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Can we all just agree that dads are hard to buy for? Unless your dad or husband has a hobby they’re really passionate about, it can be a challenge to find something thoughtful that they will actually love. AND even...
Do you remember your favorite games from childhood? Games that you would play outside with friends until the sun went down. Games you would play in gym class at school before you ever thought about shaving your legs. What...
“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...
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...
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...
Do you get overwhelmed when packing for a trip away? I do. There are so many things to get ready at home and to pack for myself, the two kids and my husband. I find that packing for the kids is...
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....
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....
Throughout life, Halloween hadn’t been that important to me, but like almost all holidays, it became much more fun when I had kids. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); When I was young, my mom handmade all...
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...
By the time 6 p.m. rolls around I am dead tired. After working all day, making dinner, feeding the dog, doing dishes and a loud of laundry or two, I’m just done. Unfortunately, as a working mom that’s really...
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...
Do you think your child loves their tablet more than you? If you do, you’re not alone. One in three American parents believe their kids value their phone and tablets more than other possessions or activities. They also believe that...
Everyone knows reading to your children is important, but now a new study illustrates just how important it can be to read to your young children each night for vocabulary and reading skills. Researchers from Ohio State University discovered a...
Pesticides can have a profound impact on children even before they’re born. A first-of-its-kind study presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress late last week found that babies exposed to higher levels of organochlorine compounds in the womb...
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...
During the school week I like to make life as easy as possible. School morning can easily get out of hand with a kindergartener and 2-year-old. Amid arguing over outfits to wear, 5,000 requests for them to put their...

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