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Earth Day is on the horizon and while the world picks a day to celebrate the planet, I’m hoping to teach my kids to appreciate it every day. Since it’s the only one we have treating it right is...
Entertaining doesn’t mean you have to spend the entire day slaving away in the kitchen, or spend a small fortune to impress your guests. Entertaining can be simple and easy, especially if you have a small crowd. All you...
It’s been five years since my son was stillborn (seven since this article originally appeared) and in that time I have cried too many tears to count. I’ve listened to people give me their opinions – rude, kind or...
The younger children are when they enter school, the more likely they are to be diagnosed with ADHD, a new study says. A study led by Harvard Medical School researchers and published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows...
 As we drove to preschool yesterday morning, my daughter was screaming at me. She was upset because she didn’t want to go to school and decided to throw a full blown tantrum in the car complete with crying and...
On Thursday I was excited to pick up my daughter early from preschool. After spending the previous weekend in the hospital with my son we were planning to keep the kids home on Friday and have a fun, family...
“Why didn’t you want to kiss me?” I asked my daughter. “You’re not supposed to kiss on the lips,” she said. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); I had asked for a quick smooch as we snapped a photo on our...
A study of more than 1 million pregnancies in Finland is the first to find a connection between an insecticide and autism diagnosis. The study reports that elevated levels of the metabolite DDE of the banned insecticide DDT in the...
Seven years ago today, we learned our son had died inside me at 25 weeks and 2 days pregnant. He was stillborn the next day. The days, weeks and months that followed were the most difficult of my life....
Miscarriage.  It's one of the most common forms of pregnancy loss, but it's difficult to talk about. If you've ever had one, the word alone brings you right back to that moment. The moment that you felt motherhood was robbed...
Dear invisible baby, When people look at a picture of our family, the photo looks complete. They see a mom, a dad, a daughter, a son and, if we could get her to cooperate, the dog would be there too....
When you become a parent, you know you’re going to be tired. You prepare for it. You expect it and to some extent, you accept it otherwise you wouldn’t do it (possibly again and again and again). Most people convince...
By Guest Contributor: Alicia Dolan Life was moving along happily. I was married, had a career and a little 2-year-old boy and then BAM! I was a single mom. Now granted it did not exactly happen that way but we...
September is an odd month for me. It's my favorite time of the year, but it's also a month that was supposed to make me a mother for the first time. It didn’t. Our first son's due date was September 30...
Dear Bubs, Today you are 2-years-old my sweet boy and honestly, sometimes I'm surprised we made it through this last year. There were so many nights I sat there holding you, praying the medicine would break your fever and hoping...
If you want your teen to have a positive view of their body, new research suggests you should start with a good breakfast around the kitchen table – together. While many experts disagree about the role breakfast plays in overall...
When my husband and I moved into our house almost six years ago we moved in with all our dreams and unpacked all our hopes. We dreamed of having a big family once upon a time, or at least what...

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