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I have reached the ultimate milestone in stay-at-home parenting, the day that all of us stay-at-home moms dream of, or dread, or a little of both: sending my youngest child (or children, in my case) off to full-day kindergarten....
Having a baby near the holidays can be stressful for a number of reasons. With fall and winter comes not only the pressure of traveling and family expectations, but also germs and flu season—a potentially scary combo when it...
When you’re shopping for baby clothes either for your own newborn or as a gift for someone else, it can be tricky to navigate the oversaturated supply that’s available. Between adorable outfits that will only get pulled out once...
If you’re a new mom, you’ve probably heard that those first months of motherhood are hard. That you’ll be in survival mode until the baby is probably six months old. That you’ll cry a lot and sleep just a...
It is important that each family has an individualized breastfeeding plan of care that works, not just during their hospital stay, but when they go home as well.   As a lactation consultant at Menorah Medical Center, a part of...
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Surviving Survival Mode

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Survival mode. New moms and dad know this stage of life all too well. It is that period right after you bring a baby home and you are celebrating the fact that you took a shower, ate a decent...
I get it. It's my own fault for buying the darn thing to begin with. But if you saw the gleam in her eyes and heard her voice soften as my six year old coaxed cash out of my...
I have to start out by saying this guide isn’t about patting myself on the back because I’m a twin mom and have all the things figured out. Because I sure as heck don’t! Rather, it’s a celebration of...
I was 28 weeks pregnant when my water broke. I remember not feeling well that day and just shrugged it off to pregnancy pains. I went to my local emergency room in Pittsburg, Kan. The doctors decided I needed a...

Finding Your Ms. Phyllis

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The thought of finding a place and people to care for your child while you go to work all day is one that no mother looks forward to. And because finding reliable, safe and affordable care for an infant...
The baby registry. A mixed bag of emotions.  Excitement at planning for your sweet, bundle of joy. Terror at the sheer amount of stuff that babies need. My husband and I started our baby registry around the 20 week mark of...
It's one of the toughest decisions you will make as a parent. Choosing a babysitter or childcare provider can come with lots of questions, concerns and doubts. Let's be honest, if you need a a babysitter, nanny or childcare...

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