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First-Generation American: My Family’s Journey to Embracing Center-Based Child Care

First-Generation American: My Family’s Journey to Embracing Center-Based Child Care

Today’s post comes from Bright Horizons Financial Analyst, Susan Jepkosgei. When I returned to work after maternity leave, I was both excited to be working outside of the home again after 12 weeks of being ...

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Is STEM for Girls?

Is STEM for Girls?

When I read the summary of this study about the early emergence of gender stereotypes in my daily news digest, I took a screenshot and sent it to my husband. I entered the caption, “Our ...

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I’m Pregnant?!

I’m Pregnant?!

Whether you were planning it or not – can you ever truly be prepared for the rush of emotions (shock, joy, worry – the list goes on) following a positive pregnancy test? We asked our ...

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Tips for Teaching Preschoolers to Write

Tips for Teaching Preschoolers to Write

My 8-year-old daughter was born with a pencil in her hand. From a very young age, she was naturally drawn to writing, drawing, and other creative arts that use writing instruments. My 3-year-old son, however, is ...

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9 Months of Pregnancy Updates: Keeping Long-Distance Family and Friends in the Loop

9 Months of Pregnancy Updates: Keeping Long-Distance Family and Friends in the Loop

You’re pregnant! Now that you’ve made the announcement, how can you keep your parents, relatives, and friends up to date? With those who live close by, it’ll be pretty simple. They’ll likely see you at ...

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Helping Babies Bond with Long-Distance Grandparents

Helping Babies Bond with Long-Distance Grandparents

Zoe is the first grandchild on both sides of the family but she doesn’t get to see her grandparents as often as we wish she could. My husband’s family resides in Western Massachusetts and my ...

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Tips to Teach Children about Different Types of Families

Tips to Teach Children about Different Types of Families

Today’s post was written by Bright Horizons eCDA Facilitator, Kelly Fenderson-Gonzales. I walked into my child’s kindergarten prep classroom where my daughter, Callie, and her friend, Mason, both 4 years old, were engaged in dramatic ...

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Pregnant and Tired? Me, Too — Tips for Handling Pregnancy Fatigue

Pregnant and Tired? Me, Too — Tips for Handling Pregnancy Fatigue

I think I’ll get comfy on the couch and read for a while — Whoops, fell asleep. Pregnancy is a giant game of “whoops, fell asleep.” If you’re a mom-to-be for the first time and ...

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Tales of the Toilet: How to Potty Train a 3-Year-Old

Tales of the Toilet: How to Potty Train a 3-Year-Old

Potty learning is not a milestone for the faint of heart. Let me save you some trouble – Google lies. Sure, some children wake up one morning potty-trained – most likely from magical fairies that ...

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Baby Sign Language: 11 Signs to Try at Home

Baby Sign Language: 11 Signs to Try at Home

Babies start thinking before they develop language, so they can become frustrated when they’re unable to tell you what they want. How can you bridge the communication gap? Many parents are turning to signing, which ...

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