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The One Thing I Wish Someone Would Have Told Me about Breastfeeding

“If you’re currently struggling with low supply, just know that it’s not always just a supply and demand problem.”

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4 Ways to Get Your Daughter to Stop Saying “I’m Fine” (When She Isn’t)

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I hear “I’m fine” a lot throughout my days. If you are a parent of a pre-teen girl, I am sure that you do too!
“How are you?”
“I’m fine.”

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4 Tips to Understanding Your Teenager Better

Feeling frustrated by your teenager? These 4 tips may help you understand them better.

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Many Women Don’t Know about This Surprising Pregnancy Symptom

You probably know about morning sickness, but this common symptom isn’t always obvious.

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My Teen Swore at Me and This Is What I Did Next

At the moment, I was winging it, trying to remember what it was like to be a teenager and how my own parents handled various situations. Yelling back seems counterintuitive and I told myself when I became a parent, I would try my hardest to find another way to communicate with my kids, good or bad.

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Epilepsy in Children: What You Should Know

Epilepsy can be a complex and overwhelming diagnosis, especially in children. Here’s what you need to know.

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Your Birth Control Might Not Work because of Your Genes, Study Finds

You may be genetically predisposed towards pregnancy. Kind of.

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Is This App as Good as Your Regular Birth Control? Science Thinks So

No matter your family building plans, this app is here to help.

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This One-Touch Birth Control Patch Could Be a Game-Changer for Women

A promising new type of birth control could mean you’ll never worry about forgetting your birth control again.

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Keep Your Plastic Cups, Plates & More Out of the Microwave, Pediatricians Warn

The AAP has new food additive and plastic packaging guidelines for parents.

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Netflix & Nurse: What to Stream While Breastfeeding

I’ve watched more than five series during my 11 months of breastfeeding, but these are my absolute favorites.

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Another Step Forward in Creating a Birth Control Pill for Men

Science is ready for a new type of birth control.

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My Kids Are More Tech-Savvy Than I Am—& That’s Okay

If my daughter can skip an ad at three years old, what does that look like at seven?

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Can Baby Formula Made From Cow’s Milk Cause Diabetes? New Study Offers Some Answers

This latest study puts to rest the controversy regarding the potential role of cow’s milk formula in the development of Type 1 diabetes.

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There’s New Birth Control out, but It’s Not for Ladies (for Once)

In 2018, the largest clinical trial of a hormonal male contraceptive will get underway.

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Jessica Alba Talks Body Image and Pregnancy

Jessica Alba is just like the rest of us when it comes to having pregnancy-related body issues.

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How a Simple Beach Clean-up Helped Me Teach My Kids the Value of Service and Humanity

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How often do you hear people say, “I wish my kids were…” Fill in the blank with the plethora of things people wish their kids would be: kind, considerate, helpful, appreciative, giving, and just…

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Parents Just Don’t Understand These 5 Common Teen Situations

It had been one of those days. One of my teens and I had gotten into a huge fight during which she loudly and rudely shouted, “Dad, you just don’t understand!” before retreating to her room in a huff.

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New Study Finds Pet Dogs Help Reduce Kids’ Stress

Can dogs help kids feel calmer? It all depends if they’re close buddies.

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5 Scientifically-Proven Natural Sleep Remedies (and one not-so Scientific Method)

 

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Sleep. One of the biggest challenges of becoming a parent is getting enough of this elusive and much-needed commodity. Even when your kids finally stop bouncing off the walls long enough to allow you some shut eye,…

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13 Signs You (and Your Baby) Are in the Fourth Trimester

You’ve made it through three trimesters and child birth, but now’s there’s a fourth trimester? Heres how you know you’re  in the thick of it.

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6 Ways I’ve Learned to De-Stress and How It’s Made Me A Better Mom

 

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Parenting had lots of expectations. It is believed that a real parent is someone who puts that child above their own needs and desires. And while doing all these we often forget to take…

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Organizing Saved me When Babies Ruled my Day and my Night

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We left our friends and family in California and moved to Seattle with a two-year-old and a six-month-old in tow. Without family and friends, I was lonely. Nighttime feedings made me perpetually exhausted. I was hormonal, overwhelmed and…

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How Gratitude Changed My Stepfamily’s Life

I used to think talking about gratitude was so cheesy!  I’d scroll through my newsfeed seeing articles & quotes about the power of being grateful, and think *barf* what a load of hocus pocus.  Sure I was grateful for my…

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How I Learned to Worry Less and Start Living A Fuller Life

I have been contemplating committing to a worry free life. Lofty wouldn’t you say? But imagine. Imagine the Freedom. Imagine the Joy. Imagine the Peace that would bring me.
I am a person with a natural bend towards anxiety. Is…

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Put Your Oxygen Mask On Before Assisting Others

We’ve all heard this a million times. Some of you have probably flown so much that this is the time you throw on your headphones, open up that book you’ve been meaning to finish, and zone out. But do you ever really…

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