Family Blogs

Seven weeks ago, I gave birth to my long-awaited fourth child. I remember the night before his delivery, anticipating many things that were to come, and just how much our life was going to change. As worried as I was about my first c-section, and through all the excitement of finally ...

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When it comes to having school-aged kids — and that goes for ANY grade year k-12 — it is great to have convenient, easy to make meals at the ready. Sometimes I like to break out the crockpot, which is especially handy during sport seasons, other times I like to have easy make-ahead freezer meals ...

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January 1 marks the first day of the year and the most deadly for babies. In a study led by David P. Phillips, professor of sociology at the University of California at San Diego, he and his team found that behaviors associated with New Year's Eve partying are causes for a spike in SIDS cases to the tune of 33%. In and of themselves, ...

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The slightly cooler months of Fall leading into Winter are a perfect time for family activities - perhaps more than you realize! The days aren't too short yet, the summer heat has broken, and there's so much to do! In addition to the typical fall family activities—leaf piles, pumpkins, and whatnot—here are some other activities to ...

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2015 was a wonderful year for The Dude family! We are so grateful for making it through 2015 happy, healthy, and together and are looking forward to another joyful year crushing life and having fun. Here are things I wish for in 2016 ... ...

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One of the most common things I get asked from new moms or moms who have had a few babies is how to get started working from home. A lot of moms have found success in network marketing business, such as all those Beachbody programs or any of those skin care, essential oils, or other product you've been asked to go to a party for, but ...

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Ever since becoming a mom nearly seven years ago, New Year's Eve has changed a lot. Gone are the carefree days of dressing up for a night on the town with friends and crawling into bed in the wee hours of the morning. Let's not talk about the fact that the morning after effects from having a bit too much fun are a lot worse with kids. ...

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Pregnancy is preparation. You prepare a name, a nursery, a birthing plan, and even a hypothetical schedule for your newborn, but in all that excitement, you rarely prepare for the worst. Considering your death amidst carrying life is a nearly unthinkable, but most necessary responsibility of any expectant parent.

Creating a will is ...

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If you're a mom looking for ways to optimize your fertility to get pregnant faster, you've come to the right place. We've rounded up a few tried-and-true (and a couple that are a bit surprising!) tips to help you conceive and have the family you've always dreamed about. Ready? Let's go. ...

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Feeding toddlers can be challenging, as you want the food to be delicious, healthy, easy-to-eat, and easy to prepare. To help you with that, we have two yummy recipes that you can try with your toddler today! The parmesan cheese muffins are great for breakfast, and the chicken nuggets can be a great dinner for older kids too, not just baby. ...

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