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Ask Healthy Living: Why Do I Wake Up Minutes Before My Alarm Goes Off?

<i>Welcome to Ask Healthy Living -- in which you submit your most burning health questions and we do our best to ask the experts and get back to you. Have a question? Get in touch here and you could appear on Healthy Living!</i><p>"Ask Healthy Living" is for informational purposes only and is not a …

Drop That Whole Wheat Bread! No More Cereal! Grain Brain , A #1 Bestseller, Says: 'Abandon Gluten!'

I came close to not graduating from high school because I was a total idiot in science. At college, to satisfy the Science requirement, I took Evolution because it was said to be even easier than "Rocks for Jocks." It wasn't.<p>Can I evaluate a book on diet? No way. I am a huge fan of Nina Planck's …

When Postpartum Depression Doesn't Go Away

Most of the mothers Olivia Bergeron treats for postpartum depression seek her out within the first three months after giving birth, desperate for relief from feelings of sadness, anxiety and hopelessness they cannot shake.<p>But for other moms, postpartum depression lasts longer.<p>“I have mothers of …

Postpartum Depression: A Love Story

Ten years ago, as my husband and I fumbled into line at Blockbuster Video with our too-large, over-accessorized first time parents' stroller, I thought my life was over. Actually, that is too figurative: I thought I was already dead.<p>As I stood motionless, the other customers in the store served as …

Parenting

15 Pregnancy Power Foods

These healthy choices have the nutrients that you and your growing baby need.<p>1 of 18<p>7 Power Foods for a Healthy Pregnancy<p>1 of 18<p>2 of 18<p>Fortified Breakfast Cereal<p>2 of 18<p>You knew folate was important before conception and during your first few weeks of pregnancy, but your needs for the B vitamin stay …

When to Worry: Diarrhea

Could your baby be suffering from diarrhea? Learn more about the causes and possible remedies for your munchkin.<p>-It's normal for babies to have soft poop. It's normal for them to poop eight times a day, and it's even normal for poop to shoot out of their diaper and end up on their back. So, how can …

Pregnancy

30 Best-Ever Potty Training Tips

Trust us—we know these top tips work! We tapped the experts—everyone from Parents.com readers to doctors—who spilled their secrets on getting your toddler potty trained in no time.<p>When I thought my daughter was ready (around 26 months), we went to the toilet every 10 minutes—even if we were out. We …

Readers' Best Ideas for Birthday Traditions

Our readers' best creative birthday traditions.<p>Write a Magical Message<p>My kids wake up to a note and a picture on their bathroom mirror from the Birthday Fairy. She uses a bar of soap to write "Happy Birthday" and draw a picture that represents something they are interested in at the time. The kids …

Creative Arts Area and Gallery for Kids

Make a creative art space and art gallery in your home or classroom for independent art explorations and for a place that the kids can call their own!<p>…

Toddler Sleep 101: What You Need to Know

How many hours of sleep does your toddler need? And does he really have to nap? We answer some common questions about toddler sleep.<p>Some toddlers sleep through the night and others turn bedtime into a battle, but most kids share general sleep tendencies. Here are answers to common questions on …

Dealing with Pregnancy Brain

Worried your brain is turning to oatmeal? Fuzzy thinking is totally normal! You have a ton to keep track of, and your brain is busy helping you prep for parenthood.<p>When Beverly Smolyansky was pregnant with her daughter, Sophia, she found herself struggling to recall basic words like pillowcase. …

Pregnancy

How to Style Your Coffee Table Like a Pro

This space isn't just for giant books anymore.<p>These decorating tips — from how to lay out a tray to arranging a personal collection — show you how to get a chic, stylish look for your coffee table.

How 15 Designers Decorated Their Kids' Rooms

These spaces are fun and functional.<p>Whether you have a toddler or a teen, you want your child's bedroom to be a place they can enjoy and also get some much-needed rest every night. These designers share how they transformed their children's rooms and their decorating ideas are sure to inspire you.

10 Surprising Ways to Add Color to Your Home

Colorful and Playful Toy Chest and Storage Ideas For Beautiful Play Rooms

The mysterious, treasure-filled toy box is always an irreplaceable object in any playpen. Growing up with more Lego blocks than Barbies, I’ve always …