Family Blogs

The Reality of Miscarriage: Pain and Healing

Friday, May 22nd, 2015 by from Blog from the Belly

It's been two months since my husband and I had our dreams shattered when we found out our baby had no heartbeat at my first prenatal appointment -- two long months of heartbreak, tears, and sorrow. The pain is still so raw. The first few weeks after we found out we would not be celebrating the birth of our fourth child in October were just a ...

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The 65-Year-Old Grandma Pregnant With Quadruplets

Friday, May 22nd, 2015 by from Blog from the Belly

I think just the thought of being pregnant with quadruplets is mind-boggling. 

I seriously can not imagine being physically pregnant with four babies and how hard that would be on a woman's body. If one baby made me swell up to the size of a small country, then what would four babies do?


But one mother from Germany ...

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Mom Rules All Moms Should Break

Thursday, May 21st, 2015 by from My Mom is Awesome

No TV until you finish your homework.

If you don't eat your dinner, you will go to bed hungry.

Look before you cross the street.

Wipe your feet on the doormat.


Moms are full of rules. There isn't any single right way to mother, but there is certainly a host of things we all know we probably ...

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How Does Your Day Compare To Kim Kardashian’s?

Thursday, May 21st, 2015 by from Blog from the Belly

Wake up, hit the horse trails by your house for a run, enjoy a gourmet breakfast with your daughter cooked by your professional chef -- it's just a typical morning in your life as a mom, right?

Um, no.

But it is the typical morning in the life of one of the most, shall I say, prominent celebrity moms out there -- none other than ...

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5 Children’s Books for Nervous Swimmers

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 by from Mom, Myself, & I
It’s National Water Safety Month and with summer around the corner, many families are thinking about swim lessons and water fun on summer vacations. If your little one is reluctant to join in, we have a couple of books that can help alleviate their anxiety and amp up the fun. Splish, Splash, Splat! Splish, Splash, Splat! by Rob ...

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8 Essential Tips for Parents Making the Most of Small Spaces

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 by from Blog from the Belly

When we had our first baby we were living in a small condo in the heart of the city. Friends and family alike told us we needed to move but we didn't want to give up our fabulous location for a little extra space. So we stayed and made it work. Then we had a second baby and made that work too. Now we live in a house with more room, but we've ...

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10 Baby Names Inspired By Books

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 by from Blog from the Belly

If you're looking for inspiration for your baby's name, characters in your favorite books can be the best place to look. Not only can you find amazing names, but some great qualities you hope your child has too.

Check out these 10 baby names inspired by characters in loved books:


Book inspiration: Alice in ...

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The Secret All Successful Women Share

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 by from Mom, Myself, & I

“Way to go, you!” he says, giving me a high five.

We pause there for a moment, as if stilling for a photo. In reality, we’re still because it’s quiet. Our three are asleep and this early morning time has become our own. We revel in it, even if it only lasts for a few moments.

I note how our fingers fit in the way that only ...

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3 Reasons I Don’t Use Time Out

Monday, May 18th, 2015 by from Baby Steps

My daughter recently shared a conversation she had with a friend. Her friend wanted to know how often my daughter is in "time out" or is "grounded." She admitted that she was confused by the question, as it's not a topic that comes up in her peer group often. I asked her how she responded. "I said my mommy doesn't do those things. She just ...

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Being a Stay-at-Home Mom Is Not A “Hobby”

Monday, May 18th, 2015 by from Blog from the Belly

The Internet says a lot of things about parents. This I know. 

I've been writing as a parenting blogger for a few years now, and I really thought I had heard it all. But I have to admit that one blogger did the impossible and genuinely shocked me when she claimed that she knew the truth about stay-at-home parents. 

And the ...

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