Family Blogs

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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Life with kids can be stressful. Sometimes it seems that when you’re not rocking, soothing, feeding, or diapering a baby, you’re washing clothes, picking up toys, or cleaning spit-up off of your t-shirt. When things get overwhelming (and trust us, they do) it’s important that you have some go-to tricks to relax, reset, and get ready to ...

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When I took my youngest daughter for her check-up as a baby, I thought I had this parenting thing down pat. On my fourth baby, and perhaps just the teensiest bit smug from my days as a nurse, I fully expected to receive the parenting stamp of approval from our family pediatrician. I stood back, watching as he checked her over, confident that ...

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As a work-at-home mother, there are only a few pockets of time in my day, where I can fully concentrate on my various freelance jobs of writing and coordinating book tours. My children are only 4 1/2 and 2 years old, and although they attend preschool for half days during the week, they are home a lot. How, then, does one squeeze in time when ...

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If one of my children becomes valedictorian, I don’t expect that part of their speech to their classmates will include “and thanks, mom, for the 18 months of breastfeeding. It really made a difference during those calc exams!” If they reach their forties and find themselves cancer-free, I don’t anticipate a call to let me know those late ...

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