How to teach your children to swim before age 3

 

by Sabrina Garibian posted in Products Want to learn how to teach your children to swim before age 3? I'm going to tell you. My daughter can easily swim the short length of our pool underwater. She can tread water for at least a minute. Although she sort of looks like she's drowning, she's perfectly... Read more »

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Prepare to be captivated by stunning backyard birth photos

 

by Melissa Willets posted in Pregnancy After having an unsatisfactory and impersonal hospital birth experience with her first child that included being pressured to get an epidural while in labor, mom Gini Rothenberger decided on a backyard birth in a birthing pool for her second delivery. She explained to BabyCenter about her son's hospital...

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Stop everything! Coffee-infused wine is a thing (and I tried it)

 

by Lindsay Weiss posted in Products I love coffee. I go to bed excited about my cup of coffee the next morning. I love wine. Red wine only, but it's the thing I missed most about being pregnant. So I almost died when I read that two of my favorite things were getting married. That's... Read more »

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Mom's depression can affect kid's IQ, study says

 

by Claudia Boyd-Barrett posted in Parenting Here's another reason to seek help if you think you're suffering from depression: A new study suggests being depressed could hinder your child's brain development. Researchers with the University of California San Diego School of Medicine studied almost 900 Chilean women and their children. Every five...

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Why can't my husband read my mind?

 

by Betsy Shaw posted in Parenting Life would be soooo much easier if my husband could just read my mind. I mean, after spending the past 20 years together, 16 of them raising children and engaging in the relentlessly logistical calculations required to get ourselves and those kids from point A to point B on... Read more »

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5 safe toothpaste choices for babies and toddlers

 

by Molly Balint posted in Products & Prizes Toothbrushing with my toddler is quite a chore. We've graduated from the "lockjaw" stage wherein she refuses to open her mouth for me to brush her teeth and entered the "I eat toothpaste for fun" stage. And I'm completely mortified to admit, I've even caught her sucking... Read more »

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My 5-year-old doppelgänger is the twin I prayed for

 

by Kelly Wilbanks posted in Parenting I always thought it would be wonderful to have an identical twin. I envisioned late nights, secret languages, and someone I could switch places with like in Parent Trap. I didn't know I had a 30-year wait ahead of me, but I finally got the twin I'd always hoped... Read more »

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I thought I was just overwhelmed but it was postpartum anxiety

 

by Brandi Riley posted in Pregnancy I thought what I was feeling was normal. Going from having one child to having two was a challenge for any mom, right? And not having the desire to get dressed or do my hair was typical for a new mom. I had a tough pregnancy that included a... Read more »

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Thanks to Tammy Duckworth, infants are now allowed on the Senate floor

 

by Michelle Stein posted in Parenting Tammy Duckworth is a woman of firsts. The Illinois Democrat recently became the first sitting U.S. Senator to give birth. Back in 2012, the Iraq war veteran was the first Asian-American woman elected to Congress in Illinois. Duckworth was also the first disabled woman elected to Congress, as well... Read...

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5 big diaper bags that can do overnight duty

 

by Joyce Slaton posted in Products The not-so-dirty little secret of the diaper bag world is that these days, parents would really prefer not to buy a diaper bag at all. Who wants to carry something with the word "diaper" in it? It's not sexy, charming, stylish, cute, or any of the words you'd probably... Read more »

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5 things I learned after my unexpected c-section

 

by Laura Falin posted in Pregnancy April is C-Section Awareness Month, which got me thinking about my own unexpected c-section. I feel like mine was more unusual than most, because I had already delivered three very healthy (although slow!) babies without having one. C-section was the furthest thing from my mind. My husband and I... Read...

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Experts warn hand dryers are high-speed poo particle sprayers

 

by Whitney Barthel posted in Parenting Say it ain't so! Well, I wish I could...but it's true. It appears that in an attempt to save the environment we silly humans have been spraying our newly-washed hands with poop air. Earlier this month scientific journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology published a study that found our restroom... Read...

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How do you feed your family during spring sports season?

 

by Tara Shafer posted in Parenting I hate meal planning during spring sports season. I hate it so much. The dash between school, sports fields, pools, and all the rest is pretty intense. By the time we all get home and there is still homework to consider I have kind of had it. Too often,... Read more »

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Amanda Seyfried carves out one-on-one time for her firstborn -- a dog

 

by Sara McGinnis posted in Parenting Most pets-only parents have the best of intentions toward their furry creatures when they decide to add a human baby to the mix. But then life just happens. Somewhere between the newborn up-all-nights and the hectic nature of toddlerhood, the daily walking schedule falls to the wayside and the... Read...

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Ready to be spellbound by clear drape c-section photos?

 

by Melissa Willets posted in Pregnancy Cesarean births are often associated with fear. Many moms-to-be, myself included, feel if they need a c-section, they will be robbed of the beautiful birth experience they envisioned. Doula and photographer Tracy Abney's recently captured birth photos will make you believe c-sections can be beautiful, bonding...

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