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June 18, 2018

5 ideas for a simple animal-themed first birthday

Kids

by Molly Balint posted in Toddlerhood It’s amazing to look back over your baby’s first year of life and marvel at how much has changed. I remember bringing home my daughter from the hospital that first night, overwhelmed by...

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June 18, 2018

A week’s worth of preschool lunches your kiddo will love

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by Lindsay Weiss posted in Toddlerhood When it comes to packing preschool or day care lunch, sometimes the hardest part is figuring out what. What to put in those little containers. What won’t get sent home uneaten. What is or...

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June 18, 2018

5 steps to planning a perfect play date

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by McKenzie Stamper posted in Toddlerhood Play dates aren’t what they used to be when I was growing up. This was all before Pinterest and Instagram stories. The closest thing I got to a planned play date was my mom buying me the...

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June 18, 2018

7 tips for managing toddler tantrums

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by BabyCenter Guest Blogger posted in Toddlerhood By Bethanie Garcia When I was pregnant with my first child, I got some great parenting advice — probably the best I’ve ever received. My mom said to me, “Parenting is hard. Worth...

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June 18, 2018

How to stay sane on a day trip with your baby

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by McKenzie Stamper posted in Toddlerhood Taking a day trip with your baby can be pretty intimidating, even disastrous if you do not come prepared. Going out with a baby unprepared is like going to the beach mid-summer without your...

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June 18, 2018

The no screen guide to entertaining your toddler

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by Tabitha Blue posted in Toddlerhood We’ve all fallen guilty to it — it’s so easy to let screen time give us that break we need. And you know what? It’s okay! We all can use a break now and then. Yet in an ongoing battle against...

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June 18, 2018

Easy Father’s Day tuxedo ice cream (no churn!)

Mom Life

by Lindsay Weiss posted in Life & Home This ice cream is a mouthwatering surprise the kids can help make for Dad this weekend. Think salted caramel ice cream with a fudge swirl running through to give it the desired tuxedo (black...

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June 18, 2018

Recipe for fun: Homemade play dough

Mom Life

by Catherine McCord posted in Life & Home One of the greatest gifts I was given when I married my husband was an amazing mother-in-law. She’s sweet, easy-going AND a pre-school teacher. Talk about a trifecta! She’s...

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June 18, 2018

Delusional declarations of a new parent

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by Chris Cook posted in Life & Home When my wife was pregnant, I can remember seeing parents let their kids play with their cell phone, iPad or whatever electronic device they had on hand. I remember thinking something along the...

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June 18, 2018

The SMOOTHIEST way to get your kids to eat their greens

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by Jamielyn Nye posted in Life & Home If your kids are anything like mine the thought of eating vegetables, or even looking at them for that matter, is terrifying. There are a few vegetables my kids WILL eat but for the most part...

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June 18, 2018

How to play with kids without really moving

Mom Life

by Scott Adler posted in Life & Home Possibly it’s because they have a runny nose for 48 months at a time, but kids don’t understand sick. When they see symptoms that signal you’re one step away from death, a...

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June 18, 2018

7 newborn photos to take before you leave the hospital

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by Jennifer Borget posted in Life & Home That first day or so at the hospital is prime time for snapping memories that will last a lifetime. There’s nothing sweeter than photos of a fresh baby! To be clear, ideally these are...

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June 18, 2018

How to clean up a nail polish spill

Mom Life

by Jamielyn Nye posted in Life & Home Last week my little girl requested pink toes, so I gave her chubby little feet a pedicure. After her toes were painted, I went to grab a paper towel and within a few seconds the nail polish...

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June 18, 2018

Party time! The best party punch ever…

Mom Life

by Lindsay Weiss posted in Life & Home With all graduation and Memorial Day weekend festivities coming up, it occurred to me that I’ve never shared my favorite punch-to-serve-a-crowd. I love this. My kids love this. My...

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June 18, 2018

12 classic kids’ party games

Mom Life

by Rebecca Miller Ffrench posted in Life & Home Do you remember a time when there were no bouncy castles, clowns, or dress-up characters at kids’ birthday parties? It was just lots of good ol’-fashioned homespun fun....

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June 18, 2018

6 ways to make store-bought frosting taste homemade

Mom Life

by Lindsay Weiss posted in Life & Home I know. I know. Homemade frosting is always better. But sometimes, like today, you look at your calendar and realized you committed to bring 48 cupcakes to a school event and you have, like,...

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June 18, 2018

13 freaky challenges that make the kids squeal

Mom Life

by Sara McGinnis posted in Life & Home Whether bad weather has you stuck inside this winter, it’s Halloween time, or you’ve got a kid set on a Fear Factor birthday party, there are plenty of freaky-fun challenges out...

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June 18, 2018

5 things to know about baby’s coming-home outfit

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by BabyCenter Guest Blogger posted in Life & Home By Sharon Schneider, Moxie Jean CEO Each time I’ve brought a baby home from the hospital–I’ve done it three times now–I learned something new about what we...

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June 18, 2018

Celebrate the flavors of Hanukkah with your baby

Mom Life

by BabyCenter Guest Blogger posted in Life & Home By Cheryl Moellenbeck Tallman Some people know Hanukkah as the Festival of Lights. They know about the candles lit to commemorate the miracle of the Hanukkah oil that lasted eight...

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June 18, 2018

Morning Sickness? These Breakfasts Might Help

Baby

Morning sickness is the pits; there’s no point sugar coating it. Waking up every single day feeling like you’re on a boat, or worse like you’ve been out all night on “the sauce” (when you were actually in bed by 8.30) is completely...

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June 18, 2018

What’s With All the Doctor’s Appointments in Pregnancy?

Baby

Congratulations! You’re pregnancy test is positive. Great news! You book in to see your GP to have your pregnancy confirmed, and find out what to do next. Your doctor then presents you with a nine month calendar of antenatal...

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June 18, 2018

The Emotional Conflict When Maternity Leave Ends

Baby

Few women experience a change in life circumstances more drastic than when we have a family. Generally speaking, most women have carved out a life for themselves, have a job and probably a career that they are deeply engaged in. That...

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June 18, 2018

Coffee Anyone? Just How Much Is Safe When Breastfeeding?

Baby

In those first ‘new born’ weeks of hazy days, constant night feeds and nappy changes, it can feel like coffee is the only life-giving source. You wouldn’t be the first new Mum to reinvigorate her coffee addiction. But it’s worth...

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June 18, 2018

Should I Give My Baby the Flu Shot?

Baby

After a horror flu season in 2017, many parents are talking about ways to protect their children from the flu. The ‘flu shot’ is one of the options coming up in conversation. But there is a lack of knowledge around whether it is safe...

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June 18, 2018

Here’s How to Get Your Pregnancy Glow On

Baby

While some women are lucky enough to experience that pregnancy glow from the get-go, there are many who aren’t so lucky. Raging hormones, cravings for food you may have never been interested in before and your changing shape can...

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June 18, 2018

What To Expect at Your 12 Week Scan

Baby

In Australia, women are offered two ultrasounds throughout their pregnancy. One is offered between 11 and 13 weeks and is known as the 12 week scan. The second is known as the 20 week scan. The 12 week scan is offered to confirm the...

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