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  • 4 Hidden Health Benefits Of Having A Sibling

    4 Hidden Health Benefits Of Having A Sibling

    With the growing (and more expensive) demands of having more than one child in this generation, you may be one of the many parents who have decided to go the easy route and stick with just one. But with these four research-proven health benefits of having a sibling, you may just change your mind! After all, it’s for your children. Having siblings… 1. …gives kids a higher IQ In the journal Science, a study proved that first-borns who have siblings […]

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  • 53 Week-By-Week Mommy Milestones During Your First Year With New Baby

    53 Week-By-Week Mommy Milestones During Your First Year With New Baby

    Like me, you’ve probably been too busy watching out for your new baby’s development that you barely think about yourself—and your own milestones. Yes, of course you have your own! And when you read the mommy milestones below (thanks to FamilyShare.com!) , we’re sure you’ll be nodding (or tearing up) in agreement. Birth – Your heart expands to fit more love than you thought it could. 1 week – You learn to survive on two hours of sleep a night. 2 […]

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  • How To Wean Your Child From Breastfeeding

    How To Wean Your Child From Breastfeeding

    Weaning your baby or child from the breast is a normal thing and it doesn’t have to be a hard time for you or your child. When you believe it’s time for you to call it quits, it’s important that you take your time—for your child and your body—to make that healthy transition from breastfeeding to non-breastfeeding. Here are the steps that you can take when that time comes: 1. Picking the perfect time The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) […]

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  • 8 Things You Learn In Your First 10 Minutes Of Motherhood (Part 2)

    8 Things You Learn In Your First 10 Minutes Of Motherhood (Part 2)

    Any mother would agree that you don’t have to wait until you room in your baby before you can start feeling like a real mother. In fact, not only do you experience motherhood during those first few minutes after giving birth, you learn a couple of things that you bring with you for the rest of your life. After reading a couple of those lessons HERE, read more of them below and enjoy having a greater appreciation for your new role […]

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  • 10 Tips For Throwing A First Birthday Party

    10 Tips For Throwing A First Birthday Party

    1. Pick a theme You know the drill! The first step in party planning is to decide what the theme is going to be. For babies, it’s usually what the mom or dad prefers, a gender-specific cartoon character or a character that your baby seems to love. After picking a theme, it will be much easier to figure out the appropriate venue and decor. 2. Invite the right guests Feel free to tell people that you’re keeping things small and […]

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  • 10 Foods You Might Have To Avoid While Breastfeeding

    10 Foods You Might Have To Avoid While Breastfeeding

    Most moms get excited about the period after giving birth, not only because they finally get to meet their little bundle of joy and feel a lot lighter physically but because they can finally eat whatever they please without worrying about your baby getting anything. Unfortunately, that last part isn’t exactly true if you’re breastfeeding. Nursing moms will still need to watch what they eat, especially if they want to keep their milk supply high and don’t want to have […]

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  • Milk And Breastfeeding: Overcoming Pain And Problems

    Milk And Breastfeeding: Overcoming Pain And Problems

    When your milk doesn’t come in right away. It’s can be really hard for new moms when they don’t start lactating the moment they welcome their child, like majority of moms do (some even in the middle of pregnancy.) As it turns out, it’s not as easy as giving your nipples to your baby whenever he wants to feed. I know I had a hard time accepting the delay, especially with postpartum depression messing with my head. Not to scare […]

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  • Guide For Dads: What NOT To Do In The Delivery Room

    Guide For Dads: What NOT To Do In The Delivery Room

    If you’re reading this and you’re about to become a father, it shows that you’re concerned about your partner. And you should be! Labor and the following child birth is hard work, both physically and mentally. Therefore, your partner will need a lot of encouragement, love and support from you. It’s also equally important that you don’t mess up while you’re there for your partner because while you’re probably the one person that can make her feel most comfortable, you’re […]

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  • 6 Ways To Survive Early Labor At Home

    6 Ways To Survive Early Labor At Home

    You’re past 1cm dilated, you’ve lost your mucus plug and your contractions are just an hour apart. Definitely getting more painful, but you’re just glad you’re getting closer to the finish line! And then, you’d think that the hospital would help you feel more relaxed and cared for once you start laboring. Well, not necessarily. What many new moms don’t know is that the hospital that you were wishing would “save” you from all that pain is actually going to send […]

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