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The human body is something pretty incredible. But the human female body is even more mind-blowing. We grow life, ladies. Life with eyeballs that see, fingers with fingernails, and all of the other beautiful, amazing, tiny things that our babies arrive into the world with, fresh from our wombs. Wow. ...

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As a soon-to-be single, working mom of three, it's easy to neglect myself when I'm busy caring for everything and everyone else. Since this will be my first Valentine's day single in over 16 years, I asked my friends for suggestions on ways to give myself love on a holiday that is focused on heart candy, flowers, and mushy greeting cards. ...

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The first few weeks (okay, months) with a new baby can be grueling for first time parents. No matter how many books you read, documentaries you watch or classes you take, actually having the baby in your arms can come with some pretty massive shockers (this is what nursing is SUPPOSED to feel like?!). I spent the first few weeks of my son's life ...

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You get a Valentine, you get a Valentine, everyone gets a Valentine! OK, so maybe I've seen that Oprah meme one too many times, but seriously, I love Valentine's Day. And whether you are spending the eternal day of love pregnant, cuddling with your little one, or enjoying a romantic date night at home while you pretend you can't hear your older ...

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Valentine's Day is right around the corner and, if you're anything like me, you plan to spend it on your couch, surrounded by kids, in your fleecy pants. Totally cool. As commercial as V-Day has come to be, I like to encourage families to not necessarily focus on that element, but to also not ignore ...

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As a nurse and a mother, I absolutely understand the hesitation that new parents have when giving their babies medications, especially in the first days, hours, and even minutes after birth. It seems almost wrong in a way to blemish something so perfect and natural -- a brand-new life that has arrived fresh in the world. I myself have agonized ...

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No matter where we live, where we work, how we feed or sleep or parent our babies, the one thing all moms strive for is balance.

It’s elusive and finicky and often feels (frustratingly, exhaustingly) just out of reach.

Finding balance—and holding onto it—is a blend of the right mindset and the right tools. ...

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I once worked with a five-year-old by who could switch from pure excitement to intense anger or frustration in a matter of seconds. One small (or large) trigger and this little boy turned red in the face and erupted into a huge tantrum. The tantrums weren't long, but they were intense. This left his mom feeling overwhelmed and concerned. When ...

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I am obsessed with baby names. And coming up with that perfect name is not easy—but it is fun! When I was looking for a name for my fourth child, I wanted something that was unusual, but not totally out there. I wanted it to have something special about it. When I came across the name, ...

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For women who have suffered a pregnancy loss, the prospect of getting pregnant again can carry a lot of different emotions -- fear, hope, excitement, and worry. Many women who have had a miscarriage struggle with the worry that they have "done" something wrong or that their body has "failed" on some level and as a result, want to do everything ...

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