Family Blogs

I am a breastfeeder. I nursed my first son for 18 months, and am currently breastfeeding my second son at nearly 17 months old. I did not come by breastfeeding or extended breastfeeding, with great intentions or an agenda. This is what is natural for my children and I. Nor do I feel strongly about how other mothers feed their children - whether ...

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We all know that praising what's good is a far better way to get little ones to behave than punishing what's wrong, but sometimes it can be tough to do. When you have a toddler (or two) under foot as you try to cook, clean, or work, it can be really hard to find the good and stop yourself from saying, "No, no, no!" all day. When you step back and ...

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Raise your hand if you love salmon! Hopefully a few of you (besides me) are raising your hands in salmon solidarity and are nothing like my husband, who hates the stuff. Not only is salmon delicious, but we know it's healthy too. And now a new study is giving pregnant women even more of an excuse to indulge in my favorite sea creature. ...

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Being pregnant is exhausting, and it totally makes sense when you think about it–you're growing a totally new, working human, and all the energy it takes to create life comes out of you. While I found the first and third trimesters to be the most exhausting, realistically, I needed extra sleep all ...

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If there’s one thing I don’t have extra of, being a mom with young kids, it’s expendable income. (Extra weight, diapers, snotty noses? Of those I have plenty!) Between feeding, clothing, diapering, and educating my three young kids, my wallet is a little lighter than my mid-section. I’d love to join a gym with a child-care, but it’s just ...

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The second trimester is a huge time of growth for your little one. Here's a sneak peak at what's going on in there! Your baby has doubled in size.  Since the first trimester, your baby has more than doubled in size. Which, when you think about it compared to our growth as adults, is absolutely ...

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We were lucky to be able to sit down with former host of The Doctors, OB/GYN Dr. Lisa Masterson, who is working to raise awareness about a pregnancy symptom that is affecting 85% of pregnancies. What we're talking about has historically been referred to as morning sickness, but anyone who has suffered from this common pregnancy symptom - more ...

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With summer just around the corner many parents are already breaking out the grill and starting to cook their summer favorites. While some people love classic cook-out foods like hot dogs and hamburgers others trend towards roasting their favorite summer vegetables or make-ahead dishes that are easy to keep, like pasta salad. As little ones ...

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As summer approaches, I have started to research the cost of swim lessons for my three boys. I haven't enrolled them in formal swim lessons since my middle child was a baby. He is now five. My seven-year-old is approaching the age where he will start to be invited to friends' houses and pool parties. Unfortunately as a child, I never learned ...

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In February, the adoption community was abuzz with discussion about this Yahoo! Shine article, which shared the experiences of adoptive mom Kim Kelley-Wagner and her daughters, currently ages 7 and 13. Kelley-Wagner created a Facebook photo series showing her daughters holding whiteboard signs ...

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