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Newborn babies are perfect. Tiny ears, tiny noses, tiny wrists, and itty-bitty fingers and toes. The first time you lay eyes on your baby you’ll probably be overcome with just how little they are. You’ll be mesmerized. A few days or weeks later, though, you’ll likely begin to feel more puzzled than mesmerized when it comes time to cut your ...

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Research shows every 3 minutes a child is diagnosed with cancer worldwide. It’s likely that one of those children goes to your child’s school or dance studio, that one of those children is your nephew or neighbor, or even that one of those children is your own. A diagnosis can be painful, overwhelming, and confusing. But there is help for ...

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I can still remember each morning like it was yesterday, when I stood in the washroom, holding tightly onto the pregnancy test that showed I was finally pregnant. Each time it happened, I stood in awe, not really believing it, but so ready for the new chapter of growing a baby, hopeful it would work. It doesn't seem to matter how many times ...

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When I became the mother of a son, I was pretty terrified. After having two daughters, I felt certain that I knew nothing of the ways of boys. Would we talk about? What would we play? And horror of horrors -- would he pee on me when I changed his diaper? Luckily for me, things worked out just fine. Incredibly, I actually have not gotten peed on ...

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Whoever coined the phrase "no use crying over spilled milk" obviously never spent any time strapped to a breast pump. Any mama who has gone through the challenges of pumping knows that every drop collected is worth more than gold. So when your husband accidentally dumps out the four ounces (four ounces!) that you left sitting on the counter and ...

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There are several reasons why following EverydayFamily on Pinterest is a smart idea. For example, maybe your family right now is begging you to make breakfast, and you know that pancakes and eggs will make them happy, but you want to go the extra mile and put a little spin on their favorite dish. So you turn to Pinterest, which is exactly what I ...

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As a mom of three boys, there are always cuts, bumps, and bruises to tend to. My boys push all the limits of gravity when it comes to the playground. They are rule breakers - the slide is for climbing on, the swings are for jumping off of, and wood chips are meant to be thrown. In a study, Hudson, Thompson, & Mack (1997), estimated that a child is ...

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I was a security object kind of kid. I had a pink blanket that traveled around the house with me. I had a stuffed Curious George by my side at all times. I even had a tiny little mouse with the fur rubbed almost clean off his head. His name was Freddy. I was an introvert before people understood introversion, and these security objects provided ...

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We've got a list of some of the most useful items that will help breastfeeding and pumping moms both in those early days and throughout their breastfeeding relationship. ...

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One parenting challenge that I've faced in the past couple of years is teaching my children responsibility. I want to instill this in them at an early age because I believe teaching them this is guiding them to a life of independence and reliability. ...

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