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I Want To Say This To Stay-At-Home-Moms

"If I get to stay home, the house will always be clean, and I can learn to cook such great food," I said to my husband, Scott, at some point in the distant past. This was before I even got pregnant. So, like, back when I was a perfect mother.<p>We weren't sure I would be able to stay home with our …

What I Wish I'd Known About Breastfeeding

"Just give it two weeks," my mother told me, as I sat on my bed, desperate and fumbling to get my new baby, Charlie, to latch onto my breast. "I can't do this," I said through tears, worrying that I was going to starve him somehow. I'd learned in a breastfeeding class before his birth that a …

Very Merry 16th Unbirthday {Alice in Wonderland} // Hostess with the Mostess®

We’re late, we’re late, for a very important date!! Aw man, we missed it, but good thing <b>Melody Melikian</b> of Melody Melikian Photography <b></b>did a wonderful …

Reuse Before Trashing: A Lesson In Upcycle Crafting

I read an article recently on Huffington Post Parents that aimed at helping bring order to their readers' homes by providing a list of things to throw out. Throw out? No! To be fair to the author, she did put in parentheses that the items could be donated or recycled, but for the most part, it was …

Beware the Sleep Safety Gap! New Moms Are Making Critical Mistakes When It Comes to Baby Sleep

Sleep. It's the thing new moms crave more than a long, hot shower. Certainly more than they crave sex. But a good night's sleep is elusive when there's a baby in the house. From the moment your first child is born, your ability to rest is intertwined with that of another creature -- one who doesn't …

Kansas Bill Would Permit Spanking to the Point of Bruising

A Kansas lawmaker has proposed legislation that would make it legal for parents to spank children to the point that the strikes would be allowed to leave redness or bruising on the child. (<i>Update: On Feb. 20 the bill was killed before getting a hearing</i>). More from The Associated Press:<p>Current …

Why Do Your Kid's Allergies Mean My Kid Can't Have a Birthday?

<i>By Carina Hoskisson</i><p>Last week a friend of mine posted this question as a Facebook status: "What is gluten, nut, and egg-free AND also store-bought that I can serve at a kindergarten class party?"<p>I don't know, air?<p>All over the country parents are being asked to accommodate the specialized needs of …

Thousands of Emails from Scott Walker's Aides Released

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>It looks like Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is facing an email controversy of his very own. …

Rebekah Brooks acquitted of one charge of misconduct in phone hacking trial

Former News of the World editor is cleared of approving purchase of photo of Duke of Cambridge in bikini at James Bond-themed party<p>Rebekah Brooks has been formally cleared of one of the charges she was facing in the phone hacking trial, but faces four further counts.<p>Mrs Brooks had been accused of …