Family Blogs

You know how it's hip to be the type of mom that hates cleaning the house these days? Like oh, excuse the mess, memories are being made, and all that jazz? Like, I get it, definitely to an extent. No house is ever going to be perfectly clean and frankly, that would be a pretty boring life. It's kind of like that one viral video of the "mom" ...

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America has a not-so-great history of maternity leave. As in, we don't really have any laws protecting mothers or their families after the hard physical, emotional, and financially-draining work of having a baby or babies. There are some people who still think that maternity leave or paternity leave is a privilege and not a right. However, the ...

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For me, optional prenatal testing was a no brainer. At 14 weeks pregnant I sat in a chair at my OB’s office, avoiding eye contact with a needle and gripping the bottle shaped stress ball while my chatty nurse drew several blood samples from my arm to perform the triple screen test. Taping a cotton ball over the injection site, she sent me ...

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Potty Training is one of those tasks in parenthood that very few people are looking forward to tackling. When I made it through my first child, I knew I was just lucky that she was easy. Then I had twins. Let’s just say my luck has run out. We’re certainly in the thick of it now folks and we’re learning a few hard lessons along the way in ...

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My husband is currently obsessed with the idea of taking our kids camping this summer. He is dreaming about recreating the adventures he had as a camping family when he was younger and I have to admit that there are some real appeals to getting outside and getting into nature as a family. ...

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With so many potential dangers in your kitchen, it's important to employ necessary safety precautions to keep your family safe. Here are some quick tips to help you childproof your kitchen. ...

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With the warmer weather gracing us lately, what better way to celebrate than with a yummy, cold treat for the little ones? No, not ice cream, but a much healthier version that you can make yourself at home with just three ingredients! With this recipe, you can change up the fruit ...

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If there was a super simple way to reduce the risk of your baby being born stillborn, would you do it? Yup, I think I would too. It sounds like a horrible, horrible thing to even mention or talk about it, but most of us know at least someone who has dealt with the tragedy of stillborns. According to the CDC, stillbirth affects about one percent ...

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A woman's body goes through a lot of changes during pregnancy. It amazes me just how many changes occur during the 40 weeks of gestation. When I was pregnant with my first child, I didn't even think about the changes I would experience after delivery. From night sweats to extreme back pain, I was rather surprised about all the postpartum ...

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Raise your hand if you remember Red Rover. When people muse about the games that emerged years ago when kids weren’t quite so supervised out in the wild, I find myself lost in a sea of fond memories about games like Red Rover. Red Rover, Red Rover send Katie right over! Find the weakest link – attempt to barrel through arms linked together to ...

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