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Online Marketing Plan: 7 Steps To Create A Truly Effective One

A well-created online marketing plan explains in detail all the tools, tactics and strategies that will be carried out to achieve the targeted goals<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>The …

How I survive 30 hours flying with three kids

We live in Townsville, Queensland, but all my family live in the UK and we travel regularly with the kids between Brisbane/Cairns and London.<p>Since …

Science just gave mothers another reason to let go of their breastfeeding guilt

The benefits of breastfeeding are plentiful. Breast milk builds up an infant’s immune system, and may help to prevent allergies. For mothers, breastfeeding lowers the risk of developing breast cancer later in life. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that babies be exclusively breastfed …

Breast Feeding

10 Ways to Get Better Sleep

You’re so tired, and all you want is a restful night of sleep. So what's stopping you? We asked a couple of sleep experts: Sam Sugar, MD, director of …

Everything You Need To Know About Formula If Breast Isn’t Best For You

<i>The following was produced in partnership with our friends at Plum Organics. Because Plum is a team of parents who get it, they created an organic,</i> …

The Scary But Rare Risk Linked To Exclusive Breastfeeding

Sometimes, breast isn't best. Doctors should get real about that.<p>UNICEF’s worldwide campaign to emphasize breastfeeding for infants will celebrate its 27th anniversary this year. In the U.S., this effort led to the growth of community breastfeeding support circles, more awareness about the benefits …

What is hypnobirthing?

When you hear the word hypnobirthing, you might start to imagine yourself lying in a hospital bed with someone swinging a pocket watch in front of …

Mum Breastfeeds While Performing Advanced Yoga Poses In Incredible Photos

Taking breastfeeding to a whole new level.<p>A multi-tasking mum managed to combine her love of yoga with her baby’s feeding needs and the result is …

Yoga

Babies cry in the womb and 18 other surprising facts I learned when I became a dad

In the next moment, an <i>"Oh s--t!"</i> panic sunk in.<p>To counter the fear of becoming new parents we both read. And read and read and read.<p>We rounded up about a dozen science-backed books, scanned countless research studies, downloaded pregnancy apps, and shared hundreds of articles with each other over …

Pregnancy

The Fundamental Difference Between Parenting in America vs. the Rest of the World

It begins with an "h."<p>Here's a shocker: Turns out, most parents want to spend time with their kids. They want to care for them when they are sick, nurse them after they are born, vacation with them, support them, root for them. Parents want to be a family—that's why people have the kids in the …

How To Beat The Motherhood Identity Crisis

Moms can be harsh. Rather than support, I received some serious mommy dings after running the marathon last year: 'I really don't think I could take so much time for myself, but it's so nice that you were able to'; 'My kids really need me, but good for you that your kids are so independent'; and …

Entrepreneurs Get to Take Maternity Leave, Too.

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When you own your own business, maternity leave sounds impossible. You have built something so important to you -- something intrinsic to your identity -- and you can’t imagine how it can run without you. But when you’re about …

Maternity

39 Breastfeeding Portraits That Celebrate Nursing Mamas

Beautiful photos.<p>When photographer Melina McGrew posted a breastfeeding self-portrait on Facebook, she was surprised by some of the negative responses.<p>The Brooklyn-based photographer and mom of three took the photo when her second child was starting to wean. "I wanted to have a tangible memory of …

10 Hardest Things About Being a New Mom

After my daughter popped out at 8 pounds, 2 ounces, I stared at my still-protruding belly in shock, and cried when a man asked me when I was due—two …

The great pregnancy detox

Pollution, pesticides and a host of chemicals – let’s count these among the items to ditch during pregnancy. Throughout our daily lives, we come into …

Why You Shouldn't Worry So Much About Being a 'Perfect' Mother

Even armed with a Ph.D. in developmental psychology, I remember the frightening first moments after bringing my newborn daughter home from the …

Parenting

Prenatal fruit consumption boosts babies' cognitive development: Study discovers previously unknown benefits of fruit consumption in expectant mothers

Study discovers previously unknown benefits of fruit consumption in expectant mothers<p>The benefits of eating fruit can begin as early as in the womb. …

Prenatal Development

Traveling with a newborn to 8-month-old

You'll probably want to stick pretty close to home for the first few months after your baby's born. Between feedings and diaper changes, a new baby …

Pregnancy

Why I Kept My Pregnancy a Secret

I just couldn't admit to all my Facebook friends that I was having a baby.<p>"Are those <i>two</i> bumps I see there?" my sister's Facebook friend commented. Now I couldn't hide it. I had been caught in a Mother's Day photo my sister posted, both of us expecting, due a month apart. Her friends already knew …

More Employees Are Suing Over Family Care — and Winning

Amid a groundswell of support for paid family leave programs, it’s worth noting that, at lots of companies, even unpaid leave hasn’t caught on …

Thinking About Stopping Breastfeeding? Read This First

When you began breastfeeding, you had your reasons. In fact, with all of the researched benefits, you probably had more than a few. From passing on crucial antibodies for illness prevention to lowering your own risk of disease, it is no real wonder that the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends …

10 Things You Should Never Say To Your Pregnant Wife

"I hope she looks like me."<p>Danielle Murray is no stranger to pregnancy. Having carried four children, she's experienced the good, the bad and the ugly of carrying a baby.<p>To give a glimpse into the less-than-pleasant aspects of pregnancy, Danielle and her husband Jon created a new comedy video for …

It's OK to let your baby cry himself to sleep, study finds

<b>(CNN) —</b> Many new parents long for a full night of glorious, uninterrupted sleep yet shudder at the thought of letting their baby "cry it out," the sleep training method in which parents allow babies to cry themselves to sleep. But a new study adds support to the idea that the method is effective …

Pediatrics

'Helping Children Succeed' Starts At Birth; A Case For The Power Of Nurture

"I'm giving you these comments because I have very high expectations and I know that you can reach them."<p>In one of the many experiments cited in Paul Tough's new book, <i>Helping Children Succeed</i>, a group of middle school students received this message on a Post-it note, attached to a paper their …

Pedagogy

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More Proof That Popular Sleep Training Methods Are Safe

Controlled crying and gentler methods were safe and effective.<p>Sleep training can be controversial, and many parents worry that letting their babies cry themselves to sleep could lead to bonding and psychological issues.<p>But a small new study adds to the growing body of research that supports the …

When Should a Baby Be Moved From a Bassinet to a Crib?

Placing your baby in a bassinet to sleep can be cozy for her and convenient for you. When you like to keep your baby near you at night, a bassinet …

Adult-sized baby stroller lets parents test drive their kid's ride

If you have ever looked at your baby snoozing away in her stroller at the end of a long day and thought, "That should be me in there," then this is for you!<p>The adult-size baby stroller isn't just the stuff of exhausted grown-up dreams anymore.<p>Yes, stroller company Contours actually created an exact …

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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 …