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Toddlers

What No One Tells You About Nursing A Toddler

I’ve been nursing my daughter for the last two and a half years. I had a goal to make it until her first birthday, and when that day came and went, we just kind of kept going. There were no more episodes of clogged milk ducts, no more leaking through my shirts and I no […]

Pregnancy

29 Beautiful Name Ideas for Summer Babies

Ah, sweet summertime. Once upon a time, the season brought the scent of tanning oil and feel of the hot sand under your feet. Now it brings always-hungry kids and a line around the block to get an iced coffee. For some of us, it also brings summer babies. Precious little bundles wrapped in muslin […]

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How to Deal When Your Kid Hates School

An eight-year-old boy suddenly refused to go to school. He was usually the first one up and ready to leave the house each day, but in the middle of October, something changed. Daily stomachaches made getting out the door on time nearly impossible, but his doctor couldn’t find anything wrong. Meltdowns became a nightly occurrence. […]

Parenting

My Middle Kid’s Homework Habits Are Crushing My Soul

My first born kid was just easy. Easy to read, easy to get along with, easy to please. As he entered school, his personality stayed the same. He understood certain things were expected of him. Things like classwork and homework and putting away his toys. He was very independent and only had minor instances where […]