Pregnant TV meteorologist calls out body-shamers: 'My weight gain is normal'

Pregnant TV meteorologist calls out body-shamers: 'My weight gain is normal'

“It started with comments like, ‘I thought your face looked fuller,’” Baracy told TODAY Style . Ashlee Baracy likes showing off her baby bump. "I'm growing a miracle," she told TODAY.Courtesy of Ashlee Baracy.

'I had a miscarriage' Instagram gives women voice after loss

'I had a miscarriage' Instagram gives women voice after loss

After loads of tests, including blood work looking for pre-eclampsia , doctors said Stephens and Jude were fine and sent her home. Her Instagram account provides women a safe space to share their stories and find support.

Firefighters surprise boy after no one comes to his birthday

Firefighters surprise boy after no one comes to his birthday

“He helped me design and write the invitations,” Raymer's mom, Meagan Meaker, told TODAY Parents . The rising second-grader then distributed the envelopes to his classmates in Keystone Heights, Florida.“Every day, Colten would come home from school and ask me if anyone had called to say they were coming,”said Meaker, 23.

Behati Prinsloo to new moms: It's 'very normal' to feel helpless

Behati Prinsloo to new moms: It's 'very normal' to feel helpless

The mom of two (to Dusty Rose, 2, and Gio Grace, 1) opened up to TODAY Style about how becoming a parent inspires her work with the Save the Rhino Trust and her message to new moms about postpartum depression.

Pregnant woman in hospital has a maternity photo shoot

Pregnant woman in hospital has a maternity photo shoot

When it became clear that Francesca Page, then 27 weeks pregnant , was not leaving the hospital before she delivered her baby, she felt sad that she was missing out on some of the traditional mom-to-be experiences.

Mom had maternity photo shoot in Taco Bell

Mom had maternity photo shoot in Taco Bell

Courtesy Kristin Johnston/Kelly DanielsJohnston, 33, wanted the pictures to be set at one of the newest Taco Bells so she researched stores in Atlanta to find the coolest one, which is located close to Sun Trust Stadium.

Cargo shorts: In defense of the dad-friendly fashion

Cargo shorts: In defense of the dad-friendly fashion

There are a lot of things that I don't understand — like how my kids can run around outdoors for hours and still refuse to sleep at night — but especially, I cannot understand for the life of me why people would be so against cargo shorts or why sales of the style are down. Cargo shorts make us look and feel like superheroes to our kids.

Teen with Tourette syndrome tics triggered by mom uses CBIT

Teen with Tourette syndrome tics triggered by mom uses CBIT

When Searls took her 13-year-old daughter Avery to the pediatric neurology clinic at Northwestern Medicine in Chicago 10 months ago, it was because Avery, who has Tourette syndrome, found it physically painful to be in the same room as her mom.

Like Selma Blair, I'm a mom with multiple sclerosis (MS)

Like Selma Blair, I'm a mom with multiple sclerosis (MS)

There was a lot to weigh: Would we be bringing another child into the world that might one day get this disease (the cause of MS is unknown, but experts believe there’s a genetic component)?

A 5-month-old baby got the measles — now her mom has a message for parents

A 5-month-old baby got the measles — now her mom has a message for parents

She made the post private after getting attacked by anti-vaxxers online, she told TODAY.Audrey Peine said her daughter's symptoms included a runny nose, a fever and this rash.

Former cancer patients continue powerful photo tradition for 5th year

Former cancer patients continue powerful photo tradition for 5th year

Connor Lloyd, 4, who is being treated for a form of leukemia, joined the girls in the photo shoot for a second straight year.

Young mom dying of colon cancer at 35 urges young adults to 'get screened'

Young mom dying of colon cancer at 35 urges young adults to 'get screened'

Doctors performed a sigmoidoscopy, a scope that looks only at the sigmoid colon, and they discovered the problem: Ferguson-Chams had a golf-ball sized tumor blocking her descending colon. For two years, Tonya Ferguson-Chams has been in treatment for stage 4 colon cancer.

From 11 ounces to 11 pounds. Baby returns home against odds.

From 11 ounces to 11 pounds. Baby returns home against odds.

Courtesy of Blythedale Children's HospitalBut Davidson said Florio and her husband, John’s, dedication to Connor’s care certainly helped the boy thrive and led to him going home on April 9, weighing a little less than 11 pounds, and nine months after Connor's birth.“We are really grateful that the parents played such an important role in his development,” Davidson said.

Teen's handmade graduation dress goes viral on Twitter

Teen's handmade graduation dress goes viral on Twitter

Gan designed the dress and sewed it with the help of her mom, Maricel Gan. Back in January, they had asked someone else to help make the gown, but it didn’t turn out the way they wanted — so they decided to start again from scratch, and do it all themselves .The gown is made of 13 yards of satin.

