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10 Baby Names Inspired by Trees

Thursday, May 14th, 2015 by from Blog from the Belly

Inspiration is all around, us and now that the weather is nicer, we are reminded of the beauty that comes from trees.

Growing up, I used to think trees were magical. I know it sounds silly, but there was something about the large plants -- so strong and different that I was always drawn to. I loved to sit outside under a tree on a sunny ...

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Ben & Jerry’s Claim Ice Cream Makes Super Babies

Thursday, May 14th, 2015 by from Blog from the Belly

Listen, you don't have to convince me that ice cream is a super food. 

I was obsessed with ice cream when I was pregnant. The combination of having summer pregnancies with my intense craving for all things strawberry made strawberry ice cream a match made in heaven. (Maybe not necessarily for my waistline or my postpartum bod, but as far ...

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Amazon Gets Rid of “Boys” and “Girls”

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 by from Buzzworthy Bulletins

Let's talk sex.

No, no, no, no -- not the that-in-that type of sex. Geez. Let me rephrase:

Let's talk gender. 

Gender's kinda been a big deal as of late, specifically because of the seemingly horrific event when Black Widow allegedly became a damsel in distress in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Feminists were furious. I saw it as ...

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6 Ways to Help a Single Mom Friend

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 by from Baby Steps

You know those days that feel like there will never be enough time to get everything done? You need groceries, the kids are overdue for the dentist and need appointments, you're behind on work and the day is packed with after-school activities (ok, maybe that's just my day today) ... and you just don't know where to begin. Now imagine that same ...

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New Study Says Pregnancy Brain Isn’t Real

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 by from Blog from the Belly

When I was pregnant, my husband liked to joke that I was the clumsiest person he had ever seen.

"Pregnant fingers" quickly replaced "butter fingers" as a lovely term of endearment. (Side note: remind me to thank him later.) I couldn't seem to grab anything without dropping it -- a trait that caused a rather unfortunate incident involving ...

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All About Your May Baby

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 by from Blog from the Belly

Looking to sources from astrology and the farmer's almanac to scientific research, here are some of the characteristics attributed to May babies.

In the Northern hemisphere, May is embodied by spring. The name is believed to be derived from Maia, a goddess of fertility. It is also a welcome recognition for moms everywhere, when Mother's ...

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Should Allowance Be Tied Into Chore Money?

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 by from Thrifty Mom's Two Cents

Now that my girls are older, they are expected to help out around the house on a regular basis. Before, when they were small, I would ask them to clean up their toys or pick up their rooms or put things away as needed. Now, each week, they put their clothes away and do a variety of other chores, like feed the dog and help vacuum.

Part ...

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5 Natural Ways to Help Baby Teething Pain

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 by from Tales from the Crib

I know from my own kids that there is no set schedule for when babies start teething, but experts say they usually work on getting their teeth by six months.

Teething is a headache for both children and parents because they're uncomfortable, and they're letting us know it. They drool, they cry, and they scream, they get clingier, and they ...

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Mom Confessions: 5 Common Playground Gripes

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 by from ABC, 123

Ask any mom within your inner circle what drives her crazy when her children are at the playground, and she will probably give you several answers. Love it or hate it, the playground brings up many feelings among moms and dads with small children. In fact, the playground seems to be such a hot topic that my crowdsourcing post on Facebook ...

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5 Things to Consider Before Making that Big Baby Purchase

Monday, May 11th, 2015 by from Blog from the Belly

Babies are expensive, and when you factor in all the products we tend to buy for them, our budgets can be blown quickly. But it doesn't have to be that way!

If you're beginning to plan for those baby items you need in the first few months of your newborn's life, with some careful planning, research, and consideration, you don't have to ...

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