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Why Kids Need to Spend Time with Grandparents (According to Studies)

PSA: It’s not just so they can eat all the junk food and sweets their hearts desire.

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No Birth Plan Includes the NICU: What to Do If You Find Yourself There

“No parent imagines themselves navigating the NICU until it actually happens, but my hope is that from the journey we walked, I can help another mom or dad prepare for what navigating the NICU might look like.”

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Worried You Drink Too Much Coffee? It Could Be a Good Thing

Exhausted moms rejoice and celebrate with another cup.

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This Breast Cancer Survivor & Mom’s Story Will Inspire Us All

You’ll never look at breast cancer the same way after watching this inspiring woman’s story.

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These Are the Best States to Have a Baby—Did Yours Make the Cut?

Some states are better than others when it comes to the care and cost of a baby.

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World’s Most Obvious Study Reveals Having More Kids Ages You Faster

It’s not all bad news—but the math doesn’t lie.

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The Best & Worst States to Have a Baby: How Does Your State Stack Up?

A new study reveals that where you live can have a big impact on your childbirth costs.

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Surround Yourself With Plants if You Want to Live Longer, According to Science

Find out why scientists say surrounding yourself can help you love longer.

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I am 41 and Proud of It: Why I Welcome Age

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You don’t understand the cliche, “Getting old is a privilege” until you witness people your age drop dead. Age floats down our body like a feather. It’s a fairy Godmother waving her wand across the body to ensure…

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Here’s Why You’re Most Likely Having a Boy (According to Science)

Whether you’ve chosen to leave your baby’s sex a mystery or you’ve already decked out the nursery in matching colors, a new study says the answer to the big question is probably: a boy.

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AARP Celebrates Luke Perry’s 50th Birthday & People of the Internet Aren’t Having It

Remember that guy you had a major crush on back in the 90s– Luke Perry (aka Dylan McKay of the hit TV show, Beverly Hills 90210)? Yeah, AARP wished him a lovely 50th birthday on this month’s cover. It’s okay…

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Pop Parenting and Latex Mortality

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Is there any greater metaphor for the frail and fleeting nature of life than that of the balloon? It provides our children with an introduction to the grim spectre of death a little too soon…

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5 Things I’ve Learned 5 Years into Parenthood

***This post originally appeared in my Medium publication: HellJoy: How to Survive Parenting***
“My water just broke.”
My life stopped, started, and was forever redefined in the span of that simple little four-word sentence. Up until that moment, our son…

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New Study Ranks the Best & Worst States to Raise a Family In 2017

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When choosing a place to settle down and raise a family, many factors come into play: career opportunities, location of family and friends, school districts, outdoor settings, etc. Yet, according to a study by WalletHub, some states are …

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