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When you're entering your 8th month of pregnancy, everyone starts asking, "Have you packed your bag yet?" It's not unreasonable to wonder -- you could go into labor and if you're planning on giving birth in the hospital, you don't want to be caught off guard and either have nothing packed or just have all the wrong things.

As I was ...

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Contrary to popular belief, photographing your newborn baby is actually easier than you think. If you can't afford a professional newborn photography session that is so much in vogue, fear not. You can capture those early days (and years) yourself, and you don't even need any fancy equipment. All you need is a fairly cooperative baby, a decent ...

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When my son was born, we joked that he was a little lizard because his skin was rough and irritated from the beginning. Then there was the reflux, the eczema that was so harsh his skin would bleed, the hives all over his body after eating eggs. Allergies have been a part of his life forever. For my daughter, it's the sniffles, the coughing and ...

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When you're pregnant, the symptoms you have to deal with during your first trimester can feel like they're plaguing you. You've got the nausea that just won't quit, a new form of tired that won't go away no matter how long you sleep, and cravings and food aversions complicate every meal. While they don't happen to every expecting mother, most ...

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Winter can be tough. The cold, glum days outside can sometimes leave us feeling tired and worn-down and when you have little ones the harsh weather can lead to all kinds of cooped up frustrations. If winter blues have you feeling down and you’re looking for a quick pick-me-up, check out the list below of five ways you can brighten your day in ...

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For new parents, it's often hard to find time for romance and your relationship. Life is busy, and the lack of sleep (and often money!) can make it difficult to do the things you once did, like get out of the house for a date together. On top of that, there are things to be done all the time, children that have you touched out and cranky, and ...

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I know for a lot of families, the jury is still out on Barbie. Although we have come a long way in how diverse Barbie is (there are now Barbies in different shapes and sizes and skin colors and abilities), it still feels like the traditional and iconic impossibly thin Barbie has shaped a lot of how girls learn to play. ...

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Sharing photos and updates about kids permeates social media sites, and for good reason. Many families use social media to stay connected to friends and family from a distance. Beyond that, social media has worked its way into everyday communication, just like texting. ...

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It's that time of year again, when you are dreaming of fun family adventures, cozy memories in front of the fire, and playing in the snow. And for the most part, this is definitely the season of joy. But it's also very much the season of snot. A lot of snot. I don't think any single member of my six-person family has stopped sneezing or ...

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Much like any other parent, I really struggle with coming up with activities to keep my kids busy during the winter months. We live in Maryland where snow removal is a bit of a joke, and I grew up in New England where school was rarely canceled due to snow. Here in Maryland, the districts cancel school even when there are just a few inches of ...

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