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mom envy
it's real (and it's not spectacular) ...

Moms come in all shapes, sizes, and stripes—but some of them seem to make the whole parenting thing look so darn easy. Not to mention the over-achieving mothers who somehow seem to do the impossible. You know these moms, or maybe you’re even one of them (if so, we applaud you!): they work full-time; raise a brood of A+ students who are also all-star athletes; get gourmet meals on the table every night; and host killer parties that look as though Martha Stewart had a hand in planning. Especially in this age of Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and more, it’s easy to get wrapped up in how other moms seem to be doing it all and excelling in all facets of...

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create a rock star baby registry

Walking into a baby store for the first time can quickly become overwhelming and even confusing. There are often several options to choose from in one product category and it can seem like there are never ending aisles of products you don’t know how to use yet. And as new moms, it seems there is a very long list of things you are “supposed” to have.  However, with a little research and preparation beforehand you can ensure your time spent with that little registry gun is going to end with a rock star registry! The last thing you want to do when you are in your third trimester or have a little baby at home is running around making returns....

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are you constantly battling "mom guilt"?

Give yourself a break (for everyone’s sake)! Today we’d like to talk about “Mom guilt,” which is a very real thing only made worse by our always-on, social-media-obsessed culture. And it doesn’t matter if you work outside the home or not…the Mom-guilt monster can rear its ugly head at any time!Maybe you feel guilty when you spend time with a friend, away from your child. Maybe you feel guilty when your kid misbehaves at school. Maybe you feel guilty because you had to miss a dance recital because of a work trip. Whatever the case, we know it’s a bummer—so we just want you to know we feel you, and we’re sharing a few of our own personal tips to...

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giving old toys a second life

  What to do with your kids’ old toys? As kids grow up, they outgrow their previously beloved playthings; it’s a fact of life.  While you may want to hang onto a few sentimental favorites, there are probably plenty of old toys that you’d like to get out of your house.  But how best to get rid of them in practical, responsible, earth-friendly ways? There’s not a one-size-fits-all answer on how to recycle old toys and games.  Some are made of materials that aren’t readily recyclable, and others may be beyond their useful lives as hand-me-downs.  But we’ve compiled a few suggestions and resources to help you get a head start on spring-cleaning! Is the toy in good condition? 1)...

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five sleep regressions you need to know about

THE "PARTY OF FIVE" Not even I can stop or foresee the madness brought down by the five sleep regressions that children can experience at 4, 8, 12, 18 & 24 Months old.  Some children will breeze through the majority of the these with no noticeable problems, while others will force you to kiss those date nights goodbye (at least temporarily).  Regressions can creep up on us in many ways: increased fussiness, protesting naps, naps that are too long or too short, and the worse: occasional night wakings that are completely out of character.  Sound familiar?  If you haven't already, download your "Pin" button because you're going to want to pin this page for future reference. Grab a glass of...

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