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9-year-old boy steps up as ‘honorary doula’ for his mom’s labor and delivery

For Ohio mom and doula Hollie Lau, giving birth to her third child was a family experience. Lau welcomed her daughter, Robin, in 2019, with the help of her 7-year-old son Hank and her 9-year-old son Charlie. Charlie’s natural instincts in the delivery room were so strong, they even led... more

Schools are shutting down again and parents are fed up

COVID-19 cases are surging in the U.S., and leaders are scrambling to fight back. The U.S. is averaging more than 100,000 new COVID-19 cases per day. As a result, more than a dozen states have implemented new mask mandates, limits on gatherings and curfews to try to... more

Brilliant Elf on the Shelf parents are quarantining the magical spy to catch a break

Every year, many parents use Elf on the Shelf as a spy for Santa and spend night after night setting up cute and playful scenes for the elves to surprise their kids, but this year is different. During COVID-19 Christmas, many people have decided that rather than making the usual... more

New tool gauges COVID-19 exposure risk based on your location and gathering size

With the holiday season upon us, many people are trying to make tough decisions about whether it’s safe to gather with family and friends. A new tool that helps analyze and predict the risk of being exposed to the virus in real time might take some of the guesswork out... more

TikTok mom's approach to picky eating is riling up parents

Parents of picky eaters are always looking for creative ways to get kids to eat, but one mom’s viral dinner time tip has some people divided. Darin Nicole, a popular vlogger who posts parenting tips on TikTok, recently shared this straightforward advice for ending food battles: Don't give kids... more

Coronavirus resource guide for parents and caregivers

Understanding coronavirus 101 What families and caregivers need to know about coronavirus Social distancing and quarantining: What you need to know Being a professional caregiver during the pandemic 6 questions nannies and sitters should ask before caring for kids during COVID-19 6 smart things to do right now for your job... more

Alarming 'mom code' trend urges parents not to test kids for COVID-19

Parents desperate to keep kids in school despite the threat of COVID-19 may be resorting to a dangerous tactic. Some are reportedly using social media to encourage people not to have their sick kids tested for COVID-19 so they can reduce reported case numbers and keep schools open. Screenshots of... more

8 creative, COVID-friendly ways families are celebrating the holidays in 2020

The holidays are coming, and there’s still a pandemic, so that means it’s time to get creative about finding ways to celebrate with family and friends. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is cautioning against most in-person gatherings in areas with high numbers of COVID-19 cases, but that... more