Video: Surviving 3 Years Of Unexplained Infertility

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By: Brandy Black My wife and I went through 3 heartbreaking years of unexplained infertility.  This was a tough battle for both of us, it took a toll on our relationship and almost broke us emotionally but the day we found out we were pregnant was one of the best days of our lives.  We […]

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Why I Sing Loudly At Whole Foods

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By Jillian Lauren “She used to sing musical theater loud in the grocery store,” said Scott, when we and the other people in our foster parent training were talking about what sort of strategies we might use to address public tantrums. “I did?” I asked. “Don’t you remember that?” he seemed shocked. “Oh yeah, I […]

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Three Little Words For Your Toddler That Are Better Than “No”

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By Halina Newberry Grant I don’t practice any “type” of parenting. My daughter slept with us in our bed for a while: some people call that “co-sleeping,” I just called it getting sleep. I wore my baby in a carrier. Some people call that “attachment parenting,” I just called it convenient and loving. I embrace […]

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Video: Lesbian Moms Give Tips For Traveling on Planes With Kids

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By Brandy Black We received a question from one of our viewers asking for tips on plane travel with kids.  Don’t do it!  We joke but I’m actually a firm believer that you should continue your patterns of travel.  Even though it’s tough for us with 3 kids, we do it as often as possible. […]

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Parenting Coach Q & A: “You’re Not My Real Family”

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By: Rebecah Freeling/ Parenting Coach and Behavior Specialist Question: Dear Rebecah- My parents are acting as the surrogate grandparents of a very “spirited,” strong-willed, 6-year-old boy. The boy doesn’t get a lot of structure at home and he’s easily frustrated, and he’s been acting up more and more lately – not just yelling, but also […]

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Milk Banks: What Are They About?

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By Wendy Wright-IBCLC Co-Founder and Lactation Consultant of the 16 Minute Club Milk Banks: What Are They All About? Milk banks are a great resource to mothers who are unable to breastfeed or have an adopted or surrogate baby with a medical condition that requires breast milk, such as being born premature, formula intolerance, and […]

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Tips on Parenting: What Would Michelle Duggar Do?

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By Ann Brown Discussions have been lively in parenting classes this month. We’ve been talking about practicing good behavior with our kids. Well, it’s not exactly accurate to say, “we’ve been talking…” Admittedly, I’ve been doing most of the talking, and the parents have been doing most of the listening. I think they were listening, […]

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Q & A Toddlers and Hitting: My Son Hits And Pushes Other Kids!

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Note from the editor: It is important to us that TNF expose you to both sides of the coin on parenting issues. Your child may not fit the personality described by one writer but s/he may very well be like another. In this Q & A segment we will juxtapose two parenting philosophies –one as […]

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The Mother’s Partner and the Breastfed Baby : Alternative Bonding Methods Beyond Feeding

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By Wendy Wright- IBCLC Co-Founder and Lactation Consultant of the 16 Minute Club Many new moms will hear the advice to allow their partner to bond with the baby through bottle feeding. While this advice is well-meaning, introducing a bottle too early can negatively affect milk supply and latching. Thankfully there are several other ways your […]

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Breastfeeding Without Birth – Is It Possible?

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By Wendy Wright– IBCLC Co-Founder and Lactation Consultant of the 16 Minute Club Breastfeeding is a wonderful experience for both mom and baby. However, what is a new mom to do when she receives the blessing of a baby but never went through the pregnancy and birth process herself? Induced lactation is still an option […]

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