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10 Tips for Your First Year with Baby

10 Tips for Your First Year with Baby

Now that we’ve made it past the one year mark as parents, I often think about how drastically our lives have changed. The common theme I come across is that there’s just so much more ...

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10 Benefits of Having a Summer Baby

10 Benefits of Having a Summer Baby

My girls were born in August and November and since I live in the Northeast that means I had one summer baby and one winter baby. While having a baby in the winter does have ...

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At-Home Learning: Music Activities for Kids

At-Home Learning: Music Activities for Kids

Could there be a sweeter sight than little feet tapping to the beat? As we share in our e-family news article, music ignites all areas of child development. It helps kids learn how their bodies ...

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Awaiting Baby: Being on the Brink of a Major Life Change

Awaiting Baby: Being on the Brink of a Major Life Change

Today’s post was written by Amy Mongeau, a Bright Horizons employee and expectant mom: My husband and I have been fluctuating wildly between excitement, disbelief, terror, anxiety and a weird sense of calm for the duration ...

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5 Things to Do During Your Final Month of Pregnancy

5 Things to Do During Your Final Month of Pregnancy

By the time you hit your ninth month of pregnancy, you’re ready – ready to meet your baby and ready to not be pregnant anymore. I’ll admit it, I spent that last month begging, praying and wishing to go ...

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A Playlist for New Moms

A Playlist for New Moms

Just before my daughter was born, I was naturally nesting. As a part of that process, I made myself a playlist of some of my favorite lullaby type songs. I didn’t know if she was ...

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How Will I Know When I’m in Labor?

How Will I Know When I’m in Labor?

Once you’ve passed the 40 week mark in your pregnancy, you’re desperately seeking any and all signs of labor. Personally, I was desperately seeking them at 38 weeks, but my search came up disappointingly empty ...

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A Letter to the “Almost” Dads

A Letter to the “Almost” Dads

Today’s post was written by Josh Manheim, a Bright Horizons employee, dad of one (who has baby #2 on the way): Congratulations! You’re a dad! … almost. Having researched and read dozens of new parent ...

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Pregnancy Planning – Expectations Vs. Reality

Pregnancy Planning – Expectations Vs. Reality

Our post today is from Aili Smith, a Bright Horizons employee and first-time mom to baby, Cab: PREPARING FOR PREGNANCY EXPECTATIONS I didn’t have to wait for the “nesting thing” to kick in during my ...

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15 Freezer Meals for New Moms

15 Freezer Meals for New Moms

I’ve been told that preparing freezer meals in anticipation of that first week at home with your newborn isn’t completely necessary. For your second child? Yes, it’s necessary, but not so much for the first one. ...

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