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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 ...
Pumping at Work: A Survival Guide

Pumping at Work: A Survival Guide

Maternity leave usually comes to an end around the time your baby’s “fun” phase is beginning: the cooing, the smiling, the (almost) sleeping through the night. And if you’ve been nursing, 12 weeks is also around the time when ...
Dining Out with Little Kids: A Survival Guide

Dining Out with Little Kids: A Survival Guide

I’ve always been envious of parents who were able to enjoy taking their little ones out to dinner. As babies and toddlers, my kids always seemed to have a 30 minute time-limit at restaurants. After that point, we could expect whining, crying, s ...
3 Hip & Healthy Baby Shower Gifts

3 Hip & Healthy Baby Shower Gifts

There’s one at every baby shower: a gift that makes all the moms in the room say, “Aw, man! Why didn’t they have that around when my kids were little babies?” Want to be the one who brings the show-stopping baby gift? Here ar ...
9 Drug-Free Childbirth Must-Haves

9 Drug-Free Childbirth Must-Haves

Skipping the epidural? Rock on, brave mama! As everyone will tell you, though, (count me as #7,832), “there’s a reason why they call it labor.“ So if you are going to give birth drug-free, you will want to have some items on hand f ...