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Spring is in the air, the end of my pregnancy is looming (OK, not really, but I can dream), and nesting is kicking in, which can only mean one thing — it's time to organize those baby clothes. I have so many baby clothes, it's not even funny.  Not only have I kept everything ...

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We tend to identify moments and periods of our lives with song. We choose wedding songs, remember our favorite songs from high school, and sing our little ones to sleep with favorite lullabies. It makes sense, then, that we would look to music for inspiration.

These baby names come from the world of music. Perhaps you'll find inspiration ...

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As you're making the list for your registry, it's easy to get caught up in choosing all the adorable little items for the baby and the nursery. Don't forget that while your baby will look ...

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With the recent problems with the water supply in Flint, Michigan, the issues surrounding lead in our drinking water have been brought to the forefront. We've known for some time now that lead is terrible for our health -- that's why we avoid lead paint and our "lead" pencils are actually made out of graphite. But even though we've stripped our ...

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Getting out of the house with your partner can be tough when you have a little one (or a few little ones). While date night can be lots of fun, finding a reliable sitter, shelling out the cash, and trying to get out the door just as your little one is hitting their bedtime grouchies is certainly not. While my husband and I tend to spend most of ...

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I've never been one for "trendy" diets. I don't own a juicer, I get hungry about 10 seconds after I eat a smoothie, and I don't necessarily think gluten is the devil. (Although I know, to people with Celiac disease, it really is the devil.) The point is, I like food and despite gaining weight with my pregnancies, I haven't done anything special ...

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If you're planning to offer your baby breastmilk through a bottle, full-time or part-time, the idea of pumping might seem like an impossible juggle. Ideally, pumping will work best if you've been able to establish a good milk supply through nursing. It's not an option in every situation, but if it's available to you and you're comfortable with ...

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When I found out I was pregnant with my daughter, I was first overjoyed, then a little nervous about how her brother would react. He was my first baby, and we have always had a really great connection. I kiss his boo-boos, snuggle with him when he's sick, and I rocked him to sleep the ...

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Raise your hand if you've ever thoroughly disliked your own offspring. Can't raise your hand? OK, fine, how about your scrolling finger? We're all guilty of having moments when we look at our own kids aghast and wonder, is this really my child acting this way? ...

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Parents, Just Be Kind

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016 by from Tales from the Crib
It's been a hard day -- the kind of day that started too early and ended too late. In the morning, there were tears at breakfast. In the afternoon, there was a tantrum at the grocery store that left you both sweaty and red in your coats. At dinner time, there were spilled milk and pleas for something -- anything -- other than what you made. And ...

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