Family Blogs

C-section is one of the most common surgeries in the world. In the United States, one in three mothers will experience a c-section. I am one in three. My first son was born by c-section after a very long and exhausting labor. My postpartum recovery was horrible and emotionally draining. Additionally, my baby and I struggled with ...

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Second place sounds like a win, until it refers to parenting. It’s fairly common for children to single out one parent and shy away from the other. Sometimes, they even dig their heels in and refuse to let the other parent run the bath, push the stroller, or help with the homework. Kids form strong attachments to their primary caregivers, and ...

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Just as every mom's birth story is different, so is every breastfeeding relationship, from the first latch to weaning. I think it's important to share our experiences during motherhood with others, because your experience and advice may help another mom who is struggling with the very same issue you had. Here are just a few moms sharing their ...

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Earlier this spring I was shopping for a tricycle with my son when I noticed that many of the toddler bikes in the store didn't look quite like I remember them from my own childhood. Though there were still traditional three-wheeled tricycles available there were also a number of toddler sized bikes that had two wheels and no pedals: balance ...

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My father is an amazing man. It would take an entire month's worth of blogs to share all of his life stories and lessons with you, so just take my word for it: he is a man with a lot of knowledge and experience to share with the world. Of course, this truth was one that took me years to realize. I remember growing up thinking, "Jeez, he ...

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If you have Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), you may be wondering what that means for you when it's time to try to get pregnant. Unfortunately, PCOS is one of the most common problems that women who are trying to conceive encounter. But what does PCOS mean for women who are hoping to get pregnant? Is it possible to become pregnant with PCOS? ...

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Parenting is hard. Even on the very best days there are usually at least a few moments that make you wonder if you're doing something wrong or if you're really cut out for this. But, through doubts and challenges, you power through and keep on rocking parenthood. You deserve a big pat on the back and, if you've got someone right there with you ...

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When I was single and childless, I had a long list of things I would never EVER do when I had kids. My kids would always have clean faces, never eat in the car, and would not have a cup holder on their car seat. After all, kids can survive without having a drink while we drive around town, right? It turns out that kids wear you down. Five years ...

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On a day that I'm feeling a little overwhelmed by the madness that is having four kids at home during the summer, I just need to take one click on over and remember that somewhere out there, another mother is probably just as tired as I am. Or if she's this mother, a lot, lot more tired than I am. As in five babies at once tired. Yup, it's ...

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Last summer was the first time that I signed my kids up for a summer reading challenge. We love to read around here, so the need for a “challenge” never really came up in the past but it did seem like fun to join the program at our local library. I mean, who doesn’t love fun bookmarks and prizes? Last year the program here offered ...

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