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Welcome to the World, 2011 Babies!

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

Congratulations to the parents whose babies were born on January 1, 2011! The Executive Editor of, Michael Kress, welcomed his own newborn daughter on an unforgettable date of the year.  Read his recent post on anticipating his second child.

Our readers also took to Facebook (facebook/parentsmagazine) to share stories about welcoming bundles of joy (their own and their friends).  Read the stories below:

My son is the first one to be born at the Northeast Baptism Hospital in San Antonio. He was born at 2:50 pm. – Brenda Ortegon de Oblitas

My son, Tyson Kruz, at 5:42pm! – Samantha Cox-Filtingberger

Victor was born at 6:27 am.  He was the first baby born in Lawton, OK. – Allison Dirks Derrick

A friend had her son at exactly 12 am! So amazing and a great blessing! – Brandy Yantorn-Moore

My friends had their little boy Liam at 12:35 am. First baby of the area. They were on three different news stations! – Mica Ruhl Borden

A good friend of mine welcomed her third little boy! Asa Matthew was born  at 12:30pm! – Karri Hodge Hollingsworth

My friend had twin boys at 4:11am and 4:12am in New Jersey! – Amanda Tiseo

My friend’s baby, Andrew Scott Jr., was born at 8:45 pm. – Elizabeth Northcutt

My best friend Drea had a baby girl named Brooklyn, and she was the first one born in 2011 at the hospital. – Rachel Braasch

My husband’s coworker and his wife welcomed their first child, Ryland Jack, into the world. They had such a hard time carrying to term that this New Year’s Day blessing was even more special for us. Congrats, Candi and Milton! – Kim Howell

Did you welcome any babies of your own on January 1? Did you hear other miraculous birth stories? Share them in the comments section below.

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How Are You Starting the New Year Fresh?

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

How did you ring in the New Year?

Our readers shared on Facebook (facebook/parentsmagazine) how they made the first day of 2011 memorable: celebrating children’s birthdays, running errands and cleaning house, sharing breakfast and break time with the family. Read on for more fun ways Parents readers set the tone for 2011:

Following my Curves Diet and taking it easy…I refuse to stress over the kids and husband, and I’m the one that gets to nap today! - Debbie Smith Casto

Waiting for my son to arrive. He’s due in only six days! – Ashley Pabloff

Making black eyed peas and collard greens! – Nia Buckley Ledesma

Eating cheesecake and coffee for breakfast. – Angela Osborne-Huret

Celebrating my daughter’s 12th birthday and making cupcakes together. – Devan Vaughn

It’s my daughters birthday! She is 6 today! Since we celebrate it on New Years Eve, today we just are gonna cuddle and spend time together as a family. – Sandra L

Donating my hair to Locks of Love and spending the day with my one-and-half-year-old and his godmother. – Natalie Rodriguez

Working on day three of potty training our 21-month-old daughter. She is doing great. – Melissa Koch Formby


How did you and your family spend the New Year? Going forward, what are you doing to start the New Year fresh?

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Happy New Year from Parents

Friday, December 31st, 2010

New Year 2011 babyWith 2011 starting tomorrow, what resolutions are you and your family making?  Look no further than our guide to helping kids make and keep New Year’s Resolutions.  We at Parents resolve to keep bringing you the best and most beneficial parenting news, personal stories, and product reviews.  As you wave good-bye to 2010, take a few moments to look at the highlights of the year–the top news, toy recalls, trends, and more:

And as you welcome the advent of 2011, look to see what we predict for the year and what we have in store for January:

We at Parents also want to take a few moments to say: Thank you for continuing to be such avid readers of our magazine and our site.  Because of you, dear readers, Parents had several amazing milestones this year.  We reached over 100,000 Twitter followers, received over 150,000 “Likes” on Facebook, and we won a MIN Award in the “Editorial Series or Special Section” category. 

We hope your new year will be bursting with brightness.  Happy 2011!

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Thursday, January 1st, 2009


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