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I don't think I'm alone in saying that school can be pretty tough. You've got tests and quizzes and presentations and projects that cause ample amounts of stress. But when you pair that with bullies and friends and sports and any type of social issue at school, getting an education can be downright brutal.

Let me add another element that ...

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It wasn't a surprise to find that my second pregnancy was completely different than my first pregnancy. Let's face it: I was chasing a toddler this time. It was bound to be a little more complicated than when I sat around all day and got pedicures once a week with my first bump.

What has been surprising are all the ways that I'm a ...

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I am a mom to three amazing little boys, ages 6, 4, and 2. I have been writing birthday letters to each of them since my firstborn turned 2. Without fail, each time I write another birthday letter, I shed more tears.

As the years fly by in the midst of chaotic motherhood, these birthday letters are a way for me to reflect upon the now and ...

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Deciding to send your child to preschool is a big decision! Choosing a preschool can feel like an even bigger hurdle.

But don't fret! We have gathered information on the most popular preschool choices out there. We want to help narrow down your search so that you can find the perfect preschool fit for you and your family.

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In a move that has been called "one of the greatest public health achievements possible," Cuba  just announced that they have effectively eliminated the transmission of HIV and syphilis from mother to baby. 

The World Health Organization recently announced the exciting news, with Dr. Margaret Chan, the WHO Director-General, saying ...

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We make plans like we actually have any control over our lives. Even when we are confronted with the reality of change, we, as a society, still continue to make plans.

This is going to happen, then this, this, and this.

It truly doesn’t work like that.

Some readers may remember that I had trouble breastfeeding my first born, ...

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One of the famous stories about my arrival into the world centers around my mother’s crazy nesting that she had the night of my birth.

After enjoying a night of bowling at nine months pregnant, she decided the kitchen needed a nice spring cleaning. So, she did what any pregnant woman about to pop would do—she moved the ...

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This month I thought it would be fun to ease us all into the back-to-school mode with recipes that can be prepared ahead, are a breeze to put together, and allow us time around the dinner table to enjoy hearing from our kids how their days went with new teachers and friends. This recipe for easy Crockpot Hawaiian Chicken is the perfect ...

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It's almost the end of summer, which, in my book, means it's time to break all of the motherhood "rules" for the last time before we lose the last of the carefree summer nights and afternoons with nowhere to go but our backyards.


Let's break some rules, like ...

Sure, you do your best to get your kids to eat their ...

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After weeks of planning and prepping, The Dudes went back to school this week in a flourish of anxious tears and excited laughter.

The night before the first day, I lay in my 7-year-old's bed with him, talking about everything he was frightened about for the first day, and he asked me if I was scared when I went to second grade, ...

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