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11 Can’t-Miss Milestones to Capture Through Your Lens the First Year

Monday, March 30th, 2015 by from Tales from the Crib

Ever since I can remember, I have loved capturing life through my lens. In high school, I remember how excited I would get waiting for the day my developed photos would finally come in the mail, weeks after I mailed away my film. Even if 75% of the roll was overexposed or out of focus, I still loved each and every photo. When I got my first ...

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5 Questions To Ask When Choosing A Pediatrician

Monday, March 30th, 2015 by from Blog from the Belly

When I first became a mom, I took for granted that all pediatricians and doctors were created equal.

I mean, they all went to medical school, and they all knew everything there was to know about health, right?

Well, um, that's not exactly right.

The truth is, doctors, like the rest of us mere mortals, are all different. They ...

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Spinach and Egg Breakfast Sandwiches

Sunday, March 29th, 2015 by from EverydayFamily Eats

There are times in our life when we must eat more protein than usual; one of those times is when you're pregnant. And since I happen to be pregnant I've been loading up on protein whenever possible. Spinach and eggs both contain a lot of protein, making for a perfect combo in this breakfast sandwich. ...

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5 Natural Ways to Overcome Pregnancy Symptoms

Saturday, March 28th, 2015 by from Blog from the Belly

The best parts of pregnancy are almost too numerous to list. Gorgeous hair, long nails, the feeling of that sweet little baby moving around in your belly - all highlights of pregnancy, at least to me. Of course, the negatives are always on your mind, too.

From aches and pains (I will never forget my pinched nerve from sleeping during ...

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The Painful, Almost Invisible Reason Your Baby Might Be Crying

Friday, March 27th, 2015 by from Buzzworthy Bulletins

I'm not going to lie. The above picture really makes my skin crawl. I'm grimacing as I'm writing this. No, not that grimace. The kind of grimace that makes you want to avoid that at all costs.

What you see above is called a hair tourniquet. Maybe you've heard of it; maybe you haven't. But it's extremely important to be aware of because ...

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How to Inspire Healthy Eating

Friday, March 27th, 2015 by from Baby Steps

From the moment our babies begin to eat, we hear tons of advice about what and how to feed them to make sure that they eat a balanced diet and don't turn into picky eaters. Of course, by the time you have a toddler on your hands, you realize that some 3-year-olds only eat Goldfish crackers, and others prefer only red things. Seriously, you can ...

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Top Tips for Introducing Your Toddler to the Library

Friday, March 27th, 2015 by from Tales from the Crib

Our local library has a wonderful storytime schedule that rotates through different seasonal themes. Storytime is 45 minutes, which includes a couple of stories, songs, finger plays, and a simple craft. The children's area at the library is beautifully decorated with bright colors and a puppet show theater. Yet, even with all these "we welcome ...

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Top Baby Names by State

Thursday, March 26th, 2015 by from Blog from the Belly

The top five names were very similar from state to state, but there are some standouts when we look across the country. To make digestion easier, we've broken the top two in each state down for you by region! Up first, the Northeast ...

New England

Connecticut: 36,085 babies born in 2013 - William 207, Olivia 235

Maine: ...

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Curly Kids: How to Care for Your Child’s Naturally Curly Hair

Thursday, March 26th, 2015 by from My Mom is Awesome

Oh my gosh the curls!

I love his hair!

Where did he get that hair?!

Can I touch it?!

OK, slow your roll, Miss Lady. He's a human, not a puppy. He doesn't want to be petted.

But I get it. The hair is big, and interesting, and eye-catching, and cool. It's fun to look at it, but as a mama in charge of caring for it, ...

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The Crazy Way Music Can Help You Give Birth Faster

Thursday, March 26th, 2015 by from Blog from the Belly

Probably one of the nicest things about having four kids is the fact that, with each consecutive child, the time I spent pushing during childbirth significantly decreased. 

Granted, it's not something to necessarily brag about, but I confess that when I went from a whopping four hours of painful pushing to mere minutes, I wanted to shout ...

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