Amara Franklin

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A Mindful Parenting Book- The Present Mother Excerpt & Worksheets

Have you heard about mindful parenting? It is a movement centered around being more calm, present and peaceful with your children and yourself so …

These Beef Kebabs Are Out Of This World Delicious And Totally Grillable

Grill all of the things!<p><b>For the kebabs:</b><br>2 pound beef sirloin, cut into 1 inch cubes<p>1 tablespoon. garlic, minced<p>1/2 teaspoon ground coriander<p>1 teaspoon cumin<p>1/2 teaspoon paprika<p>1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar<p>1/2 cup olive oil<p>3 bell peppers (red, yellow and green), cut into 1 inch pieces<p>1 red …

Bottoms Up! 3 Mouthwatering Mocktail Recipes

1<p>Summer Is Coming Mocktail<p><i>Serves 8</i><p>Ingredients:<br>1 1/2 cups ZICO watermelon raspberry coconut water<br>1 small seedless watermelon, flesh removed and diced …

How to Use Flaxseed and Flaxseed Meal

Many people are adding flaxseeds and ground flaxseed meal to their diets as flax is gluten-free and low-carb. The flax seed also carries a big …

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You Can Now Get Jewelry Keepsakes Made From Breast Milk

"It's a piece of me — a symbol of my love."<p>For moms who want a keepsake to remember the months they spent tirelessly nursing their newborn babies, a woman in Rutherford, New Jersey, has a pretty innovative solution. After difficulties nursing her two daughters, Ann Marie Sharoupim wanted a way to …

How My Husband Convinced Me I Want Kids Without Saying a Word

• shares<p><i>Kelly Hernandez went from wanting no kids – to excited about the possibility of expanding her family. Here’s how –</i><p>—<p>Don’t like ads? Become a …

How One School Helped a Boy with Autism Overcome Huge Odds to Become "Mr. Spirit"

Holt Priest is taking his usual stroll around the high school cafeteria. Leaving the group of girls he sits with regularly, Holt makes his rounds, …

High School

This important photo series shows the reality of breastfeeding in public spaces

If we’re shamed for breastfeeding in public spaces, where do we go?<p>For some mothers, it’s the bathroom. For others it’s underneath a blanket. And for …

40 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast Recipes That Are NOT Boring

No dry, flavorless chicken here—you'll want to make everything from crispy cutlets to flavorful soups.<p><b>Chicken breast may be everyone's go-to lean protein</b>—but, man, can it be <i>boring</i>. Too often it's an overcooked afterthought, sautéed and tossed into pasta or tumbled over some greens. Nobody likes …

Cooking

How To Add A Little Bit Of The Chewbacca Mom Happiness To Your Everyday Parenting Style

This past week the internet fell in love with Texas mom Candace Payne after she created a Facebook Live Video of herself experiencing pure joy (and …

Parenting

To The New Stay-At-Home Mom: You've Got This

As I awaited the arrival of my first child, I had no concrete plans for the years ahead. Honestly, I was most focused on making it through labor, …

Parenting

What The Parents Of Children With Special Needs Want You To Know

"She's taught me what is important in life: dogs, Cheetos and music."<p>"I'm not 'handling' him, I'm raising my son, loving him, and respecting him. He is not a piece of meat to be 'handled.' He is an amazing blessing."<p>—r4cb21958a<p>—angelag46808df85<p>"It's clearly a lot more than what people see on the …

Dad Takes To Facebook For Help Prosecuting The Babysitter He Claims Abused His Child

Parents turn to social media for help when prosecutors won’t file charges against babysitter who abused their child<p>Two months ago, Joshua Marbury’s …

Social Media

A Second Glance At First-Time Motherhood

It's amazing what a second glance at first-time motherhood reveals. Those early days are steeped so strongly in my memory. Before my daughter was …

These Families Totally Nailed Their Holiday Cards With These 13 Fun, Inspiring Photos

A whole year has passed since last holiday season, and our families have gone through a host of changes: a few new inches added to the little ones’ heights here, a new set of braces sparkling on the pre-teen there. There may even be a furry new addition to the family -- welcome to the crew, Buddy! …

“Good luck, lady, with that monster!”: In the showdown between a diner owner and screaming toddler, does anyone win?

The owner of Marcy’s Diner and the parents of a crying child engage in an epic viral battle of etiquette<p>There are a handful of topics that are surefire social media napalm. Ethics in gaming journalism. Vaccine safety. The existence or non-existence of God. Children in restaurants. This is about …

IT HAPPENED TO ME: I Had Postpartum Depression And It Triggered Bipolar Disorder

At 22, I was newly but very happily married when I found out I was pregnant. My husband and I were thrilled and began dreaming the dreams and planning the plans in which parents-to-be immerse themselves.<p>We nervously hoped that we were as ready for the baby as the nursery that we had prepared for …

Blake Lively Shares Lovely Breast-Feeding Photo on Instagram

She's pictured in a tropical alcove, no big deal.<p>Blake Lively posted a photo of herself breast-feeding daughter James (who is not featured in the shot) in a tropical alcove. The actress is currently in Bangkok shooting scenes for her upcoming movie <i>All I See Is You</i> and has been taking time out to …

29 Summer Parenting Hacks That Are Borderline Genius

Take a vacation from irritation.

Jeremy Renner: Fatherhood 'screwed' my career

While Jeremy Renner isn't busy suiting up to play the archery-loving hero Hawkeye in the "Avengers" franchise, he's spending time with his two-year-old daughter Ava Berlin -- and according to Renner it's "the greatest thing in the world."<p>But his devotion to his daughter hasn't come without a few …

Lemon Vanilla Bean Custard

Lemon Vanilla Bean Custard<p>Author: Faith<p>This smooth, rich, and creamy custard is bright and fresh with the flavor of lemon hitting you first and then …

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8 Healthy Breakfasts

In a new three-part series, we map out your day in food, with expert advice and tasty recipes to fuel the time-crunched, health-conscious athlete. First up: breakfast. Our breakfast expert is Adam Korzun, the director of performance nutrition for the Green Bay Packers and the former head dietitian …

15 Carrot Recipes for Spring

Versatile and inexpensive, carrots are one of my go-to kitchen staples. They keep well and taste great raw or cooked; you can juice them, blend them into a soup, roast, grill, or sauté them, and even make them into a dessert. But while carrots of some kind or another are available year-round, fresh …

Recipes

The Benefits of Breastfeeding

By Andrea Newell<p>To breastfeed or not to breastfeed is one of the most hotly contested issues between mothers and a very personal choice. However, …

Jennifer Love Hewitt Is Embracing Pregnancy, And Her Growing Belly

Jennifer Love Hewitt is embracing her changing shape during her second pregnancy.<p>“I’ve been an actress for 25 years, and have had to be hungry at times for my career, so being pregnant is completely freeing," Hewitt told American Baby for the magazine's new issue. "When I was expecting Autumn, I …

Heathrow Airport confiscates Alyssa Milano's breast milk

Breastfeeding mothers are about to be seething with anger at Heathrow Airport.<p>Alyssa Milano, mother to son Milo, 3, and daughter Elizabella, 7 …

My Skinny SuperBabies

I wanted to hold off on doing this weeks journal posting until after the twins pediatrician appointment. Yesterday was our follow up weight check. My …