Family Blogs

"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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With both babies, I worked right up until my due date. In fact, with my daughter, I was getting ready for work when I realized I was in labor. Working while pregnant can pose many challenges, from planning who will cover your job when you're out. to dealing with the aches and pains of pregnancy while you're required to be upright for eight hours ...

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Some kids get really excited about the return of school, while other kids drag their heels and wish for just a few more days (or weeks) of summer. I remember the butterflies in my tummy at the end of each summer. After long days spent playing on the beach with my friends and siblings, returning to the classroom was not high on my to-do list. I ...

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Celebrities may seem nothing like us, but they aren't immune to the very real limits of the pregnant human body. They may not be real mortals, but pregnancy might just bring them back down to our level just a bit. Here are a few of the more surprising ways that some of our favorite celebrity moms have totally gotten real about pregnancy. ...

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