5 things to know about baby's coming-home outfit

 

by BabyCenter Guest Blogger posted in Life & Home By Sharon Schneider, Moxie Jean CEO Each time I've brought a baby home from the hospital--I've done it three times now--I learned something new about what we really needed. First, you will be relieved to know you don’t need baby clothes for the time you are... Read more » The post 5...

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The 6 stages of pregnancy sleep every woman experiences

 

by Melissa Willets posted in Pregnancy When you find out you are pregnant, it's like being sentenced to nine months of majorly messed-up sleep. No, make that a year, or more. Because once baby arrives, it's not as if the likelihood you'll get any beauty rest improves. Here are the stages of pregnancy sleep every woman can... Read...

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Why you should never, ever, swing a child by the arms

 

by Michelle Stein posted in Parenting My family learned the hard way just how easy it is for a little kid's arm to pop out of place and end up with nursemaid's elbow. Also known as radial head dislocation or a pulled elbow, nursemaid's elbow happens when the radius slips out of its normal place at the elbow... Read more » The post Why...

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7 lazy parenting hacks that will help save your sanity

 

by Michelle Stein posted in Parenting As a mom of three young children, I've picked up little tidbits of wisdom here and there to make things easier on myself. Call it lazy if you want. But the way I see it, anything that takes away even a little bit of daily stress is golden. Here are... Read more » The post 7 lazy parenting hacks that...

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We brought our toddler on date night: A tale of chaos and misery

 

by Becky Vieira posted in Parenting “Hurry,” I begged my husband. “He’s almost done eating, and that’s our last defense. Once the food goes we’re screwed.” I was desperate. Pleading, even. “We have to get out of here. Now.” We weren’t in true peril, or being cornered by a wild animal. Though you’d think that... Read more » The post We...

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Want your child to help with the chores? Call Batman

 

by Maggie Downs posted in Life Having trouble getting your child to perform even the simplest chores or tasks? Send out the Bat Signal. Seriously, get Batman involved. New research has found that kids between the ages of 4 and 6 perform better during boring tasks when dressed as Batman, according to this Quartz article.... Read...

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Toddler gave Olympic-gold-medalist mom Kikkan Randall a special pep talk

 

by Betsy Shaw posted in Life A cool thing happened at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. The only mother competing for Team U.S.A. won a gold medal together with her teammate, Jessie Diggins, in the Nordic team sprint competition. Randall's 22-month-old son, Breck, despite having traveled the world with her for two... Read...

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The parenting battles I'm losing and might never win

 

by Charlie Brooks posted in Parenting I can’t be the only person who walks away from certain talks with my kids and thinks "Oh my God...I am seriously messing these children up." Right? There are always going to be parenting battles I feel like I'm losing. That has to be true of just about every parent... Read more » The post The...

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Why does everyone get so excited when I say I'm having a boy?

 

by Melissa Willets posted in Pregnancy As a mom of all girls, I'm used to seeing this expression when I announce I'm pregnant with yet another girl: It's the underwhelmed, slightly sympathetic look of someone who assumes I was heart-set on having a boy. Since I have girls. And obviously, if I'm not pregnant with a boy, I must... Read...

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To the mom with the "bad" sleeper

 

by Deidra Romero posted in Parenting I expected my son to sleep through the night when he was 8 weeks old, like all the books said he should. Like most of my friends said he would. I waited. And waited. And waited. Weeks passed. Then months. Then I went into disaster recovery mode. How could... Read more » The post To the mom with the...

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"It will all work out" and other lies we tell our kids

 

by BabyCenter Guest Blogger posted in Parenting By Lisa Meyers Johnson A while back, my daughter had her first misunderstanding with a good friend at school. It was drama filled and, in her young mind, the end of their friendship. She didn’t have perspective, just hurt feelings and sadness. As it is with most young... Read more » The...

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7 stages of denial when you get a big fat negative pregnancy test

 

by Michelle Stein posted in Pregnancy I consider myself a realist. Most of the time. When it comes to taking pregnancy tests, though, I'm a hopeless optimist -- to the point of slap-some-sense-into-that-woman denial. As you read my cycle of insanity, below, please keep in mind that this all seems perfectly reasonable to me in the moment.... Read...

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Photos: Mom births 10-pound baby at home, and, well, it hurt

 

by Melissa Willets posted in Mom Stories When I saw a photo, taken by Washington, D.C. metro area-based photographer Micah Simmons, of a woman in labor, on her knees beside a tub, while her husband watched her from inside the tub, um, yeah. I basically had to know the back story. It turns out Brett,... Read more » The post Photos: Mom...

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7 thoughts every parent has while trapped by a sleeping baby

 

by Michelle Stein posted in Mom Stories Several times per day, I find myself trapped in the rocker-glider in my baby's bedroom because my 9-month-old has finally succumbed to a nap. And I don't dare move a muscle. Anyone who has  a high-needs baby like mine (or just a crappy napper) has probably found themselves in... Read more » The...

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Instant Pot mac 'n' cheese will change your life (in 4 minutes!)

 

by Lindsay Weiss posted in Life We've had two snow days in a row over here, so some warm comfort food was definitely in order for our bone-chilled, stir-crazy souls. While grocery shopping earlier in the week, I had noticed Kraft is making a shredded cheese that is "perfect for melting" because it contains a... Read more » The post...

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