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BACK TO SCHOOL, BACK TO MOMS’ NIGHT (WEEKEND) OUT!

I know back to school is stressful for the kids–new teachers, new routines, a renewed desire to not go back to school, but, let’s face it,  it is even more stressful for moms. I mean, have you seen the school supply lists we have to contend with?? What about the mountain of forms that come home the [...]

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TIPS FOR TACKLING MOM’S TO-DO LIST

“We Can Do It!” was a World War II-era battle cry that empowered women. Today, however, the expression for many women is more like, “We can do it — if there’s time.” By their 40s, more than 80 percent of American women are mothers, according to the U.S. census. Meanwhile, they also make up roughly [...]

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HOMEWORK HELP FOR BUSY PARENTS

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 [...]

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In Their Own Words: Real Women Share Their Breastfeeding Experiences

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 [...]

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WHEN VISITATION LAST ALL SUMMER

  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” [...]

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PLEASE DO NOT CALL ME ABOUT 3 CENT ERASERS…

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.

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In Their Own Words: Real Women Share Their Breastfeeding Experiences

  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.

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Safely Share the Road with School Buses

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.

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In Their Own Words: Real Women Share Their Breastfeeding Experiences

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 [...]

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In Their Own Words: Real Women Share Their Breastfeeding Experiences

I’m a 1st generation college/graduate school, educated, married stay at home mother of two, 7 yr old son whom I breastfed to 18 months and my 13 month old daughter that I’m still breastfeeding. I’m proud to say that when I chose to breastfeeding my son (despite the horror of my entire family), I stuck with [...]

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