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If you're looking for a creative Father's Day gift for Dad, or if your kids want to create something together with him, you may want to check out the new book "Made by Dad: 67 Blueprints for Making Cool Stuff," by Scott Bedford (Workman; $18.95). Here's an easy dice game that's fun for the whole family.
Rocks, Paper, Scissors Dice
What you'll need: - Colored lightweight cardstock...Read more »
In my ongoing quest to find tasty, kid-friendly food appropriate for the whole family, this week I chose a healthy after-school snack or a dinner side dish. I found the recipe in a new section of the iCookbook 3.1 app called "Sesame Street Silly Snacks Collection," which features 20 kid-friendly snack ideas from Elmo, Big Bird, Cookie Monster and more. Each recipe includes parent tips,...Read more »
Former president Bill Clinton was named Father of the Year by the nonprofit National Father's Day Council in Manhattan Tuesday. Visibly moved as he accepted the award, Clinton said: "When Chelsea was born, I rushed her out to show her to my mother and everyone else who wanted to see the most beautiful child in the world. And from that day to this, I have believed, without a shadow of a doubt,...Read more »
I can’t wait to go home and show this ad campaign to my 16-year-old. What will be his reaction when he sees boys his age – pregnant? Effective? Or silly? Will it make him think about teen pregnancy? Or just laugh?
A new ad in Chicago shows shirtless 15- and 16-year-old boys whose bellies have obviously been altered in the photos to make them appear to be expecting their own little bundles...Read more »
"I would never feed my baby formula . . ."
"Why doesn't she have socks on, her feet must be freezing."
"My kids slept on their stomachs and turned out just fine!"
Sound familiar? Is your mother-in-law like Marie Barone from "Everyone Loves Raymond"?
As parents, we've all endured unsolicited parenting advice from others, but it's even...Read more »
Bit’z Kids, a Japanese clothing store chain, has opened its first Long Island store at Roosevelt Field, 630 Old Country Rd., Garden City. The chain carries clothing for newborns to 8-year-olds.
This is the company’s third U.S. location – two others are in Manhattan. The clothing company has 187 stores in Japan and 40 in China. The store has big ambitions for the Long Island...Read more »
Former "Law & Order" star Elisabeth Rohm believes 'when women stop talking, women stop being heard.' So after opening up about her infertility struggles on a People.com blog, she decided to tell her full story of how in vitro fertilization (IVF) helped her have her daughter Easton August in 2008.
The award-winning actress has a recurring role on Lifetime's "The Client List"...Read more »
In celebration of Father’s Day, CelebrityBabyScoop.com looked at Hollywood’s newest patriarchs who will celebrate for the first time. From Channing Tatum and Steve Martin to Nick Lachey, Bill Rancic and more, here are 10 celebrity dads enjoying their first Father’s Day.
Channing Tatum Channing Tatum and wife, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, are the latest Hollywood couple to became first-time...Read more »
Mother-of-six Angelina Jolie shocked fans with the news of her recent preventive double mastectomy. After testing positive for a faulty BRCA1 gene, the Academy Award-winning actress put the spotlight on the sensitive procedure that many other women have elected to have.
Angelina is not the first famous woman to open up about this surgery. CelebrityBabyScoop.com took a look at...Read more »
“Now that you are home from the hospital, things just got real,” writes John Pfeiffer at the opening of his 2013 book, “Dude, You’re A Dad!” That sentence sets the tone for Pfeiffer’s bro-centric parenting guide, which seeks to give the first-time dad a road map through the first year of a child’s life.
Pfeiffer’s book follows up on his previous tome “Dude, You’re Gonna Be A Dad!” and...Read more »