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What is Gestational Diabetes?

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Around 9 percent of all pregnant women will develop gestational diabetes during pregnancy, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While complications can arise, as long as the condition is properly treated and controlled, most women with gestational diabetes will go on to deliver perfectly healthy babies…. More

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Mom's Mental Health Day

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The weight of the world. That’s what it feels like.

I have always been able to take on a lot of things in life. Not just multi-tasking with my various projects or jobs, but taking on the supporting role to friends and family. I never mind doing it because if that means I can help loved ones in any way possible, I would welcome the extra burden with open arms…. More

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How to Be Intentional and Accomplish Your Vision

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“If I step on one more Lego, I’m throwing them in the garbage!” I shouted before I could stop myself. But I would never do that: throwing away Legos is like throwing away gold.

I’ve also hissed, “You better listen to me, or we’re going straight home.” But when we drove 45 minutes and spent $80 to get into the children’s museum, I wouldn’t leave after 5 minutes…. More

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Tips for Dad During Labor and Delivery

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Much of the discussion surrounding pregnancy focuses on the woman who’s currently with child. While this should be the case – after all, she’s the one undergoing all those body changes and prepping for the miracle that is delivery – we’re taking a moment to help another big player in this scenario. Yep, we’re talking about you, Dad and, specifically, offering advice for once Mom goes into labor. This advice will help both parties and will enable a more seamless and loving birthing experience…. More

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I’m a Certified Mother: How My Three Young Children Gave Me a Second Career

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I was a teacher before I had my first daughter Abby. As much as I enjoyed being an educator, I decided that I wanted to stay at home with our baby—at least for the first few years. My pregnancy with Abby was a first-time-mom’s dream. I was energetic, peppy and productive—and managed to survive the nine months she was in my belly unscathed by nausea, stretch marks and hemorrhoids. After she was born, there was no transitional period of adjustment. After the first few moments of cuddling her, my heart overflowed with love. I relished every day we spent together for a year and a half until I found myself pregnant with identical twin girls—that threatened to divide my once solely-focused attention on Abby. I sensed that instead of the calm and collected stay-at-home mom I had been, my life with three little girls demanding my time and attention was guaranteed to become a much more frantic existence. I was ready for the challenge…. More

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