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Long Locks May Not be for Little Girls

Long Locks May Not be for Little Girls

Should you let your daughter grow her hair out? Here are a couple things you may want to consider before making that decision....

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The Father’s Role in Breastfeeding

The Father’s Role in Breastfeeding

Say what? Fathers play a role in breastfeeding? Isn’t it between the baby and mother only? Certainly not, loving Dad! Learn how you can help too!

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Pregnancy: The First Trimester In Brief

Pregnancy: The First Trimester In Brief

Great! You just found out you are pregnant and you are now reeling from the wealth of information thrown your way by well-meaning family and friends. But what are the essentials that you really need to know for the first trimester at least? Expect Nausea, insomnia, hunger pangs, cramping, sensitivity to smells and mood swings […]

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Breastfeeding: Challenging and Really Doable

Breastfeeding: Challenging and Really Doable

It’s really wrong to sugar coat breastfeeding as easy and natural. Sure, women naturally produce milk during pregnancy but one has to appreciate the art, science (and for some cultures, the necessity) of breastfeeding for one to really be successful with it. Because there will be challenges from Day One. First, there’s teaching the baby […]

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Expanding the Family

Expanding the Family

If you ask other people, opinions are sure to vary. There will be people reminding you about the population problem of the world. There will be people who will wish you’ll have twins. There will be people making you feel guilty about your only child having to share. And then there will be people wondering […]

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Coping with the Challenges of a Stay At Home Mom (SAHM)

Coping with the Challenges of a Stay At Home Mom (SAHM)

I have always wanted to be a stay-at-home Mom, mostly because I grew up with a mother I seldom saw because she was a career woman. And though I have made my peace with my childhood and her parenting, I still chose to be a SAHM and absolutely looked for a man who will support […]

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Surviving Bed Rest

Surviving Bed Rest

I always had grand ideas of how I would be pampered and spoiled when I became pregnant. I even prepared my husband for it, scaring him of how I would probably crave hard-to-find foods in the middle of the night. Fate had a weird sense of humor, however, because I ended up being on bed […]

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7 Most Annoying Things About Being Pregnant

7 Most Annoying Things About Being Pregnant

When I was pregnant, I had the pregnancy glow. And because I didn’t have much appetite, I was fortunate to limit my weight gain. In short, it was the best that I ever looked, with full hair and glowing skin to boot. But there were some things that I did find unpleasant while I was […]

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Child Nutrition – Keeping Kids on a Healthy Diet

Child Nutrition – Keeping Kids on a Healthy Diet

Say the word ‘VEGETABLES’ and what do you get? Retching noises or a child making faces, probably. Not with my son, though. In fact, he might even go berserk if you don’t hand him his vegetables fast enough. He’s also a fan of fish, fruits and other healthier options like yogurt and crackers. What did I do to […]

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5 Ways a Baby Made My Marriage Better

5 Ways a Baby Made My Marriage Better

Parents are generally one of two extremes. On one end, there are those who regale you with one horror story after another every chance they get. They rant about the cost of diapers, vaccines, and tuition fees. They complain about how hard it is to find a sitter, and how they never get couple or […]

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