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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 […]

Parenting

Hygiene Is Not Negotiable

I’ve been accused of having a touch of OCD when it comes to cleanliness and order, and I don’t deny that I’m an uptight asshole who takes personal hygiene perhaps a bit too seriously. I’ve been known to shower up to three times a day, and yes, I realize that is not normal. There are […]

Toddlers

How Babyproofing A House is Different When You Have Twins

Babyproofing, like parenting, it’s one of those things that sounds easy in theory but proves to be a little harder in practice. It’s not so much the act of creating safer spaces that is difficult but rather the realization that danger lurks around nearly every corner when you have little ones. Once your baby is […]

Parenting

Four Reasons I Love My Minivan

Before I became a mom, I swore I would never drive a minivan. After I became a mom, I still swore I would never drive a minivan, and for the first few years, I didn’t. I didn’t need to. I had one small child who fit compactly in the backseat of the silver Subaru Impreza […]

Your Pregnancy

What is Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome?

Everyone knows that there can be more risk involved with pregnancies involving multiples, but you may be less familiar with a rare disorder called Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS), which can occur in identical twin (or higher multiples) pregnancies sharing the same placenta. If you are pregnant with identical twins, here is what you need […]