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11 Must-Have Road Trip Essentials You Can Find on Amazon

Don’t leave home without these road trip essentials!

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Pregnancy

These Are the Days Pregnancy Sickness Is Likely to Start, New Study Reveals

What if you knew when you might get those tell-tale symptoms? This study shows how doctors may be able to narrow it down, to a three-day window!

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Why I’m Grateful to Caregivers Everywhere

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I have bipolar disorder. My husband is my caregiver. He didn’t sign up for this gig when we met, except for later vowing the part about “in sickness and in health” when we married. I could not negotiate life…

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Give Your Kids an Experience This Christmas, Not Toys! (Here’s Why)

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Over two thousand years ago the Buddha observed that “cravings” were the source of most of our suffering. (And he was pretty wise… like a Buddha, in fact!)
Basically, cravings cause us to chase after pleasure…

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Study Proves the Term “Morning Sickness” Is Misleading

A significant number of women experience nausea at any time of the day.

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Being a Third-Time Mom Is Way Easier than Being a First-Time Mom

“If you are pregnant with your third and wondering how in the world you are going to get it all done? I’ve got news for you. You will. And you will do it well.”

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5 Tips to Help Keep Your Family Healthy during Flu Season

While these tips can’t guarantee you won’t get the flu this year, they will certainly help protect you and your family from welcoming it into your home with open arms.

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Up, Up, Up! Get a Bird’s Eye View of the Holiday Lights

Buckle up for a holiday lights tour like no other—from 1,200 feet above the crowd.

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Daycare or Nanny? Use This Checklist to Help Make Your Childcare Decision

This daycare verse nanny checklist plus doing your research will help provide all the information you need to make the right childcare decision for you and your family.

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Why It’s So Important I Get Up Before the Rest of My Family

Waking up at 5:15 a.m. is still not something I would describe as pleasant or peaceful. Here’s why I do it, every day.

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How to Win at Breastfeeding During the Winter Months

With temperatures dropping around the country, here are top tips for nursing and breast pumping during the winter.

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Kids Getting Sick? Tell Them to Stop Washing Their Hands (& Do This Instead)

If you don’t want your kids to miss school, you should use this method instead.

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Pot While Pregnant? Marijuana Goes Mainstream for More Moms-to-Be, Study Finds

More moms-to-be are using pot during pregnancy for morning sickness, according to a new study.

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If Your Kid Gets Motion Sickness, These Bonkers-Looking Glasses Could Help

These motion sickness glasses could totally save your next road trip.

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This Common Symptom in Kids Could Actually Be the Flu

As this year’s deadly flu season ramps up, parents should be on the lookout for this uncommon flu symptom in kids.

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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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In-Home Postpartum Visits: A Lifeline for New Parents

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My son was 17 months old when my twins were born. Like many moms of multiples, I had complications giving birth to the girls and was sent home on bedrest after a long stay…

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How Traveling Helps My Anxiety

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After the birth of my second child, I experienced crippling anxiety and insomnia. It was such a struggle and since I didn’t have a history of anxiety it took months to understand what was happening to…

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To My Pediatrician, I’m Sorry I Can’t Answer All Of Your Questions

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To my Pediatrician:
First of all, let me say thank you for taking such good care of my babies and also for putting up with all my questions. You think by now, 10 years and four kids…

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In Home Registered Nurse Visits Need to be a National Standard

Photo: Denise Stern, Let Mommy Sleep
My son was 17 months old when my twins were born. Like many moms of multiples, I had complications giving birth to the girls and was sent home on bedrest after a long stay…

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The Stomach Flu With Kids Is Miserable AF

It happens every winter and always at the worst possible moment. You’re just sitting down to watch a movie with your spouse, you’re getting ready to visit the in-laws at Christmas, or it’s the middle of the night, and you’re…

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A Delicate Balance

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I have always said that life with three kids is a delicate balance, easily upset by even the smallest of changes, such as illness, bad weather, or a sleepless night. Things can go from peaceful to utterly chaotic in…

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5 Tips for Surviving The First Trimester of Pregnancy

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I went from finding out I was pregnant and feeling fairly normal, albeit slightly bloated, to feeling very pregnant in a matter of days. The nausea, headaches and exhaustion were intense at times, but manageable with the right tools.
On…

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How Sick is Too Sick For School? Turns Out, We Don’t All Agree

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As a working parent, you may need to make a swift decision in the morning about whether to send your sick child to school or skip work to stay home with them. While…

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10 Things I Didn’t Know About Pregnancy Until I Was Pregnant

If you’re newly pregnant, congratulations! Also, condolences. You’re in for a wacky 40-week long roller coaster ride that may have you yelling that you want to get off. (Sorry, no refunds.)
The thing about being pregnant is that your body…

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Whale Watching and Tidepooling for Land-lovers

Ready for a whale of a good time? Winter is the perfect time to whale watch and explore sea creatures from the comfort of land.

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Saving the World, One Cape at a Time

It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s TinySuperheroes, a company that creates capes for kids overcoming sickness and disability.

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Celebrate A Day for Healthy Kids

Spring may have just arrived, but parents and kids alike already have their sights set on those three long months known as summer vacation. With all that surplus free time, many of our little ones need ideas for keeping active…

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When the Yip Hits the Fan

One of those deep, dark secrets about pregnancy and motherhood that no one prepares you for is how much barf you’ll encounter. From morning sickness to the baby’s projectile prowess to the toddler’s car seat up-chucks, it’s a constant in…

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