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In October, Meagan Nash submitted photos of her 16-month-old son with Down syndrome for an OshKosh B'Gosh ad, but the modeling agency said that their advertisement hadn't "requested a special needs baby." She fought for her son, Asher, and the agency...
From: LilSugar | By: Perri Konecky | Saturday, December 3, 2016
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Breastfeeding Barbie will gladly feed her baby anywhere she feels like....
From: LilSugar | By: Natalie Rivera | Saturday, December 3, 2016
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No way does she grow up in your slo-mo temper tantrum version of America, @realDonaldTrump. #electionday pic.twitter.com/oPZzFoNNCK - Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) November 8, 2016 Nearly six months ago, actor and comedian Patton Oswalt took on a new...
From: LilSugar | By: Lauren Levy | Friday, December 2, 2016
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Depending on your interests, election coverage or news surrounding various Netflix reboots most likely filled your newsfeed throughout this past year. But among those dominating headlines were personal parenting stories that also went viral and were...
From: LilSugar | By: Lauren Levy | Friday, December 2, 2016
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There's one thing that every parent dreads while watching their child open up a gift: the moment they realize their kiddo isn't going to like it and the flash of panic over not knowing how he or she is going to react. Even when your child receives a...
From: LilSugar | By: Lauren Levy | Friday, December 2, 2016
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This just in: the hottest baby names of 2016 have arrived! BabyCenter just released its annual list of the most popular baby names – data that comes from more than 389,000 parents who shared their newborn's name with the site this past year. Compared...
From: LilSugar | By: Kate Schweitzer | Friday, December 2, 2016
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Even though this mom had a classic storybook-inspired baby shower, nothing about her bash was typical. To celebrate their family's newest arrival, Kristen's sister focused on the small details from a variety of beloved children's books to create a memorable...
From: LilSugar | By: Lauren Levy | Friday, December 2, 2016
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Enough is enough! Here are eight things us moms need to stop stressing over, from our friends at YourTango. I'm finished with this sh*t. There are lots of things that good moms do. They dry tears. They give advice. They provide educational television....
From: LilSugar | By: YourTango | Friday, December 2, 2016
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Being pregnant during November, December, and January makes the holiday season even more special. With this major reason to celebrate with friends and family it might take some of the strain out of this festive time, but there are still things that moms-to-be...
From: LilSugar | By: Lauren Levy | Friday, December 2, 2016
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Hearing aids have come a long way - many are designed so well that they are barely visible when attached to the ear. Barely. Until hearing aids and cochlear implants are completely invisible, kids will notice them. And for those youngsters who wear such...
From: LilSugar | By: Kate Schweitzer | Thursday, December 1, 2016
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I'm a lover of all things Christmas. The decorations, both traditional and tacky, the lights, the visits to Santa, the carefully wrapped gifts under the tree . . . I'm a sucker for all of it. Since I became a mom, however, I've discovered a new part...
From: LilSugar | By: Katharine Stahl | Thursday, December 1, 2016
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Not little kids, but not quite teens, tweens can be a difficult group to please when it comes to holiday shopping. But with our list of gifts, you're sure to get a smile from the biggest kids (but don't call them that!) in your life. From gifts for music...
From: LilSugar | By: Eleanor Sheehan | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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Burnt out (adj.): A state in which you are mentally unable to handle any more stress. A state in which your energy and mental resources are depleted. We all have moments in time in which we feel stressed, but sometimes we don't even realize how burnt...
From: LilSugar | By: Laura Lifshitz | Saturday, December 3, 2016
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Pregnancy can be the most beautiful time of a woman's life, and family photographer Danielle Guenther knows how to capture it stunningly. But she also knows that it isn't always rosy and full of that "natural glow" everyone talks about. It's exhausting....
From: LilSugar | By: Rebecca Gruber | Saturday, December 3, 2016
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This mom proves that you don't have to go out and buy your little one the latest addition of every toy in order for them to have the coolest play area on the block! Rodessa Villanueva-Reyes, a mother from the Philippines, gave her Facebook followers...
