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Monthly Archives: May 2017

My Daughter’s Belly And The Lessons Learned

I make fat babies. All four of them have been squishy things with rolls in their thighs and a few chins and the kind of big rosy cheeks that you could just chew on. After the first couple, I just came to expect it and hoped that at the very least maybe my arms would get a little toned from …

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Mommy, Do You Want to Be Skinny?

“Mommy, do you want to be skinny?” My 8-year-old daughter asked me this, and it brought me to a complete halt. It caught me off guard as I have never said I wanted “to be skinny.” But I wasn’t completely surprised she asked as she does see me work out and talk about nutrition, not to mention my husband also …

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No Sandwich Is More Important Than a Child’s Life

Last year at my daughter Annabel’s pre-K orientation, a dad asked if kids would be allowed to have peanut butter in their lunches. I watched a mom in front of me stiffen as the teachers replied, “We’re asking you not to. We have a child in one of the pre-K classes with a severe nut allergy.” As the dad made a face, the …

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Facebook Users Have Awesome Responses To Little Boy’s Makeup Tutorial

A viral video is posing a parenting question to social media users. On May 13, the Facebook page VibeswithBae posted a video of a young boy doing a makeup tutorial. “You walk in to your son doing this, wyd?” the caption asks. The video has been viewed over 15 million times. Commenters came up with some awesome responses to the question …

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Govt. Still Pushing HPV Vaccine on Kids a Decade after JW Exposed Deadly Side Effects

A decade after Judicial Watch exposed the dangers of a government-backed cervical cancer vaccine, a federal lawsuit highlights its perilous side effects including paralysis, seizures, nausea and death. Litigation was initiated by disgruntled parents because the government is still pushing the hazardous vaccine, manufactured by pharmaceutical giant Merck, on children as young as nine years old to treat a sexually …

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My Conversation With Co-Sleeping Expert James McKenna

Dr. James J. McKenna is a professor of anthropology and the director of the Mother-Baby Behavioral Sleep Laboratory at the University of Notre Dame. He is a world-renowned expert on infant sleep — particularly the practice of bed sharing in relation to breastfeeding. In our conversations, he shared his insights on co-sleeping and bi-phasic sleep patterns and offered tips for …

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In Minnesota’s worst measles outbreak, a battle of beliefs over vaccines

An evolving community in the big city of Minneapolis is fighting a dangerous virus — and a battle of beliefs. The largest measles outbreak in the Minnesota city in 25 years, this April, affected 34 people primarily between the ages of 0 to 5, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. Eleven have been hospitalized. The majority, 29, of the …

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