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Crafting with Kids: Homemade Play Dough

Sunday, April 12th, 2015 by from Thrifty Mom's Two Cents

I had planned to write about making homemade sidewalk chalk this week. In fact, I’d gathered together our supplies and told the girls this is how we would spend our Saturday.

Then the weather got cold. Again. I don’t know about you, but the thought of drawing pictures on the pavement outside in the freezing cold with the wind ...

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Divorce: 5 Lessons from the Other Side

Saturday, April 11th, 2015 by from Mom, Myself, & I

While no one goes into their marriage planning to get divorced, sometimes we end up there despite our hopes and best efforts. With kids in the mix, it is particularly difficult -- you don't have the opportunity to fully close the door and heal.

During the process of splitting up, you have so many critical decisions that have to be made ...

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3 Parenting Tips for Maintaining Good Behavior

Friday, April 10th, 2015 by from ABC, 123

Being consistent with discipline is something my husband and I struggle with and is the contention of many arguments. These disagreements typically occur in the heat of the moment when one or all of our three boys are disobeying us or being unsafe. One of my parenting goals is to implement strategies for discipline ...

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8 Parents Finish the Sentence: “The Moment I Realized I Was In Labor Was …”

Friday, April 10th, 2015 by from Blog from the Belly

When I was rounding out the last trimester of my first pregnancy, I had no idea what was just around the corner. Yes, I had read all the books about what to expect during labor, I had talked with family and friends about their experiences, and I had attended prenatal classes.

Still, when labor started for me at four in the morning, I ...

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Oh No, I’ve Got to Go! A Guide to the Bathroom (and More) After Birth

Thursday, April 9th, 2015 by from Blog from the Belly

At some point during pregnancy, it starts to really sink in that the baby will have to come out somehow. And that it's probably going to hurt.

And if you're like many pregnant women, this may spark some concern. Especially since you may already be aching with every movement, feeling like the baby might fall right out every time you stand ...

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My Top 3 Favorite Baby Carriers for Newborns

Thursday, April 9th, 2015 by from Tales from the Crib

There is something about newborns that just make everyone swoon. They're adorable. They're small, but when you have one of your own, you quickly realize - they're a lot of work.

I was surprised when I had my first newborn, just how much a newborn needs to be held. When I think about it - it totally makes sense because all they've ever ...

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7 Real Embarrassing Labor Moments

Thursday, April 9th, 2015 by from Blog from the Belly

Labor may be one of the most serious times in a woman's life, but that doesn't mean it doesn't have its share of funny, awkward, or embarrassing moments.

Click through to read a few confessions from real moms who are airing their most embarrassing labor moments. (Including yours truly, which, honestly, I think is the most embarrassing of ...

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Easy, Affordable Spring Style Updates

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015 by from My Mom is Awesome

It's time to refresh your spring style ladies!

Know what that means?!

Open your closet, start having a panic attack at the sight of the mess, and then quickly throw everything away.

Kidding.

But, sometimes I admit, I feel like doing just that, especially when the seasons are in the middle of changing, and nothing feels ...

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Lack of Breastmilk Sent My Newborn to the NICU

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015 by from Tales from the Crib

When I gave birth to my first son, like many new moms, I was very excited to begin the bonding process while breastfeeding him. So not long after delivery, I had him latch on to my breast to nurse, believing that I was doing the best thing for my baby. But since I was a new mom, I wasn't very familiar with what it would actually feel like to ...

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The Very Real Way Your Smartphone Is Affecting Your Parenting

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015 by from Blog from the Belly

Did you hear the one about how we're so addicted to our phones that we actually experience real, physiological separation anxiety when we're apart from our phones?

And if you've ever accidentally left your phone at home when you're out and about running errands, you know just how true this phenomenon is. Our phones are more than ...

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