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October is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month and after everything we've gone through to be parents, this is a month that's close to my heart.Unfortunately, my body and I have had different views on fertility.    After seven pregnancies...
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...
I am pregnant. For the last time. I have a 3 year old and I am due in just twenty days with my second. I am so happy and can’t wait to meet her. We have always wanted...
At the beginning of a new year, I always love re-organizing everything and doing a good, deep cleaning in the house. Even though I’m not a believer in resolutions, I do like how January can seem like the perfect...
 By Guest Contributor Kate B. of Mommyhood and Mental Health.  Imagine this scenario: You log into your Instagram account. You are immediately flooded with clean, crisp, colorful images. Pinterest worthy family photos, home decor, and recipes. The ever so chic staged...
As we were snuggled on the couch one night last week my daughter asked, “Mom, when are my teeth going to fall out? All of my friends’ are falling out.” I smiled this question and the sentiment behind it. This...
It can be tough for parents to accept because it makes us feel like we have failed our child. It makes us feel like our child's failure is a reflection on our parenting, and we often either get upset...
My husband likes to argue with advertisements to dispel their arguments about savings. He is never impressed by the "total amount saved" at the bottom of receipts. "It isn't a deal if it was money you wouldn't have spent anyway,"...
I'm a black woman of Jamaican descent and I have been married to my white husband for almost 10 years. We have 3 beautiful biracial children. To me, my marriage to him is pretty basic. We go through things most...
As the new year approaches, many people will start thinking about being healthier and planning for the diet they are going to begin come January 1. But how do you know if a diet will be right for you or...
How often do you talk to your kids about what they want to be when they grow up? Once a school year when you take a photo of them for the first day? Or do you have older children...
I was always picked last or pretty close to it when it came time to picking dodge ball teams in elementary school. Generally, I was selected just before the kid who was eating his own boogers. This could have been...
I don’t often feel like I have parenting wins. In fact, many days I feel downright defeated and wonder how many years my kids will have to spend in therapy to undo whatever damage I’m causing by attempting to...
 Having children changes everything. This is just a fact we all think we know. I just think it is a fact that doesn't totally sink in until you are really living it. Before having kids you tell yourself that you...
Online bullying is a problem that’s plaguing our society. Perhaps made more evident by the actions of adults in this no-holds-bar world of tweet storms and Facebook attacks, online bullying doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon. But...
I remember the moment I found out that I was going to be a mother for the first time. So many fears ran through my head. Motherhood was something that I dreamed about, but when it was upon me, I wondered...
By Diedre Anthony of Are Those Your Kids? and guest contributor to The Everyday Mom Life   We are living in a very diverse world, and children begin noticing differences in people (and physical features) as young as 2-years-old. It's...

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