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Why moms DON'T have to ‘Lean In’ to succeed, from a mom of 7

Before I had my first child, I thought women had to decide between being a mom and a fulfilling, successful professional life. I was wrong. Very wrong. In fact, the more kids I had, the more opportunities came my way. Not in spite of my kids, but because of my kids.Read this story here.

'Dear Future Baby': Aspiring dads sing love song to future child

After a failed adoption attempt last fall, Minneapolis couple Joe Morales and Joey Famoso had to say goodbye to their plan to welcome one baby girl into their family.

8-year-old calls out Clarks for its lack of dinosaur-themed shoes for girls

When one 8-year-old girl was told she couldn't have the dinosaur-themed Clarks shoes she wanted — because they only came in boys' sizes — she wouldn't stand for it.Sophia Trow penned a letter to Clarks, asking that the popular styleShow More Summary

'Hey, Shorty!' How to step up your parenting (literally) when your kids outgrow you

After months of constant reminders that he was getting close, my 14-year-old son finally surpassed me in the height department. Despite the mere millimeters that now separate us, he doesn’t miss a chance to playfully taunt: “Hey, Shorty.”Parenting a teenager is hard enough. What would this new development bring?

'There is nothing synthetic about a soul': Madonna responds to Dolce & Gabbana controversy

Designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana angered Elton John earlier this week when they voiced their opposition to gay adoptions and their support for "traditional marriage" in an interview with the Italian fashion magazine Panorama.And now Madonna has weighed in on the Dolce & Gabbana founders' controversial comments.

Boy with rare disorder asks supporters to wear yellow before operation

A 5-year-old boy confined to a hospital room due to a rare immune disorder is asking people to wear yellow in a show of support before his next operation — and the response on social media has been overwhelming, his family says. Young...Show More Summary

Lego magazine stirs controversy by offering 'Beauty Tips' to young girls

An article published in a Lego magazine has kicked up controversy for offering "beauty tips" to its target demographic of young girls.

Watch as a father takes his 9-month-old son bodyboarding

A GoPro video of a father riding ocean waves with his 9-month-old on a bodyboard has drawn similar reactions to the ones on his son's face during the ride — fright and delight.

Dear new parents: The sleep deprivation doesn't end... but it's worth it

Once they’re a year old, they’ll sleep eight hours or more and life is back to normal, right? Think again. I never realized how tiring having a toddler FULL of energy would be. (And no, it’s not just because I anchor a morning show!...

More evidence breastfeeding makes babies smarter

Babies who are breastfed for at least a year grow up to be significantly more intelligent as adults and they earn more money, too, a new study shows.The findings fit in with many other studies that show breastfeeding helps brains to develop better. But this study was done in an unusual way, following people from birth until they were 30 years old, to see how they did in life.

Stay-at-home dad's comics show the wild adventures of life with kids

As a stay–at-home dad, Salem Wildfire spends the majority of his days listening to the musings of his 5-year-old daughter, Kenzie. So when family friend and artist Danielle Kukic asked Wildfire to collaborate on a web comic, Wildfire invited Kukic to step with him into the imagination of his daughter.

Dad raising newborn quadruplets alone after wife's death: 'We're just doing our best'

After Carlos Morales and his wife, Erica, struggled for years to start a family, the birth of quadruplets brought what he called "the best day of my life." But then, in a tragic twist of fate, heartbreak followed joy: Erica died after childbirth.Now the Phoenix, Arizona, father is raising his four children — three girls and one boy — on his own.

A child or teen poisoned by medicine almost every minute: report

Poison control centers around the country get nearly 1,500 calls a day from panicked parents worried their child will become sick from ingesting a medication, a new study shows. While the majority of calls involve toddlers, a surprising number of teens make medication mistakes — and are far more likely to have a serious reaction, according to the report by Safe Kids Worldwide.

'Best news' ever! Leah Still appears to be cancer-free at age 4

Leah Still has received news in her battle with pediatric cancer that has left the 4-year-old girl and her father, NFL lineman Devon Still, flexing and grinning with joy. Still posted a picture of him and Leah, 4, to Instagram Tuesday...Show More Summary

'To The Teen Who Planned To Kill My Son': Dad's moving letter expresses empathy

On Monday, when police reported finding "blueprints of explosive" at the home of a teenager who allegedly planned a "mass casualty event" at Edmond North High School in Oklahoma, the father of another student at that school wrote a compassionate...Show More Summary

The ultrasound was wrong... it's a boy! Watch this family's surprise

If your entire family expected the arrival of a baby girl, but a boy was born instead, this might be exactly how they'd react.Kyle and Danielle Williams of Belleville, Michigan, were shocked themselves when the newborn they were told would be their second daughter turned out to be their first son. Show More Summary

Teenage astrophysicist shoots for the stars

Wilson Hernandez is among a group of teenage astrophysicists working at the American Museum of Natural History to develop a way to measure distance to far-away galaxies.More on TODAY:Iron Maidens: High school girls build robot in 6 weeks

Fat-shaming babies or 'ironic joke'? 'I Hate My Thighs' onesie stirs debate

A couple's baby-clothing business is facing criticism from a magazine editor and some Facebook users for selling a onesie with the words "I Hate My Thighs" emblazoned on the front.

Some once-popular baby names like Barbra and Waldo are going out of style

A baby-naming website says the names Barbra and Waldo are going out of style. Claudine and Elmo are also falling out of favor.

'Hi Dad': Watch Lester Holt and son's sweet on-air moment

A routine promo for NBC Nightly News by NBC's Chicago affiliate turned into a great father-son moment on Monday when Stefan Holt threw it over to a familiar face: his dad."NBC's Lester Holt is here with a preview of the newscast,'' Stefan said. Show More Summary

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