Family Blogs

I don't watch the news much these days. I love listening to NPR, and I see the CNN alerts pop up on my phone, so I know when to tune in for the good and the bad, but I don't make a daily habit of sitting down to catch up on the stories of the day as my parents did when I was a kid. To be perfectly honest, I find it a bit overwhelming. ...

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I love being clean just as much as the next guy, which is why I'm on the verge of death (and bringing death about to others) because I have not showered since last Saturday.  No, I'm not a recluse that just writes and writes and writes and neglects food and basic hygiene. I am ...

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The best book recommendations come from the mom (blogger!) next door. See what some of the smartest, savviest women we know are reading! ...

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There are so many places to find baby-name inspiration, and classic books, characters, and fairy tales are great places to look. If you fell in love with a character from your favorite fairy tale movie or book at any age, look to that loved story to find the inspiration for your child-to-be's name. Many people ...

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Being a mom is hard work. Being a mom and a cook is even harder work. Being a mom and a cook and a dietitian is really hard work. Being a mom and a cook and a dietitian and taking care of all the things on your to-do list is probably the hardest thing you're going to do! And guess what. ...

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You're pregnant. Food aversions, the discomfort of clothes and shoes, and the fact that staying awake past 9 feels virtually impossible tend to limit your options for planning a night of fun. Chances are it might just be feeling like another hang out on the couch with snacks and a movie kind of night. Believe ...

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  I didn't ask for the blessing of boy motherhood. In fact, when I found out I was pregnant with my first child, I was hoping for a daughter. Just like I was when I was expecting Dude 2. And, again, with Dude 3. Because I desired the experience of being a mother to a ...

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My son is 2 1/2 and still breastfeeding. There are days when I'm utterly exhausted and ready for him to wean. Then there are other moments when I know I am doing the right thing. He is likely my last baby, so I want to savor this time. Breastfeeding beyond a year in the United States, unfortunately, is not common. ...

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If you're planning on writing out a birth plan, allow me to put on my labor-and-delivery-nurse hat for a minute and be your birth plan coach. (Haha, get it?) There are a few things on the other side of the birthing bed that may not be on your radar -- things that your medical team will need to know about, so make sure you don't forget these ...

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Kids are never too young to learn manners. In fact, in a day and age when we are seeing more teenagers lacking in the manners department, it seems more important than ever that parents start early in teaching their children how to interact with the world. The truth is your child will get further in life and will be more respected by adults and ...

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