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Thrilled to report this update on New Mexico kindergarten teacher and the kids she works so hard to help! 
Kindergarten teacher Sonya Romero says she's received offers of help from as far away as New Zealand. Now she explains how to help schools near you.
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Within an hour of this being posted to the Babble Facebook page, four women publicly came forward in the FB comments section sharing their own stories of demotion-during-maternity leave. For every story that makes headlines, there are so many others that stay in the shadows. IT ALL HAS TO STOP.
When an employee is replaced while she's on maternity leave, it doesn't just hurt her. It can hurt her company. Read why, on Babble.
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“I brought a souvenir for everyone. It’s dried placenta."
Believe or not, some folks really do buy into the idea that maternity leave is a relaxing vacation for us pesky procreators. And to that, I say this ...
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The no. 1 resolution I'll ask the kids to make? Let Mommy sleep in! (Pretty please?)
There’s a kid-friendly way to celebrate the New Year and it doesn’t require party hats or sparkling cider. Instead, grab a pen and paper to help your children make New Year’s...
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Rule no. 3. Come to playdates on time, but for the love of God, never early. Understand that I need time to do very important things before your arrival, like desperately search the Internet to figure out your parents’ names because I definitely don’t remember them.
#3. Come to playdates on time, but for the love of God, never early.
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Repeat after me: Detergent is NOT delicious... 
Madeleine Perez has a simple reason for banning laundry detergent pods from her home. The Los Angeles mom said that in the span of a year, two of her friends had to rush their toddlers to the...
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Hooray for crafty, gender stereotype-defying moms! 
When her 6-year-old son asked for an American Boy doll to match his sister's, stay-at-home mom Ivette Martinez-Matejko got creative. Read more, on Babble.
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Forget Justin Bieber and One Direction -- THESE are the posters young girls should have in their rooms.
These gorgeous posters of women scientists are pleasing to the eye for all the right reasons. See why our girls need to see them, on Babble.
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You know you need this advice...
It happens all the time and much to the dismay of their well-meaning parents, but children have a nasty habit of interrupting public events, whether it’s a movie, theater production, concert or...
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The surprising ways you can stop your kid from turning into a greedy grinch this holiday season...I'm definitely trying them!
My preschooler is a marketer’s dream. The minute he sees a toy commercial, he immediately asks for whatever flashy gizmo or game calls to him from the blinking screen. He doesn’t need to...
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What to do when it's wheelchair vs. stroller on a public bus (yikes.)
It’s a confrontation that no one wants to see: A mother with a stroller and a man in a wheelchair angling for the same space on a public bus. It happened in the U.K., where the man, who...
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Not cooking. Not apologizing.
I will not be cooking Thanksgiving dinner this year, and apparently I'm not alone. So let's ditch the guilt and embrace the day off.
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I Was a Failed Baby Tweeter
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Not long after I started my baby's Twitter account, I found I was running out of fresh material. I could make only so many poo and pee jokes

The Top 20 Baby Photo Blogs of 2013
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Seeking photography inspiration for your new bundle of joy? Here are 20 top baby photo blogs and their awww inspiring pics, on Babble!

Breastfeeding and Losing Weight After Pregnancy: Did a Chunky Baby Make ...
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Did my breastfed baby somehow suck my pregnancy weight right off of me? Was I skinny because my baby was fat?

7 Everyday Kitchen Items to Distract Your Baby
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Need to distract your baby while busy in the kitchen? Forget his regular toys -- from egg beaters to measuring spoons, your kitchen drawers

Five Creepy Things About Babies
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There's a list out there comparing babies to serial killers, but arguably there are some other creepy things about babies that the author mi

Most Medications Safe for Breastfeeding Women, AAP Says
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I didn't take a medication because I was breastfeeding. But a new AAP report says most medications are safe for breastfeeding women. Was I w

Woman Gives Birth Using Embryo Preserved for 19 Years
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Sure, you've heated up months-old frozen pizza in the microwave...but would you bake a 19-year-old frozen embryo in your bun-craving oven?

Would You Buy a Baby Rattle That Looks Like You?
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Russell Greenburg, the founder of Cameo by RUX Design, creates wooden baby rattles that, on their ends, match the facial contours of the bab

Why I Don’t Regret Having My Second Child
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I'd like to believe that I didn't sacrifice my career satisfaction to have a second child. But even if I did, I won't let it get me down.

7 Murphy’s Laws of Feeding Your Child Ice Cream
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When it comes to feeding your child delicious but drippy ice cream, be warned that what can go wrong, will go wrong!

Viral Breastfeeding Photo: Minnesota Mom Nurses in Front of Enfamil Baby...
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A viral breastfeeding photo is prompting heated debate on social media among breastfeeding advocates and those who rely on baby formula. A p

Public Breastfeeding Nightmare: How My Chest Narrowly Escaped the Wrath ...
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Lesson one on public breastfeeding: Don't do it near a steaming pizza and hungry seagulls.

7 Things Baby Product Instructions Don’t Tell You
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Find out the real scoop when it comes to baby product instructions for seven everyday items.

Baby Survivor’s Incredible Birthday at Disneyland
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On her first birthday, Lilly Bumpus -- who is now cancer-free after battling Ewing's sarcoma -- got the royal treatment at Disneyland.

Lilly Bumpus: Infant Recovers From Cancer But Needs Home
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Lilly Bumpus was diagnosed with Ewing's sarcoma, a rare type of bone cancer, at just four months old. She was just the fourth infant, the fa

‘Truly Idiotic’: Adults Drinking Breast Milk in China
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Drinking breast milk is now a growing trend among wealthy adults in China, according to a report by the Chinese newspaper Southern Metropoli

Why Your Kid Probably Won’t Be the Next E-Trade Baby
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Are E-Trade baby ads a thing of the past? E-Trade may be dumping the ad strategy, to the dismay of aspiring spokesbabies everywhere.

7 Questionable Parenting Moments From Dr. Seuss
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For all their literary goodness, there are quite a few questionable parenting moments in Dr. Seuss's classic books.

Would You Buy a 100-Year-Old Used Baby Crib?
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Mom and blogger Jenna Karvunidis heard some criticism when she purchased a 100-year-old used baby crib at a yard sale advertised on craigsli

One Amazing Breast Pump Invention and Six Ideas for More
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Two Johns Hopkins doctoral students have invented a stealth hands-free breast pump that they say fits in women's undergarments.