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I have had the amazing experience of giving birth three times. Each birth was very different and incredible. No matter how much I prepared for birth, I always walked away with new information. As a birth photographer, I continue to learn about birth with each one I attend. I asked doula Shannon Moyer Szemenyei, of Sweet Stella's, to share ...

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Apparently, there has been some misconception that having a baby early in life causes health problems down the road. Apparently, there has been some misconception that having a baby early in life causes health problems down the road. Honestly, I hadn't really heard this myth before, but overall, I know there is a lot of misunderstanding ...

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Being a mom is a lot about sacrifice: giving up “me” time to go to 8 a.m. football games, spending the money you saved for that cute clutch you saw at DSW for light up character shoes you actually kinda hate, rescheduling your pedicure and living with scaly feet for another weekend to stay home and hold your son’s hair while he barfs ...

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Have you ever wondered just exactly how fertile you are? I mean, really, who hasn't? Even after having a baby, many women experience secondary infertility, so honestly, there aren't always guarantees when it comes to pregnancy. (Story of the parenting life, right?) ...

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I remember the moment I found out I was pregnant with my son. My husband and I were preparing to take a trip to visit our parents "up north," and although we were trying to get pregnant, I didn't expect a positive test–I really just needed to know if I needed to bring "supplies" if ...

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I'm in the throes of toddlerhood. My youngest is 2 1/2 and very much in the "terrible, yet terrific, twos." One minute he is asking for hugs and kisses, and the next minute he is running at me full force with fists flying because I turned off his favorite TV show. If you are heading into toddlerhood or are a parent of a toddler, here are some ...

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Recently, we've been having a few issues with getting our children to be respectful and also responsible for their own toys. It feels like my children simply move from one room to another, destroying each one in the process and leaving a tornado of messes behind them. My husband and I feel like we are at our wit's end a little bit, and between ...

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#Badbaby

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016 by from Tales from the Crib
Sometimes those sweet little ones show another side. Every baby has their moments. Their #badbaby moments. Here are a few great examples courtesy of Instagram. ...

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So, some of you are already thinking that I'm a crazy woman, telling you not to hide sex from your kids. You're thinking of all the ways that sounds inappropriate, right? But let me explain. I'm not saying not to value the privacy and intimacy of the sexual relationship. ...

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Often, parents have many dreams for their kids, even before they're born. We want our children to be able to lead healthy lives, to find love and happiness, and to, hopefully, leave a positive mark on the world. There is a lot we can do to help shape the lives of our little ones so that they have those dreams, and some people, myself included, ...

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