Family Blogs

Little kids spend a lot of time cuddling, hugging, kissing, and sitting on laps. They love to smother their parents and siblings with love, and they enjoy being in close proximity to others--sometimes even when those "others" are attempting to do personal things, like taking a shower! But then they get a little older, and suddenly the rules ...

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If you're preparing to have a baby soon, there's one important thing you need to add to your to-do list: Make sure your doctor or delivery provider will practice delayed cord clamping. ...

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I love, love anything that I can use for more than one purpose, don’t you? Besides cooking, these get a lot of other uses around my house. I’m going to share with you how I use them.

Vinegar and baking soda – I love these because they are so inexpensive. You can buy these things together for under ten dollars, which is ...

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Honestly, for the entire first trimester of this (completely unplanned!) pregnancy, I would go days before suddenly remembering I was pregnant. This usually happened while I was making my daughter breakfast. I soon learned that her occasional request for scrambled eggs was a great way for the tiny nugget in my tummy to say, “Hey! I’m still ...

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It’s a scene most parents face at some point: You disagree with your partner on how to parent the kids. The truth is that we all bring different personalities to the table, and many parents fall into patterns based on how their own parents interacted with them when they were children. One more factor at play: Kids keep us guessing. Even if you ...

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There was a glorious time in my life a few years ago when we were all done with the diaper stage of life and my three children were using the toilet full time. Then my fourth child was born. Now that he's technically a toddler, I am reminded that this potty training isn't as simple as I remembered it being. ...

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Are you pregnant and looking for a fun way to connect with other mamas? Maybe you want to listen to some amazing birth stories or just get general advice on pregnancy? You may want to check out some pregnancy podcasts. ...

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Search for newborn photos online and you’ll likely find a selection of adorable images of brand new babies swaddled, tucked, and sleeping like little angels. While newborn photos are usually gorgeous, a session with a photographer is often really expensive. If a formal newborn shoot isn’t in your budget, but you’d like to capture some images ...

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I can still remember it like it was yesterday, taking the pregnancy test and wondering if it was finally going to show up with two lines. I can remember that moment each time I found out I was pregnant and those first thoughts of both extreme excitement and wonderment. ...

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Nearly every new parent has researched "baby sleep training" only to find numerous approaches and no one clear path to getting their baby to sleep better. All humans, even tiny babies, are wired to want to sleep because we all need it, even if it's tempting to fight it off from time to time (or nightly). Most little ones need help to become a good ...

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