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Potty training success in 3 days or less! Learn expert strategies, find answers to common questions, and make this milestone a breeze for your toddler. Get started with effective incentives, differentiate between boys and girls, and stay patient through the process. This comprehensive guide has you covered. Say goodbye to diapers and hello to potty independence!

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Discover the ins and outs of pregnancy from morning sickness to labor and delivery. This comprehensive guide covers everything you need to know about each stage of pregnancy, including fatigue, food cravings, mood swings, belly growth, and more. Prepare yourself for the journey ahead with this must-read guide.

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Stay active and healthy during your pregnancy with our tips on safe exercise. Learn about the benefits of prenatal exercise, recommended guidelines and safe types of exercise for each trimester, and how to modify your workout to accommodate for your changing body.

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Learn more about the dangers of perinatal depression and how it can impact both mother and child. It’s crucial to get help if you are suffering from prenatal depression, as it can have long-term consequences. There is no shame in seeking out help – this is a serious condition that requires treatment.

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Daily Affirmations are simple, specific and positive statements declaring a completed goal. They sound very basic when described this way, however they are a way of visualizing an empowered future for yourself and can have an amazingly profound effect on the mind. In the simplest terms, affirmations are a way of tricking your mind into …

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When it comes to Postpartum Depression, I feel like I’ve been through it all. Not only have I dealt with it after each of my children’s births, but I also suffered from traumatic Perinatal Depression, which is depression during pregnancy. Somehow, though, this time around, it took me a while to realize that I was suffering …

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Depression before, during and after pregnancy is all too common. Whether you have longed for a child for years or you’ve been through it all before, depression can hit at any time. Sometimes it is expected because the mother has a history of mental illness, and other times it comes out of left field and …

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I hope you’re sitting down for this. In the spirit of full disclosure, I am currently unable to sit down with any sort of comfort. Let me explain why – last night I had my first ever Brazilian bikini wax. Now your reaction to this, as far as I can tell, will be one of three. …

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When Mark and I first met, during our nine hour first date, the subject of kids came up. A weird first date conversation, I’ll admit, but as we had both just left long term relationships, it was on both of our minds that any prospective future might involve children. In the course of our conversation, …

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Yesterday was hard. My brother, Jacob, at exactly 12 weeks old, died of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome on January 8th, 1979. I can’t imagine the devastation that this caused my parents and my older siblings. To have your new baby taken away from you forever is something no parent should ever have to go through. …

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It’s so easy to throw around the term “Breast is best.” We all know that breastfeeding is the best thing we can do for our babies if we can, and in this modern age, we can’t turn a corner without some celebrity or other tweeting or instagramming a beautiful photo of their breastfeeding experience. Stars …

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When we found out we were pregnant with this baby, Mark’s immediate reaction was to declare his intentions on getting a vasectomy. While he loves me and loves our children, he does NOT love pregnancy’s effect on his wife – neither physical  nor psychological. While initially we both were on the same page with how …

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You’ve heard the buzzwords: Crunchy! Granola! Hippy! Attachment Parenting! We’ve all seen the Time Magazine cover of the mom breastfeeding the world’s tallest three year old. And we all have our own opinions about it. Jamie Lynne Grumet asks “Are you Mom Enough?” Maria Kang asks “What’s Your Excuse?” The insinuations in these seemingly innocent …

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After two previous high risk pregnancies, a traumatic birth with my second son which culminated in me needing a blood transfusion, and a new pregnancy which has been riddled with pain, bleeding and much stress, forgive me for needing to get something off my chest… Coming from a family of five children, and all of …

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