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5 Cheap Alternatives To Expensive Toys Your Kids Keep Begging For

5 Cheap Alternatives To Expensive Toys Your Kids Keep Begging For

While there are tons of Pinterest boards dedicated to making your own baby toys out of twigs you collect during a family hike through the woods and some upcyled, repurposed, vintage, organic, recyclable mason jars, I have no time for such things. I buy my toys from Amazon Prime like any other anti-social person. As a nifty, thrifty mom I loathe spending excess moola on toys that my kids will outgrow quickly, so here’s a handy list of toys you can buy if you’re feeling like Beyonce, and the basic mom model. More »

Morning Feeding: Headaches During Pregnancy: When To Worry And When To Let It Go

Morning Feeding: Headaches During Pregnancy: When To Worry And When To Let It Go

When to worry about headaches during pregnancy -Parents.com

The imperfect parent’s guide to Halloween candy -Babble

31 important life lessons to be learned from romance novels -HuffPo Women

Tammin Sursok on taking time to lose the baby weight -Celebrity Baby Scoop

9 people who are always going to cheat, according to science -YourTango

How to approach serious relationship questions and expectations -The Frisky

The 15 emotional stages of pumping breast milk at work -HuffPo Parents

Jaime King and family take a stroll in NYC -Celeb Baby Laundry

The best chapter books to read with your child at bedtime -The Stir

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Breaking Up With My Breast Pump

Breaking Up With My Breast Pump

We’ve been together for a year now, though if I’m being honest, I’ve hated you from the moment I laid eyes on you. Still in those early days we were together a lot – doing it at all hours of the day and night. Remember all those episodes of Friday Night Lights we watched together as you sucked my boobs dry? Those were good times. But lately things just haven’t been the same, and I’m writing this letter to tell you: It’s over. More »

Evening Feeding: Potty Training Boot Camp

Evening Feeding: Potty Training Boot Camp

Potty training boot camp for the most resistant kids out there -Parents.com

Trick-or-treating with kids that have food allergies -Babble

Facebook and Apple will pay for you to harvest your eggs? -HuffPo Women

Channing Tatum opens up about diaper duty -Celebrity Baby Scoop

Tinder actually worked for this lucky lady -YourTango

How you hairstylist becomes your friend -The Frisky

Pink talks about the time that her daughter dropped the F bomb -HuffPo Parents

How to deal with disgusting kid laundry problems -The Stir

Rachel Zoe picks pumpkins with her family -Celeb Baby Laundry

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Breast Cancer Awareness Is Always Great Even If It Comes In The Form Of A Cheesy Paula Abdul Video

Breast Cancer Awareness Is Always Great Even If It Comes In The Form Of A Cheesy Paula Abdul Video

I have written before about how breast cancer has touched my life. I have a grandmother, aunt and cousin who have all been diagnosed with the disease and my mother found out earlier this year that she was positive for the BRCA gene that makes a woman more likely to develop breast cancer in her lifetime. Our family has had a year of surgeries, recoveries and scary conversations. That said, whenever I see a celebrity trying to bring attention to this terrible disease I take notice. More »

There’s No Reason To Be Afraid To Use The Free Childcare At The Gym

There's No Reason To Be Afraid To Use The Free Childcare At The Gym

Before my daughter was born, my husband and I had just joined a new gym. He was working a lot at the time so going to the gym together was one of the best ways we could still hang out. Unfortunately, the gym we chose did not have on-site childcare. We had committed to a year-long membership and vowed to join a different gym with childcare once it ran out. We were so happy with the gym we ended up joining next because their childcare was fantastic. There is no reason to not try the free childcare at the gym. The benefits to yourself and your child can be substantial. More »

Morning Feeding: 26 Activities To Keep Your Sick Kid Happy

Morning Feeding: 26 Activities To Keep Your Sick Kid Happy

26 fun activities to keep your sick kid busy -Parents.com

7 secrets of a mom who “has it all” -Babble

Average men prove that the “perfect woman” doesn’t exist -HuffPo Women

Kelly Clarkson‘s baby girl River Rose got the cutest gift ever -Celebrity Baby Scoop

Your checklist is ruining your love life -YourTango

Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard officially have the best relationship ever -The Frisky

A mom’s guide to feeling better naked -HuffPo Parents

What your baby name choice says about you -The Stir

Jessica Alba spends the day pumpkin-picking with her kids -Celeb Baby Laundry

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Evening Feeding: What Do Babies Do During Their Very First Hours?

Evening Feeding: What Do Babies Do During Their Very First Hours?

Exactly what babies do during their first hours -Parents.com

Why “hands-off” parenting isn’t really parenting at all -Babble

This comic perfectly captures how feminism helps everyone -HuffPo Women

Pink admits that daughter Willow is “wild” -Celebrity Baby Scoop

12 questions you need to ask when you think you’re ready to get married -YourTango

Why tech companies encouraging women to free their eggs is problematic -The Frisky

Pregnancy is not an invitation to comment on a woman’s body -HuffPo Parents

Alessandra Ambrosio gets in the Halloween spirit with her son -Celeb Baby Laundry

This is the most dangerous spot for your baby to sleep -The Stir

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