Family Blogs

I have to tell you, I am having a rough time recovering after the birth of my third child. He turns one (gulp) tomorrow and frankly, I don’t where the last year of my life has gone. Equally as troublesome, however, is the fact that I am nowhere near losing any of the baby weight. And yes, I try to tell myself “it doesn’t matter” and ...

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Gifted children often experience asynchronous development – their emotional maturity is out of synch with their intellectual ability. This creates heightened emotions and increased sensitivity. ...

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Everyone loves summer, right? More time spent outside enjoying nature. What's not to love? A beautiful part of the great outdoors is our animal friends we share this planet with. Some of the most beautiful in the animal kingdom, in my opinion, are our feathered friends, birds! Plus, who hasn't wished they could fly and join those lovely winged ...

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If you’re considering a home birth, the first step is finding a midwife to oversee your care. Interviewing the potential candidates is critical to finding an experienced, qualified midwife who you feel comfortable with. Here are four questions to get your started. ...

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Many people wait until they are 12 weeks along into a pregnancy before announcing their happy news to the world, but just how "safe" is it to announce a pregnancy after 12 weeks? The famous chef Gordon Ramsay's wife Tana, who is 41, recently had a loss at five months along, prompting bigger conversations about later pregnancy losses. ...

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We've all heard it: "In my day, my parents told me to go out and not come back until sundown." Or, "We were expected to make our own fun, not to stay with our parents all day."

In today's climate, it's frowned upon if kids are given too much freedom, as the Maryland couple who let their kids walk alone to the park and the California mom ...

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In 2007, author and doctor Frieda Birnbaum became the oldest mother to have a baby at the age of 60. She even wrote a book about her experience, called Life Begins at 60: A New View on Motherhood, Marriage, and Reinventing Ourselves. And I suppose, honestly, this kind of news probably shouldn't even shock us because even a couple in their 70s ...

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If I were to turn my oven on to make a meal, I am most certain that my house would combust. It's hot. Really, really hot. My house doesn't have air conditioning, which is fine, until the temperature rises into the 90s and beyond--that's when our house becomes sweltering and we almost start seeing mirages. So in the summer, we don't very ...

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Some kids are natural friend makers. They seem to enter new situations with ease and manage to find the friendly face in no time. I recently watched a little girl do exactly this at a playground. She showed up on her bike, assessed for fun stuff going on, and introduced herself to a group of kids playing pirates. Within minutes, she found a peer a ...

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We've all been here before, right? Your sweet little one opens his or her mouth, and suddenly you hear one of "those" words. Here are seven thoughts you may have had the first time you heard your toddler say a bad word ... ...

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