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After you have a child, everyone has an opinion (and they like to share it) about how you should raise Junior. Use our parenting advice to cut through the outdated research or tips that don't work for your child's special traits and find your own parenting groove.

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My unexpected pregnancy became a beautiful experience thanks to open adoption. ... more
I wish I would have known a few of these things before beginning the grueling adoption process. ... more
Do you remember your mom doting on you when were ill as a kid? Well, now you're the mom, and sick days don't quite look the same as they used to. ... more
The truth is, I'm a good mom. I'm just too busy being my own worst critic to notice. ... more
You'd think after three kids that I'd be some kind of "parenting expert" by now, but I keep making the same mistakes over and over again. ... more
Here's my list of the contradictory ways in which I accidentally send mixed messages to my puzzled offspring. You know you have your list, too. ... more
These anti-romance excuses that once sounded ridiculous to your childless self have become a real part of your sex life as a parent. ... more
Expert shares tips on turning four uncomfortable situations into teachable parenting moments. ... more
Sure, there's a lot less sexy underwear—and a lot more runny noses—in your life once you have kids, but it's impossible to overlook these eight ways parenting is like being in a new relationship. ... more
One in every 691 babies in the United States is born with Down syndrome. But my daughter Molly is so much more than a statistic. ... more
Even the best parents need to say "I'm sorry" to their children sometimes. ... more
What one parent of a child with autism tells other parents whose children have been recently diagnosed ... and what's too painful to share. ... more
As an extroverted mother of an introverted daughter, I've learned the hard way how to appreciate a personality that is so different from my own. ... more
Sure, life is busy with kids. But it's crucial to connect with your partner as a couple, not just as parents. ... more
baby selfie
If you give your kid a smartphone...she'll take a selfie! We asked readers to share their favorite hilarious and heartwarming photos—we know your phone is full of adorable images of your kiddos showing off and... more
Jennifer Garner
These celebs have proclaimed pride in their post-baby bodies—stretch marks, curves, saggy bits, and all. ... more