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Savannah: Talking boobs, breast-feeding and vodka shots on national television

Savannah Guthrie's baby bump was the special guest star when she and Matt Lauer visited Late Night With Seth Myers. Pregnancy was a big topic of discussion and nothing was held back — from her growing figure ("I've got these big boobs now... Show More Summary

Body image isn't just a 'girl thing,' boys suffer too

Obsessing about weight, worrying about physical flaws, or just aspiring to take a perfect selfie isn't just a "girl thing." Negativity about our body image has no gender boundaries and, increasingly, research shows it’s an issue for boys, too.One mom shares the story of her 12-year-old son who stopped eating his packed school lunch. Show More Summary

School cancels kindergarten show so kids can focus on 'college and career'

A primary school’s decision to cancel a year-end kindergarten show so the children could prepare for “college and career” instead is sparking anger among parents, one of whom has launched an online petition urging school officials to...Show More Summary

Is social media's 'camera-ready' pressure bad for teen body image? 

Not too long ago, girls might have stressed about being "bikini-ready" every spring when swimsuit magazines would hit the stands. Boys might have done a few extra push-ups after seeing Wolverine's abs. But now, thanks to Twitter, Facebook,...Show More Summary

Learn the secret word that will get your preschooler to help clean up

Getting kids to put down the toys and help out around the house can feel like a thankless battle. But new research suggests a surprisingly simple solution: just change the way you talk about helping. The study, published today in the...Show More Summary

From luscious cake pops to painted travel mugs, 15 handmade gifts for Mom

Who deserves something thoughtful and one-of-a-kind more than Mom? But don't worry about doing the hard work yourself: Each of these handcrafted gifts from Etsy is utterly gorgeous.Painted flower cardWe can (and have) spent hours browsing the handmade cards on Etsy. Show More Summary

Personalized jewelry, cake-in-a-jar and more Mother's Day gift ideas

Mother’s day is coming up fast on May 11! If you’re stumped about what to get the first woman in your life, TODAY contributor Jill Martin has some fabulous gift ideas that will leave her feeling the love.ClothingThe Chalkboard Tee sells...Show More Summary

'Model' children: Parents share beautiful photos of kids with special needs, disabilities

Parents know that beauty comes in all different packages. Media and advertisers are starting to catch on, thanks in part to the efforts of moms who have pushed for inclusion of children with special needs and disabilities in advertising. TODAY...Show More Summary

Skate park owner: Dad who kicked son is 'remorseful and embarrassed' 

A Florida man who has drawn outrage from a video showing him kicking his 6-year-old son down a skate ramp is "remorseful and embarrassed," according to the owner of the skate park. Local police and the Florida Department of ChildrenShow More Summary

Reclaiming beauty: Moms on a mission push for ads showing 'people of all abilities'

Four years ago, Katie Driscoll gave birth to her sixth child. While she was pregnant, she and her husband didn’t know the baby’s sex, but they did know their child had Down syndrome. The two were overjoyed to welcome their first girl,...Show More Summary

Why you shouldn't help your kids with their homework

It may feel tempting – proper even – to help your child with homework, but parents who get involved this way don’t improve their kids’ test scores or grades, and can hurt their academic achievement, two researchers have found.“We need to do away with the assumption that anything parents do will help. Show More Summary

Seven creative ways to capture your kid’s cutest moments

Remember when capturing your kid’s sweetest moments meant taking snapshots or actually writing down that funny thing she said so you wouldn’t forget it? Now digital cameras, cell phones, and apps make preserving those milestones and cute moments easy. Show More Summary

Pastor creates 'boob job' rule for questions about adopted kids

People tempted to blurt out a comment about an adopted child may want to consider this unusual tip: Think about breast augmentation first.That’s the advice from Jesse Butterworth, the lead pastor at Rain City Church in Bellevue, Wash.,...Show More Summary

Watch this dad's adorable reaction to finding out he'll be a grandpa

In a video shot by his daughter, a man who lost his wife 20 years ago has a priceless reaction to the joyful news that he's going to become a grandfather for the first time. In the video, his daughter, Jessica Hickey, gives him a box with a pacifier in it while he's sitting across from her at a booth in a restaurant. Show More Summary

Beaming babes: TODAY's Babies of the Week

In those first few weeks of having a newborn, it's easy to get overwhelmed with all the things you must do. Feed them every few hours; swaddle them; change them; feed yourself; get some sleep.Sometimes you forget to just enjoy them.Show More Summary

Man showers: More dudes celebrate dads-to-be

Every baby shower has a general recipe: invitations, decorations, and cake (blue for boy/pink for girl); silly games with prizes; and the oohing and ahhing over cute baby gifts.Traditionally, guys aren’t in the mix, and most will say they have been just fine with that. Show More Summary

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