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Does My Child Need Preschool?

Does My Child Need Preschool?

It used to be that Kindergarten was the great evening agent – it leveled the playing field as much as possible for children before they entered 1st grade. Those were in the days where kindergarten was half-days, at most, and it consisted of fairy tales, building blocks, and finger paints. Now these traditional kindergarten activities […]

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Benefits of Infant Massage

Benefits of Infant Massage

Infant Massage Therapy Promotes Health and Communication The gentle touch of parent’s hand can work miracles. Infant massage is not some new-age hokey business that requires you to become a licensed vegan or take up holistic medicine entirely. Call it cuddles, snuggling, or even loving if it makes you feel better, but just don’t let […]

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When Baby Wearing Doesn’t Work

When Baby Wearing Doesn’t Work

Whether you’re on a dedicated attachment parenting plan, you have fears about morphing into Velcro with your baby, or are somewhere in between, there are great ways to build and maintain nurturing relationships with your baby through traditional attachment parenting methods. However, what happens when your baby doesn’t seem to prefer those methods like all […]

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Top Tips for Throwing a Baby Shower

Top Tips for Throwing a Baby Shower

Easy Ideas for Planning a Baby Shower There is almost nothing as exciting as the birth of a new baby. If you’re planning a baby shower for a dear friend or family member, you might be feeling the stress of the planning, but don’t forget to relish in the joy you get to share. Whether […]

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Don’t Let Babies Cry it Out

Don’t Let Babies Cry it Out

Despite what the headlines read, such as this one from TIME – It’s O.K. to Let Babies Cry It Out at Bedtime – parents should dig a little deeper when it comes to the results of new studies widely reported today. If you just skim over the subtitles, you might be led to believe that […]

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Working After Baby Arrives

Working After Baby Arrives

Do You Want or Need to Go Back to Work After Baby? I wanted nothing more than to be present for every moment of my newborn’s life, but our wants sometime compete with our needs more than we would like them to do. I wanted to finish my college degree, so I needed to work […]

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Healthy Growth for Babies and Toddlers

Healthy Growth for Babies and Toddlers

Measures of Child Development Many parents consistently wonder if their children are on track, making appropriate strides for their ages, and experiencing all of those important milestones that are signs of a healthy child. We go to the pediatrician and trace their height and weight on a chart, mark on the calendar when they say […]

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Surviving Bed Rest During Pregnancy

Surviving Bed Rest During Pregnancy

I was working full-time, had recently moved into a new home, and unsuspectingly went in for my monthly pregnancy appointment with my OB. Suddenly my blood pressure was too high, there was protein in my urine, and I was on bed rest for preeclampsia. It is frightening to hear your physician tell you that for […]

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3 Things You Don’t Expect When Expecting

3 Things You Don’t Expect When Expecting

Changes and Challenges During Pregnancy Pregnancy is an amazing time in your life, filled with excitement and anticipation. You might read every book, shop in every baby clothing and supply store, and attend parenting and childbirth classes. However, there are some things moms-to-be just don’t expect while expecting. And there are some things that even […]

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Breastfeeding Toddlers – Extreme Parenting or Natural Nurtition?

Breastfeeding Toddlers – Extreme Parenting or Natural Nurtition?

Is Attachment Parenting and Breastfeeding Extreme Parenting? Have you seen the cover of the May 10th issue of TIME Magazine? It, and the article to which it refers, is sparking controversy and debate over breastfeeding, especially when breastfeeding is associated with attachment parenting and “extreme parenting” as it is being called. The article recently published in TIME […]

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