My Daughter Discovers She’s A Girl! Public Humlity Ensues

I came from a family of two girls. I had a father, but I am pretty sure I was unaware that boys existed until I was well into my double digits. My daughter? Not so much. “Tsai?” she asks me while we are giving her two-month-old brother a bath, invoking her universal catch-all phrase that …

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The Tantrum of All Tantrums: Julia’s Breakfast Meltdown

Julia likes school. Honest. She seems happy at her preschool. Her teachers say, for the most part, she's very social, only occasionally troublesome. She's excited to go and excited when we pick her up. Sometimes she doesn't even want to leave right away. So how to explain what happened …

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Sweetleaf Baby Diaper Balm and Baby Bar Soap

Lots of diaper changes can challenge the ol' olfactories! A nice cream can help for sure. Try this one from Sweetleaf Baby - it's even organic. $16.

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Is Parenting Different the Second Time Around? The Plight of Child Number Two.

I love my little Alan. His big gray eyes are framed by long black lashes. His chubby cheeks are sweet and round. I love to hold him and breathe in his yeasty, sweet baby warmth. But it is so different the second time around. With Sam, I could scarcely wait to record every milestone—“Sam …

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How Long Can I Blame This On Teething?

Easily the funniest scenes in that cute romantic comedy, "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," are when the boisterous father, Gus Partokalus, keeps spraying Windex on everything as a cure-all. Got a bad bruise? Windex will help. Infection? Try some Windex. Bleeding? Windex will stop it. It's hysterical. …

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Birthday Blowout

By Sheri Kasprzak When we threw my son Gabriel a first birthday party, I anticipated an icing-covered face and adorable grin. Instead, every photo taken that day shows child who’s far more confused than happy. Did I overdo it? Probably. Your baby won’t remember her first birthday, but …

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Preemie Basics

According to the National Center for Health Statistics, 12 percent of babies are born premature. If you’re a new parent to a preemie, take heart. Below are preemie-specific tips for caring for your extra-little one once you’ve left the confines of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). …

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Twin Touring

Baby Jogger City Elite Double in Green Sport, $650. Maclaren Twin Techno in Stripe, $380. Valco Baby Tri Mode Twin in Scarlet, $699. Joovy Groove 2 in Blue, $250

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How About a Do-Over?

By Andy Garreffa-Orizotti I could barely sleep during the last weeks of my second pregnancy. But this time, I had something new to worry about as I lay awake—shaking up my two-year-old son’s little world with a needy sibling. But my first child was, ultimately, why I decided to attempt a …

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In 2002, my husband was laid off from his first job, although he was not my husband then. Then we were just a couple of crazy 24-year-olds living in a fabulous rented apartment. I came home everyday at lunch to eat with him and he worked out all afternoon. By the time he was rehired somewhere, …

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