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Celebrating National S'mores Day with S'mores Cheesecake! - Aloha Botts & Tots

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.<p>Put the S’mores Pop Tarts into a food processor and pulse until ground. (Due to a very tired and sleeping baby, I …

15+ Funny Comics That Prove Parenting Is A Science

As all moms and dads will know, being a parent isn't easy. But no matter how tough it is to raise a kid, there's always something to smile about.<p>Take …

9 Ways Babies are Basically Zombies - Aloha Botts & Tots

If left for too long, they really start to stink. (To all the parents out there that pretend their babies smell like roses all day, everyday… we know …

New Baby Guide

The Scoop on Your Baby’s Poop - By Robin Stevenson<p>Top 5 Baby Bottles - Baby bottles as we know them have been around since the late-1800s, and there …

Could Breastfeeding Make Baby The Most Popular Kid In School?

New research published by the Archives of Disease in Childhood suggests that breastfeeding not only boosts baby's chances of climbing the social …

Entertainment, News, and Lifestyle for Moms

Homemade Baby Food Recipes

Finger-licking good, healthy, and surprisingly-simple homemade baby food recipes from cookbooks like <i>Love in Spoonfuls,</i> <i>The Best Homemade Baby Food on</i> …

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What Babies Eat Around the World

There has been much debate over what should be a child's first solid meal. Fresh fruits and vegetables? Finely chopped well-cooked meats? Homemade purées and porridges? As it turns out, the answer depends on where in the world you live. Here in the United States, mothers tend to breastfeed for up …

Nutrition

When and How to Start Potty Training Your Toddler

If you think your child's ready to wean off of diapers but don't know where to begin, these seven steps will lead you through potty training from start to finish.<p>Potty training might seem like a daunting task, but if your child is truly ready, there's not much to worry about. "Life goes on and one …

How I Turned My Back On My Baby - Aloha Botts & Tots

<i>Thank you to DockATot for gifting us our DockATot Grande. As always all thoughts and opinions expressed here are 100% my own.</i><p>“Are you ready?”<p>“Are you …

Before the announcement: How to keep your pregnancy under wraps until it's time

After Savannah shared the news with co-anchors that she is expecting her second child, her TODAY family erupted in words of congratulations and well wishes...and then called the mom-to-be out for her sneaky pregnancy-hiding tactics.<p>Hoda was quick to share a story about having dinner out with her …

Kangaroo Care: 9 Benefits of Skin-to-Skin Contact

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Dreaming New Dreams - Aloha Botts & Tots

<i>Aloha Everyone! Today I am SO excited to host our first guest on the blog, Jenny of Princess Turned Mom. If you have ever wondered what it was like</i> …

An Open Letter To Friends Who Care More About My Marriage Than Our Friendship

Dear Friends,<b>You know who you are.</b> You are the ones who have cared more about my marriage, than our friendship. You put yourself on the line. You …

Marriage

3 reasons why you should initiate sex with your husband

Although this article is for women, I’m sure some astonished men are looking in, and asking, “What do you mean <i>why</i> you should initiate sex?!” To guys, …

Nine Prayers for the Not-Yet Married

Singleness can be a long, lonely, and confusing road, especially when it’s unwanted. Through most of my twenties, I felt like I was <i>born</i> wanting to be …

Jesus

Now You’re Speaking My {Love} Language

Understanding the love languages of your spouse and family can play a huge factor in your relationships with those closest to you. According to Gary …

Language

Hey Beautiful: For High Drive Wives

Anne Atwell’s voice is here to encourage my high drive readers, and to allow low-libido wives direct insight. I think it’s very important that the …

Encourage Your Spouse with Appreciation

Appreciation is an expression of gratitude; recognition of excellence; accurate perception. Here are 5 ways to encourage through appreciation. - 27 …

Gratitude

Dream your dreams with your eyes closed.. But live your dreams with your eyes...

Dream your dreams with your eyes closed..<br>But live your dreams with your eyes open...<p>*#The-Taj-Mahal-of-Agra-is one-of-the-Seven<br>Wonders of the World, …

Adaptation Launches With L.A.’s Best New Jeans, Vintage Tees, Jackets, and More

<i>Adapt or die.</i> That’s the pithy mantra of brand-spanking-new label Adaptation—and in few milieus do those words ring as true as they do in fashion. In the case of creator Ali Fatourechi, adapting also happens to mean embarking on a major, new independent passion project. Fatourechi is best known as …

Pared-back bridesmaid dresses and no-fuss beauty: the wedding styling tips to take from Hanne Gaby Odiele's wedding

If you've seen any street style pictures of model Hanne Gaby Odiele, you'll know she does everything her own way, with goofy faces so expressive that she makes Cara Delevingne look poker faced. So when Odiele married fellow model John Swiatek this weekend in upstate New York, it was as expected a …

3 Ways New York Designers Are Making Strides Toward Sustainability

Yesterday, the CFDA + Lexus Fashion Initiative hosted an afternoon of presentations and open discussions on sustainability and innovation within the fashion industry. On hand to share their goals (and take questions from a panel of consultants, activists, and eco-minded business owners) were Tome’s …