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With huge levels of luteinizing hormone (LH) , follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), hCG, estrogen and progesterone coursing through your body for 40 weeks, it's no wonder that pregnancy can sometimes cause a few hormone-induced temper tantrums. During my two pregnancies, I had my fair share of brain hiccups, violent screaming spells, inane ...

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After you have a baby, it's hard to know what is normal. Everything that you thought was "normal" about your life -- eating, sleeping, taking a shower, even just sitting on the couch -- has changed. And while some of those changes are to be expected, of course, there is still one very important aspect of your life after pregnancy that you ...

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It can be hard to put yourself in someone else's shoes but we should always try to think before we speak, especially around children with divorced parents. They already have a lot on their plates, so they shouldn't have to deal with insensitive comments. Here, we offer some alternatives to common questions and topics of conversation. ...

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"Do you want to hold her?" "Um ... no, it's okay. I don't want to drop her!" I said, hoping I hadn't offended my cousin, who had just given birth to her second child. I had stopped by to visit on my way to the airport, after a business trip. I was 28 years old, single, and pursuing a fulfilling career in public relations and marketing. ...

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As a parent, you work hard every day to be the best you can be. You work hard to plan ahead and prepare, you keep your patience even when your little one is throwing their third tantrum of the day, and you referee disagreements between your tots day-in and day-out. No matter how hard you work, though, it’s unlikely that you’re able to be your ...

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One of the best ways to feel organized as a mom is to have in place a set of routines for the morning, afternoon, and evening. When you have these routines in place for yourself as well as for your family, it becomes so much easier to get the things done that you'd like to accomplish--prepare healthy meals, get ready quickly and easily so as to ...

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Breastfeeding may be natural but, for many new moms, it sure doesn't come naturally. Some babies easily latch on and start nursing away, but if not, it doesn't mean breastfeeding is a no-go. With a little help and support, every mom can be successful. Check out this list of genius breastfeeding accessories and products that can help nursing moms ...

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Starting solids with my baby is not my favorite milestone for a few reasons: people food versus breast milk makes diaper changes more offensive to the nose; babies are learning how to eat, which is messy to say the least; and it means my baby is growing up, which is a good thing, but it's strange how fast it comes. My 8-month-old started really ...

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I'm hanging on to the last shreds of summer with everything that I have, but even if you're already in full-blown school mode, let's be real: It's always a good time for ice cream. ...

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If you plan to deliver at a hospital you’ll likely be invited to take a tour of the maternity wing at some point during your last trimester. Though most women aren’t exactly sure what they’re going to see on the tour, they’re often excited to check out where they’ll get to bring their baby into the world in just a few weeks or months. ...

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