Monday , 21 August 2017


I Stopped Always Putting My Kids First—Here’s What Happened

Maybe the key to being a better parent is a dose of selfishness.   I committed the cardinal sin of parenting. I stopped putting my kids first all the time. It was a long road to get to the point where I can feel comfortable saying that. But the reason I’m okay with admitting this out loud now is because …

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This Mom’s IVF Pregnancy Announcement Shows the Struggle and Joy of TTC

The amazing photo celebrates the mom-to-be’s twin pregnancy after years of IVF—and 452 needles! Lauren and Garyt Walker prayed for a a baby for 953 days. That’s 2 years, 7 months, 1 week, 2 days, 22 hours, 6 minutes, and 39 seconds, to be exact. And the journey included 452 Needles, thousands of tears, one corrective surgery, four clomid/letrozole attempts, two IVF rounds, …

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Should dads help with newborn babies during the night?

A few weeks ago, I gave birth to my second baby. The labour wasn’t ludicrously long but it started at 7pm and ended at 5am, meaning my husband and I missed a night of sleep. After being wheeled to the postnatal ward, we were offered a cup of tea or coffee. My husband said that he was OK, thanks, as …

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This Genius Mom Turned Her Kids’ Old Swing Set Into a Lounge for Grown-Ups

After dropping hundreds — if not thousands — of dollars on a backyard swing set, it just doesn’t make sense to chuck it once your kids outgrow it. Instead, take a cue from this genius blogger and transform it into a fun piece of backyard lounge furniture for adults. Simply by installing some clever upgrades, DIY expert and contractor Brittany …

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A Mom Is Accidentally Suspended By Facebook After Posting A Breastfeeding Photo

Breastfeeding just like other physiological and natural processes of a woman’s body has somehow again garnered ill-fated public reactions when posted online. This includes Facebook barring her account, which they later amended and apologized for. With tags of being called obscene or repulsive, more recently, a 29-year-old woman named Rebecca Wasnosik, from Missouri, US, had her account temporarily blocked by …

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My Biggest Mothering Mistake (so far)

I used to believe being a good mom meant you never ran out of those little dishwasher pod things. Or laundry soap. Or toilet paper. Or diapers. Your house was always company ready and homemade snacks were a daily occurrence. Keeping track of the things and then using the things to clean and organize the house was the job of …

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