Katelynne Shepard

Katelynne has been trying to get the hang of this raising kids thing since 2007 but spends most of her time wondering who stole her copy of Parenting 101. When she’s not playing referee for her two children or writing all the words, she fantasizes about a full night’s sleep, uninterrupted showers, and triple venti caramel macchiatos with coconut milk.

Katelynne has been trying to get the hang of this raising kids thing since 2007 but spends most of her time wondering who stole her copy of Parenting 101. When she’s not playing referee for her two children or writing all the words, she fantasizes about a full night’s sleep, uninterrupted showers, and triple venti caramel macchiatos with coconut milk.

Whether you're in the newborn trenches with your first or are a mom of multiple children ranging from toddlers to teens, an extra set of hands (and eyes and ears) can be invaluable. This is especially true for single parents, those whose spouses are gone a lot, and people who don't have friends or family close by. While it may seem a little odd at ...

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Valentine's Day comes around every year on February 14th, and whether you see this is a good or bad thing can largely depend on your relationship status, or lack thereof. Even if you don't usually mark the holiday at all, it can still be a difficult day to deal with as a single person. Here are three tips to make it a little easier — and maybe ...

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If you're single on Valentine's Day, it can be very tempting to just try to opt out altogether, but if you have kids, this probably isn't an option. The stores are full of chocolates, teddy bears, and heart-shaped balloons, and most schools and daycares have some type of Valentine's Day activities that are going to let your children know ...

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While it may seem like it's never-ending when you're in it, the holiday season only lasts 32 days between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year. If you're like the average American family, you've got family dinners to attend, shopping to do, presents to wrap, a tree to chop down, and decorations to put up — and then take down. ...

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Period tracking apps are a dime a dozen, but quality fertility charting apps are a little harder to come by —until now. If you're interested in the fertility awareness method or natural family planning but want to spend less time charting, the new FDA-approved fertility app Natural Cycles may be a good fit. ...

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If your child has a birthday somewhere in this busy season, it often just means more stress and shopping for you and a feeling of being lost in the shuffle for your child. But it doesn't have to. Here are four easy ways to make holiday birthdays special. ...

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Knowing your options is the first step to deciding if co-sleeping is right for your family and if so, which method will work best in your house. ...

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Tongue and lip ties are not uncommon in babies, and - if left untreated - can cause issues with speech and oral health later on. However, they may not always be immediately physically visible, and that's why it's important to know the other symptoms to look for. ...

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Tongue and lip ties are incredibly common, and many babies go undiagnosed for months and sometimes even years. However, that little piece of extra skin can wreak havoc on your breastfeeding relationship. Here are some common issues that can be a sign that you should have your baby checked for a tie. ...

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You already know it's important to watch your sugar intake and get plenty of veggies, but what about when it comes to getting your recommended yearly screenings? Experts recommend women see their family doctor annually for a regular physical as well as their OBGYN for a yearly pelvic exam and any other tests — like HPV and STD screening — that ...

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