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12 Finger Foods That Don't Come From a Box

Skip highly processed finger foods for these natural, nutritious bites babies and toddlers will love to get their hands on.<p>Forget the mush and surprise your baby with a new taste and texture by offering whole peas. Green peas can be steamed, boiled, or simply offered frozen. Aside from wonderful …

10 Reasons to Love Your Pregnant Body

From bigger boobs to better sex, being pregnant is really pretty awesome. Here's why you should celebrate your pregnant body, mama!<p>I'm not the world's biggest fan of pregnancy.<p>Actually, let me rephrase that: I'm not the world's biggest fan of pregnancy in myself. Even as I'm pregnant with baby …

Soothe a Teething Baby with the Teething Cookie

This easy-to-make teething cookie will soothe a baby's sore gums. There are only 3 simple and natural ingredients, including whole wheat flour.<p>-Chloe, do you remember when you were a little baby and your teeth used to hurt and I used to make homemade teething biscuits for you? -Uh huh. -I don't …

I Am a Nothing Mom

I am a nothing mom.<p>I am not a hockey mom, a soccer mom, or an as seen on TV and cheerily frazzled drive-my-kid-everywhere-after-school mom. My kids do nothing. Well, let's back up a bit. Because they were born into the Race to Nowhere and Obama/Bush's NCLB failed policies, they actually are doing …

11 Myths About Cesarean Surgery (Or at Least My Story)

I purposely did not have a birth plan during my pregnancy after seeing so many new moms distraught after their child's birth. The miracle of a new life seemed overshadowed by their disappointment because it wasn't what they had <i>planned</i>. But life doesn't always go according to plan.<p>I had a great …

15 Things About New Motherhood That People Are Too Nice to Tell You When You're Pregnant

I have some good friends who are due to have their first babies in the next few months, and I'm so excited for them. I'm also holding my tongue because there are some truths about having a newborn in the house that I think people just don't tell first-time moms because it's not nice to pile on a …

Pregnancy

5 Labor and Delivery Myths Debunked

Not everything you've heard about your baby's arrival is actually true.<p>There are few times when you're given as much advice as you receive during pregnancy. Unfortunately, not all of the information that's out there is correct, especially when it comes to labor and birth. We asked experts to dispel …

A Mom's Life: Finding Balance

Have you ever seen a man in a Porsche pull up next to another man in a Mercedes and watched them size each other up, deciding who's better? Then the light changes and they go on their way, each one thinking their car is better. The car is a metaphor for the men's feelings of success and …

Mommy Job vs. Daddy Job

My husband works for an engineering firm that builds power lines, substations, airports, trash incinerators and other cool stuff. He brings home videos he produces of huge helicopters carrying pieces of equipment high up in the air, or of a giant auto transformer being lifted by cranes from a …

How We Moved Forward After A Trauma Rocked My Daughter's Life

<i>As part of Speak Up for Kids, an initiative led by Child Mind Institute to provide the public with information about children's mental health, The Huffington Post will be running a series of stories about families whose children have been diagnosed with mental health conditions.</i><p>Here, in her own …

The Best Twice Baked Potato Recipe

<i>Did you make this recipe?</i><p>The Best Twice Baked Potatoes<p><b>Yield:</b> 6 to 8 servings<p><b>Prep:</b><p>20 minutes<p><b>Cook:</b><p>1 hour<p><b>Total:</b><p>1 hour 30 minutes<p>A cross between a loaded …

Crazy Brownies

There is absolutely no excuse for these brownies. No excuse at all. And you know what that means…<p>It means they’re gonna be <i>good</i>.<p>The name says it all! …

Salted Texas Chocolate Sheet Cake

Servings<p>The only chocolate sheet cake you need is a Texas chocolate sheet cake. This recipe is from one of our readers.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>Cake<p>1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into pieces, plus more for baking dish<p>2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for baking dish<p>1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder<p>2 …