Family Blogs

When I got married, the first thing my mother gave me was a crockpot. She swore by it, saying that it was something I would use often and probably as long as I lived. She wasn't wrong. I love my crockpot. I've made soups, beef and chicken dishes, and curry in it. It's easy, requires very little prep, and you can basically throw anything into a ...

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I can't imagine what it's like to be a grandparent. You work so hard to raise your kids, sacrificing so much, you send them off into the world of adults, taking a deep breath and sighing with relief that you finally made it and maybe getting just a teensy bit excited that you have some long-awaited taste of freedom ... And then boom, ...

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Diets don’t work, there’s always an end date, and when you’re on a diet you are depriving yourself of something. With the rise of obesity, heart disease, cancer, allergies, and other diseases, now is the time to take clean eating seriously. One of the most important things you can do for you and your family is to eat foods that are going to ...

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Before my son was medically flown to a children's hospital on his twelfth day of life, I had never set foot inside of a neonatal ICU. Ever. We've never had any relatives with premature babies, or friends, or knew anyone with children who had major medical concerns at birth. So, being there for the first time because of something wrong ...

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When work sends me out of state I usually pack a good book, make sure I build in time to Skype my toddler each morning and evening, and look forward to having a bed all to myself. Recently, though, as my belly has begun to grow with my second baby, I’ve found traveling much less enjoyable. Long waits at the airport, expensive snacks and meals, ...

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One of the most frequently asked questions from parents of toddlers to land in my inbox is this: What do I do when my kid hits, pushes, kicks, or bites me? Parents of toddlers and preschoolers usually expect some amount of hitting and kicking from frustrated little ones, but when it feels aggressive and is directed toward a specific person it ...

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By now, you have probably seen the picture of the "supermom" seen `round the world, the now famous sports medicine doctor who carried her three-year-old daughter on her back to work when her babysitter canceled. Oh, and she's 35 weeks pregnant. She's been lauded as a "supermom" and a hero and all sorts of other inspiring things and while on ...

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Crawling is one of those milestones in a baby's life that opens up a completely new world for them. First time parents may hope their baby starts moving - like it's a sign of super smarts in their child - but I felt a little differently. Parents who have older children know that once that baby starts moving on his own, it also opens a whole new ...

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Grocery shopping is a necessary chore that every family needs to do. But if you take the time to get yourself organized before you head out to the store, you'll save yourself time on this weekly errand and you'll save money too because you will only buy exactly what you need! In this post I am going to share with you my favorite tips on how to ...

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Most grown-ups don’t spend a lot of time reflecting on their childhood. They may have a few really great standout memories or a few that make them really sad, but by and large, many people go through their day-to-day without thinking too much about their early years. One thing that often inspires strong memories of childhood for adults is having ...

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