Serena Williams won't give pal Meghan Markle parenting advice — here's why

Serena Williams won't give pal Meghan Markle parenting advice — here's why

Her 22-month-old daughter, Olympia, might disagree with that assessment, but being "a mess" isn't even the reason Williams won't pass on her mom knowledge to the former Meghan Markle.

Why one woman wishes people would stop asking her about having kids

Why one woman wishes people would stop asking her about having kids

I know the sting when your best friends tell you, “I have a love for my child that people without children don’t understand,” or “You’ll understand when you’re a mom.”.

How to get pregnant faster: Here's what doctors say

How to get pregnant faster: Here's what doctors say

The old rule of thumb is that for every month you have sex during a woman's fertility window , there's about a 15%-20% chance of pregnancy, according to Dr. Mary Jane Minkin, an OB-GYN and clinical professor of obstetrics at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.

Build-A-Bear makes changes to 'Pay Your Age' promotion after last year's chaos

Build-A-Bear makes changes to 'Pay Your Age' promotion after last year's chaos

Last July, Build-A-Bear shut down its "Pay Your Age Day" event early due to large turnouts that it said caused "crowd safety concerns." As part of the campaign, a "Count Your Candles Sweepstakes" grand prize will grant 10 guests a birthday party experience at Build-A-Bear valued up to $250.

Breastfeeding challenging for new moms with low milk supply

Breastfeeding challenging for new moms with low milk supply

Mom Sandra Chance pumps as much breast milk as she can each day and also feeds her baby formula. Mom Sandra Chance feeds her baby girl Charlotte a combination of pumped breast milk and formula.

Why We Want Our Kids to Go with the Flow

Why We Want Our Kids to Go with the Flow

And for differently wired kids, kids who may struggle with getting started on projects, have low levels of “stick-to-itiveness” when things when get challenging, lack confidence in their abilities, or have internalized the idea that they are too distracted or disorganized to accomplish anything, spending time in this mode of flow can be a powerful thing.

Kathie Lee Gifford is 'thrilled' about Hoda Kotb's baby news

Kathie Lee Gifford is 'thrilled' about Hoda Kotb's baby news

As viewers (and the rest of us) learned Tuesday morning, Hoda Kotb just welcomed her second child to the world — a baby girl named Hope Catherine — and that good news has given Hoda's former fourth-hour partner overjoyed. Hoda Kotb shares details on her new baby daughter, Hope Catherine.

Daddy Diddy dances with his daughter Chance Combs and it's adorable

Daddy Diddy dances with his daughter Chance Combs and it's adorable

The 49-year-old music mogul uploaded a short video of him and his daughter, Chance, dancing to the lyrics of "Hypnotize" by Biggie Smalls. The music mogul, who also goes by "Puff Daddy," posted a short video of him dancing with his daughter, Chance, on social media.

South Carolina student's father pushes ride-share safety after daughter's death

South Carolina student's father pushes ride-share safety after daughter's death

(AP) — The father of a University of South Carolina student who police say was kidnapped and killed after she got into the wrong car thinking it was her Uber is promising to dedicate his life to improving the safety of ride sharing services.

Women with Stronger Communities May Cheat Death

Women with Stronger Communities May Cheat Death

We used data from The Women’s Health Initiative, the first large-scale national federally-funded study on women’s health, looking at the question of whether social support was related to developing a cardiovascular disease such as heart attack or stroke or related to mortality (death).

7-year-old sings at Celine Dion concert — and blows everyone away

7-year-old sings at Celine Dion concert — and blows everyone away

Anjati Singh's dream came true when she got to sing for Celine Dion. “We just want to say thank you to Celine Dion for making a 7-year-old’s dream come true," her mother said.

Managing Test Anxiety

Managing Test Anxiety

It’s okay to admit it – test-taking is stressful, for students and even for parents. Testing has consequences, but it’s important that your children know the real – rather than imagined – consequences.

