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It's summer time, and that means... ICE CREAM! Now, you don't have to run to the store to get some or wait for the ice cream man to roll up to your neighborhood. You don't even need an ice cream maker. Yes, you can make your own ice cream without one! Today, I'm sharing this yummy and healthy no-ice-cream-maker version of coconut honey ice ...

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Dear Baby, You're turning one soon and honestly, I just don't know how to feel about that. I know I'm supposed to feel happy and excited and plan a lovely Pinterest-worthy party, complete with you looking adorable next to a colorful cake that you will then proceed to smash up (and I will have to clean up) and probably love to eat, but honestly, ...

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Summer brings all kinds of fun, mornings at the park, afternoons at the pool, and evenings catching fireflies on the lawn. It can also bring discomfort to you and your little one if one of you ends up with sunburn. The best sunburn related tips involve steps to prevent it in the first place. To avoid sunburn, make sure you and your little one (if ...

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Last year I had the privilege of attending the 2015 ABC Kids Expo, where I got to see all the latest and greatest baby and child gear and gadgets. Well, one such item really took the cake for me - the GB Pockit Stroller. You can check out my video review from the show here. Fast forward to today, and now I'm even luckier because I was given a ...

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As if we needed one more reason to stress out about being parents, it turns out that doing a bad job as a parent can actually be hereditary. Unfortunately, studies have found that harmful parenting measures such as yelling, neglect, and even child abuse can be passed down from generation to generation. And although it's now been proven that ...

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When you hear the term "bed rest" your first thought is probably "Wow, laying in bed as a doctor orders sounds awesome," but the reality of it is usually far different. For women in pregnancy, bed rest is a fight for their child and usually far less glamorous than we all think. Bed rest can ...

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All parents know to be true that kids are happiest playing outdoors. Unfortunately for them, and us, there are many days every year the weather just doesn't cooperate. Even though it's nearly summer, the rain and the heat can conspire against us to keep kids indoors. You may be up for splashing in the puddles or bringing out a sprinkler, but for ...

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While you can't always know ahead of time if you will be delivering via c-section, many mothers have their c-section scheduled for medical or personal reasons. Knowing ahead of time means you can prepare for your birth and hospital stay in advance and pack accordingly -- which means making different packing choices than if you were having a ...

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I'm secretly obsessed with moms who have a lot of kids. Wait, that sounds really weird. What I mean is, I'm obsessed with finding moms with a lot of kids who show me I'm not insane for having four kids. Yeah, that sounds better. And although I try really, really, really hard not to, it's hard not to get swept up in a comparison game of "which ...

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There are a million things we're told to make sure we get done before the baby arrives. The list seems endless and it always seem to revolve around two things: getting as much sleep as you can now and making sure all the things you need for baby are washed, put together, and ready. But, the to-do list never seems to end and so it can be hard to ...

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