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Five 5th Pregnancy Myths Debunked

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We had endured a two hour flight, complete with layover, with our four children ranging from age 1 to 7 to be there for the family reunion. As we gathered around my husband’s ninety-five...

Two Moms Who Love A Good Party: Introducing Party Hop!

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  As Thanksgiving rapidly approaches, there’s no one I can think of who embodies the virtue of giving more than a mother.  We give to everyone else and willingly put the needs of our family...

A Local Child Sleep Consultant’s Tips on Preparing for Daylight Savings Time

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Doesn't it feel like just yesterday we were turning the clocks forward and getting ready for summer? Now, winter is around the corner, and the end of Daylight Saving Time (DST) is here! On...

The Breastfeeding Story I Didn’t Think I’d Tell

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A Troubled Nursing Beginning I remember reading posts during National Breastfeeding Week earlier this summer. At the time, I was 40 weeks pregnant and eager to embark on the breastfeeding experience. I thought I would...

You Will Get Off the Plane

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When my husband and I moved our family to East Asia in Fall 2016, I spent the weeks before our move preparing in different ways. One thing I did repeatedly was search the Internet...

Letting Go and Latching On

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For someone who never planned to have kids, it’s pretty surprising to think that I’ve been breastfeeding my baby for almost 6 months now. It’s not that I didn’t like children, in fact that...

What It’s Like to be a Transracial Adoptive Family

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“Wow!  She’s beautiful!  Is she mixed?” “Why couldn’t you have your own kids?” “Now that you’ve adopted, are you going to get pregnant?” “What country is he from?” “How long have you been foster parents?” “Are your kids real...