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"Oh my gosh, is he OK?"

I rushed into the hospital room to find the pair of panicked parents bent over their son's crib, frantic as they waved me over.

"He keeps catching his breath, is he OK?" they asked.

As an OB nurse, I've seen a lot of normal and even "abnormal" things that newborns do. Luckily, however, ...

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No matter how clean and organized your home is before you have children, once kids enter the picture, everything changes. Parenting is exhausting. During the quiet moments, the last thing you want to do is scrub a toilet or dust the blinds. In fact, I don't even know if we have any cleaning products for dusting in the house right now! Don't get ...

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I had a feeling I might hear an argument or two today. My little one is getting some new teeth in, and my older one misses her daddy fiercely. He has to travel a lot this summer and, although we are surrounded by family, nothing compares to him. We are not whole without him, and that's hard when you're 8.

It was one of those mornings when ...

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There's no doubt about it -- we all experience pregnancy a little differently.

For some of us, pregnancy is the best time in our lives. For others, it's about gritting our teeth and moving one swollen ankle after the other toward the finish line. 

But there are some pretty amazing parts about being pregnant. Real moms share what ...

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Every parent has a tipping point. It might be a certain time of day, like during that ten-minute window of time where you will probably late for school or miss the bus if shoes aren’t on and tied immediately. It might be when you’re trying to cook dinner, clean the dishes, and supervise homework while keeping the toddler entertained. Or ...

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As the due date of my third child quickly approaches, I can't help but feel anxious yet hopeful that I will be able to have another successful VBAC. A VBAC is a vaginal delivery after a previous cesarean section. It is also known as a vaginal trial of labor after cesarean (TOLAC). Studies show the success rate of a VBAC is between 60 and 80% ...

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The Minions are coming! The Minions are coming! Even grown-ups find it hard to resist those adorable yellow creatures. If your child has been noticing them everywhere, get ready for the new Minions movie with a viewing of the flick that introduced the world to the yellow army: Despicable Me.

There are plenty of ways to make the evening ...

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It had been a long day already -- taking two kids under 4 to a water park for three hours in the Texas sun. My husband and I were both exhausted and ready to no longer hear the chatter of little children's voices -- ours included. We were also excited, planning to relax and enjoy our date night together, which involved ordering a pizza and ...

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Why is it that we bond to family, specifically our children and siblings? For moms, can you really expect there to be a bond between you and your baby just because you carried, fed, hoped for, worried about, and gave birth to them? Yes. That's beyond obvious. 

But in order to continue to create a deep and lasting bond, there are certain ...

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Last week, I wrote an article on 8 Must Photograph Moments This Summer. As a photographer and mom, I often feel overwhelmed about the amount of photos that are sitting on my computer. Sadly, just last year, my external hard drive became damaged, and I lost over 20,000 family photos. I am sure more than one of your friends has a story like this ...

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