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The Benefits of Speaking Parentese to Your Baby

It might just be considered a natural reflex, but when we see a baby, so many of us naturally find ourselves talking in that high-pitched, sing-songy sort of voice with extended vowels. However, researchers suggest that simple “baby talk,” which elongates unnecessary words into simple sentences isn’t as productive as speaking “parentese,” which as amped […]

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5 Tips for Traveling While Pregnant

You finally decided to take that vacation that you have so deserved for a long time. You took your time, picked a great destination and the right time to go, booked the whole thing and then found out that you’re pregnant. Or maybe you’ve decided to take a “babymoon” and enjoy a nice trip before […]

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5 Ways to Save Money on Baby Essentials

Babies are expensive. There are so many things that you have to get to be prepared for your new arrival and even after they are here the day-to-day costs of having an infant can be daunting for even the most financially assured of parents. However, with a little bit of planning and some smart shopping […]

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Baby Essentials: The Best Things to Buy While Expecting

Having a baby is one of the most exciting times in life, but it can also be one of the most confusing. From the moment you find out you’re pregnant and even beyond the moment you bring your bundle home, you’re overwhelmed with choices and options about what to buy. From decisions about disposable or […]

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3 Fatherhood “Facts” That Are More Like Fiction

Is there anything scarier to a guy than the birth of their first child? Most men who have been there will tell you point blank that it’s nothing like they’ve ever experienced. And while that’s true, that moment after you first hear your child cry makes it really easy to overlook perhaps the scariest thing of […]

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A Survival Guide to Your First Pregnancy: The Partner Edition

Finding out that you as a couple are pregnant is undoubtedly one of the best and scariest moments of your life. You begin to ask yourself all sorts of questions like, “Will I be good as a parent?” and “Who should I tell?” However, it’s important to know that the second that line appears on […]

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Figuring Out If You’re With “The One”

How do you know you want to marry someone? No matter how much you love your partner today, the idea of an eternal bond can seem overwhelming. As scary as marriage may seem, it is not as scary as trying to imagine life without the right partner. A lot of people get married for the wrong […]

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He Said, She Said: Dealing with The In-Laws

This week we hear from Scott of South Bend, Indiana who wants to ask for his girlfriend’s father for his daughter’s hand in marriage but is having trouble warming up to her parents–or rather, them warming up to him. Scott wonders when and how should he approach her folks? Our team sit at the round table and discuss this week’s relationship dilemma.

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Silent But Not Invisible – The Fathers of Attachment Parenting

“You know, I struggle to find balance in my life after having a baby, too!” my husband exclaimed after one of our parenting discussions that eventually led to me venting about how moms get the short end of the stick and how tough our jobs really are, etc., etc. I knew he was joking, but […]

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