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Author Jessica Zucker Honors Pregnancy Loss with Collection of Heartfelt Cards

10/14/2015 at 01:00 PM ET

In recent months, celebrities such as Mark Zuckerberg and Eva Amurri Martino have openly shared the heartbreak that accompanied their miscarriages, thus bringing much-needed awareness to an often isolating experience for many.

With Thursday, Oct. 15, marking the official Infant & Pregnancy Loss Awareness Day, PEOPLE spoke to Jessica Zucker – author, psychologist, and creator of the viral hashtag #IHadaMiscarriage on the New York Times‘ “Motherlode” page about the best way to address a friend or loved one who may have experienced a pregnancy loss.

Zucker, who is on the medical advisory council of Christy Turlington BurnsEvery Mother Counts organization, explains that when public figures come forward to discuss a topic that is often considered taboo, it truly has a positive impact.

“Celebrities talking about their own personal experience helps normalize the conversation and helps other people feel more inclined to share,” she says.

Jessica Zucker
Courtesy Jessica Zucker

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Bibs! Blankets! Jaime King Shares Favorite Picks from Gilt’s Aden + Anais Sale

08/18/2015 at 06:30 AM ET

As a newly minted mom of two, Jaime King knows all about stocking up on early-stage essentials for her growing family.

And now the actress — and mom to sons Leo Thames, 4 weeks, and James Knight, 22 months — is making shopping for baby a bit easier for other parents (and parents-to-be!). King has teamed up with Gilt to share her mommy must-haves from the company’s collaborative sale with aden + anais.

“What I love best about this collection is that you know that every piece is made with love and care and — most important — functionality,” says King, 36.

From cozy blankets and bibs to sleep sacks and changing pads, the limited edition aden + anais for Little Gilt line — which features an assortment of eight prints exclusive to Gilt — includes everyday items a new mama might need in her nursery.

Jaime King Gilt son James Knight
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We Tried It: Burley’s Solstice Jogging Stroller

07/29/2015 at 02:00 PM ET

We tried it: Burley Solstice Stroller

Who tried it: Anya Leon, Babies Editor

Why she did it: Trying to go for a brisk morning walk with a toddler in tow can be painstakingly slow without the right stroller.

Pros: Before the Burley Solstice came into my life, I had no one to make me accountable for morning walks. You know, that exercise buddy who motivates you to go the extra mile? But once I put the stroller together, I suddenly had no excuse to write a rain check: I had found my new workout partner.

Setting up the stroller was quick and easy: Just pop the tires in place until you hear a click. (The tires come off just as easily with a push of a button.)

Burley Solstice jogging stroller review
Courtesy Burley

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We Tried It: GB Qbit Travel Stroller

07/22/2015 at 02:00 PM ET

We tried it: GB Qbit Travel Stroller

Who tried it: Rennie Dyball, Senior Editor

Why she did it: Anything that promises to make travel with a toddler easier is worth a shot.

Pros: Now that my baby has morphed into a headstrong 2-year-old, my travel needs have changed. I greatly miss using a carrier, but with a 28-lb. toddler, it’s no longer the easiest option for me while schlepping around an airport.

So it’s time for a travel stroller, and the GB Qbit has many selling points for families on the go. It has the simplest fold/unfold I’ve seen in a travel stroller (two buttons on the handle push in and to the side to fold, then a one-handed lock; undo the lock and then a flick of the wrist pops it back open).

GB Qbit travel stroller review
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Paperless Post Launches New Collection of Disney Party Invitations

07/22/2015 at 10:00 AM ET

Your kid’s party invites just got a new look.

Paperless Post has launched a new Disney collection featuring online invitations designed with every princess and talking animal, toy or robot under the sun. Yes, that means Elsa, Anna and Baymax.

The invitations feature hand-painted artwork of everyone’s favorite Disney stories, from the classics to the most recent tales.

And what better way to honor the new line than by pairing up some of the invites with kids whose celeb parents starred as Disney characters themselves? (Celeb parents, you can thank us later.)

We know Kristen Bell has said her daughters have yet to see her famous film Frozen, but once they do, we bet they’ll love the creative cards just as much as the movie.

Paperless post Disney collection
Courtesy Paperless Post; Inset: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

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3 Tips and Tricks on Tackling Curly Hair in the Summer

07/21/2015 at 10:00 AM ET

Summer is all about enjoying the warm weather!

But the heat and humidity can make it hard to keep curls looking cute — especially for on-the-go kids.

Luckily for you, we’ve gone straight to the experts at Mixed Chicks. From their creamy conditioner and yummy smelling shampoo, the creators behind the brand know all the tricks to tackling your tot’s tresses (and even yours – they have an adult line, too!).

With fun in the sun, sand and beach days ready to be enjoyed, here are a few tips to help maintain and fortify those picture perfect ringlets.

Mixed Chicks curly hair tips
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Minions Mania! Mega Bloks Debuts New Line of Building Sets

07/09/2015 at 10:00 AM ET

It’s banana(s)!

As we count down the hours until the cutest yellow critters take over the big screen for the Friday release of Minions, we’re collecting all of our favorite themed goodies to hold our kiddies (okay, we’ll be honest — us!) over.

And nothing passes the time like Mega Bloks‘ new line of Minion playthings, including the Supervillain Jet ($45), Station Wagon Getaway ($20) and Dino Ride ($35).

The initial building of the many-pieced set takes time — and a lot of patience. (The Supervillain Jet comes with 472 pieces!) But once the cool creation is complete, your little one’s imagination will soar as he recreates his favorite scenes from the film.

Minions movie MegaBloks

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