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Featured Blog Posts – April 2011 Archive (10)

Front Seat Rider

 I really thought my eyes were playing tricks on me. Nope, I did see a woman holding a baby in the front seat of a minivan while approaching the toll booth to go over the George Washington Bridge. There was tons of traffic. People switching lanes everywhere, horns beeping, hand gestures flying. In the middle of all…
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Added by Kristina Cappetta on April 22, 2011 at 8:28am — 1 Comment

12 Celebrity Moms on Breastfeeding

The milky magic known as breastfeeding is such an irresistible topic even celebrity moms want to weigh in. Here's what some of Hollywood's biggest stars had to say about life on the boob.

 

Tori Spelling

“Yes. It’s hard, but I love it. That’s our time together, and…

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Added by Mom365 on April 19, 2011 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

Hey, Your Baby Can Read...Really?

 Okay, I'm coming clean. I became so mesmerized with the "Your Baby Can Read" commercial that I actually ordered the reading system that promises to help your child learn to read. But, it wasn't just the commercial that made me run to jot down the number and grab my phone and MasterCard. During my daughter's last well visit, the pediatrician asked how many words were in her vocabulary. My husband and I looked at each other, trying not to laugh. Vocabulary? Um, she was 15 months at the time. She… Continue

Added by Kristina Cappetta on April 15, 2011 at 6:16am — 24 Comments

Cry Baby Photo Contest Winners by Guest Judge Me Ra Koh

Me Ra Koh loves cameras, kids, and parents, and spends her life bringing them together. Her work and photo recipes have been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Nate Berkus Show, and Lifetime Television. You can find her at…

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Added by Me Ra Koh on April 12, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Finding Mom-ME-Time

  Every expectant mother hears it..."just wait until that baby comes, your life is going to change, forget about having any time for yourself." Yes, your life does change. Yes, your free time is severely restricted, but does it mean you have absolutely NO time for yourself and your previous passions in life? It doesn't have to, but a lot of times it ends up that way. You just have to learn how to put the "me" back in mommy.

   First let's clarify.."Me" time is not doing the dishes or…

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Added by Kristina Cappetta on April 8, 2011 at 6:04am — No Comments

Comfort Driven Society

     Everyone has heard in the news about obesity being a growing epidemic. Poor nutrition and overall health is a major concern in this country. Why wouldn't it be? In a high paced, convenience centered, fast food driven society, that's an obvious result. Fast food is a subject that has already been covered intensely by the media, so I needn't bother.…

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Added by Amanda Fox on April 6, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Back To Basics

I realized something recently that my life has become too complicated and I need to get back to the basics. 

God, Family, Friends.

My God, I have put to the wayside because life was to demanding of my time.  I now understand, again, that by doing this I have made my life complicated.  Instead of quieting myself and hearing what God has to say, I busy myself with day to day activities.  When one of my day to day activities should be meditating on God's Word.

My Family, is…

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Added by Kristie Tallmon on April 6, 2011 at 1:00am — 2 Comments

Our new favorite mommy blogger

Meet Heather Hopp-Bruce, our new favorite mom blogger. Heather writes draws about the funny side of parenting challenges - from breastfeeding to diapering - in her blog The Baby Sucks. Heather is the mother of three girls under age 4 - and she still has a sense of humor. Read our Q&A  with her below your moment of comic relief, then…

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Added by Mom365 on April 5, 2011 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Meet author Elena de Roo and enter to win!

To enter to win a copy of The Rain Train signed by Elena de Roo, in the comment box below tell us about your baby's favorite rhythms. We'll randomly select a winner on April 20

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The Rain Train (Candlewick, $15.99) by Elena de Roo, illustrated by Brian Lovelock

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Added by Mom365 on April 5, 2011 at 5:00pm — 11 Comments

A Working Mom's Guilt

   Merriam-Webster defines guilt as a feeling of culpability for offenses. This week I define guilt as a quivering lip and watery eyes of a sick child you leave as you head out the door to work as well as the utterly crappy feeling you have as you sit at your desk. At the first sniffle or cough, I will be the first one to call out sick and take care of my daughter. Unfortunately, the year got off to a rough start for my family health-wise, so I've used the majority of my sick time within just… Continue

Added by Kristina Cappetta on April 1, 2011 at 6:16am — 3 Comments

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