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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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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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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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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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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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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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Pregnancy: Telling Your Boss & Colleagues

Pregnancy: Telling Your Boss & Colleagues

Editor’s Note: Today’s post is a popular article from The Family Room blog archives: The minute I found out I was pregnant, I couldn’t wait to tell the world. This is my first child and ...

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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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Choosing the Best Child Care for Me: Near Work

Choosing the Best Child Care for Me: Near Work

When it came to making the decision about whether to choose a child care near work or home for me it was a no-brainer that my daughter would attend the child care center right on ...

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