Family Blogs

If you're having a hard time being pregnant right now, let me just say, I hear you. Pregnancy can be very, very difficult. From physical challenges to the emotions and fears that surround parenthood and pregnancy, it can be a hard nine or ten months. So when you're feeling down, here are a few things to keep in mind. ...

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Before your little one was born, you probably heard the advice that you should “sleep when the baby sleeps” over and over. But what the advice givers probably didn’t address is what to do if you have a short napper for a baby. If you’re the proud parent of a little one who gets by on 15-20 minute naps throughout the day you probably feel a ...

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A mom sits in my office, flooded with tears. She uses words like, “overwhelming”, “anger”, and “outbursts”. She describes interactions that trigger anxiety for her, sometimes resulting in panic attacks. She tries to find the balance. She tries to remain calm, mindful, and present. She tries … but she always feels like she comes up ...

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When you have your baby, you will probably be a little more than overwhelmed at the hospital. Not only has your entire life changed in the space of a few hours, but you are adjusting to meeting a new family member, as well as trying to heal physically and absorb all the information you could possibly need for the next 18 years of your life. No ...

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There is no shortage of adorable photos of the royal tots, Prince George and Princess Kate. Obviously Kate and William stuck with tradition and opted for traditional names for their little ones. But there are many royally-inspired options. Get inspired for your own prince or princess with these 6 names inspired by royalty. ...

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I remember when I was nearing the end of my first pregnancy - I was excited, scared, and soaking up all the information I could about the next stage: labor and birth. The idea terrified me, I'm not going to lie. It didn't have a lot of experience with this whole thing - and being the first of my friends and siblings to have a baby, I relied a lot ...

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When thinking about your baby's room there are so many decisions to make: Should we use bumpers or not? What should the theme be? Will we use a glider or rocker? One other question should be on your mind: How will the color of my baby's nursery impact the feel and mood of the room - and my baby? ...

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Baby showers are a wonderful way to celebrate a soon-to-arrive baby. Many moms-to-be enjoy getting a little dressed up, grabbing a decorated cupcake, and enjoying an afternoon of stories, advice, and gifts. However, not all moms look forward to their shower. For some people, the thought of being the center of attention brings more anxiety than ...

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Babies are hard work. I have four children, and you would think I would be used to how much work kids under 1 year old are, but here I sit with my 8-month-old and am still surprised. Yes, he wants my attention at all times of the day. If he gets sick or doesn't feel totally 100%, he will scream unless he's held--it's to be expected sometimes when ...

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If you happen to search "peanut ball" on Instagram, you will see one of two things: Delicious peanut butter chocolate balls for desert or A curiously-shaped exercise ball Unfortunately, the exercise ball is not a delicious dessert, but it may be even better, because it's a new tool designed to help women in labor. ...

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