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Baby’s First Christmas Gift Ideas

It’s tough to come up with your baby’s first Christmas gift ideas. When they are this little, they really have no idea what Christmas is or that they’re supposed to get gifts! They aren’t old enough to have any special interests or be able to ask for what they want.  …
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Membrane Sweeps: Are They Effective?

If you’re 38, 39, or 40 weeks pregnant, you are probably desperate to get that baby out. In those later appointments, your doctor might ask you if you’d like to have a membrane sweep done to encourage labor to start. I had never heard of a membrane sweep before I …
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What To Do When Breastfeeding Hurts

The time you spend breastfeeding should be a sweet time to bond with your baby and a time to get to know her better. You should be sniffing her hair and lovingly gazing into each other’s eyes. It should be something you look forward to. Breastfeeding definitely shouldn’t hurt! Unfortunately, …
Birth Latest Self-Care

19 Simple Ways to Prepare for Birth

When you’re pregnant, especially for the first time, it can be scary to think about labor. You wonder what it will be like, how much it will hurt, and if you’ll be able to have the birth that you want.  The more you prepare for birth, the less nervous you’ll …
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5 Simple Ways to Help Dad Bond With Baby

We’ve all been there. Screaming baby, chaos, and Dad standing there looking like a deer in the headlights. It can be difficult for a new dad to bond with your baby. He may feel like an outsider at first, and it’s easy for him to feel like a bumbling idiot …
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Baby Registry Checklist [Printable PDF!]

I was so clueless about what to buy before I had my first baby. I knew I would need a crib, a car seat, some clothes and diapers, but beyond that I had no idea what I would actually use! There are so many crazy baby products available now, and …
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How To Tell If Your Water Broke (…or if you just peed)

Having your water break is probably the most dramatic way to go into labor. It happens all of the sudden, it makes a huge mess and everyone around you kind of freaks out. My water broke before I started contractions with both of my girls. The first time it happened …
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200 Old Fashioned Girl Names for Your Baby

I love old fashioned baby names for girls. Some people have their babies’ names picked out from the very beginning. Either they were those people who sat around as teenagers dreaming up baby names in math class, or they have a family name that they plan on using. I was …
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7 Ways Becoming A Mother Changed My Life

I worked in child care a lot before I had kids, so I felt like there weren’t a lot of surprises for me when I became a mom. I was used to taking care of anywhere from five infants to 14 preschoolers by myself, so the two kids I have …