Parenting

#TopFiveFridays — Helpful Tips for Visiting New Parents

Becoming a new parent is perhaps one of the most life-altering events you could ever experience. From the physical impact on your body, to the hormonal changes, to the long, sleepless nights, to the instant changes in the dynamic of your household. Postpartum chaos is no joke. It is raw and stressful and exhausting. It …

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Eight Children’s Books Guaranteed to Connect

It’s been a few years since bedtime stories have been a regular thing in our house. For years it was part of the nightly ritual to read a story or two (or sometimes five!) to our daughter right before tucking her in. Now she’s 10, and doesn’t have much time for stories—as a family, we …

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7 Life Lessons I’ve Learned from My 7 Month Old

Before our son was born I could have never imagined how my life would change. I mean, I read about how my life would never be the same and what kinds of things I could expect. I also have many friends who have children and I’ve personally witnessed how their lives have changed over the …

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37 Things You’ll Regret At The End Of Next Year

A while back, Buzzfeed ran up one of its longer but curiously more profound lists entitled “37 Things You’ll Regret When You’re Old.” Although littered with GIFs (as Buzzfeed tends to do), the actual list is worthy enough of attention. In fact, we’re posting the list with my own commentary here as “37 Things You’ll …

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Kids’ Items You Definitely Should Buy at a Thrift Store

If you have kids, you’re keenly aware of the one major factor they all have in common: They don’t stop growing. And that growing is a big problem for the budget, especially as they go through spurts. Isn’t it fantastic when you can count on them as babies to need new outfits and jammies every …

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