From: LilSugar | By: Lauren Levy | Saturday, December 3, 2016
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Store shelves are lined with shiny gifts that kids can't wait to see making their way into your home, but is there anything more cherished than a gift made by Mom and Dad (or Grandma and Grandpa or aunts and uncles)? We think not! Making a gift or two...
From: LilSugar | By: Alessia Santoro | Saturday, December 3, 2016
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Our friends at Common Sense Media rounded up a list of sci-fi films perfect for sparking your little one's imaginations. Need somewhere to go after you visit that galaxy far, far away? Or is your kid not quite ready for lightsaber duels and blaster battles?...
From: LilSugar | By: Nava Shmulevich | Saturday, December 3, 2016
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It's not easy getting dinner on the table. Add a bunch of attention-craving kids, a depleting supply of provisions in the pantry, and a fast-approaching bedtime, and the task is near impossible. Before you scrap the idea of a home-cooked meal for a takeout...
From: LilSugar | By: Kate Schweitzer | Friday, December 2, 2016
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My "nonna" - Italian for grandmother - didn't go to school past the fifth grade, but she's the smartest woman I know. She's beautiful inside and out, she shows her emotions without fear, she laughs at herself, and she's not afraid to tell it like it...
From: LilSugar | By: Alessia Santoro | Friday, December 2, 2016
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Decorating the Christmas tree every year is typically a family-favorite event, the most fun part being the delicate hanging of ornaments over the delicious-smelling pine needles (disclaimer: this scenario plays out for a family with older children -...
From: LilSugar | By: Alessia Santoro | Friday, December 2, 2016
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Update: Gabriel Marshall and his dad, Josh, first stole hearts across the internet when they shared a photo of the father-son duo rocking matching scars along with the heartwarming story behind it. Gabriel had undergone brain surgery to fight a malignant...
From: LilSugar | By: Lauren Levy | Friday, December 2, 2016
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Blake Wilson has given up his title Dad and goes by Batdad (for obvious reasons), but he doesn't fight crime or protect Gotham City. Batdad handles his typical parenting duties as Batman, and his latest mission, picking son Ben up from karate practice,...
From: LilSugar | By: Perri Konecky | Friday, December 2, 2016
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Nearly four years after their 3-year-old son accidentally shot himself with his father's gun, Mark and Melissa Easter are sharing their devastating story to emphasize that this tragedy could happen to anyone. In March 2013 Michael Easter was home with...
From: LilSugar | By: Alessia Santoro | Friday, December 2, 2016
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'Tis the season for holiday prep - and clean up - and with it, plenty of organizational chaos. We've rounded up 23 little life hacks designed to make every mom's holiday season just a little less stressful. From DIY gifts that the kids can help out with...
From: LilSugar | By: Rebecca Gruber | Friday, December 2, 2016
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This delicious breakfast is almost too pretty to eat - Cooking For Keeps Pack in your protein with coconut pancakes - Skinny Minnie Moves These oats are just as sweet as they are healthy - Sweat With Lauren Hefez Supersimple yogurt and granola parfait...
From: FitSugar | By: Coady Demuri | Friday, December 2, 2016
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Christmas movies are the best movies no matter how old you are, but often the films you watch with your family as a child stick with you the longest and become the ones you choose to share as a parent. I'll go straight to sharing Home Alone and other...
From: LilSugar | By: Alessia Santoro | Friday, December 2, 2016
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The following post was written by Jenifer DeMattia, a full-time mom of two boys, who was in desperate need of an escape. She writes at Bugs, Dirt, and Mommy and doesn't consider herself a supermom. Here, she shares some sweet sentiments with her second...
From: LilSugar | By: Rebecca Gruber | Friday, December 2, 2016
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We're not ones to advocate abandoning large family gatherings for the holidays, but when it comes to a Disney World vacation, it may be worth the aggravation you'll receive to do it! No one does the holiday season better than Disney. The decorations,...
