Family Planning

When Baby’s Name Causes Family Fallout

Posted February 1, 2013 by Christa Melnyk Hines

Did the name you chose for your baby cause a stir in your family? How did people react when you revealed your child's name? Find out how to manage the fallout.

How to Decorate a "Green" Baby Nursery

Posted January 25, 2013 by Alyssa Chirco

Looking to decorate a "green" nursery for your new bundle of joy? Here are some of the things you need to consider.

ProSquad: Choosing Open Adoption

Posted December 5, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

Our ProSquad adoption expert answers a question about open adoption, and offers resources to help parents decide if this is a good option for their family.

ProSquad: National Adoption Month and Constipation in Young Children

Posted November 2, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

National Adoption Awareness Month and an important health issues for young children are being covered by our ProSquad experts today.

The List: What to Take to the Hospital When Having a Baby

Posted October 20, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

Confused about what to bring to the hospital when you have your baby? It's easier to pack than you think. Follow the checklist and be ready to say "It's time!"

How to Choose a Baby Name

Posted September 20, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

Choosing a name for your baby is a tough job. If you're struggling with what to name your first, second, third, or tenth child, we have some ideas to help inspire you.

ProSquad: Helping Children Who Have Been Adopted Process Their Past

Posted August 21, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

A helpful guide for parents of adopted children by our ProSquad expert on letting children know about their birth history, family history, and past.

Katie Holmes' Great Escape: What TomKat Can Teach Us About Interfaith Parenting

Posted July 21, 2012 by Alyssa Chirco

Get the latest scoop on the role of Scientology in the TomKat divorce, plus tips on how to make interfaith parenting work for you.

25 Remedies for Morning Sickness During Pregnancy

Posted July 11, 2012 by Alyssa Chirco

Morning sickness has the power to make pregnant mothers miserable, but we've rounded up 25 remedies that just might spell relief.

Bottoms Up: Alcohol During Pregnancy Might Be Safe After All

Posted July 9, 2012 by Alyssa Chirco

Is it safe to drink alcohol while pregnant? A new study finds that up to 8 drinks per week just might be okay.

Waiting for Fatherhood

Posted June 16, 2012 by Fred Lee

The time to start a family is a very important and personal decision, but a recent study found that for many people, including myself, waiting (not too long) has its benefits.

Parenting Roles: Join Our Tweetchat Today at 1:00 CST for a Chance to Win an Amazon Gift Card

Posted June 7, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

How do you and your significant other divvy up the parenting roles and responsibilities at home? Is there more responsibility for one of you, or are things pretty well spread out? Grab a cup of coffee and join our Tweetchat conversation today.

Simple Summer Baby Shower Ideas

Posted June 4, 2012 by Alyssa Chirco

Summer babies mean summer baby showers, and we've got four fun, summer-themed baby shower ideas that are perfect for your upcoming party.

Top 10 Birth Interventions You Don't Need

Posted May 29, 2012 by Alyssa Chirco

You know what to expect when you're expecting, but do you know what to REJECT when you're expecting? Find out which 10 pregnancy procedures you may not want to agree to.

ProSquad: Summer Bedtimes and Parenting Adopted Children

Posted May 23, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

Our sleep expert answers the No. 1 question about summer bedtimes, while our adoption expert describes how parenting an adopted child is different from parenting a biological one.

What Causes Autism?

Posted May 22, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

The rate of autism is rising, but the reasons are still controversial. Scientists, however, are narrowing down the possible causes, including genetics, environmental influences, and risk factors.

What Is Attachment Parenting?

Posted May 16, 2012 by Alyssa Chirco

Attachment parenting gets a lot of attention in the news these days, but do you know what it actually is?

How to Prepare Your Pet for Baby

Posted May 5, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

Our pets are often spoiled with our love and attention, until our first baby comes along. Preparing your pet for the arrival of your little one is an important step in ensuring the happiness of your pet and the safety of your baby.

ProSquad: Support for Adopting Families

Posted April 9, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

Tough questions get answered this week by our ProSquad experts: underage drinking at parties, and making sure adopting families have the support they need.

4 Pregnancy Apps to Keep You on Track

Posted February 28, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

Now you can have everything you want to know about your pregnancy at your fingertips. Any of these 5 great pregnancy apps are perfect for the new or experienced mom as she navigates through those 40 exciting weeks. Connect with other moms, track your baby's development, and keep track of appointments easily.