How to Teach Your Child to Banish the Binky

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A baby pacifier is an otherworldly charm that can instantly restore calm and order. If there were magic, this would be it. And yet, too much of a good thing can be, well…a bad thing. If you’ve got a tot whose binky could qualify as an additional appendage, you know …

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I Was A Birthing Class Dropout

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I was fortunate enough to not only have a good friend who was pregnant at the same time I was, but she was also the kind of friend who researched everything to tremendous detail. This outsourced my need to think more than absolutely necessary when it came to making any …

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MUST-HAVES FOR BABY #3 – Mommy Status

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My happy little baby number three hasn’t required much.  I’ve downsized the diaper bag (see here), I’ve simplified the nursery (a few pics here), and I’ve stuck to squeeze food pouches.  Because Scarlett is our third girl (announcement found here), she didn’t even need new clothes…although I couldn’t resist buying …

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How Much Weight Should I Gain During Pregnancy?

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Question: “I’m 21 weeks pregnant, and I feel like I’m starting to look huge! Am I gaining too much weight!? How much weight should I gain during pregnancy?” Answer: You’re not alone if you’re freaking out about your pregnancy weight gain! Many women have mixed feelings about their changing body when …

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1st Trimester Pregnancy Symptoms No One Wants to Hear About

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The media always shows us photos of gorgeous pregnant celebrities with glowing skin and tiny baby bumps. But rarely do we hear about the uncomfortable and obnoxious 1st-trimester pregnancy symptoms women experience each day. Often, we keep these symptoms hidden from family and friends because, really, who wants to hear …

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Why Is Water So Important During Pregnancy?

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When you’re pregnant, you’ll need to drink lots of water and other fluids. Fluid helps your body grow new cells, process nutrients, and regulate body temp. You’ll probably feel better during your pregnancy if you drink more water than usual! Studies have shown that for every 15 calories your body …

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“I’m Not Thrilled To Be Pregnant…”

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“Ten days ago, I found out I’m pregnant. It had been five weeks since I’d had my period. I had this nagging feeling when I bought that test that it’d come up positive. But, I’m not thrilled to be pregnant… I walked into the living room, and my boyfriend paused …

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Ways to Treat Urinary Tract Infections

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Has your morning toilet routine turned into a cold war with the toilet seat? Does the thought of urinating send a blood-curdling chill down your spine? Do you feel like you’re PMSing throughout the month? If you nodded in recognition to all or any of the above, you may want …

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