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April 17, 2024 at 4:45 PM

Dad runs Boston Marathon in memory of 3 slain children

Patrick Clancy's wife is charged in connection with their children's deaths.
April 17, 2024 at 4:45 PM
Dad runs Boston Marathon in memory of 3 slain children
April 17, 2024 at 3:44 PM

Best baby shower gifts for new parents

Lori Bergamotto is here with new parent essentials, such as strollers, comfortable baby carriers, reusable bibs and more.
April 17, 2024 at 3:44 PM
Best baby shower gifts for new parents
April 17, 2024 at 1:17 PM

Financial aid for college in chaos amid new FAFSA

Following the update of the FAFSA form, here’s what parents should know about the changes and what they can do to help their college-bound students.
April 17, 2024 at 1:17 PM
Financial aid for college in chaos amid new FAFSA
April 15, 2024 at 7:36 PM

How your doctor may reduce pain during a C-section

A new study reveals that up to 24% of women don’t receive adequate pain control during a C-section. Dr. Jen Ashton provides tips on minimizing pain during surgery.
April 15, 2024 at 7:36 PM
How your doctor may reduce pain during a C-section
April 15, 2024 at 5:51 PM

Ciara gives 'shout out' to moms as she navigates working, losing post-baby weight

The singer gave birth to her fourth child in December.
April 15, 2024 at 5:51 PM
Ciara says she wants to lose 70 pounds after giving birth
April 12, 2024 at 7:07 PM

Mom goes viral for asking for advice after daughter calls friend 'fat'

Mom of two Brittany Cole shared a TikTok video asking for parenting advice after her 4-year-old daughter described a friend as “fat.”
April 12, 2024 at 7:07 PM
Mom goes viral for asking for advice after daughter calls friend 'fat'
April 12, 2024 at 6:52 PM

Mom asks for parenting advice after daughter calls friend 'fat'

In a TikTok post, a Kansas mom asks other parents what to do when a child calls another child "fat."
April 12, 2024 at 6:52 PM
Mom asks for parenting advice after daughter calls friend 'fat'
April 12, 2024 at 12:17 PM

What happens inside the brains of teenagers? New documentary seeks to answer

"The Teen Brain" documentary premieres amid an ongoing mental health crisis for teens.
April 12, 2024 at 12:17 PM
This documentary sheds light on what happens inside teens’ brains
April 11, 2024 at 4:00 PM

Toxicologist, nutritionist on what to know about potential health risks of Lunchables

Dr. Stephanie Widmer and Maya Feller spoke to ABC News about the tests on Lunchables by Consumer Reports that found elevated lead, cadmium and sodium levels.
April 11, 2024 at 4:00 PM
What to know about potential health risks of Lunchables
April 10, 2024 at 3:16 PM

Couple goes viral by sharing heartwarming pregnancy updates with neighbor

A couple shared pregnancy updates with their neighbor and the video montage of the updates has gone viral on TikTok.
April 10, 2024 at 3:16 PM
Couple goes viral with heartwarming pregnancy updates to neighbor
April 9, 2024 at 8:55 PM

Mom gives celestial name to baby born during total solar eclipse

A Texas mom welcomed a baby girl as a total solar eclipse unfolded on April 8, 2024, in Mansfield, Texas.
April 9, 2024 at 8:55 PM
Mom gives celestial name to baby born during total solar eclipse
April 4, 2024 at 10:28 PM

Moms who gave birth to triplets 1 day apart become best friends

Mandi Oldani and Amber Rodriguez of New Braunfels, Texas, met in the hospital after giving birth to triplets within 24 hours of each other.
April 4, 2024 at 10:28 PM
Moms who gave birth to triplets 1 day apart become best friends
April 4, 2024 at 10:00 PM

Parents share warning after son spends $4,000 playing video games

Parents Michael and Jennifer Ferri are sharing a warning after they learned their son unintentionally charged $4,000 on their credit card while playing video games.
April 4, 2024 at 10:00 PM
Parents share warning after son spends $4,000 playing video games
April 4, 2024 at 9:41 PM

Mom shares encouraging way she teaches her kids to use their manners

Karalea Pior found an effective practice that teaches her children how to ask for things nicely.
April 4, 2024 at 9:41 PM
Mom shares encouraging way she teaches her kids to use their manners
April 4, 2024 at 9:33 PM

Mom shares how she changed the way she reminds kids to use their manners

Mom Karalea Pior shares how she uses a question to encourage her two kids to use their manners.
April 4, 2024 at 9:33 PM
Mom shares how she changed the way she reminds kids to use their manners
April 4, 2024 at 6:01 PM

Pregnancy increases biological aging in women, study shows

ABC News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jen Ashton discusses how pregnancy leads to aging in women.
April 4, 2024 at 6:01 PM
Pregnancy increases biological aging in women, study shows
April 3, 2024 at 6:35 PM