From: LilSugar | By: Rebecca Gruber | Friday, December 2, 2016
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For parents, mall Santa Clauses are a mixed bag depending on how their child reacts to them - some kids break down into tears because they're terrified of the bearded stranger, while others try to stay on Santa's lap all day to talk (read: dream) about...
From: LilSugar | By: Alessia Santoro | Thursday, December 1, 2016
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Unless you've been living under a rock, you know that the toughest toy to get your hands on this season has been a toy egg that hatches a stuffed animal. Well, the Hatchimal is about to be dethroned by a big-kid toy that just may be the coolest thing...
From: LilSugar | By: Rebecca Gruber | Thursday, December 1, 2016
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Finding the perfect gift for your favorite babysitter or nanny is no easy task. It has to be personal, original, and reflective of just how much she means to you. We've come up with thoughtful gift ideas that do just that - and nothing comes in at more...
From: LilSugar | By: Lisa Horten | Thursday, December 1, 2016
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While responding to a disturbance call, Blake Snyder was shot and killed. At the time of his death, this St. Louis officer left behind a wife and 2-year-old son, Malachi. Although it has been two months since Blake's tragic passing, Malachi doesn't understand...
From: LilSugar | By: Lauren Levy | Thursday, December 1, 2016
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Remember back in the '80s when all you wanted for Christmas was a Cabbage Patch Kid or a talking Teddy Ruxpin, but stinkin' Santa didn't come through for you? Consider it one of the timeless traditions of the holiday season. Every year, there's a toy...
From: LilSugar | By: Kate Schweitzer | Thursday, December 1, 2016
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One of the worst parts of God's gift to man (Netflix) is that you need to be connected to WiFi or ready to hike up your data charges to watch TV shows and movies on the go. Most adults can hold out on bingeing (sometimes), but as we all know, our kids...
From: LilSugar | By: Alessia Santoro | Thursday, December 1, 2016
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Some things are not worth waiting for, and any savvy shopper knows that around the holidays, that statement is never more true. To be sure you don't miss out on any sure-to-sell-out must haves, we've rounded up a selection of editor-approved, newly released...
From: LilSugar | By: Kate Schweitzer | Thursday, December 1, 2016
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A video posted by The Shade Room (@theshaderoom) on Nov 26, 2016 at 6:13pm PST Losing your belongings is easily one of the most frustrating things known to mankind, but what about when you think you lost something only to realize it's been right in front...
From: LilSugar | By: Perri Konecky | Thursday, December 1, 2016
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Confession: I love kid leggings more than any childless 20-something should, so I know a cute pair when I see one, and these leggings that were deemed "too scary" by a UK preschool are cute. The printed leggings feature adorable little monsters all over...
From: LilSugar | By: Alessia Santoro | Thursday, December 1, 2016
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Instead of finding children raising their hands in class to answer a teacher's question, one school has banned the common classroom practice. Barry Found, principal of The Samworth Church Academy in England, officially eliminated this at his secondary...
From: LilSugar | By: Lauren Levy | Thursday, December 1, 2016
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If your December agenda includes a Christmas cookie exchange, you may be feeling like the pressure is on to come up with a contribution that's sure to wow the crowd of kids and adults alike. Whether you're totally at ease in an apron or prefer to let...
From: LilSugar | By: Lisa Horten | Thursday, December 1, 2016
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Before technology took over the world, gaming was much simpler and in the form of dice, cards, character pieces, and of course, game boards. If your family loves having game nights featuring stacks of board games or you're looking to pry your kids away...
From: LilSugar | By: Alessia Santoro | Thursday, December 1, 2016
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We've seen so many fantastic birthday party ideas for kids, but we have to admit, some of our favorites have been thrown for the girliest of girls. Some are traditional - full of lots of pink, princesses, mermaids, dolls, and tutus - while others have...
From: LilSugar | By: Katharine Stahl | Thursday, December 1, 2016
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