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What Did I Really Need as a New Mom?

What Did I Really Need as a New Mom?

Before my son arrived, I had grand plans of being self-sufficient upon his arrival.  I thought, I will have freezer meals stockpiled, I will neatly label each container in his room, and prewash all blankets ...

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When Baby Arrives Early

When Baby Arrives Early

Chicken was defrosting on my counter. Tacos were on my mind for dinner after my routine check-up, and so clearly having a baby was not in my plans for the immediate future. While I obviously ...

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Preparing for Maternity Leave

Preparing for Maternity Leave

Congratulations! Whether you’re preparing for the arrival of your first baby or second, getting all your ducks in a row to take an extended time off from work to care for a newborn requires some ...

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Your Return from Maternity Leave: How to Set Yourself Up for Success

Your Return from Maternity Leave: How to Set Yourself Up for Success

No matter how long your maternity leave is, stepping out of your career for any period of time can be nerve-wracking. On top of all the changes happening to your body, home, and relationship on the ...

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How Do I Get My Baby to Sleep Longer at Night?

How Do I Get My Baby to Sleep Longer at Night?

“I am desperate for some sleep and was wondering if anyone had tips on how to get a 3 1/2 month old to sleep longer than 1.5 to two hours at a time. My son ...

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Missing the Infant Stage & Treasuring the Toddler Stage

Missing the Infant Stage & Treasuring the Toddler Stage

As I look back, I’ll admit there are a few things that I miss about the infant stage. Now that my daughter is no longer a baby, I’m realizing that there’s a lot about toddlerhood ...

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How to Teach STEM at Home

How to Teach STEM at Home

We were recently joined by Anita Greenberg, CEO and founder of Science Delights for our Family Matters Webinar: A Parent’s Guide to STEM Education. Along with webinar moderator Debbie Hoppy, Bright Horizons’ Director, Education & Curriculum, ...

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25 Truths About Infant Teachers

25 Truths About Infant Teachers

Infant teachers are one of a kind. For many parents, including our blogger Media Mom, infant teachers are among the educators for whom they are forever grateful, not only for who they are and what they ...

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For Mother’s Day…A Tribute to The Adventure of a Lifetime

For Mother’s Day…A Tribute to The Adventure of a Lifetime

An article on Slate recently described the confusion that happens when you are adapting to a particular life-changing event: “Mornings don’t have the same meanings.” “There’s the issue of sleep deprivation.” “You completely adapt to your environment.” ...

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10 Baby Games & Activities for Playtime

10 Baby Games & Activities for Playtime

Like most kids, my son Cab is quite active with a very short attention span. From the time he was a squirmy newborn to now as a full-fledged toddler (with his own opinion!), my husband ...

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