I Would Have Likely Failed The Pre-Fatherhood ‘Baby Doll’ Test

If you are trying to decide if the man you are with will make a good father, the best thing you can do is have them play with baby dolls. I know what I wrote sounds childish, or perhaps counterintuitive. I mean, come on… if you are trying to decide if your man can rise to the very adult responsibility of being a supportive, understanding, and compassionate father, the last thing you would think of is having him play with a child’s toy.

However, according to a new study published in  Journal of Family Psychology, you can tell a lot about a man’s ability to be a good father by having them role play with a baby doll.

Researchers videotaped 182 expectant fathers during the third trimester of their partners’ pregnancy, observing how the men interacted with a doll that they were told represented the baby they were

Read More

You Might Not Be a Tween, But You Should Watch ‘The Baby-Sitters Club’ Anyway.

Photo credit: Kailey Schwerman/Netflix
Photo credit: Kailey Schwerman/Netflix

From Esquire

Through these agonizing months of quarantine, I, like so many others, have watched a record amount of television. Yet somehow, even the best of it has failed to hold my attention, with each episode sliding unremarkably by—just as the grim, interminable days do. I began to fear that my TV-glutted brain was forever broken, but just when I thought all was lost, a show for tweens brought me back to life: Netflix’s bright, big-hearted reboot of The Baby-Sitters Club.

For the uninitiated, The Baby-Sitters Club is adapted from the wildly popular series of middle-grade novels by Ann M. Martin, begun in 1986, which spanned over 200 volumes by the time publication ceased in 2000. In the first book, Kristy’s Great Idea, twelve-year-old Kristy Thomas is inspired to team up with her friends to form a club of local babysitters; in the volumes

Read More

Behind the Scenes of His Wellness and Parenting

In the recent words of Rob Kardashian, “Woo back baby.”

Indeed, as evidenced by photos posted to his official Instagram account from over the weekend, the typically private Kardashian brother had stepped back into the spotlight in honor of his sister Khloe Kardashian‘s surprise 36th birthday party on Saturday.

Dream Kardashian‘s famous dad smiled in shots shared to social media, which captured him with his well-known sisters, as well as Tristan Thompson and Scott Disick.

It didn’t take long for the rare Rob sighting to get the attention of the Internet as fans gushed about unexpectedly getting to see him.

The compliments also poured in over Kardashian’s appearance with many commenting that he both looked good and happy.

According to a source, the star is happier “than ever” as he focuses on his daughter and his health.

Dream Kardashian’s Cutest Pics

“Rob has been thriving

Read More

Mattias, Willow, and 59 Other Baby Names Full of Disney Magic

If your child’s eventual first trip to the Magic Kingdom is high on your list of parenting milestones and you’re already dreaming up a first Halloween costume based on your favorite Disney flick, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve curated a list of beautiful baby names that are all inspired by beloved characters and pay homage to your love of Disney.

Scroll through for boy, girl, and gender neutral baby names that have the magic of Disney within them.

Related: This Regal Photo Shoot Reimagines Disney Princesses With a “Twist of Black Girl Magic”

Baby Names Inspired by Disney Characters

A

Adelaide (The Aristocats)
Amos (The Fox and the Hound)
Anita (101 Dalmatians)
Anna (Frozen)
Alice (Alice in Wonderland)
Ariel (The Little Mermaid)
Artemis (Artemis Fowl)
Aurora (Sleeping Beauty)

B

Belle (

Read More