Being a disabled mom makes it a lot harder to lose the baby weight

 

by BabyCenter Guest Blogger posted in Parenting by Bree Najera I'll never forget the moment when I looked down and saw my legs in the hospital after delivering my daughter. I had intentionally avoided full-length mirrors after showers for quite sometime during my third trimester, thinking it was better for everyone to not think about... Read...

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My IVF journey part 4: What happens to the body during egg stimulation

 

by Melissa Willets posted in Pregnancy Over the next 8 weeks, we invite you to come along on an IVF journey, step by intense step. From making the decision to go forward with in-vitro fertilization, to the meds involved and what they’re really like, and to finding out whether this emotional and sometimes painful roller coaster ride... Read...

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We need to talk about guns before my child stays in your home

 

by Becky Vieira posted in Parenting "Happy Holidays! Thank you for opening your home to my family. Before we can take you up on your generous offer to stay with you -- for free -- I first have a few questions. I need to know if you have guns in the house. And if so,... Read more »

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When people say "happy holidays," this is what they mean

 

by Charlie Brooks posted in Parenting "Happy holidays" is more than just a phrase people use to be politically correct. It's a recognition of the fact that there are dozens of different holidays that happen at the end of the year. Virtually every culture has some special celebration dedicated to reflection and celebration with our... Read...

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This holiday season I'm saying no, just no

 

by Deidra Romero posted in Parenting Enough is enough, you guys. Christmas is my favorite time of the year and sometimes I end up feeling like Cindy Lou Who, thinking to myself "Isn't it a bit much?" It is too much. The Christmas cards The three dozen parties The kids' school programs The charity events... Read more »

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Celebrate the flavors of Hanukkah with your baby

 

by BabyCenter Guest Blogger posted in Life & Home By Cheryl Moellenbeck Tallman Some people know Hanukkah as the Festival of Lights. They know about the candles lit to commemorate the miracle of the Hanukkah oil that lasted eight days, when it should have only lasted one day. What they might not know, is Hanukkah... Read more »

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A pregnancy Christmas ornament is an impractical gift, and I don't care

 

by Sara McGinnis posted in Products I had zero chill when I found out I was pregnant with our first child. The fact a baby was growing inside of me screamed inside my brain no matter if I were at the grocery store, the library, or cooking breakfast. I wasn't just a person going about their... Read more »

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The first-ever flushable pregnancy test has arrived & it's about time

 

by Michelle Stein posted in Pregnancy If you're anything like me, taking a pregnancy test isn't a one-and-done affair. Between too-early testing and incessant confirmation, I've probably gone through at least a dozen pee sticks per pregnancy. And sadly, all of that plastic has ended up in the landfill. However, times could be changing. That's...

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What is a light table and why do you need one?

 

by Sabrina Garibian posted in Products Remember how you had no idea what Magna-Tiles were a few years ago and then poof! they showed up everywhere, including your child's holiday wish list? Expect the same thing to happen with light tables and panels. Within the next year light tables will be all the rage --... Read more »

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This dad's epic Star Wars Christmas card rules the galaxy!

 

by Melissa Willets posted in Parenting "I'm not a Star Wars fan," said no one ever. Which is why you will love photographer and dad-of-two Josh Rossi's epic Star Wars-themed Christmas card. As Rossi told BabyCenter in an email, he too is a huge fan of Star Wars. So naturally, he says, "I went all out this... Read more »

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You'll never see an elf on my shelf

 

by Maggie Downs posted in Life I can't boast a lot of smug moments as a mom. When I'm not plagued by self-doubt, I'm overcome with mom guilt. Last week my 3-year-old blew his nose on my sweater, and I thought, "Game over. I've failed." But a couple days ago some of my mom friends... Read more »

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This is what it looks like to watch your baby being born

 

by Sara McGinnis posted in Mom Stories After being diagnosed with fibroid tumors as a single 34-year-old, Kim Overton was advised to try for a baby sooner rather than later. That's when the owner of Solo Starting began her path to motherhood on her own, welcoming her first child at the age of 39. A... Read more »

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5 toys to keep homebound kids active during the winter

 

by Kelly Wilbanks posted in Products I'm still having post-traumatic stress syndrome from last year's winter. It snowed and it snowed and it snowed. I love the snow, but being snowbound is a different story. My usually active kids, who get their energy out with daily trips to the park, were stuck inside with their... Read more »

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How to start the day right with your baby

 

by Sabrina Garibian posted in Parenting I am a firm believer that if you start your day out right you will always have a good day. For me, as a mom, it means waking up earlier than my kids to get my chores done and get dressed for the day. For my kids it means a... Read more »

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I didn't have an orgasmic birth, but my postpartum meal was a close second

 

by Sara McGinnis posted in Pregnancy O-o-oh, for the love of oatmeal. My water broke at 5:30 a.m. on a Wednesday. I gave birth at 3:30 a.m. on a Thursday. Under normal circumstances I'd have been hungry after going 22 hours without food, but put labor and delivery (akin to running a marathon, let's not forget)... Read more »

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