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What Kids Say Dad Should Get for Father’s Day

Thursday, June 18th, 2015 by from My Mom is Awesome
Quick, give Ma Father's Day ideas! It's in three days, and I need ideas. All of the ideas. So I asked the kids. Mine. And everyone else's I could find, too. Here is what they recommend. ...

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6 Parents Share Their Secret to Getting Baby to Sleep

Thursday, June 18th, 2015 by from Tales from the Crib

Before you had your baby, you probably received a lot of warnings about how tired you were going to be. You know going into parenthood that children don't sleep, but until you have your own - it doesn't really sink in.

They take forever to fall asleep, and then when they finally do, they wake up every 20 minutes. They can't tell you ...

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New Policies Say Moms Can Bring Breastfeeding Babies to Work

Thursday, June 18th, 2015 by from Blog from the Belly

One county is taking a new approach to support working mothers alike with a new initiative that would allow breastfeeding mothers to bring their babies to work with them. 

The Allen County Board of Health in Ohio recently developed and approved a contract enabling women to file a request to bring their child to work while breastfeeding, ...

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Should You Try a Walking Epidural?

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 by from Blog from the Belly

When I was pregnant with my first daughter, I chose a nurse-midwife for my healthcare provider. As I approached my due date, she casually asked me if I had any plans for pain control. ...

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20 Great Gift Ideas for the Second Birthday

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 by from Baby Steps

My third son will be turning 2 in just two weeks. I can hardly believe it. It seems that we were just celebrating his first birthday. Since my three boys are all pretty close in age, I usually struggle with coming up with good birthday gifts. After all, half of the time, I just want to go through every room in our house and clear out the toys. ...

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When Are The Most Babies Born?

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 by from Blog from the Belly

When I was a labor and delivery nurse, there were two times of the day that I swear the most babies were born:

Shift change. 

It has never failed. For exhausted nurses coming off of a night shift or for nurses who have been laboring all day with a mother, hoping to be there for the moment of birth, I would pretty much put my money ...

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Natural, Organic, and Chemical-Free Products for Baby, Toddler, and More

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015 by from Blog from the Belly

Looking for baby products that have all the function and fun but none of the chemicals? Check out these natural, organic, and chemical-free options for your little one.

Sandwich Bags - My older kids get a packed lunch every day and I wanted to avoid packing them in plastic containers because of concerns about the safety of chemicals that ...

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5 Things I Want New Moms to Know

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015 by from Blog from the Belly

When you have your first baby, you're in for kind of a whirlwind. It's a new experience that is a little bit frightening mixed with a whole lot of excitement. You've gotten through pregnancy and labor, and now you're staring at this helpless little baby, who only seems to scream no matter what you do.

New motherhood can be very stressful, ...

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How to Enjoy Your Summer Road Trip while Pregnant

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015 by from Blog from the Belly

Road trips are a huge part of summer fun and vacations. Packing up the car, hitting the road to a fun destination, and seeing the sights along the way is a ritual for many couples.

But when you're pregnant, the car road trip isn't as simple as before. As long as you have your doctor's OK to travel, a road trip is still a fun vacation to ...

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Why Free Play is Important During the Summer

Monday, June 15th, 2015 by from Baby Steps

It's that time of year again: While some parents are planning 1970s-inspired summers of long days outside and campouts with friends, others are carefully planning each moment with fun camps and other activities to fill the workdays. And some parents are cruising the racks of their local bookstore in search of the perfect summer-learning ...

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