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BREASTFEEDING: SOME SLAVERY CRAP?

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As I travel the country as a breastfeeding advocate, I am rarely shocked by the comments I receive or the misconceptions people share. Except for the time a Black woman asked me to stop talking about that “slavery sh*t.” The “slavery sh*t” she was referring to was likely the sad fact that many African Americans still [...]

HOMEWORK HELP FOR BUSY PARENTS

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Parents can help their kids start the year off right by establishing a homework routine.  Designate a space that is quiet, well lit and free from distractions, and use that same spot every day. Claire Haas, Vice President of Education for Kiddie Academy (www.kiddieacademy.com) also recommends creating a Homework Bin to make sure all needed [...]

In Their Own Words: Real Women Share Their Breastfeeding Experiences

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I had a phenomenal experience.  I nursed our daughter for 21 months, all while being a doctoral student and maintaining a full-time career. Upon her birth, the doctors suggested that I supplement my breastfeeding to combat my daughter’s rapid weight-loss.  I was immediately concerned that they wanted me to resort to infant formula.  Determined not [...]

WHEN VISITATION LAST ALL SUMMER

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  The last click is the hardest. Of all of my online travel bookings, the one that completes the reservation to send my children to London for eight weeks of summer with their father is the hardest. No expedited Internet search, discounts or “negotiator” could make this travel bearable. Shortly after our divorce, my “wasband” [...]

FIVE TIPS TO PREVENT BACKPACK PAIN

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Parents should watch for warning signs that your child’s backpack is too heavy…

FIND YOUR INNER FOODIE IN ORLANDO: CHEAP TRAVEL DEALS AND MAGICAL DINING MONTH TILL SEPT. 30TH

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Find Your Foodie in Orlando: Cheap Travel Deals and Magical Dining Month till Sept. 30th. It’s deal season in Orlando until Sept. 30th and its the perfect time to find your inner foodie and enjoy some amazing  meal deals for your last minute summer vacation. You may think of Orlando as the capital of theme [...]

PLEASE DO NOT CALL ME ABOUT 3 CENT ERASERS…

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Before we can even get them out of school in June, the TV becomes full of ads featuring cheery kids in bright plaid outfits and cutesy hats who are singing and dancing around to upbeat music as they board a yellow school bus.

In Their Own Words: Real Women Share Their Breastfeeding Experiences

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  I’m a 30 year old mother of two.  My daughter, Bryanna, born April 28, 2006 and my son, Braylen, born April 20, 2012.  I am an Instructional Coach in Shelby County School system in Shelbyville, KY.  I am currently breastfeeding my son and enjoying every minute of it! -Ebony H.

Safely Share the Road with School Buses

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In fact, a study by the U.S. Department of Transportation states that children are safer riding the bus to and from school than being driven in a car by an adult.

In Their Own Words: Real Women Share Their Breastfeeding Experiences

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I’m a new mom of a 9 week old and am exclusively breastfeeding. I am surprised with how strongly I feel about breastfeeding now, and am turning into a bit of a breastfeeding advocate to friends/family and my blog readers. I was featured on TheBump.com in their “public breastfeeding tips” video this week. My blog [...]