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A couple months ago I picked up my daughters from an overnight visit at their dad’s. I could tell as soon as I saw my oldest that something was wrong. It had been very hot that day and she’s very sensitive, so at first I thought she just needed to cool down and rest. We made it halfway down the sidewalk from her dad’s apartment before she ...

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When I found out that I was expecting my second child, my first daughter was only 14 months old and still breastfeeding a few times a day. By that age, of course, she was eating regular food and drink, but we both still had a special bond through breastfeeding and it provided her a lot of comfort. (Translation: it was way easy to put her to sleep ...

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Each phase of parenting brings with it new experiences, new adventures, and new struggles. Each season of raising a child comes and goes faster than we realized it could happen, but when you're sitting right in the eye of a difficult phase, it can be hard to see light at the end. That's what I am experiencing right now, thanks to the teething ...

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Don't get me wrong, gift cards and diapers have a solid place in the gift-giving world. But sometimes you want to really make a gift special, and find a totally unique and breathtaking way to celebrate someone. Finding the perfect, personalized gift can be a challenge. While it's often fun to shop around for that special something, it helps to ...

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If you're having trouble conceiving, you may be wondering what on earth the problem is. If you've given it the "old-fashioned" way of waiting a year, but haven't received any official testing or diagnosis yet, you may be wondering what could possibly cause the hold-up to parenthood. Although it might seem simple, there are actually a lot of ...

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EverydayFamily.com’s Shiloh Johnson got the chance to speak with actor Ian Ziering, famous for his days on 90210 and the Sharknado movies, on family and parenting. It turns out he’s dealing with an issue many of us face at home: bedwetting. ...

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There are so many places to look for inspiration to find the perfect baby name for your child-to-be. You can choose from family history, culture, literature, and everything in between. Choosing your child's name is one of the most fun and sometimes scary choices we make as parents, and oftentimes, one of the first big ones. There are other ...

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Historically, doctors have treated women in a lot of different--and sometimes dangerous--ways to try to help them from miscarrying during pregnancy. For example, who can forget the famous DET pill of the 1950's, which doctors routinely prescribed to women to lower their risk of miscarrying, only to discover much later on that it actually ...

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Take it from me, a mom of four: a diaper bag is perhaps the most used piece of gear you will use as a new mother. I brought mine to the hospital and used my diaper bags well past the time my babies were done with diapers to carry around toys, snacks, and sippy cups. ...

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I am 17 weeks pregnant now and nearly 6 weeks into the second trimester, I was hoping the morning sickness would go away like all the "what to expect" during pregnancy articles suggest it would. I suppose I am not one of the lucky people who look forward to the second trimester bliss because for ...

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