How do you know when you're done having babies?

 

by BabyCenter Guest Blogger posted in Parenting By Jamie Lincow The other day, as I was moving burp clothes, receiving blankets, and crib sheets to make room for the big boy clothes that my youngest will be wearing this winter, I found myself again wrestling with the family size question that has often been posed... Read more »

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Die laughing along with me at 8 great pregnancy brain stories

 

by Whitney Barthel posted in Pregnancy My husband looked worried as he said "Don't ever tell anyone you did that." So, what else would I do with one of my most recent pregnancy brain moments? Yep, I told everyone. I punched my mom’s phone number into my cellphone. I waited, and waited, and waited. Why... Read more »

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6 tips for a fun, safe & not-too-spooky Halloween with little kids

 

by Michelle Stein posted in Parenting Halloween is just around the corner. Which means if you're a parent of young children — and if your family gets into Halloween as much as mine does —  you're probably getting pretty pumped about costumes, pumpkin carving and candy. Right now is the perfect time to gradually introduce... Read more »

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This easy pumpkin pull-apart bread recipe will make you a hero

 

by Lindsay Weiss posted in Life I am pretty much a hero in my house today since I actually made these for breakfast. This is a major feat in my house because my oldest begins school at 7:40, meaning we have to leave the house at 7:15. So breakfast of any kind that requires actual... Read more »

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Mom hilariously spoofs her little brother's photo shoots

 

by Laura Falin posted in Life We may all be adults here. And lots of us may spend our days (hours? Minutes?) breaking up bickering between our fighting children. But that doesn't mean we don't still like to mess with our own siblings whenever we get a chance. I know I do. So does Katina Behm.... Read more »

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5 important ways to take care of yourself in the third trimester

 

by Jamie Reed posted in Pregnancy Entering the third trimester is like advancing to a graduate course in pregnancy. You've passed the initial "intro" courses in the first trimester and flew through the tests and preparations required in the second. Now, the end is in sight and it's both thrilling and terrifying! Probably the last... Read...

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All kids are superheroes when they trick-or-treat for UNICEF

 

by Tara Shafer posted in Parenting I remember the childlike thrills of Halloween so well, including the excitement of those orange UNICEF collection boxes. I have a distinct memory of the pride I took in kid empowerment -- walking up and down the back stairs in my apartment building with my orange box in hand,... Read more »

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Beautiful mom-and-baby photos show once and for all that fed is best

 

by Melissa Willets posted in Parenting During Breastfeeding Awareness Month in August, some moms, including me, feel left out. Although she is a breastfeeding mom to four, Australia-based photographer Gina Bryer has many friends who cannot breastfeed. That is how she and her friend Steph came up with the idea to put together a "Fed Is Best"......

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Planning a family is never what you expect

 

by Kelly Wilbanks posted in Pregnancy The other day I ran into a friend at a going-out-of-business sale. We had snatches of conversation as I tried to keep my 2-year-old in the store and make selections at the same time. My friend has a little boy, just a little younger than my 2-year-old, and is currently... Read more »

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15 peaceful nursery palettes inspired by autumn

 

by Joyce Slaton posted in Products There's a reason so many "leaf-peepers" travel to fall-color regions in September, October, and November -- the changing colors make it look like the whole world's on fire. If you're decorating a nursery for an autumn baby, you might find inspiration in nature -- the bright orange of a... Read more »

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You'll want to try the "Yes Half Hour" after reading this mom's experience

 

by Michelle Stein posted in Parenting In response to actress Jennifer Garner posting on Instagram about the "Yes Day" she had with her kids, one mom has tested out a more feasible concept: The "Yes Half Hour." Amy Betters-Midtvedt -- a mom of five from Appleton, Wisconsin -- tried out this abbreviated version with her... Read more »

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Mothering as a #MeToo: Can we make the next generation better?

 

by Maggie Downs posted in Parenting Certainly you've seen the posts on social media by now. #MeToo My feeds across every platform have been filled with them – women, and some men, sharing stories of abuse and assault, as well as those raising a hand to be counted among those who have been abused or assaulted.... Read more »

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Evivo infant probiotic: What you need to know

 

by Ashleigh Evans posted in Products My infant son, Liam, is my very last baby, so I'm determined to nurse as long as possible -- but he has an issue with reflux, which makes it hard. Our doctor recommended a probiotic for him at his second appointment. She suggested that it might help his stomach... Read more »

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10 photos that celebrate the beauty of mothers WILL make you cry

 

by Carolyn Robertson posted in Parenting Each summer, photographers Aimee and Jenna Hobbs work on putting moms back in the picture through a project -- a labor of love, really -- they call "A Mother’s Beauty." Several years ago, the sisters-in-law, who are based in Alberta, Canada and co-own Hobbs Photography, began to notice that... Read...

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Epidurals don't prolong childbirth, study finds

 

by Claudia Boyd-Barrett posted in Pregnancy If you get an epidural to reduce labor pain, don't worry about it prolonging the birth process or increasing your risk of needing an intervention such as a C-section, a new study concludes. Researchers in Boston randomly assigned 400 women to receive either an epidural anesthetic or a saline... Read...

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