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Everyone knows newborn babies smell amazing, but are you inhaling exactly? And what does it do to your brain?

By Kathryn Whitbourne & Blythe Copeland

What's so wrong with letting your kids walk home from school by themselves? Free-range parents hope to make their children happier and more resilient by allowing them to explore on their own. But not everyone agrees with this style of parenting.

By Dave Roos

A first-of-its-kind study out of The Ohio State University found that new dads don't necessarily pull their weight when it comes to child care and housework.

By Sarah Gleim

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You can add exposure to artificial light to the long list of factors that may affect your body mass index — and maybe even cause cancer.

By Robert Lamb

It's no surprise that a 2012 Gallup study found stay-at-home moms nothing like June Cleaver in "Leave it to Beaver." There were some eye-opening facts discovered about the mental state of full-time caregivers compared to their working counterparts.

By Jennifer Sellers

Relax your body and your mind during pregnancy with these simple methods.

By Blythe Copeland

If you've never tried scented pillow inserts, you may be missing out on a better night's sleep.

By Sarah Fernandez

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Make sure your 'me' time is stress-free, relaxing and productive.

By Sarah Fernandez

Look to natural essences to help heal some of your most common problems.

By Sarah Fernandez

Make your manicure even more luxurious with scented nail polish.

By Sarah Fernandez

Fun, productive, and satisfying hobbies that can be enjoyed in short bursts of time.

By Sarah Fernandez

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Does missing all those little moments really bring a working mom down?

By Sarah Fernandez

Transitioning from stay-at-home-mom to working mom doesn't have to be stressful.

By Sarah Fernandez

What's better than looking at pictures of A-list stars? Perusing photos of pregnant A-list stars! Explore our album to view pictures of the biggest pregnant celebs.

By Chris Obenschain

Which pregnant celebrities receive the most press? Follow the stars as we gauge the entertainment wattage that will spark a photographers' feeding frenzy.

By Chris Obenschain

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There is a lot you can get done in 15 minutes. Learn about what moms can do with some down time in this article.

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The cons of being a new parent later in life include having less energy for your kids, concerns about being alive to see your children grow up, and a growing schism between you and your children due to a difference in relevant values. Learn about the cons of being a new parent later in life in this article

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Every family should have an emergency contact list handy in case of a medical emergency. Learn who should be on an emergency contact list and why in this article.

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Relaxing doesn't have to be expensive or complicated. Learn how moms can enjoy a bit of me time from this article.

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Your baby is just about the cutest thing in the world, but not at 3:00 am. Learn how a new mom can get more sleep from this article.

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Although it can't be qualified by economists, children who have stay-at-home moms have certain advantages. Find out whether being a stay-at-home mom benefits your children from this article.

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Are you a man who needs a new suit but don't know how to measure yourself for the right size? Read this article to learn how to measure a man for a suit.

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Many people order their custom-made shirts online, which requires you to know how to measure your chest accurately. This article will tell you how to measure your chest for shirts.

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Adulthood can sometimes be as challenging and confusing as adolescence -- for both the kids and parents -- so how do you steer your grown children in the right direction? Read our article to find out.

By Alison Cooper

You guided them through diapers and their teen years, but keeping up with your children now that they've left the nest is tough. How can you maintain touch with your grown kids?

By Bambi Turner