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My Baby Is Not Getting My Husband’s Last Name

If the parents of a baby don't share the same last name, why should the baby automatically receive the father's last name? It's old school and annoying: my baby will be getting my name. Period. So What If It's Tradition!? Ok, I get that it's tradition that a child is to receive the father's last name, but when I was pregnant with my first baby (and we were not yet … [Read More...]

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Boy or Girl? Pregnancy Myths and Facts on Which Gender You’re Carrying

Congratulations, you're pregnant! So, are you having a boy or a girl. Everywhere you go, you'll certainly be asked this question. Whether you decide to find out your baby's gender as early as possible (hey, you may want to get a head start on choosing the right color paint for the nursery), or you decide to let your baby's gender be a delivery day surprise, there are some … [Read More...]

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Sleep Training: The Myths and Facts

Sleep training is a hotly debated topic. Advocates and opponents have set up camps on two opposing sides of the sleep training divide with seemingly no middle ground. Proponents of sleep training argue that it does not harm the child and has benefits for the child and family. Opponents say that “cry-it-out” techniques are cruel to children and cause long-term problems. … [Read More...]

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SCARY TODDLERS!! A ModernMom Moment

All parents have suffered the pain of being woken up in the middle of the night by their toddler. It's basically scary movie characters coming to life. Are they mumbling? Jack Sparrow. Giggling? The Joker. Watch this ModernMom Moment to see which character your child acts out at 3 am, then share your funny wake-up stories in the comments below. Don't forget subscribe … [Read More...]

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9 Body Image Questions You Need to Ask Your Daughter

Inspiring your daughter to be a healthy, fit, and confident young woman takes more than just driving her to ballet class, emphasizing a longer hemline, and serving up smoothies on Saturdays. In order to really connect with your daughter and discover how she sees herself and her body, you have to ask the tough questions and be willing to listen with an open heart (and … [Read More...]

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Home Made Belly Butter To Help Prevent Pregnancy Stretch Marks

Stretch marks are very common during pregnancy - often the result of rapid weight loss or gain and pregnancy hormones like progesterone. There's no telling if you'll get them; some woman do and others don't. There are a few factors that determine if someone will develop stretch marks or not during pregnancy. A lot depends on hereditary, so chances are that if your … [Read More...]

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Presidential Baby Names

Is there any task more difficult than choosing a baby’s name? It’ll stick with them for a lifetime, so there’s a lot riding on the parents’ decision. You’ll want your child to aim high in life, so why not start with the name? These baby names are unique enough to set your child away from the pack of Johns and Jameses, yet they’re dignified in that they have graced the … [Read More...]