Family Blogs

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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By now, we are all a little tired of hearing the negative aspects of teenage pregnancy.

The fact that teen pregnancies make for a harder time for both mom and baby to finish their educations, an increased risk for drugs and substance abuse, violence, child abuse, domestic violence, poverty, depression, and the list goes on. ...

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Most working mamas I know are a little bit obsessed with building a back-up stash of milk for their babies. Over the course of my little one's sixteen months of nursing I accumulated a huge stockpile of milk in my freezer and, when he finished up and was no longer interested in breast milk, I found myself with close to 200oz of frozen milk that ...

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A mom recently reached out to me about her six-year-old son. Although he’s never shown any signs of anxiety in the past, kindergarten seemed to be the year of fears. Spiders? Scary! Dogs? Scary! Cars driving just a little too fast? Super scary! She tried her best to soothe his fears but with a big family trip coming up, she didn’t want a new ...

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When I was writing this headline, all I could think about was how ridiculous it sounded. Something along the lines of, Guys, Guess What? Sex Leads To Pregnancy! or More Sex = More Chance of Getting Pregnant. Well, duh, sex can lead to pregnancy. We know this and I definitely know it now, even my 21-year-old self didn't exactly heed the ...

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