Mental health screening increased mood diagnosis in pregnant women

ABC News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jen Ashton discusses the benefits of mental health screenings and access to care amongst pregnant women.
April 3, 2024 at 6:35 PM
Mental health screening increased mood diagnosis in pregnant women
April 3, 2024 at 2:51 PM

A look at the rising costs of attending college

A number of private colleges have exceeded the $90,000 threshold in annual costs for the first time this year.
April 3, 2024 at 2:51 PM
A look at the rising costs of attending college
April 1, 2024 at 11:34 PM

Boy has adorable vacuum-themed party for 4th birthday

Jacob Tosetti's 4th birthday party included a robot vacuum-themed cake, cookies with vacuums on them, and even vacuum instruction manual pages posted on the walls for decoration.
April 1, 2024 at 11:34 PM
Boy has adorable vacuum-themed party for 4th birthday
April 1, 2024 at 10:53 PM

Thomas Rhett shares hilarious video and shares message 'to the guys that date my girls'

Thomas Rhett shares a hilarious video with his daughters and shares a message to the future boys who date them.
April 1, 2024 at 10:53 PM
Thomas Rhett shares hilarious video, shares message 'to the guys that date my girls'
April 1, 2024 at 7:34 PM

'No, you're Daddy:' Toddler corrects her dad on his name

Luna is just trying to teach her dad a lesson!
April 1, 2024 at 7:34 PM
'No, you're Daddy:' Toddler corrects her dad on his name
March 30, 2024 at 1:56 AM

Father helps daughter plan her outfits for school

"What my husband does every night because their morning tears and arguments about school outfits scarred him," mom Cindy wrote on TikTok.
March 30, 2024 at 1:56 AM
Father helps daughter plan her outfits for school
March 29, 2024 at 7:01 PM

Why this mom says she's 'done' with kids' birthday parties

An Arkansas mom shares why she is rethinking throwing birthday parties for her children every year.
March 29, 2024 at 7:01 PM
Why this mom says she's 'done' with kids' birthday parties
March 29, 2024 at 12:20 PM

Mom who was expecting daughter shocked to welcome twin sons

A North Carolina mother welcomed her second set of twins with the help of a doctor, nurse, and respiratory therapist, who are also all twins themselves.
March 29, 2024 at 12:20 PM
Mom who was expecting daughter shocked to welcome twin sons
March 29, 2024 at 4:03 AM

Mom surprises her daughter on her birthday by flying across the country to see her

Sara’s mom flew to Italy while she was studying abroad and “bumped into her” on the street and their reunion is too perfect.
March 29, 2024 at 4:03 AM
Mom surprises her daughter on her birthday by flying across the country to see her
March 29, 2024 at 1:08 AM

Couple welcomes two sets of twins, 13 months apart to a delivery room of twins

A North Carolina mother, who is a twin herself, welcomed her second set of twins with the help of a doctor, nurse, and respiratory therapist, who are all twins too.
March 29, 2024 at 1:08 AM
Couple welcomes two sets of twins, 13 months apart to a delivery room of twins
March 28, 2024 at 10:10 PM

Jeremy Renner marks daughter Ava's 11th birthday with sweet video

The actor called his daughter "my number one" in the tribute.
March 28, 2024 at 10:10 PM
Jeremy Renner marks daughter Ava's 11th birthday with sweet video
March 28, 2024 at 8:42 PM

Woman says she got pregnant while on Mounjaro: What to know about weight loss drugs and pregnancy

More and more women are reporting that drugs for weight loss are helping with fertility.
March 28, 2024 at 8:42 PM
Women say drugs used for weight loss help with fertility: What to know
March 27, 2024 at 4:00 AM

Family copies everything baby does at the dinner table and it’s hilarious

Truly endless entertainment for everyone.
March 27, 2024 at 4:00 AM
Family copies everything baby does at the dinner table and it’s hilarious
March 26, 2024 at 11:47 PM

Social psychologist says kids shouldn’t have smartphones before high school

Jonathan Haidt is the author of a new book on kids and mental health.
March 26, 2024 at 11:47 PM
Social psychologist says kids shouldn’t have smartphones before high school
March 26, 2024 at 10:39 PM

Why this mom let her 7-year-old daughter in the delivery room to see sister's birth

Ashley Cunningham says her daughter, Sophia, had been curious throughout the entire pregnancy and was excited to be by her mom's side.
March 26, 2024 at 10:39 PM
Why this mom let her 7-year-old daughter in the delivery room to see sister's birth
March 26, 2024 at 2:46 AM

Psychologist’s guide for parents on 'uncertain times' of young adulthood

ABC News' Linsey Davis speaks with Dr. B. Janet Hibbs, co-author of "You're Not Done Yet: Parenting Young Adults in an Age of Uncertainty," on her advice to parents of young adults.
March 26, 2024 at 2:46 AM
Psychologist’s guide for parents on 'uncertain times' of young adulthood
March 25, 2024 at 7:52 PM

