Winter 2014

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Nurturing That Nesting Instinct:

Nurturing That Nesting Instinct:

Whether you are a mom-to-be, a new mother or seasoned mom, grandma or aunt, there is just something about new babies and young children that can bring out the nesting instinct in the best of us.

The Twos Are Terrific, Not Terrible!

The Twos Are Terrific, Not Terrible!

There seems to be such a negative connotation associated with your child’s turning 2, and toddlers always get a bad rap for being defiant. Some of us would like to just try to survive the year of the terrible twos, but what if you actually enjoyed it? If you are able to understand and adjust your parenting to what is going on in their very developing little minds, you might find that the “terrible twos” are not so terrible but actually are terrific!

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Editor's Letter

Editor's Letter Winter 2014

Editor's Letter Winter 2014

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Child Health & Wellness

Biggest Scare of the Winter:

Biggest Scare of the Winter:

Hearing the diagnosis of RSV for a sick child—your own or one your baby has been exposed to—can strike fear in a parent’s heart. But knowing the facts and being vigilant in prevention can bring a little peace.

Bye, Bye Naps

Bye, Bye Naps

Oh, nap time. Such a wonderful thing created for parents, especially when it goes according to plan. I remember my first baby’s dropping her morning nap and my wondering what I was supposed to do with her!

When Loveys Get Lost

When Loveys Get Lost

According to an article titled “Life with Lovey,” on www.Parents.com, “About 60 percent of toddlers are devoted to comfort objects.” These objects can vary per child, ranging from pacifiers and bottles to prized stuffed animals and blankets.

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Birthdays

Make Baby's Birthday a Smash

Make Baby's Birthday a Smash

For many parents, a baby's first birthday celebration wouldn't be complete without a messy, hands-on cake tasting. According to a recent Betty Crocker survey conducted by KRC Research, 58 percent of moms think watching the birthday baby scoop, smear and smash their first cake is the most memorable moment of the party.

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Pregnancy

Support to a Mom with a High Risk Pregnancy

Support to a Mom with a High Risk Pregnancy

Chances are you know someone who has or is currently going through a high risk pregnancy. Pregnancies get classified as high risk for a multitude of reasons, including multiples, history of miscarriages, genetic issues and the mother's health. My pregnancy was classified as high risk because of my carrying quadruplets.

Pregnancy in Your 20s, 30s and 40s

Pregnancy in Your 20s, 30s and 40s

So what is the perfect age for pregnancy? The answer is as unique as we each are. There are advantages and disadvantages with every age group, so when the time is right for you, tune out the negative and forge ahead with confidence and optimism.

My Water Broke.-What Happens Next?

My Water Broke.-What Happens Next?

Here is a breakdown of just what is going on when your water breaks, what it might feel like and what to do if you think it’s happened.

The Great Weight Debate

The Great Weight Debate

Pregnancy might be the only time in a woman’s life that she is expected to gain weight. In fact, a baby’s growth and development depend on Mom’s putting on pounds. So what is considered “normal” weight gain during pregnancy?

Turn, Baby, Turn!

Turn, Baby, Turn!

Does the diagnosis of a breech baby mean that a cesarean section is in your future? Not necessarily. There are natural and medical techniques that can assist your infant in flipping.

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Real Mom Review

Real Mom Reviews

Real Mom Reviews

Product reviews for moms.