How to co-parent with an ex

It may not be your ideal parenting situation, co-parenting with a partner you don't co-habitate with, but it can be done - and peacefully, too. No matter your circumstances, whether you're separated, divorced, or never intended to be together, you can ensure you share parenting duties without …

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Lilly Pilly Baby Review

I love it when a product comes into your life, and totally improves your day-to-day living. For me, that was the day my complimentary Lenny Lamb baby carrier arrived from Lilly Pilly Baby, a natural and organic online boutique.As a veteran baby wearer, I’ve had my fair share of discomfort …

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How to survive nighttime nursing sessions

As you probably know, breastfeeding provides countless benefits to you, your baby, and your family. Although as comforting and healthy as breastfeeding can be, it is not always easy in the first few weeks after giving birth—especially at night. To help moms feel a bit more at ease when handling …

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How to be cool in your new #momlife

When I found out I was pregnant, I freaked out. I knew I wanted to have kids eventually but having one so soon was definitely not my plan. It was 2009 and the economy was melting down like a Twitter celeb on Ambien. I lost my job at an art restoration firm in Chicago. No one was hiring—and even …

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What you really need to know about your post-baby body

Ladies, I have figured out the real reason that French women are so darn confident. Four years ago, I gave birth to my first child in France and became privy to a fascinating secret: pelvic floor and vaginal health are incredibly important to the French. The reason I know that now is because I …

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Fast facts on fish oils and pregnancy

Congratulations! You’re pregnant and you know your calorie needs have increased to support your growing baby. But, your new calorie goals are not a free pass to eat anything and everything you can get your hands on (Hardly! Most pregnant women need just 300-450 extra calories per day during …

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How to feel sexy again during pregnancy and motherhood

My pregnant and postpartum body brought up deeply ingrained painful body memories of the transitions and awkwardness that accompanied puberty.I was used to feeling confident, empowered, and present in my body. Now I felt weak, confused and detached. Why did this feel like a huge cruel joke …

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What to pack when traveling with baby this summer

Flying to Bali is literally traveling to the opposite side of the world. The flight is exactly 26 hours, whether you fly east or west around the globe. When we decided to build our dream house in the rice paddies of Ubud, we had no idea I was pregnant with Baby Elvis. Now as we traveled to check-in …

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Pregnant? Avoid these mistakes applying bug spray

With every corner of the U.S. seemingly breaking out in a heat wave, concerns about the Zika virus are traveling fast.While this mosquito-transmitted virus may be mild for most, for pregnant women Zika carries the potential of serious birth defects for their developing babies. Currently, the …

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New dad? Here’s what to expect

My friend Dan called me at work and I could sense the excitement in his voice. His wife was out of town with both their kids. Did I want to meet him at the sports bar tonight? The Bruins were playing the Canadians. The Celtics were wrapping up their regular season. And, drum roll please, the …

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