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When to Start Weaning

by Kathryn Walsh of "Mamapedia"
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Six months? Twelve months? The month before kindergarten orientation? The “right” time to wean your child off breast milk is one of those parenting topics that many people have firmly-held beliefs about, most of which you should ignore. All that matters is determining that it’s the right time for you and for your baby. We talked to a lactation expert and a mom who’s been there, to get some insight into how to determine that the time is right — and what to do next…. More

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Tips for Decoding Baby Babble

by Andrea Cespedes of "Mamapedia"
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When your baby’s natural smiles and sighs start to sound something like consonants and vowels, you want desperately to get what he’s saying. Baby babble is simultaneously adorable and confounding. He’s so close to talking, but so far away from being understood…. More

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What Expecting Moms Should Know About Pregnancy Dementia

by Alma Causey of "Brain Test"
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Bearing a child and embracing motherhood is one of the most beautiful feelings that a woman experiences. However, while pregnancy in itself can be really overwhelming, there are several aspects about those nine months that all expecting women should know and be aware of. One of the most alarming facets of pregnancy is pregnancy dementia which affects nearly every single woman who is about to give birth…. More

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Budget-Friendly Weekend Fun

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So on top of all the other things that stretch your budget-the mortgage, car payments, insurance, and utilities-what parent doesn’t cringe at a child tugging at her shirt with a “Mommy, I’m bored!” whine early on a Saturday morning? Marilyn Sullivan, an Anaheim, California-based party and event planner explains “Weekend activities don’t have to break the bank, they just take a little imagination.”… More

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A Tale of Two Streps

by Joy Page Manuel of "Catharsis"
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It’s never fun for me when I notice my son constantly clearing his throat or hear him sneeze. While most parents simply shrug those off, (or don’t even notice), I go the opposite and obsess. It’s not plain neuroticism on my part but because 8 out of 10 times, it’s never ‘just a cold’, or ‘just allergies’ with my son…. More

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