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I Didn’t See My Son’s Disability Until He Was 15

“After I finally saw him and his invisible disability, I was crushed with guilt. How could I, as his loving mother, not see what was there before my eyes? Not seeing him kept me from giving the support he truly needed.”

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What I Learned about Opening Up after My Son’s ASD Diagnosis

“I told myself over and over again that just because he now had the diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder nothing changed. He was still the exact same amazing little boy that he was seconds before the doctor had said the words out loud.”

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This New Pregnancy Test Is a Game Changer (for Parents & the Planet)

It’s 99 percent accurate and zero percent plastic.

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Struggling to Get Pregnant? Your Progesterone Levels May Be to Blame

“Understanding the importance of progesterone and the most effective ways to test for it can empower you with valuable information and help your better advocate for yourself on your TTC journey.”

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Evan and Ashlee Simpson Ross Announce She’s Pregnant with Baby Number Three

The new baby will join big sister Jagger Snow and big brother Bronx Mowgli.

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How Mike Tyson Prepared Me for Fatherhood

Mike Tyson famously said, “Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.” Clearly, he was talking about parenthood. Well, maybe not when he said it . . . but it applies nonetheless. Trust me.

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Beverly Mitchell Announces Pregnancy with Rainbow Baby on Instagram

The actress is expecting a rainbow baby after a miscarriage in 2018.

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Shawn Johnson East Is Pregnant We Couldn’t Be Happier for Her

This former Olympian is about to become a mama!

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10 Viral Stories Our Readers Couldn’t Stop Talking about This Year

These are the viral stories that made us laugh and cry this year.

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At-Home Flu Tests Could Be a Huge Help to Parents & Kids

These would be a game-changer for parents and communities.

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4 Unexpected Tax Breaks for Expecting Parents

You’re probably not thinking about taxes now that you’ve got a baby on the way. But babies bring tax deductions, and who doesn’t want get all the tax deductions they’re entitled to, even if the new tax law means you…

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If You’re Trying to Get Pregnant, Put Down the Big Mac

That double cheeseburger and fries you’re craving aren’t doing anything good for you.

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How to Deal with Unsolicited Parenting Advice (because It Never Really Stops)

With parenting comes many beautiful moments, as well as many struggles. From the moment we get that positive pregnancy test, up until–well, basically forever: we want the very best for our children. With that always comes the unwanted parenting advice.…

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Get Ready for 10,000 Pregnancy Announcements on Facebook Today

Did you know January 17 is a very “positive” day for thousands of women each year?

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IKEA Just Released Its First Pregnancy Test & Oh, It’s Basically Free, Too

We are 100 percent serious—and unbelievably, so is IKEA.

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This Awesome New Pregnancy Test Is a Flushable, Biodegradable, Babymakin’ Game Changer

The first (and only) FDA-cleared biodegradable test for mamas-to-be will be hitting store shelves soon.

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What Are the Safest Cities in America for 2017?

Whether you want to see how your city stacks up or you’re considering a move, check out WalletHub’s latest list of the safest cities in America.

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The Courage of a Changing Heart

I walked across that kitchen floorboard last night. That one that my daughter spilled a water bottle across, but I didn’t catch it until the next morning. By that time, the liquid had spilled into the cracks and penetrated the…

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Acetaminophen, Pregnancy and What New Research Tells Us About ADHD

Here’s what you need to know about acetaminophen use during pregnancy.

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How One Mom’s Tragedy Made Me Rethink Mother’s Day

Once upon a time there were two cousins, Big Shannon (that’s me) and Little Shannon (my cousin). In reality, it was my Dad and her Mom that were cousins, but it didn’t matter…they loved the time they spent together.

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What I Learned the Day My Children Were Born

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As soon as I saw the lines on the pregnancy test, my first thought was, “Is that 2 lines or one?” Once I took the second pregnancy test (and the third), I started to wonder about what my…

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What I Thought Was a Disaster Became The Biggest Unexpected Blessing

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This post from Hector Quintanilla originally appeared on Quora as an answer to the question “Why do people want to have children?“
I got the most unexpected phone call from my wife, “We need to talk about something very important.”

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The Hottest New Baby & Pregnancy Apps

A high-tech pregnancy and an app-enabled babyhood can be at your fingertips. Now, we parent with our smartphones and have Dr. Google at the ready to diagnose that mysterious rash or explain the pregnancy aches. Here are five new baby and pregnancy apps you need to know about, from ones that put brain-boosting music education at your fingertips, to a Bluetooth-enabled pregnancy test.

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iPeed Home Pregnancy Test iPhone App

Pink or Blue? One Line or Two? Cup or stream? What woman hasn’t spent countless hours sweating it out over an innocuous white plastic stick otherwise known as a home pregnancy test (whether trying to conceive or not). Not to…

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