Family Blogs

Although we like to talk about pregnancy and how it can be a wonderful time in a woman's life (and it can be! Really!). But if you have any pregnancy complications, it can also be a time of serious health issues for some women. It's not fair to talk about pregnancy and only mention the stretch marks and the baby registries and the maternity pants. ...

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Breastfeeding is typically portrayed in the public in one of two ways: snuggly and cuddly moments that appear easy or discreet moments that should not be displayed in public. There are so many misconceptions about breastfeeding to sort through that it's enough to make an expectant mom a bit crazy. Here are what some of my friends had to say ...

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As a parent, you’re used to your schedule being dominated by your children. Whether you’re a new parent exhausted from sleepless nights, a pre-school parent trying to fit in bonding time between work and bed, or a parent of school-aged children who spends the afternoons and evenings in the car on the way to practice, classes, and activities, ...

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Sometimes kids have to gain or lose weight to maintain good health. This is always a complicated issue for parents because one of the most consistent messages in parenting is: Don’t talk about diets or weight with kids! ...

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Anyone with kids knows that between what you give to your little ones as gifts, what the grandparents buy, and what your kids receive as birthday presents from friends, the amount of toys a child owns is enormous. Pile on top of that the stuff they collect as prizes from kiddie meals, favor bags at birthday parties, and other tchotchkes they bring ...

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Most parents know that they should start brushing their toddler’s teeth as soon as they come in. What many don’t realize is that they should be thinking about keeping their baby’s teeth healthy while the teeth are still all gums. Most little ones cut their first tooth when they are between four and seven months of age, but it’s not ...

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Who says rock stars can't also rock motherhood? Artist Pink may not have been in the middle the music spotlight in the past few years, but that doesn't mean she hasn't been keeping busy. She's been more than busy rocking motherhood, first with her five-year-old daughter Willow and recently welcoming her first son, Jameson Moon Hart, on the day ...

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Kids experience stress for various reasons. My kids are generally mellow little beings, but when their dad is on the road for long periods of time, the stress creeps in. Sometimes they have trouble falling asleep; sometimes they have trouble staying asleep; other times they seem to cry for no reason. And that's not the only source of stress that ...

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You might think giving birth is something that women have been doing since the dawn of time. And you would be right about that, of course. Not much has changed about the fact that a woman gets pregnant and has a baby. But what has changed is the way that women have given birth. ...

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Today we're bringing you a recipe for Baked Potato Soup that will warm you up on these cold, blustery winter days. Homemade soup is one of the easiest meals you can make, and it just got more convenient by using a slow cooker! In the morning, peel a few potatoes, chop them up with onion and garlic, add some broth, and program your crockpot to have ...

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