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.

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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Babywearing is a very natural practice that has been used every day in cultures across the world for thousands of years. However, like breastfeeding, just because it's natural doesn't mean it's easy or intuitive. Depending on the type of babywearing you want to do, there can be a steep learning curve. Here are some key things to keep in mind to ...

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As you may have guessed from the somewhat scary sounding name, bacterial vaginosis is a bacterial infection that occurs in the vagina and is technically considered an STD. A little less than one-third of women aged 14-49 will be infected at some point, according to the Centers for Disease Control, but understanding more about the infection is the ...

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You already know that you may have latch issues or to be prepared for cluster feeding, but what about those challenges people don't tell you about? Here are four things I wish I would have known when I started nursing. ...

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A full 75 percent of women experience a yeast infection at some point in their lives. While the symptoms are certainly uncomfortable and can interfere with your daily activities, yeast infections are usually very easy to treat. Yeast infections are caused by an overgrowth of candida, and women commonly experience vaginal yeast infections; however, ...

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The American Cancer Society recommends that women have their first mammogram at age 45 — earlier if there is a family history of breast cancer — and every year after until age 55 at which point the mammograms can be every two years. You already know that getting a mammogram is an important part of protecting your health, but the first time can ...

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It's no secret that what you eat can make a big difference in how you feel. Eating well increases your mood and energy levels, makes it easier to fall and stay asleep, and it can even make it easier to get pregnant. In today's diet-worshiping culture, though, it can be hard to tell which way to eat is best. Should you go keto for carbs? Is Paleo ...

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