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10 Ways Having a Child Changes Your Life

10 Ways Having a Child Changes Your Life

Editor’s Note: This article was first published in 2015 but has since been updated. In a recent conversation with my mom, we discussed how having a child changes your life. “You just really can’t understand ...

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Tips for Moving with a Baby

Tips for Moving with a Baby

My husband and I recently made the move from Chicago to my hometown in Southern Indiana. (If you’ve been reading along at home, yup, we just moved to Chicago last summer. Cue the song “On the Road Again…”) Having a child ...

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5 Things to Do During Your Final Month of Pregnancy

5 Things to Do During Your Final Month of Pregnancy

By the time you hit your ninth month of pregnancy, you’re ready – ready to meet your baby and ready to not be pregnant anymore. I’ll admit it, I spent that last month begging, praying and wishing to go ...

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A Survival Guide for Teething

A Survival Guide for Teething

Just a few weeks ago I wrote about how I’d been wondering whether my son was ever going to get his first tooth. Well, it’s crazy how quickly things can change in babyland. My son’s first tooth has popped ...

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Flying with a Baby: Checklist to Prepare for the Unexpected

Flying with a Baby: Checklist to Prepare for the Unexpected

There is an insurmountable list of things that make us nervous as new parents, and every new experience is an instance we can to add to that list. My husband and I recently had the opportunity to ...

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Leaving Your Baby Overnight for the First Time

Leaving Your Baby Overnight for the First Time

As parents, especially as new moms and dads, we often feel that no one can care for our own children as well as we can. It can be difficult to trust someone else with someone ...

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Baby Milestones: A Roller Coaster of Emotions

Baby Milestones: A Roller Coaster of Emotions

According to Google, my baby should be starting to show signs of teething around now. Six months, it seems, is the “normal” age at which a baby “should” cut his first tooth. My son, however, ...

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Working Parent: Balancing Your Job & Caring for a Sick Baby

Working Parent: Balancing Your Job & Caring for a Sick Baby

My son, Beckett, has his first serious cold. As ridiculous as it may seem, it’s breaking my heart right in two. I’m learning that there’s a lot of truth to the saying that when your child hurts, ...

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Putting My Phone Away to Enjoy the Here and Now

Putting My Phone Away to Enjoy the Here and Now

Tuning in to the Bright Horizons webinar on children and technology caused me to reflect on my own behavior with technology. Since my son, Beckett, is only six-months-old, he’s obviously not asking for the iPad ...

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How Will I Know When I’m in Labor?

How Will I Know When I’m in Labor?

Once you’ve passed the 40 week mark in your pregnancy, you’re desperately seeking any and all signs of labor. Personally, I was desperately seeking them at 38 weeks, but my search came up disappointingly empty ...

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