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Feeling the postpartum pain? Get relief with laughs from mastitis-themed musical

Having a baby might just be the best feeling ever, but with the good, you've got to take the bad. And for some new moms, there's a heck of a lot of bad to be had.Postpartum pains are real, and at times, unrelenting. Doctors can only do so much, so it's a good thing that the folks at HelloFlo came up with another treatment option — laughter.

'Most sarcastic kid in the world' has mastered the art of the maniacal laugh

Babies! Their laughter is like a sunny day, filling us with love and light. Hey, it's true... even when the laughter is a little less than, um, bubbly.Just take a look at this video of a happy, smiling Russian baby and listen to the giggles that pour forth from those chubby cheeks and open mouth.

Girl, 11, demands more female superheroes: See how DC Comics responded

Rowan Hansen’s superpowers don’t include bending steel or flying with a cape, but that hasn’t stopped the 11-year-old girl from saving the day with her call for more female superheroes.Last month, the Champaign, Illinois, fifth-grader addressed a letter to DC Comics — whose characters include Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman — to express her frustrations.

The new allowance rules: Start early and don't peg money to chores

Long before they even think about their first job, kids get a chance to spend and save money thanks to mom and dad.But when it comes to allowance, finance expert Ron Lieber argues most parents are doing it wrong.“This is no big surprise, given how little time parents think about their kids’ relationship with money,” Lieber wrote in a recent article for

Why parents should rethink allowances for kids

Slate magazine has issued new advice on allowances, advising that you should give kids an allowance as soon as they start asking about money. Slate's rule of thumb: Start them at $1 a week and give them a $1 raise for each year they age.

Kelly Clarkson: Motherhood 'changed my world in the most awesome way'

No surprise: Kelly Clarkson has found having a baby to be a life-altering experience."My whole world took a big 180," the singer told People magazine. "I never thought I was going to be a mom, so it's very much changed my world in the most awesome way.

The 13 funniest Facebook posts from parents this week

Parents say the funniest things. Especially on Facebook. And we love them for it.Why? Because in the Facebook world of over-the-top vacations and over-performing children it’s easy to think you’re all alone in your insanity.So we’d like to take a moment to give a shout out to the hilarious moms and dads who aren’t afraid to tell it like it is.

Bun in the oven! Naya Rivera, Ryan Dorsey expecting first child together

Congratulations! Naya Rivera and her husband Ryan Dorsey are soon to be the proud parents of a loaf of bread!OK, that's not what the adorable Instagram graphic the "Glee" actress posted Tuesday means at all. Of course, the two are the expectant parents of an actual baby — a fact she explained more explicitly on her website."We’re having a baby!

Big 'Birdman': 'Sesame Street' spoof of the Oscar contender is a must-see — for grown-ups

If you thought "Birdman" — the Academy Award-nominated film about a past-his-prime actor tormented by his old on-screen alter ego — was surreal, then get ready for "Big Birdman."The folks at "Sesame Street," who've proved themselves pros when it comes to making fantastic big and small screen parodies for kids, have created a sendup that only a grown-up could love.

Community rallies to save little boy's birthday after no one shows up

We've all been there on the day of a big party: Amid all the excitement, we can’t help but fear that the doorbell won’t ring. That feeling is why one 6-year-old Florida boy’s story is resonating across the globe. Glenn Buratti’s whole class was invited to his birthday party on February 8 in St. Cloud, Fla., but not one of the 16 kids showed up.

Lone Wolf or Crowd-Sourcer: What’s your parenting style?

They say it takes a village to raise a child... but does it, really? Who's in your village? Do you feel like the village wise woman or the village idiot? In an era when so much (maybe way TOO much) parenting information and researchShow More Summary

‘Girls’ toys? Group of women revolutionize the toy aisle

TODAY’s Erica Hill talks with the powerful women behind the newest, innovative next generation of toys for girls....

Mom has funniest response ever to week of snow days

As freezing temperatures and snowy weather sweep the country this week, many parents may feel like they’re living in the movie "Frozen" — or at least hearing the songs from the Disney film way too often.Odessa Waters, a Raleigh, North Carolina mom, took to Facebook yesterday to vent her frustrations, and the video is sure to make all snowed-in parents laugh.

Adorable kids share career dreams in viral preschool class photo

Editor's note: This story has been updated to include information about Wellington School, the preschool where the photo was taken, with comment from the school's assistant head of operations, Laura Cooke. The story was originally published on Feb. 19 at 7:32 p.m.What's cuter than one preschooler sharing what they want to be when they grow up?

Church video goes viral with kids' hilarious take on Bible stories

Who knew the New Testament had so much "Frozen" in it? Ross Chandler says that there were two inspirations for the viral video created by his church — the Bible and YouTube.

Nick Lachey and son Camden share adorable daddy-son smooch in new photo

Nick Lachey may have a brand-new daughter — his wife Vanessa gave birth to Brooklyn Elisabeth on January 5 — but he still has lots of time and affection for little Camden, who is 2.Need proof? Just check out this adorable Instagram picture of Daddy Lachey and Camden, each wearing baseball caps with their brims turned backward, sharing a kiss.

Watch this adorable baby undo all of her mom’s chores

The video “Why Moms Get Nothing Done” shows a little girl following behind her mother, undoing the cleaning she’s attempting to do, and has gotten more than 67 million views online....

'Different kind of girly': Princess Awesome dresses challenge gender stereotypes

Six-year-old Nava Klar loves Legos, puzzles, math — and her purple dress from a new clothing line called Princess Awesome. She loves it so much she wanted to wear the long-sleeved dress all through the hot Washington summer and even counted out her own change to contribute to the company on Kickstarter.What makes this dress special?

'Twinkle, twinkle' power: Preemie brains get boost from mom's voice

Moms-to-be often chat and coo to their babies before birth. But when babies arrive prematurely, they’re whisked off to an incubator where they hear mostly hospital noises. A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences finds that hearing a mother’s voice develops the preemies brain.

Home all day, yet nothing gets done: One mom's explanation

At the end of a day of looking after kids, cleaning the house and doing laundry, why is it that we parents sometimes look around and wonder how our homes are still so messy?Esther Anderson, a Tampa, Florida stay-at-home mom, recently posted a video to YouTube that shows the adorable reason.

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