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As a Pediatrician, Here’s the Best Newborn Advice That I Both Give & Take

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I give medical advice to new and expectant parents all day long as a pediatrician. When I had my own baby, though, I learned some more personal lessons about having a newborn. Some were practical, some were about…

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I Started a Business for My Son with Autism during the Pandemic

A sweet, new beginning for both a mom and her son with special needs.

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The Reasons I Wanted to STOP Breastfeeding

I remember my breaking point vividly—I was cradling my son, desperately trying to get him to latch as tears pour down my cheek—I looked over to my husband and told him I didn’t think I could do this anymore. I felt like I had failed.

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Wrap It Up: Choosing Between Cloth & Disposable Diapers

You’re going to go through a lot of diapers with your new baby. Here are the pros and cons of cloth vs. disposable.

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My Kids Are Social Butterflies & Distance Learning Is a Struggle

Distance learning is not my family’s ideal choice, but here’s how we’re making it work.

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The Wearable Breast Pump That’s a Game-Changer for New Moms

Willow’s new Generation 3 model will give you back your freedom.

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Party On(line): How to Plan a Virtual Baby Shower

Whether you’re planning an online baby shower due to distance or social distancing, here’s how to make it an amazing preggo party!

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My Maternity Leave Wasn’t a Given, So Here’s How I Made It Work

“If you work for a small company that is anything like the one I worked for when I was pregnant with my daughter, you have non-existent maternity leave policies from a non-existent HR department.”

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Parenting Is a Self Improvement Project in Disguise

“Thanks to old buttons and triggers—I created chaos instead of calm when trying to help my daughter with her work. I made it about me. My fear. My anxiety. My stress. My own insecurities.”

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Why Routines Are Even More Essential during Coronavirus

“The added benefit is that daily routines reduce chaos, decision making and simplify your day. They know where they need to be. Plus routines make children feel safe, especially in an ever-changing world.”

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Holidays, Parenting & Divorce: 3 Must-Read Tips for Mom

“Being a separated or divorced mom can create a whole new set of challenges you never could’ve anticipated. Deep breath.This does get easier, I promise.”

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The Best Outdoor Activities for All Seasons

Spending time outdoors, no matter what time of year or season is great for your physical and mental health.

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Preemie Essentials: All the Products New Parents Need

Get ready to bring your preemie baby home with this list of baby essentials.

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How to Help Kids Handle Their Emotions

There’s a learning curve when it comes to regulating feelings.

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14 Digital Tools That Will Turn Your Kid Into a Game-Designing Genius

Whether your kids enjoy creating fun new game elements, editing existing game content, or fully designing their own games from scratch, these programs can help bring their ideas to the screen.

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The Great Christmas Tree Debate

When my husband and I married, we knew, like a lot of couples, that we’d be joining our different backgrounds, life experiences, and other marriage-like things. Obviously there would be a learning curve. But little did we know how deep…

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The 5 Most Important Things Every New Mom Should Know

Women need to build each other up and share some love along this journey called motherhood. When a woman becomes a mom, she needs support even more than she did the day before. Today’s society lends itself to self-judging and…

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No Gym? No Problem! Alternative Ways to Burn off the Winter Stir-Crazies

If you’re looking for creative ways to work off the winter stir-crazies, we’ve rounded up nine energy burnin’ spots guaranteed to tucker everyone out.

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How to Survive 7 Postpartum Challenges They Didn’t Tell You About

You’re expecting a baby and have your due date boldly circled on your calendar. You’ve most likely read all the different labor and delivery stories online or heard them from friends. You researched all of the latest baby gear and…

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Christmas Is the Best Time to Teach Your Kids the Value of Money

Have you tried teaching your kids how to budget? I didn’t realize that trying to teach your kids budgeting can also help you out as a parent. I didn’t realize this until I tried teaching Noah, my nine-year-old son, this…

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Going Back to Work: All the Lessons I Learned

After eight years of stay-at-home motherhood, I took the plunge into the part-time-paid-work-outside-the-home realm. Yes, stay-at-home motherhood is a job and a demanding one to boot, and yes, I’ve been paid over the years as a freelance writer, but for…

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YouTube Star DanTDM Explains Why Kids Can’t Get Enough of the Platform

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Kids are motivated to create content for YouTube by a variety of factors. One of the most popular motivators?: YouTube creators they admire, according to Randy Kulman, Ph.D., of LearningWorks for Kids. “Creating Let’s Play videos inspired by…

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Reasons Why a Toddler is the Very Worst Pregnancy Wingman

Being pregnant is a wonderful, amazing, miracle of an experience.  You get to create this life inside of you, and then feel it grow and develop.  Eventually you baby grows to become a tiny person that you will grow to…

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Blending Families: Easier Said Than Done

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After my divorce, I went to therapy and read many self-help books. I learned to take responsibility for my part of the problems in my first marriage. When I started dating again, I was convinced that a divorced…

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6 Ridiculous Mistakes I Made as a First-Year Parent

Those of us who have been parents for a few years have an interesting perspective and might find ourselves laughing at obvious first-timers. It’s even more fun after you have a half dozen kids, like me. Parenting st‌yles and techniques…

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What I’ve Learned As A Parent Over The Last Year

Being a parent has come with a steep learning curve. I was not someone who anticipated being a mother. I had not read all the books, joined all the groups, and so on. But that’s OK because becoming a parent…

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It’s Time for You Time at the New XO: Cross Over Fitness

Find out why the new XO: Cross Over Fitness is the perfect workout for busy moms.

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What I Wish Someone Had Told Me About My Newborn

Discover what this mom wish other mamas had told her before entering parenthood.

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Why I’m Now OK With Diapers Even If She’s Four-Years-Old

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I haven’t been successful with my kids’ potty-training.Whenever I hear unsolicited side comments about my daughter’s inability to stick her butt on the toilet bowl even if she’s four-years-old, I feel bad not just for myself but also…

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30 Things New ATL Parents Need to Know

Whether you’re a new parent, or just new to town, here are 30 things that you’ll be glad you know.

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Dear Emily – What My Two-Year-Old is Teaching Me About Life

Dear Emily,
I need to talk to you.

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I see the hesitation on your passionate little face. You’re expecting me to warn, “We don’t…” or “What do we say?” or “Stop…” or “1…2…”
It’s been…

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These Viral Videos of 2015 Will Make Your Heart Melt

Did you catch all the viral joys of 2015? Watch them here!

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Must Watch: Dog Says Mama and Baby Can’t

Believe it or not: The dog learns to say, “Mama,” before baby can.

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4 Local Domestic Services That Save the Day

Need help cooking, cleaning, canning or planning a party? These domestic services can help.

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