Toddler shows you can never be too careful avoiding sidewalk cracks

"Not today, sidewalk!"
March 25, 2024 at 7:52 PM
Toddler shows you can never be too careful avoiding sidewalk cracks
March 25, 2024 at 7:52 PM

Little boy gets upset that house isn’t decorated for mom’s birthday

He was devastated the “decorating fairies didn’t come decorate for mom’s birthday,” mom Tara wrote on her TikTok post.
March 25, 2024 at 7:52 PM
Little boy gets upset that house isn’t decorated for mom’s birthday
March 25, 2024 at 6:47 PM

'Miracle' baby born at 26 weeks goes home from hospital after 10 months

A California girl who was born at 26 weeks gestation has beaten the odds to go home from the hospital after 10 months at Cedars-Sinai Guerin Children's in Los Angeles.
March 25, 2024 at 6:47 PM
'Miracle' baby born at 26 weeks goes home from hospital after 10 months
March 24, 2024 at 8:12 PM

Cameron Diaz and husband Benji Madden welcome 2nd child

Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden announced the arrival of their second little bundle of joy.
March 24, 2024 at 8:12 PM
Cameron Diaz and husband Benji Madden welcome 2nd child
1 month ago

How to ‘baby-proof’ your finances

From medical bills to child care, financial coach Nicole Stanley gives tips on how new parents can plan and save for their child’s future.
1 month ago
How to ‘baby-proof’ your finances
1 month ago

Omaha nurses adopt premature baby they cared for in NICU

When baby Ella was born at only 23 weeks old, Drew and Taylor Deras both cared for her in their hospital’s NICU. Nearly 3 years later, they officially became her adoptive parents.
1 month ago
Omaha nurses adopt premature baby they cared for in NICU
1 month ago

Peta Murgatroyd, Maksim Chmerkovskiy reveal they are expecting another boy

Peta Murgatroyd and Maksim Chmerkovskiy reveal they are expecting a baby boy.
1 month ago
Peta Murgatroyd, Maksim Chmerkovskiy reveal sex of 3rd baby: 'Beyond happy'
1 month ago

Mom's $4M bill for quadruplets' care sparks conversation on high health care costs

An Ohio mother shared how much her quadruplets’ hospital care cost in a now-viral TikTok video.
1 month ago
Parents weigh in after mom shares $4M NICU hospital bill
1 month ago

Woman calls for separate waiting rooms for those experiencing pregnancy loss

A Georgia woman is calling for doctors’ offices to have separate waiting areas for expecting patients and patients who are experiencing pregnancy loss.
1 month ago
Woman calls for separate waiting rooms for those experiencing pregnancy loss
1 month ago

More US children being diagnosed with ADHD: CDC

Over 11% of American children were diagnosed with ADHD in the last two years with boys twice as likely to be diagnosed than girls.
1 month ago
More US children being diagnosed with ADHD: CDC
1 month ago

Woman calls for separate waiting rooms for those who’ve experienced a miscarriage

After coping with the news of her miscarriage in the same waiting area as expectant mothers, India Batson has spoken out about the importance of a safe space for those who've suffered pregnancy loss.
1 month ago
Woman calls for separate waiting rooms for those who’ve experienced a miscarriage
1 month ago

How 1 family navigated adoption

One couple spoke to "GMA" about their journey of going through the adoption process to build their family.
1 month ago
How 1 family navigated adoption
1 month ago

What to know about surrogacy

Surrogacy can cost as much as $200,000, and may depend on such factors as using an agency or going independent, insurance, embryo creation and many more.
1 month ago
What to know about surrogacy
1 month ago

'Closed for paid leave': More than 70 businesses nationwide shut doors on day of action

More than 70 businesses across the country shut their doors Monday in a show of solidarity to call for federal paid family and medical leave.
1 month ago
'Closed for paid leave': More than 70 businesses nationwide shut doors
1 month ago

Mom and husky teach toddler to howl

"This is basically every morning at my house. Both dog and boy vying for attention!"
1 month ago
Mom and husky teach toddler to howl
1 month ago

Mark Daley explores foster care issues in memoir ‘Safe’

Daley, a former spokesperson for Hillary Clinton’s 2008 campaign, shares his journey to becoming a foster-turned-adoptive father to three children and why the “antiquated” system needs reform.
1 month ago
Mark Daley explores foster care issues in memoir ‘Safe’
1 month ago

MIS-C cases in 2023 mostly among unvaccinated children: CDC report

The report found that 82.1% of children who contracted MIS-C were unvaccinated.
1 month ago
MIS-C cases in 2023 mostly among unvaccinated children: CDC report
1 month ago

Regina King talks for the 1st time after the death of her son

The actress opens up in an exclusive interview with ABC News’ Robin Roberts about her son’s death and discusses the importance of her new movie “Shirley.”
1 month ago
Regina King talks for the 1st time after the death of her son