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Outbreak Incoming: What's New With The Flu

If you are a parent, then you understand that the only predictable thing about raising your kids is that things change. Being prepared is the best defense for dealing with change–especially during flu season.

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Coping with Colic and Excessive Fussiness

The incessant crying from colic is challenging for parents to cope with. Many parents may blame themselves if their baby has colic. It is important to know, however, that colic is normal and that there are certain steps you can take to soothe your baby.

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Calming a Crying Baby

The first time a baby cries is a joyous moment for parents and a sign of precious new life. However, during the early months, those cries can become confusing and difficult as parents struggle with soothing their fussy baby.

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Guide to Infant Formula

Feeding infants can be tricky as they are unable to eat like adults. In their first six months of their life, they require special nutrition in the form of liquids. The best option is their mother’s breast milk. However, it does not always work out for everyone. If that is the case for you, rest assured that formula still provides adequate nutrition for your baby.

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Guide to Breastfeeding

The saying "breast is best" aptly describes how breast milk is nutritionally the ideal food for your baby. It is gentle on your baby's digestive system, but beyond that, the breastfeeding relationship between mother and baby also provides nurturing intimacy as the two of you bond in this shared activity.

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Feeding Guide: Infants

Your baby grows more quickly in the first year of life than any other time, which makes healthy eating so important during this time. Early healthy eating habits also set the stage for healthy eating patterns throughout their entire lives.

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Feeding Guide: 6 to 8 Months

When a baby is 6 to 8 months old, their feeding habits begin to change as they start solid food. During this time, most babies are adventurous with new foods, so it is a wonderful chance to encourage healthy eating habits.

This overview will help you keep track of how much, what and when to feed your baby.

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Feeding Guide: 9 to 12 Months

As your child approaches his or her first birthday, their appetite will begin to vary. Your baby’s growth rate slows around this time, and he or she may not be as hungry as they once were.

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Feeding Guide: Transitioning to Table Food

There are many changes to a baby’s diet in the first year. While all these changes can be stressful, staying sensitive to your baby’s needs will help make the transition to table food safe and enjoyable.

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Growth and Development: Newborns

Your newborn will grow very quickly during his or her first few months of life. He or she may have lost about 10% of their birth weight in the first few days after birth, but worry not as they should gain it back by 2 weeks.

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Toddlers and Rose Colored Glasses: Learning from Nostalgia

As my youngest son approaches his first birthday I'm hit with it: nostalgia. That ache in my gut about time passing, slipping through the neck of the hourglass.

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Preventing Tooth Decay

Teaching your child the importance of proper dental hygiene will keep them out of the dentist's office and free of the pain and discomfort associated with tooth decay. Everyone is at risk for cavities, but a regular routine of brushing and flossing can aid in the prevention of serious decay.

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Day In The Life Of...

"Mamaaaaa...the sun is uuuuup...it's wake up time!"

Milo happily announces this every morning as he pulls the curtains of my room open, his face relishing the light - justification for his alertness. I open my eyes a crack to admire my footie-pajama alarm clock and his eagerness to greet the day, orange hair glowing against the window.

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Managing Symptoms of Morning Sickness

Morning sickness is one of the most common problems for pregnant women to experience throughout their first trimesters. If you have been experiencing morning sickness, be sure to relax and take comfort knowing that you are not alone.

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Make a Fall Leaf Bowl

It's officially fall. Along with the switch of seasons, you can freshen up your home decor with fall items. You don't have to spend a lot to change things up for a new season. 

My youngest son loves arts and crafts. There are not many craft kits for boys. We have to get creative. This craft is great because anyone will like it! We decided that it would be fun to make a fall leaf bowl.

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