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Before I had my first kid, I knew I would breastfeed. "Breast is best" was the cry of my mom friends, my OBGYN, and every baby site out there. I completely agreed. I knew breastmilk was the absolute best thing...
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Happy Mother’s Day to you, too. Yes, I’m talking to you, the woman who expected to be dressing a baby bump or even holding a newborn this weekend. I want to wish you a Happy Mother’s Day. To the millions of women...
We can't learn everything about parenting in advance, but there's one thing I wish I had been prepared for. The febrile seizure. Why are parents not talking about this?! The First Febrile Seizure On the evening of December 20, 2018, everything...
Like many of you, this was a year of simplifying for my family. We carefully waded through piles of our unused belongings and made our goal living with less. Our oldest son (who is the king of hoarding lids...
First off, let me just say that I am SO fortunate to have been able to breastfeed two babies until they were a year old without complication. I do really enjoy the convenience of being able to feed my...
Anyone with kids in childcare knows this sentence: "Sick children need to stay home until symptom-free for 24 hours." I have 3 kids. Sometimes one runs a fever for 2 hours and is fine for the rest of the day....
I'm currently pregnant with Baby #3 and slightly panicking about having a "right-smack-dab-in-the-middle-of-holiday-craziness" baby. But it's fine. It's fine. Everything's fine. I'm fine. Its nothing a little planning and lowering of expectations can't help! When you know you're having...
My husband and I went into marriage knowing that we would adopt our first child. When we were ready to start growing our family, we contacted an agency and we were sent a giant stack of paperwork. We were...
"So what do you DO with them?" -everyone ever, when they find out I work with toddlers on speech and language. As a practicing early intervention speech pathologist, I get a lot of questions about language stimulation that parents can...

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