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Easy No Bake Lactation Cookies for Nursing Moms

If you have ever breastfed your baby, you will know that at times it can seem impossible to produce nearly enough milk. Even those blessed with an abundance of breastmilk can sometimes feel like they’ve been sucked dry – especially during a growth spurt! Luckily, there is a ton of science showing that there are …

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The Truth About Postpartum Depression | My PPD Story

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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Things You Should NEVER Say to a Mom Battling Depression

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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A True and Accurate Account of Every Online Interaction Moms Experience

It seems that whether we ask for it or not, moms are subjected to advice from well-meaning third parties, hoping to impart their knowledge and be congratulated on their own parenting prowess. The problem is, half the time, those dropping their so-called expert advice don’t even have children of their own. Ironically, this doesn’t stop …

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So Your Child’s Friend Sucks…

In the beginning… As babies and toddlers, we, as parents, get to pick our kids’ friends. It’s cute at that age. There’s an abundance of cherubic smiles. There’s the melodic giggles that come from a child who is still at the age where they’re learning to crawl, then walk—both literally and metaphorically. There’s the adorable …

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The Unbearable Itchiness of Being

Oh help me, OB-GYN Kenobi! You’re my only hope! I can’t believe this is happening again. And so early! That’s right – my body has gone into super crazy overdrive with the unbearable itchiness associated with Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy (ICP). As you may or may not know, I’ve dealt with this in every single …

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Can A Vagina Fall Off? And Other Things I Googled During My Bikini Wax

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 You Want a Baby And Your Husband Doesn’t

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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The Complete Mom Guide to Doing Laundry (In 73 EASY Steps!)

Collect dirty laundry from around the house. Don’t forget to check under and inside the couch, the bathtub and the cat beds. Place as much laundry as you can fit into the washing machine.  Don’t worry if it is falling out. Just keep pushing it in while pressing the door closed and quickly remove your …

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If Parenthood Was an Amusement Park

Welcome to the wonderful World of Parenthood, an amusement park unlike any other, where you’ll travel to dizzying new heights and drop to terrifying new lows! Where you’ll experience epic fear and terror while knowing ecstasy and amazement like you’ve never before felt! There are many different sections in the World of Parenthood, and you will …

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Rules All Little Boys Know That Moms Need to Understand (But Never Will)

1. Wearing a Spider-Man shirt makes him Spider-Man. You should expect web slinging and a lot of fighting with bad guys. 2. He will beg you for a cool haircut just like his dad. He will beg and beg until you give in and take him. As soon as the scissors or razor come out he …

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The Toddler Dictionary – Common Words (Re)Defined By Kids

My oldest son, Dexter, turned four years old last week.  And Dan, my crazy and rambunctious middle son turned two just a few days before that. I have no idea how it happened. They have grown so much and the last year has seen their communication grow by leaps and bounds. But as smart and adorable as they …

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