Breast Is Best?

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Breast is best.  During my pregnancy, this slogan was like saying, "the sky is blue," or "the Earth is round." It was an indisputable fact. As such, anything other than breastfeeding one's baby is NOT the best. Like other parents,...
Like most parents, as soon as I found out that I was pregnant, I ran to the store and got a lot of things that I thought I would need for a new baby in our life.  And also...
The physical environment I am in influences my psychological well being. I don’t think this is a profound statement. Of course, it affects everyone. Yet, I have so many friends who are parents who tell me they hate their...
As a little girl, I loved “The Paper Bag Princess,” a story about a princess named Elizabeth who single-handedly defeats the dragon that had destroyed her castle and kidnapped her prince. But when she rushes in to save Prince...
Now that the summer is here, there is no better way to enjoy the sun and cool down than with these frozen creamy chocolate fudge pops. They work great as a snack or dessert for the whole family since they are...
When I was preparing for the arrival of my first child, I spent hours scouring the internet and books, learning everything I could to prepare for her arrival. The more I read, the more I felt we needed -...
If you plan on feeding your new baby breast milk and don't plan to exclusively feed on the breasts, then you need to start thinking about breast pumps. Here are my experiences after nearly 7 months of pumping full-time.  Medela...
One of the great rites of passage from infant to toddler is transitioning from bottles to sippy cups, and formula or breast milk to whole milk.  It can seem overwhelming; there are a lot of options.  An Amazon search...

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December Family-Friendly Events Guide

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December is here, and with it comes a multitude of opportunities for family fun. In addition to the events compiled here, please check out...