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Top 10 life skills for working moms

Being a working mom isn't easy, but there are certain skills you should have to help you juggle your career and family.<p>I was a working mom, myself, …

The Emotional Changes You Go Through After Having A Baby

Having a kid certainly turns your life upside down -- and your emotions can shift in ways you never expected. Some parents find that once they have a kid, they cry at every sappy commercial, while others have a stronger aversion to violence or find themselves dealing with more anxiety.<p>We asked the …

The Only Parenting Advice You Really Need

<b>1. Let your kids fail.</b><p>To learn self-sufficiency, kids need to occasionally dust themselves off (literally and figuratively) without your help. "Most …

Dark Chocolate Waffles

6 Servings<p>Buttermilk brings slight tang and moisture to the batter, while olive oil offers fruity richness. Choose a mild-flavored (not too peppery) type of oil for these waffles.<p>February 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 cups all-purpose flour<p>½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder<p>¼ cup (packed) brown sugar<p>2 teaspoons …

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5 Post-Pregnancy Body Changes Women Shouldn't Ignore

Sadly, there's not a lot about the postpartum period that's all that awesome from a purely physical perspective. It's a time of intense recovery -- your body has just done the incredibly hard work of growing a baby, then ushering him or her into the world -- and things take a while to come …

Do Not Educate Your Kids To Be Rich Educate Them To Be Happy

18 Moms share their tips for a Strong Marriage after a Baby

Marriage is a complicated journey. Having a strong marriage becomes even more of a challenge after a little one is born. In this article, we have 17 …

The Truth About Being Pregnant

Today, I'm going to speak my mind and just type it! I've never done a post like this before and I'm not sure what to expect but I feel like I need to share my feelings with you.<p>If you asked me 3 years ago at this time about how I'm feeling, I would've said: "Fantastic". But if you ask me now how …

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Hurry - once it's sold this opportunity will be gone!<p>Besides being memorable, .com domains are unique: This is the one and only .com name of it's …

6 Habits of Highly Effective Parents

How To Make Your Wife Happy In 5 Minutes A Day

Do you only have five minutes to make your wife happy per day? No, you probably have more, but it's a good thought experiment to show that even tiny increments of time can make a huge difference in your marriage. This is a relationship-focused extension of this piece about how to make your life …

7 of the best family trips to take with kids aged 2 to 7

Want to give your little ones their first big travel adventure? These great trips are perfect for young families<p>1. Mayan marvels in Guatemala & Belize<p>…

New Mom Alert: 10 Inexcusable Opinions

My daughter recently celebrated her first birthday. It was significant for many reasons; some, of course, were very personal. When I finally took time to contemplate my own journey of motherhood, I immediately thought of all the amazing memories filled with happiness and the abundance of love, but …

What I'm Learning as I Carry My Fourth Child

I didn't intend to be pregnant in my 40s. I thought I was done with my childbearing years, even though a part of me still longed for another child.<p>It's the start of a new chapter, I kept telling myself. Maybe I'd write that book I'd been dreaming up. Or start a foundation. Or maybe even go back to …

'Mom Body' Comic Nails The Emotional Exhaustion (And Eventual Joy) Of Pregnancy

Illustrator and cartoonist Rebecca Roher has always been curious about women's bodies and reproductive health, particularly now as she's beginning to think about having children someday. When her close friend was carrying her first child, Roher became increasingly inquisitive as she observed the …

How to Find a Parenting Balance in the 21st Century

In “What Would My Mom Do? (Drink Tab and Lock Us Outside),” Jen Hatmaker argues against the “precious” treatment of children in the 21st century and …

10 Truths About Motherhood

As a smug married and not-yet-mother, I had it all figured out for when I became a mother.<p>Of course I did.<p>You know what happened of course -- I did NOT have it all figured out, I still don't, and probably never will. There are motherhood truths that I never imagined, and are ever evolving. The list …

What Happens at the Hospital When You Deliver

First, preregister at your hospital. This means giving them your insurance information and filling out all that boring paperwork in advance, so …

DIY Food Tutorial Nutella Bread Recipe

The Real Reason Mothers Are So Tired

“Are you just sore all of the time?” I asked my husband last night, poking him on the shoulder. “Like here, when I touch it, does it just hurt?”<p>“No,” …

10 Surprising Things About Parenting in Norway

For our Motherhood Around the World series, our first interview is with American photographer Rebecca Zeller, who lives in Oslo with her husband and …

Incredible Video Shows Doctor Turning A Breech Baby Around Inside Mother's Womb Using Just His Hands

An incredible video has been shared showing the moment a doctor turns a breech baby around inside a pregnant woman's womb using just his …

Where children sit affects their personality and success later in life

A friend asked me recently about where we sit as a family when we’re around the dinner table. She was keen to know whether we had fixed seats and, if …

Siblings

Healing Hints: What Postpartum Recovery Is Really Like

Get advice on how to give your body some special TLC after your baby arrives.<p>I felt well prepared for the labor and delivery of my first child, but recovering from the birth was a total surprise. At my postdelivery checkup, my doctor assured me that I was healing normally, but "normal" felt a lot …

8 Non-Waffle Recipes You Make With a Waffle Iron

There are many benefits to owning a waffle iron, and waffles on demand is only one of them. Other breakfast dishes, like french toast, sandwiches, …