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We Heart Gummy Grins! 15 Teething Tips for Babies That Really Work

Find out why a baby carrier is key to teething comfort.

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Helping Our Children Cope with Crazy

“Our home renovation has given my husband and me the opportunity to show our children that something good and lovely can come out of chaos.”

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Frida Mom’s Newest Line Is about to Become Your Breast Friend

This new line will help you to breastfeed with less discomfort.

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7 Practical Tips to Deal with Baby Spit-Up

“Baby spit-ups, and the associated mess, while not being totally avoidable, can be managed with ease with these tips.”

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Thankful in the Age of COVID? It’s Possible

“I started thinking about all COVID has taken from us, and while it may go down as one of the most challenging and frustrating times of the modern era, I hope it will also be remembered as one of the most human.”

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These Kid-Friendly Playlists will Help You to Talk About Equity

YouTube Kids has curated a playlist about how to talk to kids about racial injustice based on their age.

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10 Things I Want to Tell My 20-Year-Old Self

Dear Younger Me,

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Good news is you’re still going to be alive and well at 47, which should come as a definite surprise considering you think people my age fall into the old category. You…

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The Problem with Compromising

“In marriage, just like in life, we can’t always get what we want. And just because we want something doesn’t mean it’s what we need. But when we need something, it is essential to make sure our needs are met.”

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Treating Ear Infections Just Got Easier with These New FDA-Approved Ear Tubes

Now your child can get tubes without having to go to the hospital.

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Breathless… but Full of Life

Photo: Ruthi Davis Photography
Dear Confessional,
Sometimes I feel like I can’t breathe—and I’m not asthmatic or anxious. I just mean that, often, life seems to take my breath away. Reflections of moments in my past resurface and make me…

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Pregnancy Bites – And I’m Not Afraid To Admit It!

I hated being pregnant. Period.
Yet somehow, throughout my pregnancy I was surrounded by people telling me how much they loved being pregnant. I always ended up walking away from these conversations trying to figure out what was wrong with…

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This Is the First Fully-Certified Autism-Inclusive Air Carrier

This airline makes flying much easier for kids with autism.

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How to Rock Being a Sports Mom Like the Boss You Already Are

As the mom of four athletes, I’ve experienced the highs and lows associated with youth sports.

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When It Comes To My Kids’ Academic Success, It’s a Balancing Act

I found a delicate balance between encouraging my teens and pushing too hard.

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Don’t Skip Your Prenatal Vitamins, Study Says: They Could Reduce Autism Risks

Those pills might be hard to swallow, but it could be well worth it.

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How Being the Mom Who Worries Can Affect Your Kids

Do parental worries impact how well emerging adults transcend the difficulties of mastering adulthood?

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My Son Asks a Million Questions—but I’ll Never Stop Giving Him Answers

“I hope that he’ll still see me as someone that he can go to, if not for answers, then to be with him in his search for answers.”

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The Truth about Teething & Night Disruptions Surprises Most Parents

As a sleep consultant I still have to overcome hurdles. I don’t want you to think my “sleep” life is perfect or that I never hit “bumps in the road” because guess what… I do!

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9 Ways to Ease Your Morning Sickness

Finding it hard to get through your day-to-day tasks due to morning sickness? Try these tricks to ease the quease.

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Why I Embraced the Bathing Suit Body I’ve Got

With summer having wrapped up, I find myself thinking back to Coop’s first time in a swimming pool, which also meant that it was my first time to wear a bathing suit since he was born.

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Eye Exams Aren’t Scary

 
Here are some facts you should know about eye health:

One in five parents do not take their kids to the eye doctor for the first time until their children are school age (at least five years old).
Less…

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Baby’s Best Friend? Study Shows Dogs React to Baby Cries in the Same Way People Do

Does your four-legged friend show signs of empathy? A growing body of research is suggesting that dogs can feel emotions towards other people’s pain.

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Scientists Can Now Measure a Baby’s Pain by Looking Into Their Brain

Scientists have discovered a new way to understand a baby’s pain.

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A New Test Could Accurately Determine a Baby’s Growth in the Womb

Scientists are developing a new way to measure a baby’s size before birth.

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How a Diaper Rash Changed My Entire Perspective on Parenting

Photo: Rob D
Last night, my love, I held you, just as I hold you every night.
You were snuggled into my chest, sleeping just as you have every night from the day you were born—your cheek resting against my…

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Behind the Laughter

Photo: S. Adams
When my first daughter was around three months old, her father suggested I get out of the house for a few hours and take some time for myself. “Go get a haircut, my nails done, put on…

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The Dishes Can Wait and Other Lies

“They’re only young once.”
The words are superimposed on an idyllic picture of a child in nature or a beach with footprints leading to the horizon. There’s always a hazy filter. The bottom caption implores you to leave a counter…

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Show Your Kids You Love Everybody

We all want our kids to be unbiased, fair, human beings who treat everyone equally, right?! Well there are some small steps we can take to ensure that we instill equalitarian attitudes and behaviors in our children. Although we live in…

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7 Surprising Stats You Should Read for Healthy Eyes

Before your kids officially head to the classroom, add one more thing to your to-do list: a yearly eye exam for your child.

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Pregnancy Skin Care: The Good, The Bad and The Downright Weird

Glowing? Stretching? Itching? Breaking out? Get the low down on everything that could happen to your complexion while you’re expecting.

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Would You Use This New Baby Floatation Device?

Otteroo is making big waves in the baby industry, helping babies eight weeks old up to 35 pounds get splash-happy and stay afloat safely.

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Win a Belly Bandit: The Post-Pregnancy Miracle!

First time pregnancies are tough enough but after her second pregnancy, Lori Caden decided there had to be a better way to tackle the undeniable post baby “pooch”. Turning her efforts from dieting and the gym she hit the library…

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