foster stands out from...
From: LilSugar | By: Brinton-Parker | Monday, March 30, 2015
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The one thing you need to know before having two kids - HuffPost Parents How to handle changes in your child's behavior - Real Simple Coco Rocha welcomes daughter Ioni James - People Moms & Babies Moving multigenerational moments to make you smile...
From: LilSugar | By: Karenna-Meredith | Monday, March 30, 2015
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If you're a parent, you've undoubtedly felt guilty about how much time you are spending with your kids. It's never enough, right? Wrong. First off, the average number of hours parents spend with kids per week has nearly doubled since 1985, rising from...
From: LilSugar | By: Kate-Schweitzer | Monday, March 30, 2015
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Kim Kardashian took North West out for some Spring fun in LA over the weekend. North and her friend Ryan, who wore matching jean shorts, went on an Easter egg hunt, got their faces painted, and played in the sand during the sunny farm day. North couldn't...
From: LilSugar | By: Lauren-Turner | Monday, March 30, 2015
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My knowledge about pediatric cancer is limited. I know it's scary and sad and that the kids going through it are remarkable. But aside from that, as a parent, my brain just couldn't go there. That is until recently, as I have been able to witness the...
From: LilSugar | By: Denise-Stirk | Monday, March 30, 2015
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When Shaq shared an Instagram post of a diaper-clad little boy holding a cell phone, we didn't know what to expect . . . but whatever we anticipated, it certainly wasn't this! Taken from a relatively obscure Brazilian video of a toddler getting down,...
From: LilSugar | By: Brinton-Parker | Monday, March 30, 2015
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When we hear about complaints over Common Core testing, there's usually a parent sitting behind the microphone. But last week, it was a Brooksville, FL, fourth grader who stole the spotlight during a local school board meeting. Nine-year-old Sydney Smoot...
From: LilSugar | By: Rebecca-M-Gruber | Monday, March 30, 2015
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Sometimes, you just have to get what you want. That must've been what an adventurous 4-year-old Pennsylvania girl thought when she snuck out of her home at 3 a.m. on a Friday and boarded a city bus alone in search of . . . a slushie. According to bus...
From: LilSugar | By: Kate-Schweitzer | Monday, March 30, 2015
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If anyone knows how tempting it is to share our kids' hysterical, adorable, or unreal moments with our entire social networks, it's us. We get it. Proud parents want to shout their children's accomplishments - regardless of how big or small - from the...
From: LilSugar | By: Lisa-Horten | Monday, March 30, 2015
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In the first 24 hours of a baby's life, both mom and child experience so much together. From the chaos of childbirth to the quiet moments spent bonding together, these first hours are some of the most special. In her new book and portrait series One...
From: LilSugar | By: Brinton-Parker | Monday, March 30, 2015
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We've seen plenty of parents shaming their kids for their poor behavior, and their actions usually get mixed reviews. But one mom is earning praise after her Facebook post went viral. When Kyesha Smith Wood dropped her three kids off at a the local movie...
From: LilSugar | By: Rebecca-M-Gruber | Monday, March 30, 2015
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We've seen more than a few Minnie Mouse-themed birthday parties, but nothing compares to the one former Bachelor couple Molly and Jason Mesnick just threw for the second birthday of their daughter, Riley. Believe it or not, it's been a year since Molly...
From: LilSugar | By: Rebecca-M-Gruber | Monday, March 30, 2015
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Source: Shutterstock The decision to stay home with the kids isn't made lightly. About five million moms trade in their briefcases for diaper bags, and they couldn't be happier. That is, until someone makes a snide remark about their lifestyle. Whether...
From: LilSugar | By: Leah-Rocketto | Sunday, March 29, 2015
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Youth athletics can be a wonderful thing. The teamwork, skill work, and sense of accomplishment all add up to learning experiences that can be used on and off the field. For parents, little league and soccer practice can mean endless hours of shuttling...
From: LilSugar | By: Rebecca-M-Gruber | Sunday, March 29, 2015
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Today's parents have it easy, according to those who went before us. Modern conveniences like video baby monitors, iPads, double electric breast pumps, and toys that do just about everything for you are designed to make our lives easier. But we are also...
From: LilSugar | By: Rebecca-M-Gruber | Sunday, March 29, 2015
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It is going to be one cute and preppy Summer for little girls everywhere thanks to Target's latest designer collaboration. Lilly For Target will hit US and Canadian stores and Target.com on April 19 and is full of bright, sunny pieces for moms and kids...
From: LilSugar | By: Rebecca-M-Gruber | Sunday, March 29, 2015
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