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Happy Chinese New Year! Predictions For Year Of The Monkey Babies

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Happy Chinese New Year! Today kicks off the Year of the Monkey, arguably the most nursery-friendly Chinese zodiac. Wondering if that actually bodes well for baby? Feng shui master Chen Shuaifu says yes. "It's a good year for people to give birth and to look for love," Shuaifu, chairman of the China Fengshui Association, tells Read more

Predictions for Year of the Sheep Babies

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Happy Chinese New Year! As we enter the Year of the Sheep (or goat, or ram; they're used interchangeably, and the Chinese character denotes a goat or a sheep), you might have high hopes for baby's sleep schedule. After all, counting sheep is the ticket to a good night's sleep, right? Regardless of how nursery-friendly... Read more

How to Make Reasonable New Year’s Resolutions as a New Parent

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It’s hardly shocking that some of the most common New Year’s Resolutions are also the most commonly broken. Personally, I’ve always treated my resolutions as projects to undertake.  So “exercising” meant adopting a specific regimen and losing X number of pounds, “eating healthy” meant learning certain recipes or incorporating a new ingredient, and “more crafts”... Read more