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I adore breastfeeding. This is a surprise, considering the rocky start I had with my first son, who wouldn't latch on (lazy!), and with my daughter, who had a tongue tie that led to excruciating pain and bleeding her first week of life.

One of my regrets with my first baby was that I left the hospital unequipped to deal with ...

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Throughout my life, I have thoroughly enjoyed and exemplified traits that have been commonly thought to be more abundant in the personalities of firstborn children -- extroversion, agreeableness, and conscientiousness -- except for the extroversion and the agreeableness. I am definitely an exception to the rule when it comes to the common ...

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I have to admit that there are some days I look around at my four young children and wonder what the heck I am doing. 

At 29, it scares me a little to think that my 20s, my youth, my peak years, are pretty much over. And instead of having spent them carefree and fun, or traveling around the world, I've been knee-deep in diaper changing ...

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This morning, my mom called me from Babies `R Us, where she was shopping for a baby shower for a co-worker's friend.

"Chaunie, this playpen is $200 dollars!" she exclaimed over the phone. "Should I buy it? Do they really need a playpen that plays music?"

As a seasoned (stretch-marked?) momma, I had to chuckle a little to ...

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It's never too early to learn how to ride a bike! Thanks to the introduction of balance bikes, every very young kid, even as young as 18 months, can get the feel of cruising around on two wheels.

For those not familiar with balance bikes, they are two-wheelers in their most simplistic form, with no pedals and no chains. This simplicity ...

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We’re a military family, so for us, grandma is not down the block, or across town, or even in the neighboring town. She is hours away, and can’t pop over to surprise the kids, or whisk them away for a spontaneous sleep over while the man and I spend an evening without Mickey Mouse.

This means that when we do organize a time for her ...

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Have you ever had to stand back, feeling completely helpless, while your child struggled with something very difficult that didn't result in success? I have. My daughter is a dancer. She's determined, competitive, graceful, and talented. She works hard -- harder than a child her age should be motivated to work, I sometimes think. And more often ...

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When I was pregnant with my first daughter, I didn't have a word for the strange feelings I found myself experiencing. 

I wrote a book about my time being pregnant, in which I described a sort of "pregnancy depression" that I sank into. In short, I was kind of miserable and emotionless, shutting down mentally and struggling with feelings ...

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It is not always easy being pregnant. For 40 weeks, the pregnant body, and the little human within, undergo incredible changes. It’s hard work. Because it’s not always easy to know what to do for a pregnant woman, our EverydayFamily writers have taken the guesswork out of how to indulge her. ...

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Looking for a simple snack? We've got what you need in this recipe for these great treats called Banana Monkey Bites. These are super easy to make and enjoy any time of year and the best part is you only need two ingredients!

For years I listened to folks rave about the deals on good food and wine they found at Trader Joe’s and ...

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