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Pet Names for Your Children That Won’t Teach Them Bad Words or Scar Them for Life

Unless you have somehow been blessed with little non-human offspring who never, ever, ever do any wrong, you have probably wanted to call your child a name before. Obviously, we teach our children that name-calling is not a nice thing to do, but life happens. Children aren’t perfect. Moms are absolutely not perfect. And sometimes, pet […]

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Don’t Doubt Your Body! A Few Humble Pointers for the Pregnant Woman

Pregnancy is so exciting! Feeling that little creature fluttering inside you, everyone telling you that you’re glowing, batting strangers’ hands away from your swollen abdomen — it’s like no other time in your life. But, um, remember that thing looming at the end of these nine months? That inescapable and petrifying biological event? Oh yeah, […]

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PUPPP: The Pregnancy Ailment Your Doctor May Not Recognize

PUPPP. What. In the world. Is pruritic uticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy? I didn’t know either. I thought I was having a life-threatening (not really, but it felt awful!) allergic reaction to something. Or had gestational measles (which I just made up). Or my alien lifeform baby was trying to erupt from my midsection by the […]

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How to Raise a Picky Eater

Raising children is so much more difficult than I ever expected it to be. There are books and blogs and Twitter posts and memes to warn you, but until you’re in the thick of it, you just can’t grasp the enormity of it. From the beginning, you’re taking care of this completely helpless creature. They […]

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