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10 Things I Want My Daughter To Know

The other day one of my teenage daughters told me she was going to delete her Facebook page.  She said she kept noticing that her mood and the way she felt about herself changed whenever she was logged on. She felt pressured about her looks and her social life; basically, she was not feeling good about herself whenever she was using Facebook. I’ve never forbidden my … [Read More...]

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A Boy With A Dream So Big It Changed The World

"I want to tell people that you can make a difference in the world. Anytime you want.” Dylan Siegel, 10 years old The following is a true love story – of love between friends, a mom’s love for her son, and a boy with a dream so big it changed the world. Of all the powers we possess, the power of love is the greatest of all. Dylan Siegel was 6 years old when he got the … [Read More...]

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Accidental Co-Sleeping: How to Get the Kids Out of Your Bed?

Last weekend my kids had a sleepover at my sister Melissa’s house. Apparently when they were going to sleep, Nora asked if she could sleep in Melissa’s bed with her. Then she shared this gem with everyone: “My mom let me sleep in her bed one time when I threw up on my pillow twice.” Then Alex added: “And I slept with my mom once after I ate a peanut and almost … [Read More...]

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8 Things You Should Never Say To A Breastfeeding Mom

As a new mom, I’ve learned to ignore a lot of stupid comments and questions about breastfeeding. But, sometimes enough is enough. It’s not that I am offended – it’s just annoying to hear the same questions and comments all the time. So, I came up with a pretty good list of some ridiculous, obnoxious, stupid things, and here they are: (Not responsible if you bang your … [Read More...]

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The Four Seasons Of Motherhood

Season 1 (aka The Rookie Season)~ You just had your first child and everything is blissfully beautiful. Although you’re only a couple weeks into this new season of life, you can't possibly imagine what life would be like without your new bundle of pure cuteness, and you can't fathom the idea of your heart holding any more love. Because everything is new and exciting, you … [Read More...]

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There’s Only One Wrong Way To Parent

Two of my closest girlfriends have, in the last 3 months, had their first babies.  Both of them are surrounded by friends whose children are all a few years older or if they have infants, it is not their first. I listen to all of us talk to them about pregnancy, delivery, newborns and kids and watch as their eyes glaze over and their brains shut down and I think good … [Read More...]

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Symptoms of Pregnancy If HCG Injection Is Taken

What to know about your symptoms after taking hCG injections during IVF You have been dreaming of this moment since you were a young gal. Meet the perfect guy, enjoy married bliss and eventually it's time to start a family of your own. You are so excited. You dream about how you will dress your bump, when you will have your shower, and you read every book on the shelf. … [Read More...]