Family Blogs

If you're a parent, chances are you spend a lot of time thinking about sleep. You probably think about how to get your little on to go to bed without a fight, how to make sure that nap time goes smoothly, and how to make sure bad dreams and monsters under the bed don't disrupt your little one's slumber. But, how often do you think about your own ...

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What does this say about our culture when an athlete can sexually assault an unconscious woman on campus, receive a unanimous guilty verdict and three felony convictions, yet receive a negligible six months in jail? Perhaps you, like me, are wondering what type of a world are we raising our children in and what can we do about it? ...

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During the weekday, our hardest time of the day is the downtime between getting home from work/daycare until dinner time. We are all tired, hungry, and cranky. I am sure most working and stay-at-home moms can relate. To combat the witching hour meltdowns, I have started to engage my 2- and 4-year-old in hands-on activities in the kitchen. While ...

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It's not something on our radar—it's not something we usually worry about until it affects us in some way. It's common to feel like "it won't happen to me" or "it's not something I have to worry about," and then, when the unthinkable happens, and we're personally faced with it, end up feeling a little shell-shocked because we didn't really ...

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Horrifyingly enough, I have been parenting almost a decade now. OK, so it's really only eight years, but I'm rounding up on the account that having children ages you by at least two years, so there. Honestly, I'm not really sure how eight years has flown by so fast or how such a thing is possible, but apparently, all those people are right and ...

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Ask most photographers for their recommendation for the best camera and you will likely get the same answer: the one you have on you. For most parents, this means the camera in their mobile phone. Many mobile phones now have cameras that can produce photos you can be proud to share on social media, or even frame. With a few of the right ...

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When I was pregnant with my son I spent hours online researching the best baby products. I read through safety ratings for car seats and strollers, looked at pricing guides for baby monitors and breast pumps, and pinned endless pages of nursery decor. Before my son arrived we had almost everything we needed for him - his clothes were washed and ...

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When I was pregnant with my first child - just over 8 years ago - I read a lot about what to expect during labor and birth, but had no real idea of what to expect. I was the first of my friends and siblings to have a child and as much as I read I didn't realize how important some things would be. ...

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For my middle son’s sixth birthday, he received a really cool shirt.

I remember it vividly because when he opened the wrapping paper, he said, in his louder-than-should-be-possible-kid-voice, “AWESOME! My first new shirt.”

All of the parents in the room turned their judgy eyes on me. I stammered about how he was ...

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When I was pregnant with my son, I was determined to avoid themes and stereotypes. I decorated his nursery in rich earth tones to promote relaxation, but I didn’t include a single reference to sports, dinosaurs, trains, cars, or anything else considered “boy-ish” in nature. No son of mine would fall into that trap! Be you! Go your own way! ...

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