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Naked-baby photos are a staple of all family photo albums. I don't know what it is, but it seems like you're not a member of a family until you've been photographed in the nude and had that picture framed and hung in a place in the house where everyone, including everyone from the street, can see you and your rosy red cheeks. I can still ...

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If you're having trouble believing the end of 2015 is just a few weeks away, you're not alone! Just when I thought we were wondering what baby names were going to be hot in 2015, the predictions for 2016 baby names are already in our minds. There is no real "science" when it comes to predicting which names are going to be more popular, but if ...

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I have a one track mind. Since August, at least. Sure, I’ve faked my way through 40-hour work weeks, occasionally slung a meal on the table for my beloved, and even bathed my dogs once or twice, but in all actuality, I’m completely distracted. In my brain, all roads lead to “baby”.

From the moment I saw two lines on my home ...

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Greater perhaps than putting a man on the moon is science's ability to put a man (or a woman) in another's body. Pregnancy, in my mind, is such a miracle, and it's amazing how far we have come with reproductive technology. We can do everything from literally creating life to watching it develop before our eyes, and now, for the first time, ...

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The other day, I was helping my daughter put clean sheets on her bed when I came across a list of nighttime relaxation strategies she had written down. The list was taped to the end of her bed and included strategies such as "relaxing stories, deep breathing, and reading." There was one thing that seemed out of place, though. In the middle of a ...

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With Christmas right around the corner, we've pulled together some fun, but simple activities you can do with your little ones. These ornaments are all simple to make, or things that kids will have fun helping you with. And the memories you'll make with your one-of-a-kind ornaments on the tree will be priceless! ...

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It's winter! Time for snowmen, hot cocoa, and snuggling with your little ones under the blanket. It's also time for bundling up, thick winter jackets, and safety checks for your car seat! In many parts of the country, winter brings with it icy roads and hazardous driving conditions. At the same ...

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A few months ago, I started a new "part-time" job that allows me to stay home, but also allows me to contribute a beautiful chunk of change to our family budget. It makes me giddy how perfect it is, and how much we needed it. As we prepare to buy our first house, it couldn't have come at a better time. However, it did come with a price. ...

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Christmas is a time of giving: that's something we try to drill into our children's heads so that we can trim down their Christmas list just a little bit more. And because it is the season of giving, people are more likely to step outside of their family circles and give to charity or other worthy causes. In fact, in 2014, 31% of all donations ...

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I know that with DSLRs so accessible to people these days, the allure of hiring a family photographer is diminishing. Making the investment in a camera and having a friend shoot your pics seems more economical than hiring a pricey photographer to do the capturing for you. I get that; I do. Time, money, effort -- all of it plays a role. With ...

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