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How to Diaper Your Baby

Most children are not potty trained until 2 or 3 years old. Until then, they use about 6 to 10 diapers a day, which adds up to 2,000 to 3,000 diapers a year.

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Dealing with Bullies

What is Bullying?

The word bullying is a general term that commonly refers to any actual or threatened acts of physical violence. However, the term bullying can also include:

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Safety for Sleeping Babies

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) regularly releases updated reports based on new evidence concerning safety and infant sleep.

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Advice for Working Moms

Deciding when and whether or not to return to work after having a child can be a very difficult decision for new and experienced moms. Some mothers desire to return to work because they have spent years building a career that gives them great satisfaction. Other mothers need to return to work to help contribute to the family income. Sometimes, a mother will need to return to work soon after giving birth because she will lose out on career opportunities or suffer job consequences if she takes any time off. Whichever the reason, it can be a tough decision.

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How to Balance Work and Family Life

With each new baby brought into a family, time often seems to fly by faster. There is just so much more to do on a daily basis. For most of us who balance work and family life, each day is jam-packed and exhausting.

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Take Good Care of You

Mothering can be work that never seems to end. There are no built-in breaks or time off. With how much energy it takes physically, emotionally and psychologically, it is no wonder that many moms feel exhausted and overwhelmed.

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3 (Non-Brain-Melting) Ways to Hang Out With Your Growing Child

Here are some things that happen as many children grow older:

  1. Your heart, of course, cries a little bit.
  2. Your wallet throws a mutiny after dropping $800 on new shoes every five minutes.
  3. You start exaggerating a little more than you used to. (See above.)
  4. They start developing interests in things and wanting to share them with you.*
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Moving Your Toddler from a Crib to a Bed

One of the biggest changes to your child’s daily routine will involve the move from a crib to an actual bed. By age two, most children are ready and big enough to sleep in a bed rather than their old crib. 

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Overcoming Anti-Gay Harassment

Identifying Harassment Before It’s Too Late

Gaining the acceptance of your childhood peers can be extremely difficult when you are perceived as different. More often than not, children use bullying and ridicule to perpetuate the notion that being different is a bad thing.

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Protecting You & Your Baby This Flu Season

Understanding the value of flu vaccinations is crucial for expecting mothers. The typical flu season lasts from October through May. The best approach, pregnant or not, is always to get vaccinated earlier rather than later.

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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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3 Tips for a Safer Kitchen

The kitchen is a place where your family comes together to share more than just a table at mealtime. However, compared to almost every other room in the house, your kitchen poses the greatest health risks and safety hazards. While accidents can still occur, you can create a safer home for you and your family by following these three tips.

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The Grandparent Time Machine

When you become a grandparent, I am convinced you enter some kind of time-warp.

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Making Family Fitness Fun

Encouraging kids to stay active and eat well are very important. However, it may not be enough to have them go at it alone.

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