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The Nightmares of Surrogacy and the Psychological Thriller: Inconceivable

What was it like the first time you had to leave your child in the care of others? Were you terrified by the thought of someone else tending to your child’s needs? Did you have a trusted family member that you knew would do a great job? As mothers, most …

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Unique Baby Shower Gifts and Clever Gift Wrapping Ideas

Before I had kids, I was pretty clueless when it came to shopping for a baby shower. I just bought whatever was on the registry and stuffed it in a bag. Now, I have a better idea of what new moms need, and I like to share some of my …

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BabyBeauty

Hospital Bag Essentials I Regret Not Packing the First Time I Had a Baby

During my first pregnancy, a friend told me that they were packing a brand new nightgown and pearls in their hospital bag along with their makeup, hair dryer, and curling iron. In my ever not-so-subtle way, I rolled my eyes and asked, “What the hell is wrong with you?” She …

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BabyCamping

The Most Useful Camping Essentials for Your Mini-Adventurer

It can be isolating to have a baby…especially your first. It is tricky to go anywhere. I was terrified of my son catching germs and getting sick any time we stepped foot outside the house. Plus, I was always a mess trying to get out the door with the two …

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Let Go Of Mommy Guilt and Choose What is Best For Your Baby

When you were a new mom, how much advice did you receive? Probably a lot and most of it unsolicited. Did you find yourself struggling to decide whether or not to breastfeed or bottle feed? For many that choice is easy, but for the rest of us, it doesn’t go …

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BabyBeauty

Natural Skincare to Help Prevent Stretchmarks During Pregnancy

Somehow, I have found myself on the cusp of 30 and expecting my second child. It feels like just yesterday I was graduating from college without a care in the world…Except, when I look in the mirror, I am beginning to see all of those years on my face. My skin …

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Your Child’s Baby Teeth Could Be A Potential Cure

In the whirlwind of my pregnancy, I never got around to researching how to store my son’s umbilical cord for the potential use of its stem cells. I was certain that I had lost my chance. From time to time I felt a pang of guilt as I considered the …

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An Honest Look at Motherhood the Second Time Around

It’s hard to describe all of the ways in which motherhood is different the second (or third, or fourth) time around. Sure, the semantics may be the same but for most women, the experiences are vastly different. The first child comes in like a tornado, completely altering life forever. I …

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Are you doing all you can to help your child succeed?

“Children learn more quickly during their early years than any other time in life.” – Facts For Life Global Are you doing all you can to help your child succeed? Parents often rely on school to provide the abundance of their child’s education, but without a basic introduction to academics …

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Potty Training…The Struggle Is Real

“My two-year-old son, newly potty trained, told me he needed a wee in the park. I stood him by a tree and he promptly pooed all over my shoes. Needless to say, we went straight home.” – Metro That is pretty much potty training in a nutshell. It is exhausting …

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How Wee Blessing is Preventing Changing Room Meltdowns

“Having a baby is like getting a tattoo on your face. You really need to be certain it’s what you want before you commit.” Elizabeth Gilbert I love this quote because it basically sums up parenthood. Before you have kids, you hear all the time how hard it is, but …

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9 Terrible Baby Shower Ideas

I admit, my family has an odd sense of humor. When my sister announced she was pregnant recently, the ladies in the family got together to discuss a baby shower. In between the baby shower gifts, cute game ideas and delicious menu items, we got a little sidetracked by the …

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What To Do When Your Toddler Rejects Table Food

Wouldn’t it be nice if babies came with an instruction manual? For my son especially, the “What to Feed Me” chapter would be well dog-eared. Getting him to eat has always been a challenge, often times leaving me wondering if he was getting enough or even too much. These concerns …

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When Introducing Textured Foods to Baby Isn’t a Piece of Cake

It’s hard to believe that my baby is already nine months old. As much as it saddens me to see him grow up, it’s also so incredibly fun. So hard to believe he used to be this tiny six-pound bundle of squish and now we’re busy baby-proofing with a new …

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Unique DIY Baby Shower Gifts for Boys and Girls

DIY Baby Shower Gifts With a whopping six babies being born to my family in the next year I am fondly calling it “The Year of Babies.” Okay, maybe it’s not the most original title but I am exhausting my creativity on the perfect shower gifts. Part of me is …

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Camping with a Toddler and the Stroller that Saved Us

Having you ever gone camping with a toddler? What’s that…? No, because you’re not crazy. Well, we just might be. Camping isn’t the best vacation for a toddler, but we live for the great outdoors. My husband is director for our county’s park system which means we spend our summers …

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