A young man with autism hid it out of shame

A young man with autism hid it out of shame

“The doctor who diagnosed me said that kids like me put stress on families that break them,” Culkin told TODAY. Sean Culkin tried to hide his autism for years.

Father rests newborn baby on top of guitar to lull her to sleep

Father rests newborn baby on top of guitar to lull her to sleep

"The video came to be just because my wife (Chandra, 21) asked me to put the baby down for a nap while she was visiting with the girls in the other room," Comer, 21, told TODAY in an email.

Infant whose twin died looks for him in photo

Infant whose twin died looks for him in photo

A newborn photo of an infant girl gazing at an empty cradle with a blue blanket and angel wings representing her twin brother who was stillborn has gone viral and the twins’ mom wants it to spread awareness and hope.

Inspiring 3-year-old twins with Down syndrome have become social media stars

Inspiring 3-year-old twins with Down syndrome have become social media stars

Julie McConnel, their mother, said she originally started the Facebook page right before the twins were born as a way to provide updates to family and friends.

College students with Down syndrome find jobs, independence

College students with Down syndrome find jobs, independence

“After college, I want to get a job in sports management,” Rachel told TODAY Parents. Rachel Grace, second from left, attends an East Stroudsburg University Warriors football game with her fellow students in ESU's Career, Independent Living and Learning Studies program.

When Mazie met Blonnie: 'Oreo cow' helps girl get through health crisis

When Mazie met Blonnie: 'Oreo cow' helps girl get through health crisis

“[Her neurosurgeon] said ,‘Your child probably doesn’t know what it’s like not to be in pain.’” Mazie would need brain surgery, but when doctors at Duke University Hospital told her it would take place within days, she asked for a delay.

St. Patrick's Day for kids: See dad's cute leprechaun photos

St. Patrick's Day for kids: See dad's cute leprechaun photos

Update: Since this story was first published in 2016, dad Alan Lawrence has continued posting photos of his family, and TODAY Parents has confirmed the very important news that the little leprechaun baby is still adorable.

8 Valentine's Day crafts for non-crafty moms and dads

8 Valentine's Day crafts for non-crafty moms and dads

Our TODAY Parenting Team contributors are here with ideas for crafts that are so easy and so cute that you’ll actually want to make them with your kids.

Whoa! Woman gives birth to twins and IVF baby at the same time

Whoa! Woman gives birth to twins and IVF baby at the same time

Beata Bienias and her husband Powell tried to have a baby for seven years when she became pregnant naturally and with an implanted embryo. Beata and Powell Bienias are getting used to life with triplets after they conceived twins naturally and one baby with IVF.

Girl asks for birthday cake with Ruth Bader Ginsburg on it

Girl asks for birthday cake with Ruth Bader Ginsburg on it

Sophia Spataro, 8, knew she wanted a cake with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg for her birthday. Sophia Spataro loves history and idolizes Ruth Bader Ginsburg and for her 8th birthday she asked for a RBG cake.

Fathers grieve for pregnancy loss as much but get no help

Fathers grieve for pregnancy loss as much but get no help

One dad's mission to help men cope with pregnancy loss Krisch believes that several cultural changes are needed to help men deal with pregnancy loss in a healthier way. He also believes that making men’s health a priority could help men better address grief and mental health.

Children and Relationships

Children and Relationships

Research has shown that being mismatched, when it comes to having children, can present a problem for you and your partner. Interviews with couples have demonstrated that there are three different decision-making types when it comes to children: mutual early articulators, mutual postponers, and nonmutual couples (Lee & Zvonkovie, 2014).

16 of our favorite wheelchair Halloween costumes for 2018

16 of our favorite wheelchair Halloween costumes for 2018

In the 6-year-old's case, it affects his elbows, ankles and knees, but it sure didn't stop him from donning the Halloween costume of his dreams along with some help from Magic Wheelchair.

Parents who pull off impossible costumes are Halloween heroes

Parents who pull off impossible costumes are Halloween heroes

Last year, Lindsey Berger’s son Jordan had a Halloween costume idea that caused her to panic: He wanted to be a pillow. When Lindsey Berger's son Jordan wanted to be a pillow for Halloween, she used every ounce of her craft ability to eke out a costume.

Food allergies at Halloween: How parents handle it

Food allergies at Halloween: How parents handle it

For children with food allergies, Halloween isn't just spooky: The treats they get can be life-threatening. Leo loves trick-or-treating, but his peanut and tree nut allergy means a lot of Halloween candy is off-limits.

How to lose weight: Mom loses 90 pounds in 1 year

How to lose weight: Mom loses 90 pounds in 1 year

While Pridham does not love running, she knew that setting goals helped her lose 90 pounds and thought it was good to set new and different ones. After gaining weight from stress eating, Kirsten Pridham started counting her macros using the app, Lose It!

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