Family Blogs

There are a lot of reasons that premature birth can happen, from an infection that induces labor to serious conditions like preeclampsia or a placental abruption. Premature birth has actually been on the rise in the United States, which is actually very worrisome. As of statistics that were taken in 2014, one in every ten babies is born ...

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There are more than 2 million exposures to some sort of deadly poison every year. That translates to, according to US Poison Control, 1 poison exposure every 15 seconds. Find out what you can do to keep your family safe. ...

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 Before I had children I was full of parenting strategies and ideas about the kind of mother I would be. Things I would do, and things I would absolutely NOT do. When I saw mothers out, struggling with their children, I have to admit that I was taking notes. I would think things ...

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My youngest daughter has always had a problem with what you could call, um, rather fragrant diapers. In short, her dirty diapers are so awful that everyone--her grandmother, the babysitter, her aunt -- have all commented on how foul-smelling her diapers are. And obviously, this news is not news to me. I am well aware of how awful her poop can ...

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Stressed is the new busy. Not long ago, I noticed that “busy” became the new stock response to questions like, "How are you?" and "How's the family?" Busy. Everywhere you go, it seems, families are busy. Sometimes it feels like a competition. Have you ever overheard a busy comparison chart between families? I have. Just hearing the amount ...

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It's 3:00 a.m. on a Sunday night, and you have a very important meeting for work on Monday, yet your 7-month-old is screaming out in pain. The only thing you want to do is crawl under your covers and go back to sleep. Instead, you drag your tired self out of bed, stumble to the nursery, and pick up your precious little one. All you can dream ...

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There are a lot of interesting methods to treat postpartum depression, including eating your placenta or going through light therapy. And call me crazy, but I think the fact that we are open to new ideas is a good sign. Postpartum depression is a disorder that is easy to sweep under the rug because it "only" happens in mothers, and those mothers ...

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Do you decorate for Easter? Do you like to make unique tablescapes? Do you like to upcycle items?

If your answer to one or all of these questions is yes, then this miniature succulent garden in an egg carton is for you!

This little garden is not just a conversation starter around Easter, it's also a lovely way to add some ...

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Pregnancy is such a fun time, and I've found that since going through it and raising children, I have a deeper bond with women -- an understanding that seems to come with this life experience. I have had long conversations about parenting styles, parenting questions, choices, and reminiscing over childbirth and those first few weeks. I love ...

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Kids are stinky. Just as certain as the sky is blue, the grass is green, and oatmeal raisin cookies are better than chocolate chip cookies, kids do, have done, and will always do things that create foul odors. Sure, all humans young and old are capable of producing some pretty pungent smells, but adults won't typically be found sweating profusely ...

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