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Nursing Mothers Granted Tax Break

Great news! Nursing moms are getting a new tax break from the IRS for breast pumps and other supplies. The same proposal was rejected last year because the IRS didnt think breastfeeding had enough benefits to be considered medical care. But, the American Academy of Pediatrics and other breastfeeding advocates fought for the proposal, citing the many long-lasting health benefits of breast milk. The IRS has changed their tune and will now allow mothers to count the cost of breast pumps and other supplies as a medical deduction.

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Today, I Won’t Take You For Granted!

Last night, as I laid my head down for bed a thought came over me – often I take my kids for granted. That keeps me from fully appreciating the miracle that they are. It was a long and exhausting bedtime routine, as they sometimes are. I was looking forward too much to them being asleep instead of enjoying the moment fully with them.

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Things We Take for Granted

If distance truly makes the heart grow fonder, I am in for the loveaffair of a lifetime.David has been gone in Africa for the past 5 weeks. Hes doing aFrench reality show and it was an offer he couldnt refuse. I havebeen discrete about him being gone for obvious safety reasons. Butnow that I am on my way to Africa with the kids to join him, I have toshare Soon the world will know and our reunion will be televised, sothere goes my privacyLOL!

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Brooke Burke: Things We Take for Granted

If distance truly makes the heart grow fonder, I am in for the love affair of a lifetime. David has been gone in Africa for the past 5 weeks. Hes doing a French reality show and it was an offer he couldnt refuse. I have been discrete about him being gone for obvious safety reasons. But now that I am on my way to Africa with the kids to join him, I have to share Soon the world will know and our reunion will be televised, so there goes my privacy…! By the way, my South African trip is 35 hrs. What possessed me to take the trip, is coming soon.

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Back-to-School Business Trip Tips

Most of us survived, more or less, the first week or two of back-to-school chaos.  Our kids hopefully have all the backpacks, textbooks, and sharpened pencils they need. We’re all coping with those nasty alarm clocks that have the gall to buzz while it’s still dark out.

Now onto phase two: mastering our own absence when our kids are in school.

Leaving your kids behind during the school year is a challenge few …