8 Tips For Surviving the Heat While Pregnant

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I've only been pregnant once in the summer, and I'm currently due with my second in October, meaning I'll be pregnant all summer again. During these months, it's important to take care of yourself and your growing baby.  How hot of a summer you'll be experiencing depends on your location, and as I live in the Northeast portion of the country, we get hit hard with humidity. The … [Read more...]

Hospital Bag Must Haves

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I distinctly remember throwing together a hospital bag (if you could even call it that) when my contractions were four minutes apart and I was heading out the door to give birth to my son four years ago. I was a first time hospital bag packer and while I knew to bring the basic necessities, I hadn't planned ahead and will be doing things differently when I give birth a second … [Read more...]

10 Tips To Keep Your Family Safe In Emergency

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As a mom, feeling concern about the safety of your children is second nature. Disasters and other emergencies can occur any time of the year and often happen without any warning. Preparing your family for an emergency means getting everybody involved. Having a solid plan helps to ensure your entire family is ready for a disaster no matter where you are.Know the Risk Each … [Read more...]

Letting Go Of Bedtime Drama

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Bedtime hasn't aways been easy at my house. Truly, I wouldn't even consider it "easy" now. We have our nights with many wake ups, stalling and crying over brushing teeth (I mean, how dare I try to do that dreaded task twice a day!) - I think it comes with the cards. The cards of parenting where there are always surprises and learning curves. Many, many learning curves if you're … [Read more...]

PSA: Travel Abroad With A Copy of Your Child’s Birth Certificate

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Given that I am from London and all my family live there, I try to visit once a year from where I now live with my family in California. I have always gone through passport control with no problem, but this time we ran into a small issue upon our arrival to London. It only delayed us by about ten minutes, maybe less, but it could have been made into a bigger issue and I thought … [Read more...]