Category: Mother & Child

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Practice Makes Perfect

Two of my children’s favorite phrases are “Mommy, can you help me?” and “I can’t do this!” Of course we all know that what they are really asking is “Will you do this?” or “Will you give me the answer?” Though sometimes it is easier or more convenient to just do it ourselves, especially when pressed for time,...

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Infertility: What Helps, What Doesn’t

I couldn’t believe how much it hurt. Just that one word, staring up at me from the yellow paper I was to hand to the receptionist at the doctor’s office: Infertility. I was in for a routine asthma visit and when I was asked, “Is there any chance you’re pregnant?” I snorted and said, “I wish!”...

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Hugs and Kisses Can Heal Your Boo Boos, Too

As a parent, especially mommies, you have witnessed first hand the instantaneous, dare I say miraculous, healing properties of hugs and kisses on children’s minor injuries. This includes everything from hurt feelings to bumped arms to superficial wounds. When you see your little one running up to you in “immense” pain, emotional or physical, with their huge crocodile tears, you just...

sleep during pregnancy

How to Get Good Sleep During Pregnancy:My Effective Experience

We want to do our best to help you avoid poor sleep during pregnancy, so here are some wonderful tips and tricks to help you get the best possible sleep during your pregnancy! I’ve implemented most of these tips and have seen huge improvements in my sleep on nights that I’ve used them so far during...

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Getting Beyond Postpartum Blues

Every mother is warned about the baby blues that come following the birth of a baby, but very little is said about what can be done to prepare for it. Most veteran mothers warn about how awful the mood swings will be, how much they cried after giving birth, and how overwhelmed they felt. These things...

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Does Adoption Make Infertility all Better?

Sometimes people hear of a couple that has experienced infertility and then gone on to adopt, and automatically think that the pain of infertility is magically gone now that there is a baby in the couple’s arms. While couples who have adopted have come to a peace and acceptance regarding their infertility, there is still a...

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Breastfeeding: Are You Still a Good Mom, Even if You Don’t?

“Breast is best.” This is the motto of breastfeeding mothers everywhere. Unfortunately, there is also a strong opinion that comes with the above motto, “Breastfeeding mothers are the best moms,” giving moms who don’t breastfeed a burden of guilt that is absolutely unfair. While I am all about breastfeeding and will always choose that for my own...