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6 Back-to-School Traditions to Start This Year

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Make back-to-school season special with a new family tradition! It’s never too late to start a new tradition, and back-to-school season is a great time to start. Whether your kids are hesitant or thrilled about getting back to school, the anticipation of something fun to mark the occasion can help up their excitement and make the day go smoothly. Here are some of our favorites!… More

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How To Survive a Public Tantrum

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You’re halfway through your weekly grocery list, contemplating whether you should get the mayo with olive oil or without, when the familiar shrieking of your child jolts you away from the ingredient list. The public tantrum was building slowly over the past 30 minutes, and you did everything in your motherly power to pacify and deter. But the angry tears, the piercing howls, and outright defiance of your authority have left you angry and embarrassed – again…. More

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That Adorable Thumb!

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That adorable baby with their thumb in their mouth…truly a precious sight to behold. But, what happens when that habit continues a bit too long? Should parents become concerned? After all, they will grow out of it anyway, won’t they? Well, not necessarily. Childhood sucking past age five is a habit; a habit that has roots in the very earliest days of life. Childhood sucking is a pleasurable activity from day one, often associated with early pleasurable innate physiological responses. This is the essence of why it is so hard for some children to stop their habit easily…. More

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Genius Tricks for Nursing Moms

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Commercials make nursing look sweet, cozy and downright spiritual. Sometimes, it may actually feel like that — and sometimes you’ll be sweaty and exhausted, your nipples will bleed and you’ll silently promise your kid a future pony if he’ll just LATCH already. Nursing is different for every mom and different every day. We talked to real moms about how they’ve made the process work for them…. More

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Hearing "Mama" for the First Time

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Henry babbled as a baby. He met all his milestones early but at some point unclear to me things got quiet. He said, “ball” for a week and then said it no more. He said, “hi” a month later and then silence. I searched within the “goos” and “gagas” for some meaning or code I could solve in order to communicate with my son. As the months went on, the unanswered questions piled up like dirty laundry in my brain. Will he ever talk? Is he autistic? Will I ever hear him call me “mama,” or tell me he loves me in return?… More

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