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Extended Breastfeeding: My Uncensored Story

(5) Comments | Posted November 20, 2014 | 12:31 PM

Photo courtesy of Thinkstock/Yarruta

By Heather Tomoyasu

I don't consider myself a hippy dippy crunchy mom. I don't look down at parents who formula feed their infants or give their toddlers French fries. I did plan a natural unmedicated birth but made sure...

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Le 5 abitudini di giudicare una mamma alle quali è arrivato il momento di dire basta

(1) Comments | Posted November 1, 2014 | 11:49 AM

Vedo gente puntare il dito contro le mamme così spesso, negli ultimi tempi, che non ne posso davvero più. Eppure sono consapevole di esserne in parte responsabile. Ti dirò una cosa: è anche colpa tua. Perché prima o poi ti sarà sicuramente successo di giudicare un'altra mamma al campo giochi,...

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Hört endlich auf, mit dem Finger auf andere Mütter zu zeigen

(0) Comments | Posted October 30, 2014 | 2:03 AM

Von Stephanie Barnhart

Ich habe es wirklich gründlich satt, wie viele Mütter heutzutage mit dem Finger auf andere Mütter zeigen. Obwohl ich es selbst tue. Und Sie garantiert auch. Bestimmt haben Sie sich schon mal ein Urteil über eine andere Mutter auf dem Spielplatz oder zumindest auf Facebook gebildet.


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The 5 Moms of Halloween

(0) Comments | Posted October 29, 2014 | 7:44 PM

by Heather Tomoyasu

The holidays tend to bring out the best and worst in people, especially parents. Insecurities bubble to the surface as we try to outdo each other and even ourselves. With Halloween, we embark on the wonderfully judgy and stressful holiday season, which, of course, also includes Thanksgiving,...

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5 tendencias humillantes de mamás en las redes sociales que deben acabar ya

(1) Comments | Posted October 28, 2014 | 2:24 PM

Por Stephanie Barnhart

Estoy más que exhausta de escuchar todas las cosas humillantes que hacen las mamás en estos días. Aunque sé que yo también he sido culpable. Boletín informativo: también tú. En algún momento has juzgado a otra mamá en el parque, o al menos en Facebook.

Como mamá...

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5 Mom-Shaming Trends That Need to Stop Now

(316) Comments | Posted October 24, 2014 | 12:28 PM

By Stephanie Barnhart

I am beyond exhausted listening to all of the mom-shaming going on these days. Yet, I know that I, too, am guilty of it. Newsflash: So are you. At some point, you've judged another mom on the playground, or at least on Facebook.

As a first-time mom,...

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30 Probleme, die nur Dreijährige verstehen

(2) Comments | Posted October 21, 2014 | 1:53 PM

Von Christine Knight

Drei zu sein ist hart. Du bist kein Baby mehr, aber auch noch kein Kind. Es wird erwartet, dass du tust, was man dir sagt, aber du hast jetzt schon deinen eigenen Kopf. Uh-oh! Hier sind 30 Momente, die im Leben einer 3-jährigen wirklich hart sind.


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30 Struggles Only a 3-Year-Old Would Understand

(54) Comments | Posted October 20, 2014 | 12:37 PM

By Christine Knight

Being 3 is tough. You're not a baby anymore, but you're not a big kid yet, either. You're expected to do what you're told, but now you have mind of your own. Uh-oh! Here are 30 times when, for a 3-year-old, the struggle is real. #firstworldtoddlerproblems


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10 Things I Want My Child to Learn by Age 10

(1) Comments | Posted October 10, 2014 | 6:28 PM

By Christine Knight

My tiny girl is growing up so fast. She's just 3, and while some days she still seems like a baby, other days she is already showing signs of the big kid she's quickly becoming. Raising a girl takes me back to my own childhood and brings...

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Why I Won't Cut My Son's Hair

(2) Comments | Posted October 7, 2014 | 1:38 PM

Since he was born, my son has had a lot of hair, and I've never wanted to cut it. In fact, it's tradition on his father's side of the family to buzz a child's hair at an early age because they believe it will grow back thick and beautiful. I...

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6 Things That Surprise Me About My Kids

(1) Comments | Posted September 30, 2014 | 2:39 PM

By Patricia Minichiello

At night I write down things in my journal that surprised me most that day, along with moments that spoke to my heart and inspired me. Most of the time, I'm writing about my son and daughter. Here are a few ways they have surprised me most.

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Why I Want My Daughter to Learn Ballet

(9) Comments | Posted September 19, 2014 | 6:07 PM

By Christine Knight

I am so excited for my 3-year-old daughter to start ballet class next week. She has been wearing her ballet shoes and leotard around the house and practicing her twirling in anticipation of the big day. She's excited because she adores dancing and pretty outfits. I'm excited...

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9 Baby 'Lasts' I'll Miss (And Also Celebrate)

(4) Comments | Posted August 22, 2014 | 6:07 PM

By Christine Knight

So much of having a baby is about their firsts. First smile, first laugh, first crawl and first step. What we often forget is that with each "first" comes a "last." The last time your baby will crawl, the last time they will sleep in their crib,...

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5 Lessons I've Learned Raising a Boy

(2) Comments | Posted August 5, 2014 | 4:58 PM

I am the mother of one high-energy, animated, car-obsessed 5-year-old boy. While he is the center of my universe, he has, at times, left me wanting to pull my hair out.

My motherhood truth is this: The moment I found out that I was pregnant, I instantly knew that I...

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7 Reasons Why I Love Sending My Son to Sleepaway Camp

(11) Comments | Posted July 9, 2014 | 11:13 AM

By Chrissy Jones

Last week, like millions of other children across the country, my 13-year-old son left for his fifth year at sleepaway camp. The days leading up to his departure were filled with excitement, anticipation and milestones. He spent his last day with his best friend from school, we...

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How I Survived the Potty Training Process

(2) Comments | Posted July 2, 2014 | 4:33 PM

By Christine Knight

Potty training. Two words that strike fear into the heart of every parent. When my daughter was approaching 3 and still not even remotely interested in toilets or potties, we decided it was time to start, regardless. We stocked her dresser with 20 pairs of underpants, downloaded...

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5 Ways My Dad Made Me a Better Mom

(2) Comments | Posted June 12, 2014 | 6:05 PM

By Amanda Russo

When I found out I was pregnant, I naturally looked to the woman who gave birth to me for guidance. I turned to my mom for parenting advice, a shoulder to cry on and a hand to hold. In my interactions with my daughter, I often hear...

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Be Careful With Cotton Swabs in Your Child's Ears

(0) Comments | Posted June 3, 2014 | 12:24 PM

By Amanda Russo

I always use safety swabs when I clean my daughter's ears -- the ones with the funny shaped tip that can only go a tiny bit into the ear canal. Except for the one time I didn't.

One evening, my daughter was brushing her teeth after her...

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How My Son's Dying iPhone Saved Our Vacation

(0) Comments | Posted April 21, 2014 | 11:54 AM

By Chrissy Jones

A really interesting thing happened over our recent spring break; an accidental experiment in unplugging from social media.

We were traveling to The Caribbean with our three kids ages 12, 7 and 4. Being from Chicago, we were all in need of a...

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Do Parents With Tattoos Make for Bad Role Models?

(6) Comments | Posted March 19, 2014 | 4:38 PM

By Stephanie Barnhart

I remember seeing my grandpa's tattoos as a kid. They were hard to make out because of his weathered skin and the fact that the ink had bled over the years. They were badges of honor from war. I just remember looking at the huge...

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