Family Blogs

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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You finally got through making dinner for the family while your older children screamed at each other and your toddler dug every pot out of the cupboards by your feet. You sit your kid down at the table and hope to enjoy your own meal, but your youngest toddler has other things in mind. Instead of eating the food you just spent way too long ...

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Food allergies can completely change a family's life, both in large and in small ways. From family functions to school parties, the fear of knowing that your child's life is in danger simply from the food that someone else chooses to eat is overwhelming. For families that have to deal with food allergies, life can feel like it's one series of ...

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Forgiveness is a skill. It is taught by example and requires practice. Forgiveness is also a choice. In making the choice to forgive another, you recognize that life is larger than any single incident and that letting go of negative feelings frees you from becoming emotionally stuck.

To truly forgive another is to break free from ...

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I've gone pretty public about being happy with our family's decision (and luck) with spacing our children exactly two years apart (almost to the day). But now that I'm knee deep in the process of raising those four children, it has really hit me how close in age they are really are. I know other people have a lot closer spacings -- like this ...

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When my husband and I were first talking about baby number two, I had a few concerns -- how we would pay for daycare for two, how my son would deal with having a sibling, and, oddly enough, how my manager might react to my maternity leave.

Now, I don't mean that my manager is a completely irrational, uncaring, cruel person -- ...

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