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Second Baby Necessities: Infant Products to Buy for Baby #2

Second Baby Necessities: Infant Products to Buy for Baby #2

One of the nice things about getting ready for baby #2 is knowing that, for the most part, we already have most of the baby products we need. We’re just starting to really get things cleaned, set up ...

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Preparing Your First Child for a New Sibling

Preparing Your First Child for a New Sibling

One of the things I’ve been most excited about throughout this pregnancy is the anticipation of making my preschooler a big brother – of watching that sibling relationship between Liam and our future baby. My relationship with my sister and brother, ...

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Sibling Rivalry: How to Teach Kids to Be Kind

Sibling Rivalry: How to Teach Kids to Be Kind

Teaching kindness to my kids has long resided in my parenting toolbox. My husband and I often focus on the small things – saying “please and thank you”, opening doors for others, greeting others kindly. ...

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Telling Your Preschooler You’re Pregnant

Telling Your Preschooler You’re Pregnant

Since finding out I’m pregnant with my second child, the baby announcement I was most excited to make was our announcement to Liam. The topic of sharing pregnancy news with your child has been written ...

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Baby Products to Buy for a Second Child

Baby Products to Buy for a Second Child

I’m expecting my second child and lately have been thinking that I need to get my act in gear and start preparing for our new baby. It’s funny how prepared I was for Zoe months ...

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How My Second Pregnancy is Different from My First

How My Second Pregnancy is Different from My First

Ready or not, Zoe is going to be a big sister in a few short months. Aside from the normal panic related to having two children under age two, I’ve noticed that I am a ...

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Family Dynamics: Second Child Syndrome

Family Dynamics: Second Child Syndrome

Many years ago, I had a colleague who was pregnant with her second child and who seemed entirely incapable of talking about the second baby except in the context of her firstborn. She talked about ...

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Sibling Rivalry: Older Sibling Acting Like a Parent

Sibling Rivalry: Older Sibling Acting Like a Parent

“Turn off the water while you’re brushing your teeth.” “If you throw that toy, I’m taking it away from you.” “You need to eat some broccoli before you get dessert.” Contrary to how they sound, ...

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Benefits of a Larger Age Difference between Siblings

Benefits of a Larger Age Difference between Siblings

Media Mom asked a few years ago, “What is the perfect age difference between siblings?” I agree with her conclusion that there is no magic number. There are many factors that could tip the scales ...

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Telling Your Child You’re Pregnant – Part 2

Telling Your Child You’re Pregnant – Part 2

A few years ago, Amy shared this adorable video of her daughter finding out she was going to be a big sister. Well, now it’s my turn to share the news. This belly is just too ...

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