New mothers in the United Arab Emirates are now required by law to breastfeed their babies for two years, according to a clause in the country’s Child Rights law. Mothers who cannot nurse would be provided with a wet nurse by the government. One viewpoint held by the council is that children have the right to be breastfed, according to Islamic teaching; another compared not breastfeeding — just giving your baby formula — to child neglect. Keep reading »
Maybe I should be over this by age 35, when the vast majority of my peers are on the procreation train and it’s just something I should be expecting, but I still feel a twinge of, I don’t even know what to call the feeling, when I discover that a guy I used to date has gone and made a baby. It’s not quite wistfulness or jealousy — but it’s certainly unsettling.
The other day I was scrolling through Instagram when I discovered that I guy I dated briefly a bunch of years ago was a parent. He posted a picture of his wife (?) and his 9-month-old daughter(!?), who looked eerily like his much younger, female twin (like, she had the same haircut as him…it was weird). His hashtag: #neverdreamedthisdaywouldcome. “Damn right, you didn’t,” I replied to my iPhone screen, enlarging the picture to get a closer look. Below, the range of reactions you can expect to go through when you find yourself in this situation… Keep reading »
Jessica Shyba, a mom of three and the blogger behind Momma’s Gone City, recently added another little one to her brood — a tiny puppy that was found behind her local SPCA. Named Theo, the little pup has especially taken to Shyba’s youngest child, 23-month-old Beau, treating him almost as a littermate. The duo is especially fond of their daily naps, which Shyba has captured for her blog and her Instagram. They are possibly the most squee-worthy images I have ever seen. Click on through for more and then, if you can handle the cuteness on a regular basis, follow Shyba on Instagram. BRB, about to go make a baby so Lucca has someone to cuddle with this ridiculously. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »
OMFG. A baby in an LED costume. These are the moments when I long to be a parent — so I can dress my baby up to look like a glow-in-the-dark stick figure on Halloween. Please, please, please parents of the world, let me live vicariously through you by putting this glow-y thing on your baby next week. [Videogum]