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Can You Choose the Gender of Your Baby?

Can You Choose the Gender of Your Baby?

My husband is one of eight grandsons, with no female first cousins.  After my first son was born, I got lots of knowing smiles from those familiar with his male-dominated family tree and comments like, “Aren’t boys great? It will be so cu ...
10 Tips for Nursing in Public

10 Tips for Nursing in Public

For every new mom who can proudly yank up her shirt and give her baby lunch in the middle of a baseball stadium, there is another woman who breastfeeds her baby in restrooms, parked cars or pumps at home and brings a bottle to avoid the dreaded ̶ ...
Choosing a Formula

Choosing a Formula

Many moms don’t think about infant formula at all when they’re pregnant, because they intend to breastfeed””as every pediatrician and parenting book on the planet will tell you, “breast is best.” But if for whatever rea ...
Ready, Set…Get Pregnant!

Ready, Set…Get Pregnant!

I don’t know about you, but I went from living in mordant fear of an unplanned pregnancy to raging, relentless baby fever, pretty much over night–only to discover it takes a whole lot more than just wanting a baby (and not using birth con ...
How to Deal with Growing Pains

How to Deal with Growing Pains

Some kids never get growing pains. Others seem to suffer from them on an almost weekly basis. There’s no scientific evidence that bone growth causes discomfort””but my 7-year-old, who went from pint-sized, dimple-kneed and almost plump to ...
Healthy Trick-or-Treating Ideas

Healthy Trick-or-Treating Ideas

One Halloween nearly a decade ago, when my oldest was a toddler and I still idealistically believed I’d be able to shield my children forever from the evils of trans fats, high-fructose corn syrup and Red Dye Number 5, I bought dried fruit inst ...