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Babies are born with eyes willing to see everything beautiful, to embrace everything happy and be loved with all our hearts.
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Aug 0
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11 Thoughts You Have When You’re Pregnant in the Dog Days of Summer

Being heavily pregnant in the high summer is the worst. These are the thoughts that run through a pregnant woman’s head when the mercury rises.   1. “Is that sweat or did my water just break?” Whoever said pregnant women glow has never seen one suffer when the thermometer goes above 75 degrees. All that extra insulation […]

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May 1
May 1

7 Tips for Raising Confident Kids in Our ‘Like’-Obsessed Culture

Worried your child’s self-esteem is too dependent on social media validation? Here’s how to cultivate IRL confidence in this online world. If it seems like people’s self-worth these days is wrapped up in their digital presence, you’re not off-base. What’s trending on Twitter, who has the most followers on Instagram, which celebrity’s SnapChat is the […]

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May 0
May 0

13 Real-Life Potty Training Dilemmas—Solved!

If your efforts to get your kid to use the toilet have stalled, this beyond-the-basics advice from real moms could get the training moving again.   After seven months of trying to potty-train my toddler, I was pooped. My son Nate was 3 years and 4 months old, and not only did he still wet […]

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May 0
May 0

5 Tips to Teach Kids to Play Safely with Dogs

Dogs are kid’s best friend! But to get these BFFs together, children need to learn safe get-to-know-Fido rules. Kids and dogs go together like PB&J, but it’s important to teach our little ones that there are certain rules for safely interacting with these furry friends. These five tips will help kids stay safe when meeting […]

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Apr 0
Apr 0

8 Things NOT to Say to Someone Who’s Had a Miscarriage

Miscarriage can be painful to talk about and we all know that acknowledging loss is better than ignoring it, but there are some common phrases that are more harmful than helpful.   8 Things NOT to Say to a Woman Who’s Had a Miscarriage If you look at the statistics for miscarriage, the numbers are […]

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Apr 0
Apr 0

10 Restaurants Where Kids Can Eat Free

Eating out with your kids can be fun—or at the very least free. Here’s a run-down of some of the top chain restaurants where kids’ meals are on the house.   Many a parent who’s actually taken the family out to eat knows there’s no secret sauce to complement a public meltdown, no side dish […]

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Apr 0
Apr 0

9 Things to Do to Get Your House in Order Before Baby Comes

Whether your due date is approaching or you feel the urge to get your home in tip-top shape, use this guide to get the work done. Big Picture To-Dos 1. Give your house a “safety exam.” Having a baby at home who can crawl into the kitchen and open cabinets full of toxic chemicals might […]

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Apr 0
Apr 0

5 Poisoning Hazards for Kids You May Be Overlooking

You’re likely aware of common poison dangers for kids, but some poisoning hazards may surprise you. Here’s what to know, and how to keep your child safe.   In 2015 (the latest data available), the American Association of Poison Control Centers handled about 2.2 million cases of poisonings. Just about half involved children ages six […]

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Apr 0
Apr 0

10 Games a Big Sibling Can Play With a Baby

“You’re going to have a baby brother to play with!” Presenting a soon-to-arrive sibling as a live-in playmate is a great strategy—until your helpless infant arrives and your firstborn realizes the newest member of the household can’t even hold up his head. However, there are lots of ways to help a big brother or sister bond with […]

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Apr 0
Apr 0

Tattoos, Body Piercings and Pregnancy: 5 Things You Need to Know

Expecting? Your changing body could affect your tattoos or body piercings. When I was just a few months pregnant with my son, a well-meaning friend informed me that the tattoo of a strawberry above my right breast might look more like an apple by the time I delivered. I freaked out: It had never occurred to […]

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