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Laurence Hayes

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Baby Name Dangers

(12) Comments | Posted March 1, 2013 | 4:12 PM

It took us 20 minutes to name the dog. So why has it taken weeks to come up with a name for our baby? After hours of discussion I finally realized why -- with a dog there is just one pitfall (call your dog Fenton -- or Mitzy or Floppy...

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How to Make Your Baby Smarter

(1) Comments | Posted January 28, 2013 | 9:53 AM

Are you hoping for a Baby Einstein? You don't need to be a Tiger Dad to want the best for your kids, and being smart generally leads to an easier, happier life. But what are the facts and what are myths? Before you force your baby to listen to Mozart,...

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How to Survive Your Wife's First Pregnancy

(2) Comments | Posted January 13, 2013 | 9:40 AM

Last week, thanks to my father-in-law, I learned a very valuable lesson: Never use the word "matronly" to describe a pregnant woman. When my father-in-law tried to correct himself and used the word "motherly" to describe his daughter, it seemed to make things worse. It's been a week, and my...

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Survival Secrets of a Daddy Daycarer

(4) Comments | Posted December 18, 2012 | 1:50 PM

"Trust me, it's hard. After a week, you'll be letting the dog lick your baby's face clean just so you don't have to get a cloth."

I'm about to become a Dad, and this is the sort of advice I've been getting from my male friends. A surprising number have...

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