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The 5 biggest decisions you'll make before your baby turns 1

Like most new parents, I spent a lot of my baby’s first year on the internet. After the baby fell asleep, I was up — sometimes late into the night — researching infant milestones, reading other moms’ experiences and, very often, desperately seeking advice. The first year, I read, was... more

I'm Having a Baby: Fears Going from 1 Kid to 2

Today, I want to introduce you to Melissa. A mom and remote-employee of Care.com, Melissa lives in New Hampshire and works as a teacher and coach as well as a content marketer for Care.com. Now, she has big news: She is pregnant with her second baby. And of... more


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How should I disinfect the toys in my kids playroom?

Hand Foot and Mouth Disease has been going around our neighborhood. Many of the kids in the neighborhood frequently play at our house. I want to disinfect all the toys. What is the best way to do this?


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How can we remove fleas from newborn kittens?

Our cat just had 4 kittens, and my son noticed fleas on them. What can we do to safely remove them from kittens? They are only 6 days old.

The 10 Best Outlet Malls for Shopping Near Boston

For back-to-school shopping, holiday buys or everyday indulgences, these outlets can’t be beat. Summer is coming to a close, and for many parents that means back-to-school shopping is on the horizon. Whether your little ones are officially in school or just need new warm-weather gear for the upcoming fall and... more

You Can Choose the Sex of Your Baby, but It'll Cost You

While some methods almost guarantee results, others rival old wives' tales. We had a doctor explain exactly how it all works. If you're the kind of person who has been planning your perfect family unit since your Barbie Dream House days, there is a way to guarantee it. Whether... more

12 Baby Birth Videos That (Really) Prepare You For The Big Day

Baby birth videos can prepare you or scare you -- if you choose the wrong ones. Waiting for the big day? You can't go wrong with this go-to list.Your belly is growing and so is your anticipation. You've had months of swollen piggy toes, unending pink and blue... more

The 21 Best Toys for 6-Month-Old Babies

Though your baby still seems really little, he's ready to play! Try these top toys to keep him entertained.At 3 to 6 months, your child is no longer content to just lie there and gaze at your loving face. He wants to move! What are the best toys... more