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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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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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Becoming a Father: An Identity Shift

Becoming a Father: An Identity Shift

Today’s post was written by Bright Horizons Client Engagement Manager, Sean O’Brien. “Tell me a little bit about yourself.” I started working at Bright Horizons just a month after my son, Oliver, was born. As ...

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Moms Share Their “Labor” Day Stories

Moms Share Their “Labor” Day Stories

For many of us, Labor Day means a three-day weekend filled with family barbecues, pool parties, and end-of-summer fun. But amidst all of the celebration, it’s easy to forget how the holiday came to be. ...

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The Work-Life Equation Ep. 30: Strategies for Pumping at Work

The Work-Life Equation Ep. 30: Strategies for Pumping at Work

If you’re a new nursing mom who’s planning to return to work and give pumping a try, you may have questions about how to navigate the experience. Maybe you’ve seen colleagues go through it, or ...

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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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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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