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I Was the Perfect Mom … and Then I Had Kids

Saturday, May 9th, 2015 by from Baby Steps

Four short years. That's how long I've been a parent -- just four short years. And, somehow, I am a completely different version of myself than I was before I started procreating. You would think you would know who you are after 25 years, but there's something about gaining the label of "mom" that really changes your whole perspective on ...

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Vacation Dreaming? Here Are 7 Ways to Save For Your Family Vacation!

Saturday, May 9th, 2015 by from Thrifty Mom's Two Cents

As I sit here in the freezing-cold Northeast, watching snow fall outside of my window, I can't help but look ahead and dream big about our summer vacation! But when it comes to living those vacation dreams, they usually cost big money. So today, I am putting together a gameplan to save up those pennies and dollars for a fun summer family ...

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5 Toddler Cups That Won’t Leak – No Matter How Hard They Throw Them

Friday, May 8th, 2015 by from ABC, 123

You finally have your toddler sitting at the dinner table and eating their food. You turn your back and next thing you know, their sippy cup is being thrown across the room and spills all over the floor.

You have enough on your hands with your spirited child and now you have to clean a mess because a product didn't have those moments in ...

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A Perfect Treat: Easy Cinnamon-Swirl Coffee Cake

Friday, May 8th, 2015 by from EverydayFamily Eats

When my older son was born – almost 19 years ago – I was overwhelmed. My daughter had just turned 5, and I had grown used to mothering an independent, capable child. And now here I was, “back in the saddle” again with nighttime feedings, sleep deprivation, and a tiny baby that needed me 24/7.

And I will never forget one ...

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5 Best Things about Summer-Born Babies

Friday, May 8th, 2015 by from Tales from the Crib

When I was trying to conceive my fourth child, my husband and I planned on having a baby in the early summer months, to space out our three older, winter-born children. Infertility struck, and almost 18 months later, we welcomed our fourth winter baby.

I have always wondered how my fourth trimester would have been different if my kids ...

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Win Motherhood: 10 Things All Good Moms Do

Thursday, May 7th, 2015 by from My Mom is Awesome

Mother judging is a thing.

Fact to business, we all do it. We all think we do the best for our kids, and we don't want anyone telling us their way is better.

Personally, I'm a to-each-her-own type of mama. I take care of mine, you take care of yours, and as long as yours aren't throwing sand at mine on the playground, we're all ...

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This Doctor Thinks He Has the Cure for SIDS

Thursday, May 7th, 2015 by from Blog from the Belly

SIDS is one of the most tragic occurrences of our modern day life, claiming 3,500 babies a year. For parents and caregivers, the fear of simply laying their babies down to sleep never disappears. Each and every time I lay my daughter down for a nap, I am listening, watching, and waiting with a silent prayer that she will wake up. 

It's ...

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How to Kick Mom Guilt to the Curb

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 by from Baby Steps

You know that feeling you get when you try and you try, but you still feel like you come up short with your kids? Perhaps you feel like one child takes up more of your time than another, or maybe work pulls you away more than you would like. That feeling gets to of all us at times. That feeling is mom guilt.

All moms experience mom guilt ...

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One Expert Says Co-Sleeping Not A Risk Factor For SIDS

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 by from Blog from the Belly

After four babies, I am what you would call a reluctant co-sleeper.

I have never really liked bed sharing with my babies. I've found that both the baby and I would usually sleep much better once the baby was out of our bed. For some reason, I can't seem to fall into a true sleep when I know the baby is in the bed, and I end up doing an ...

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Reddit Users Reveal Worst Baby Names They’ve Ever Heard

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 by from Blog from the Belly

I am all about naming your baby whatever you want -- it's one of the joys of having a baby. For me, I like to choose names that have meaning and aren't embarrassing when you combine it with the last name or the initials don't spell something naughty. My own personal preference for my kids.

Most times, other parents seem to have the same ...

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