Baby shower ideas: The 10 best themes for boys and girls

Baby shower ideas: The 10 best themes for boys and girls

For expectant moms (and dads, too!) the baby shower is an important event where friends and family can celebrate your impending addition. Our 10 favorite baby shower theme ideas This adorable and totally fun theme will have guests stepping right up to enjoy an unforgettable day celebrating your little barker-to-be!

Is Your Cat Left-Handed?

Is Your Cat Left-Handed?

Some studies report that cats are right-pawed, others report that they are left-pawed, and yet others find that the sex of the animals might be a critical factor. Cats show paw preference, but it is somewhat different from human handedness.

Left-Handedness Is Influenced by Early Life Factors

Left-Handedness Is Influenced by Early Life Factors

The new study, published in the scientific journal “Scientific Reports” ( de Kovel et al., 2019 ), used data from the UK biobank study, a large dataset with about 500,000 participants, to understand environmental factors that influence left-handedness.

Could the U.S. Get Paid Family Leave? It’s Looking Better Than Ever

Could the U.S. Get Paid Family Leave? It’s Looking Better Than Ever

(As President Trump put it in his State of the Union address last week: Nationwide paid family leave would ensure that “every new parent has the chance to bond with their newborn child.”)

‘Vanderpump Rules’ Star Scheana Shay Gets Her Eggs Frozen

‘Vanderpump Rules’ Star Scheana Shay Gets Her Eggs Frozen

So for me- yes, this was an easy process and when i say painless, I’m referring to the needles which i have no problem with.” The Bravo star explained that her doctor had recommended the procedure “to have a better chance at a healthy baby down the road,” adding, “You never know what will happen in life.” Today’s the day!

Communication Is the Glue That Keeps Families Strong

Communication Is the Glue That Keeps Families Strong

I suppose her feelings stuck with her for a while, and then later that night, she put on the voice that I know means that I need to pay attention to what she is about to say.

My au pair is kind of a b*tch. : Parenting

My au pair is kind of a b*tch. : Parenting

I’m on holiday,” or when my daughter asked her to help her put on her shoes, the au pair apparently responded, “I’m eating [so go away].” She hasn’t said any of these things in front of either me or my husband, and he’s just overheard her say these things.

'I miss you already': A letter to my firstborn as I carry my second

'I miss you already': A letter to my firstborn as I carry my second

While I am filled with joy at the prospect of bringing another child into the world, my darling first born, I miss you already. My darling first born, I will miss those quiet moments in the dark while I breastfeed you and nourish your body.

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'Don't stare, say hello and ask questions'

'Don't stare, say hello and ask questions'

Aria has a Congenital Melanocytic Nevus ('CMN'). Elly shared this post to Facebook to answer all those questions people often ask. Aria is what is considered lucky that her nevus is in the location and size that it is.

A Universe Made for Us? Statistics and the Multiverse

A Universe Made for Us? Statistics and the Multiverse

Under the multiverse hypothesis, there is not only a potentially infinite number of universes, but the basic physical laws and constants might well vary across them.

Jessie J Reveals at Concert Attended by BF Channing Tatum That She Is Unable to Have Children

Jessie J Reveals at Concert Attended by BF Channing Tatum That She Is Unable to Have Children

“I wanted to write this song for myself in my moment of pain and sadness but also to give myself joy, to give other people something that they can listen to in the moment when it gets really hard,” the London native explained.

TODAY anchors and their kids take a fun trip to ‘Sesame Street’

TODAY anchors and their kids take a fun trip to ‘Sesame Street’

“Sesame Street” has been entertaining and educating children for nearly half a century, so the TODAY team couldn’t pass up a chance to take their own little ones – Vale, Charley, Haley Joy and Calvin – to meet the beloved magical characters. Plus, Abby Cadabby and Elmo stop by the show for an interview! Read More

Deal Alert: This lightweight iPad Air 2 is $200 off right now

Deal Alert: This lightweight iPad Air 2 is $200 off right now

Walmart is running a solid, 32 percent-off deal on the iPad Air. Usually it's $630, but you'll get one for $430. Apple iPad Air 2 Refurbished, $356 (normally $629), Walmart Apple iPad Air 2 16GB Wi-Fi Refurbished $356.24 Walmart