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First Time Breastfeeding Secrets to Success

When it comes to first time breastfeeding, some women are blessed with a natural ability to produce white gold on command. For the rest of us, we have to work at it, or just know a few of these secrets to success. Motherhood is a journey that never stops teaching …

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An Active DIY Sight Word Game to Play Outdoors

This active outdoor DIY Sight Word Game is a super way to help engage children that are on the cusp of early reading but may find themselves more interested in other activities. If your child or little ones you care for happen to be really into vehicles, wagons, bikes – …

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9 Adorable Ideas For Your Baby Gender Reveal Party

Discovering the gender of your baby is one of the most exciting moments in parenthood, and to be able to share the moment in a celebration is such an amazing feeling. Carrying a child is such a magical and strange experience. There is this little tiny human inside you, and …

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Encouraging Young Children to Learn Through Play Every Day

Back to School is on just about every parent’s mind right, but what about the younger children who aren’t quite ready for school yet? While it is easy to get caught up in preparing your school age child for the new year, it is never too early to start encouraging …

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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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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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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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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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