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Dining with Kids: How to Take Your Baby to a Restaurant

Dining with Kids: How to Take Your Baby to a Restaurant

This article was first published in 2013 but has since been updated. It is courtesy of Alexis Barad-Cutler. Sometimes when I look back at what it was like to take my son to a restaurant ...

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6 Tips to Introduce Your Baby to Music

6 Tips to Introduce Your Baby to Music

Have you been singing to your baby since pregnancy? Or, are you just starting to introduce music in the nursery before nap time? Either way, you’re on the right track — music is great for ...

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The 11 Best Books for Babies

The 11 Best Books for Babies

Short winter days mean longer, cozier evenings — the perfect time to curl up with your baby and a book. But which book should you choose? Board and wooden books that are easy for your ...

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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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