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Top Strategies for Keeping Baby Safe

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This sponsored post was written by Julie Vallese, Consumer Safety Expert at Safety 1st. Our world may be built for adults, but it wouldn’t be complete without children! And the very things that we as adults use every day, in every home, can pose risks to children – like stairs, windows, cabinets, and large furniture.... read more

8 Ways Prince William and Kate Middleton Will Change the Future of the Royal Family

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Good news, royal baby fans: The royal baby will be born. We're just not sure when (or how, or where) he (or she!) will make an official debut. But while the world waits for the news to break, let's consider what will happen after His or Her Royal Highness is born. In the first few months... read more

Why We Tamed My Daughter’s Tantrums Early (Before It Was Too Late)

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At around a year and a half old, my daughter had my husband and I losing patience. We were unsure of how to manage her new-found rebellious side. Her dinner was constantly being fed to the dog or tossed on the floor; her body was regularly thrown on the ground in fits of madness; and... read more

A Mom’s Touch Is Proven to Heal Babies

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We know just how important skin-to-skin contact with baby is, but the latest research published by Journal of Newborns & Infant Nursing Reviews concludes that what moms' have known for forever actually has some scientific weight behind it. In a study about kangaroo care (skin-to-skin contact with baby), researchers found that chest-to-chest and skin-to-skin touching between... read more

What the Kardashians Have Taught Me About Pregnancy and Parenting

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Between the Kardash klan's original four siblings, the Jenner girls, Kourtney’s fashionable little buttons and Kim’s early arrival, there’s an impressive amount of Kardashian DNA floating around the celebrity stratosphere. Thanks to stirrup-mounted reality cams and naptime selfies, the average gossip magazine/bad TV viewer (AKA me) knows a little too much about the various Kardashian birth... read more

Why Adults Should Change Their Behavior When Kids Are Around (Even If They’re Not the Parents!)

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As an adult, I love to watch new shows on HBO, Showtime and other cable TV networks. I know that if I miss a season, I can download it to my laptop or iPad and watch all the episodes at my own leisure. It's perfect for those nights when all the kids are asleep on... read more

Should We Stop Making Excuses for Single Moms?

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As a single mom with one child, I've found that people, with kids or without kids of their own, have always felt the need to make excuses on my behalf in different situations. Sometimes, they would blame being a single mom as the reason why I could not perform a task. It built... read more

Bumpie Tip of the Week: Backyard Pool Safety for Toddlers

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Happy Summer! The sun is shining, the heat is (way) up and the pool is open! How do you protect little one around the water right in your backyard? Our Bumpies on the Toddlers: 12-24 months board shared their best home pool safety tips: "They make safety gates just for pools, so I think... read more

4 Simple Ways to Connect With Other New Moms or Moms-to-Be

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Isn't the thought of becoming a mom a bit overwhelming sometimes? I know that it was for me. While I was filled to the brim with excitement, there were still moments of panic when I felt like there was so much that I didn't know. Luckily, there are lots of ways to connect with other... read more

20 Moments That Made You Realize You’re a Daddy

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Father's Day is just a hop, skip and a jump away and it's time to celebrate the dudes' who've made it possible for us to become mothers. Though we love them, sometimes hate them and always wish they'd take a more active interest in doing the laundry (and the dishes), we've got to admit: There's... read more