How Your Anxiety Can Affect Your Child’s Behavior

Preparing to bring a little one into the world is stressful. The physical strain on the mother from the pregnancy, the anticipated financial burdens, the emotional struggle of knowing how much your life is going to change – all of these things will likely weigh on you at some point during pregnancy. Having some apprehension

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Infants Show Empathy as Early as 6 Months Old

As parents, teaching our children to be kind, compassionate human beings is one of our most important jobs. We remind them over and over again that hitting is wrong and scold them when they name-call. We show them what empathy is by setting an example ourselves, kissing booboos and holding them close when they are

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16 Amazing Moms Who Cosplay

Cosplaying can be an intense hobby; purchasing materials and pieces, designing, and, if the cosplayer is making her own ensemble, sewing, molding, sculpting… it often takes a lot of time and dedication (and $$$)! Motherhood, obviously, is also quite demanding of your time and energy. So being a mom and finding an opportunity to also

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15 Fascinating Facts About Breastfeeding in Honor of World Breastfeeding Week

Yesterday was the first day of World Breastfeeding Week! Breastfeeding is such a special experience, and though every mama has to choose what they feel is best for her and her baby, there are definitely some amazing benefits. Here are 15 facts about breastfeeding to celebrate the fascinating and amazing things mothers’ bodies can do

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5 Must-Read Books on My Summer Reading List

I’ve always been an avid reader, though I don’t have as much time to do it now that I’m raising two little ones. I still try to get my reading time in when I can, but I make sure I’m reading something that’s going to be worth my time. That just means I have to

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Are You Protecting Your Children’s Privacy Online? 3 Internet Privacy Concerns Parents Should Know About

We live in an age where everyone, even young children, have an online presence. With the popularity of sites like Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat, our children have been shared and liked from the day they were born (or even earlier!). The data we disclose about ourselves and our children on the internet can be used

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7 Ways To Practice Self-Care When You’re an Overwhelmed Mom

Whether you’re a working mama, stay-at-home mom, or something in between, there are going to be some days (okay, maybe a lot of days) when you’re feeling completely steamrolled. Many people will probably tell you, “Take some time for yourself!” But that advice might drive you crazy because the one question you’re always asking yourself

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5 FREE Fitness Apps That Make Working Out Fun

Two of my absolute favorite things to do are curling up with a good book or vegging out playing video games. Truth be told, many geeky hobbies don’t exactly get that heart rate up or leave your muscles sore the next day. But having more sedentary hobbies doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a great workout.

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These Are the Times When Being a Mom Feels So Hard

My kids haven’t been sleeping great. I can’t seem to get my toddler on a consistent sleep schedule, and my nine-month old daughter, who normally sleeps pretty good in her crib, must be going through a sleep regression or growth spurt because she screams bloody murder any time I lay her down anywhere but on me.