It All Started with a Meatball The Klay Family Blog

For new parents, it's often hard to find time for romance and your relationship. Life is busy, and the lack of sleep (and often money!) can make it difficult to do the things you once did, like get out of the house for a date together. On top of that, there are things to be done all the time, children that have you touched out and cranky, and ...

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So you haven't found the perfect gift for that special someone? It can be difficult to wade through the displays of perfume and jewelry and candles to find gifts that are truly meaningful and as special as the intended recipient. In order to help you out, we've gathered some of the best gifts for the special woman in your life. While they might ...

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We've all heard the safety recommendations that include a warning to stay away from using crib bumper pads. Yet, despite these warnings, the baby stores are fully stocked with crib bedding sets that include - what else? - bumper pads. Confusing much? Well, in the name of safety, it's definitely best to avoid using the pads in the crib with your ...

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There is nothing wrong with embracing your status as a nerd. I couldn't have said it any better than John Green: "Nerds are allowed to love stuff, like jump-up-and-down-in-the-chair-can't-control-yourself love it. [...] When people call people nerds, mostly what they're saying is 'you like stuff.' Which is just not a good insult at all. Like, 'you ...

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If one of my children becomes valedictorian, I don’t expect that part of their speech to their classmates will include “and thanks, mom, for the 18 months of breastfeeding. It really made a difference during those calc exams!” If they reach their forties and find themselves cancer-free, I don’t anticipate a call to let me know those late ...

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It’s disgusting. It’s indecent. Can you believe she would just whip it out like that? I don’t want my child/husband/dog to see that!

Ah yes, reaction to the ever-so-controversial idea of nursing in public. Why the controversy? Apparently it is a difficult step to get past breasts as sexual objects and see them for their primary ...

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Ever have one of those parenting days when you start to wonder if anyone else is struggling with becoming a parent as much as you are? Want a reminder that one day you'll look back on this day when your little one's diaper explosion + the dishwasher flood + the dog vomiting on the carpet + realizing none of your clothes fit will be something you ...

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Of course you can stick with the standards -- "Twinkle, Twinkle" and "Hush, Little Baby" still work just fine -- but sometimes it's nice to try something a little different. Heck, the secret to calming my oldest daughter's colicky screams was repeated refrains of the Oscar Mayer songs (My baloney has a first name ... AND Oh, I wish I were an Oscar ...

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As a parent, it sometimes feels like every day is much like the one before. The same routine of feeding and changing, and trying to get little ones to sleep so that you can get ready to feed and change, and you do it all over and over, again and again. And while the moments in between can be pure magic (have you heard a baby giggle lately? Or ...

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Often, in those early days of infancy, in between the feedings and the changings and the sleepings, it’s easy to wonder “What do I do with this baby?” Especially for caregivers who aren’t familiar or comfortable with the baby phase, how to keep an infant entertained can seem a daunting challenge. ...

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