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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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Gestational Diabetes Linked To Autism

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

A new study has found that gestational diabetes during pregnancy is linked to autism.

Mothers diagnosed with gestational diabetes (which is a form of diabetes that only occurs during pregnancy) were more likely to have children who would later be diagnosed with autism.

According to the study, which looked at over 322,000 children, ...

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Just DIY It! 5 Fantastic Mason Jar Projects

Sunday, May 10th, 2015 by from Thrifty Mom's Two Cents
You can make a lot of amazing, inexpensive things with jars. And with the holidays coming up, you can make some pretty outstanding gifts with us. Here is a roundup of six DIY Mason jar projects. ...

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I Was the Perfect Mom … and Then I Had Kids

Saturday, May 9th, 2015 by from Baby Steps

Four short years. That's how long I've been a parent -- just four short years. And, somehow, I am a completely different version of myself than I was before I started procreating. You would think you would know who you are after 25 years, but there's something about gaining the label of "mom" that really changes your whole perspective on ...

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