Do you know about washi tape? It's a fun tape that adheres well without damaging walls. Available in an array of fun colours and patterns, read on to try one (or all) or our fun washi-inspired crafts. More »Washi tape: 8 fun crafts
Miami (AFP) - Pregnant women who were exposed to high levels of common household chemicals found in plastics, cosmetics and air fresheners had children whose intelligence suffered years later, a US study said Wednesday. More »5 Household Items That Can Harm Your Pregnancy
An infant in Texas died from Legionnaires’ disease a few weeks after being born in a heated birthing pool at home, according to a new report from investigators at the Texas Department of State Health Services. More »Infant Dies of Legionnaires' Disease After Water Birth
When I was in tenth grade, I had to team up with a boy in my Sex Ed class and practice putting a condom on a banana. It was embarrassing, in an I’m-going-to-giggle-the-whole-time-to-make-this-less-awkward kind of way, but it was also educational. And effective. And potentially life-saving. More »Parents Fuming Over Controversial Sex-Ed Class
It’s been nearly a week since Ronin Shimizu, 12, a bright-eyed California boy who was passionate about cheerleading and fashion, committed suicide, following years of being bullied. And in the time since his death, social media has exploded with post-mortem sorrow, outrage, and several tributes, as well as a memorial Go Fund Me page that’s raised more than $10,000 in just two days. More »12-Year-Old's Suicide Sparks Social-Media Outrage: Is It Enough?
Want your kid to be honest? Don’t threaten him with punishment if he lies, says a new study conducted at McGill University in Canada. In fact, kids who are afraid of being sent to their room or getting grounded will lie even more. More »The Best Way to Stop Your Kid From Lying
Pregnant Kate Middleton is under a bit of fire for wearing heels while visiting New York City this week. More »Are Kate Middleton's High Heels Dangerous for Her Pregnancy?
In the wake of grand juries failing to indict police officers in the deaths of Mike Brown and Eric Garner, one black mom reflects on the race and power discussions she has with her boys. More »Are you talking about race, power and justice with your kids?
This week here at Yahoo! DIY we are taking a moment to celebrate creative mom and entrepreneur Carol Aebersold, Carol managed to take a family tradition near and dear to her heart, and share it with families across the country and beyond. More »How Elf on the Shelf Made Millions For Mom and Daughter
When a Georgia mother arrived at her 6-year-old son’s school last week in response to a call that he was misbehaving, she was greeted by a shocking surprise: Her first grader was in handcuffs. More »Why Was a 6-Year-Old Handcuffed at School?
Spotted your teen texting about wanting to “KPC”? It’s not a typo about hitting Kentucky Fried Chicken. She’s more likely intent on “keeping parents clueless.” As many parents are just now discovering, there’s a veritable dictionary of acronyms like this one, created for that exact purpose, and used widely online in social media and texting apps. More »PIR, GNOC: Texting Acronyms Parents Need to Know
Parents will go to great lengths during the holiday season to raise extra cash for Christmas gifts. One recent poll even found that nearly a third of moms and dads will work overtime to pay for presents this year. But one British mom has found a quicker way to save: She’s selling her breast milk online. More »Mom Sells Breast Milk to Pay for Christmas Presents
If a new law in Quebec passes, it will be illegal for women older than 42 to have IVF, and any doctor that suggests an out-of-province solution for her will be heavily fined. More »Quebec bill aims to ban IVF for women over 42
When a sudden fatal heart attack took Suzanne Lea’s husband from her and their two young sons in April 2008, she was in shock. By December, she was in despair. “We didn’t even have a way to hang our Christmas lights without Bryan,” the Las Vegas-based mother tells Yahoo Parenting. “We could see neighbors thinking about helping but they didn’t know what to do, so they just turned their backs. We felt abandoned.” More »Inspiring Way Mom Pays Anonymous Gifts Forward With 'In 12 Days'
Conjoined twin boys sharing a heart, torso, arms and legs died in an Atlanta hospital on Friday, a day after being born, their parents said in a Facebook video. More »Rare Conjoined Twins Die at Hospital a Day After Birth
Erica May Carey gave birth to her twins, a son and a daughter, just two months ago, but she and her husband Cleave Rengo say they have barely seen them since. That’s because Child Protective Services removed the babies, along with her 1-year-old son, from the family’s home in Bellingham, Wash., just a few days after they were born, reports King 5 News. UPDATE: On Friday, according to local reports, the children were returned to their home, although they remain under state protection; a judge ordered the parents to seek out counseling as a condition of the babies’ return. More »Couple Fights for Custody of Children Following Unassisted Home Birth
Ever heard of “gender disappointment”? Jayne and Jon Cornwill certainly have. It’s what drove the Australian couple to mortgage their house, fly to California, and cough up nearly $50,000 to take advantage of technology called pre-implantation genetic screening (PGS) for a single purpose: to choose the sex of their baby at the outset of pregnancy, a practice that’s illegal in their home country. More »Couple Spends $50K to Choose Baby's Sex, Shining Light on Trend
‘Tis the season for touching gestures. UPS delivered one when it made a 4-year-old boy’s dream of becoming a UPS driver come true by giving him his very own mini UPS truck, shown in a heartwarming ad released Dec. 1. More »UPS Makes a Little Boy’s Wish Come True in Heartwarming Holiday Ad
According to a new study by Child Care Aware of America, parents in 31 states are shelling out more annually for child care than for a year of tuition at a state college. Massachusetts parents are spending the most, paying $16,549 per year — 15 percent of the median income for a two-parent family — to send an infant to a center for care. (Meanwhile, CollegeData.com reports tuition at an in-state college is about $9,000 a year, not including room and board.) More »Child Care Costs More Than College Tuition
ATLANTA - Conjoined twin boys, sharing a heart, torso, arms and legs, were born early on Thursday in an Atlanta hospital, marking a medical rarity as many such babies do not survive delivery. More »Rare Conjoined Twins, Sharing a Heart, Born in Georgia
Mia Yasmin Garcia might be Mom and Dad’s youngest baby — and at 13 pounds and 13 ounces, she’s certainly their biggest. More »Family, Hospital 'Shocked' by Enormous 13-lb. Baby
Given how uncomfortable pregnancy can be — morning sickness, bloating, heartburn — expecting women don’t have a lot of options when it comes to relieving their symptoms. More »Medications to Be Wary of During Pregnancy