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Sleep Health Is Maternal Health: Why Better Sleep Habits Matter

“You don’t have to hold your exhaustion up as proof of your parenthood or accept sleepless nights. You and your baby deserve a better night’s sleep.”

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How to Tame Your Child’s Sleep Monster

“Physically, kids who do not get enough sleep are at risk for diabetes, high blood pressure, smaller stature, weakened immune system, and obesity.”

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Pregnant With Twins? Dr. Alan Answers Your Questions

“All pregnancies require an increased level of care and attention from expectant mothers. Carrying twins simply means a slightly higher level of due diligence on your part to protect your health and your babies’ health during pregnancy, delivery, and especially during their first few months of life.”

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6 Things Nutrition Experts Say to Always Buy & 4 Things to Leave Off Your List

We asked around for tips on what we should be stocking up on the next time we go shopping, and we got great feedback.

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I Secretly Hate My Husband

“After dealing with all the headaches we moms go through, I’ve decided in my next life, I want to be the dad.”

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5 Tips to Prioritize Healthy Eating during Pregnancy

“These healthy pregnancy eating tips will help you get some of the essentials down and nurture your body as well as your growing baby’s.”

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Easy Home Workout Solutions After Baby

How I was able to take charge of my postpartum fitness journey.

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5 Constructive Ways to Get Your Kid off Screens

“It’s more important than ever to raise your child with a healthy relationship with technology. Here are 5 ways that you can constructively reduce the screentime in your home.”

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Study Says Children May Not Grow Out of Picky Eating Habits

Controlling or trying to restrict your child’s diet may backfire causing them to become more finicky. 

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Is This Normal? Your Pregnancy Decoded

Calm your pregnancy concerns with this guide to what’s normal and when to contact your doctor for guidance.

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Pregnancy & Postpartum Exercise Tips

Whether you are in your first trimester or just had a baby, these exercise tips will help you feel your best.

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Research Sheds Light on Pregnancy-Related Body Shaming

Here’s what science has to say about pregnancy, weight gain and body shaming.

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8 Things to Never Say to a Pregnant Woman & 1 Thing You Should

Avoid putting your foot in your mouth when speaking to a woman with a baby in her belly. Here’s what not to say and one thing you should. Mamas, how many have you heard?

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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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New Breastfeeding Relaxation Therapy Could Help Nursing Moms Produce More Milk, Study Says

This simple intervention could help breastfed babies eat more and sleep longer.

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From Hopeful Then to Here Now: My Journey to Motherhood & Self-Acceptance

“We were determined to become parents but our journey would be hard, ugly and arduous.”

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Pregnant News Anchor Claps Back at Would-Be Body Shamers: “Chill”

News flash: never talk about a person’s weight, let along a pregnant woman.

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New Exercise Guidelines for Pregnant Women You’ll Want to Pay Attention To

Exercise has tremendous benefits during pregnancy. Here’s how much you need.

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Study Finds Breastfeeding Is Better Than Pumping, But Only for This Reason

New research suggests how baby gets their milk can make a big difference in their development.

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California Lawmakers Just Voted to Make Sure Kids Get to Sleep In

California’s early school start ban could pave the way for other states across the country to follow suit.

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Most Parents Don’t Know How Much Sugar Their Kids Really Eat, Study Finds

Do you know how much sugar your kids eat? You might be surprised.

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Is Beyonce Pregnant? The Internet Is Freaking Out Over These Crazy “Clues”

We take a look at what the Beyhive can’t stop buzzing about.

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Rescued Thai Soccer Team Says “Thank You” to the World in Sweet Video Message

This video also shows just how quickly the 12 rescued boys are recovering, too.

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Is the Apple iPhone to Blame for Smartphone-Addicted Kids?

Some are calling on the world’s foremost smartphone maker to not only accept the blame for screen addiction, but to do something about it.

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New Mom’s Guide to Getting Healthy in the New Year

It’s a new year, and it’s time for a new you. Try these 15 ways to improve your health and make these new habits stick!

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Is Your Baby Getting Enough Breast Milk or Formula?

Need help with formula feeding or breastfeeding? New parents can get valuable (and free) advice from Happy Family’s Infant Feeding Support Center.

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A Look at Motherhood in GPS Terms

It’s so easy these days. Pop a destination into the GPS in your car, or into the navigation app on your phone, push ‘directions’ and begin your journey.  However, Motherhood, is one such journey that clearly doesn’t become your destination…

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31 Things Your Kids Should Be Doing Instead of Homework

There are many aspects of my more than decade-long career as a teacher that I’m proud of. My reputation for giving lots and lots of homework is not one of them.
For most of my teaching career, I taught fifth…

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This Elephant Being Raised by Humans Is Beyond Cute

Human caretakers were forced to step in and care for this baby elephant, born one month premature.

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First Trimester Diet Reality

Photo: Natalie Bodenhamer
I made it to the 2nd trimester! In the life of a preggo, this is a big ole’ deal. Mainly because the 1st trimester is the freaking worst, or has been for me historically. It’s full of nausea, vomiting, laziness,…

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5 Tips for Encouraging a Healthy Body Image Before Puberty Hits

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After you have raised a child through puberty, you can become very good at spotting a child who is in puberty. One of the first clues I notice is a change in how they look. Before they start…

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The Benefits of Shoveling Snow

Many parts of the country get a lot of snow. We’re talking five months of cold weather, sleet, ice and snow. In Michigan we have had snow in October and we have had snow in late April. So when you…

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My Love-Hate Relationship With Lu-La-Roe and Legging-Land

Love is complicated.

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This is basically how I feel about the crazy phenomena that are LuLueRoe Leggings.
Chances are if you have a vagina, you already know about the leggings craze that is LuLaRoe, otherwise…

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Ode to the Mom About to Have Her Second Baby

So mama, you made it through your first pregnancy, birth and the beginning months or years of motherhood, when a tune you just cannot resist is on constant repeat in your mind. Sing it Ace of Base, “all that she…

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Science Says You Should Do THIS Before Your Holiday Splurging

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Do you know what happens to your heart and blood vessels after you pig out on junk?
(Warning: It’s scary!)

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A couple hours after ingestion of food high in saturated fat, triglyceride levels increase, blood…

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