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How I’m learning to mother—without my mom

You are always with me. In those times when I lose my cool under frustration, like yesterday when Everett was whining and simultaneously the dog threw up all over the carpet, I can feel you witnessing it all. I can feel you helping me, calming me or laugh

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        This Mom's 'Anti-Mom Shamer' Photo Shoot Needs To Be Seen By Every Parent

        I can't tell you how tired I am of so-called "mom shamers." I'm tired of the cutesy saying that somehow makes them seem less toxic than they truly are. I'm tired of the debilitating damage these sort of negative people cause in vulnerable, insecure…

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          After-school restraint collapse is real—here’s how to help your child

          Your children’s teachers insists they are as lovely as can be during the school day—but that’s not what you’re experiencing when 3 o’clock rolls around. They don’t have split personalities, they’re just experiencing something called “after

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              Why Babies Stop Crying When You Stand Up

              Because babies are jerks. Also, it makes perfect evolutionary sense.

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                      Don't put plastics in the microwave or dishwasher

                      The AAP suggests parents "avoid microwaving food or beverages (including infant formula and pumped human milk) in plastic, if possible", don't put plastics in the dishwasher, and use containers made from alternative materials like glass or stainless s

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                        Parents Who Are Addicted to Their Cell Phones Affect Their Children’s Development - According to Scientists

                        Most often, the older generations like to point fingers at the Millenials and younger generations for being attached to their technology, the reality is that parents and older adults aren’t any better! As adults spend more and more time on their phones,

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                          An Open Letter To Working Moms | HuffPost

                          You’re doing a great job. I know you need to hear that. Being away from your kids so much isn’t always an easy thing. In fact, it’s the hardest. But, I g...

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                            It takes a village — my experience breastfeeding in the modern world.

                            This week is World Breastfeeding Week, and as I’ve scrolled through the various breastfeeding FB/IG accounts I follow who have been…

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                              The Strange History of Pacifiers - Dr. Brown's Baby

                              For thousands of years, babies have either pilfered or been proffered objects they can stick in their mouths. Any object, really, if it allowed them to satiate their sucking reflex. Let’s take a gander at the strange past of pacifiers and how we got to

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                                Sight words are so 2016: New study finds the real key to early literacy

                                With a solid understanding of how letters and sounds combine to make words, your child will be on the path to reading success.

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                                  The Overprotected American Child — The Wall Street Journal

                                  Why not let them walk to school alone? Parents and communities are figuring out ways to give their children more independence—and it just may help them to become less anxious, more self-reliant adults.

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                                          Well-read baby: The 5 books you need for baby’s first year - Motherly

                                          Reading to baby doesn’t come naturally for every parent, especially when your little one is too young to truly interact during reading time.But with every page turned, you’re stimulating cognitive development and helping to establish a love of reading