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I have a confession to make. I love seeing first-time moms and how adorable they are with their first pregnancies. There's something so cute about a family just starting out. It reminds me of how much fun it was to be a young mom for the first time. ...

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At six months pregnant with my first baby, I had it all. His room was decorated to a T. His clothes were purchased, washed, and lovingly folded. His car seat was installed and toys and books took a prominent place on his shelf. We had a wipe warmer, several toys that were WAY beyond newborn age, swings, bouncers, and carriers. I could have ...

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Meal Prep: The Preschool Edition

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 by from ABC, 123
Meal prep, or preparing several meals at once in advance of eating them, has several benefits. It cuts down on time spent in the kitchen each day and saves you serious money on groceries. But it also has the power to help you stick to your health goals by ensuring that healthy choices are easy to make. If you’re already a fan of meal prepping ...

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Most women don’t expect for pregnancy to be a walk in the park—we’ve all heard the horror stories of the morning sickness that wouldn’t end, and the exhaustion that comes from growing another human being. But, in the end, those are all badges of honor we wear once we are at the end of the journey, and are holding our sweet babe. Yet, ...

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You're still nursing, and you've just found out you're pregnant again. Congratulations! However, if you weren't planning on weaning anytime soon, you may have some breastfeeding concerns. You may be just as worried about what this means for your breastfeeding relationship with your older child as you are excited for the arrival of the next. The ...

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Many women suffer from heartburn during their pregnancies. There are even old wives' tales that center around heartburn as a prediction of how hairy your baby's head will be. (The more heartburn a pregnant mother has = the more hair the baby will have.) Now, we know that old wives' tales aren't necessarily true (although some mother might swear ...

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My Facebook group is ablaze in worries. Here’s the 411: Iain Morrison, a concerned father posted a disgusted, and I’m sure scared, Facebook post about Roblox, an iPad game designed for kids to create adventures, have fun, and learn in a 3D environment. So what went wrong? ...

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Pregnancy is a time of waiting, wondering, and sometimes what can feel like endless worrying. I know that for myself, especially in the first trimester with this pregnancy, every trip to the bathroom felt like a moment of fear. I worried about seeing any sign of blood. Was something wrong? What would I do if I saw blood? ...

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Even before your little one arrives, one of the things you’re bound to wonder is what color their eyes will be. Because of the intricacies of genetics and the way melanin influences eye color there is a range of colors that are possible. What does this mean? Even dark-eyed parents can have light-eyed babies or vice versa. So no matter what you ...

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The early days of new parenthood are hard. Really hard. Whether you’re a first-time parent or a fifth-time parent, the combination of exhaustion, worry, and your baby’s constant need for care is enough to run most people ragged. Combine that with the fact that you’re also recovering from childbirth and you're likely in survival mode. So, as ...

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