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Life after loss: How the death of a...

During those intensely painful days after my daughter Laura was stillborn six years ago, I remember feeling that I was at a crossroads in my life -- that two separate paths lay before me: I could either let this tragedy...

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Embracing Chaos

I have a great belief in the fact that whenever there is chaos, it creates wonderful thinking. I consider chaos a gift. -Septima Poinsette Clark Day: Monday Time: 6:00 PM Scene:Mom (a.k.a. “me”) scrambling...

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Don’t Do Something, Just Sit There

Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy. – GUILAUME APOLLINAIRE Not too long ago, my 5-year-old daughter and I went on a “date” (we often do this as a way to spend...

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The Mona Lisa “Smile”?

Using sophisticated laser technology, it was recently discovered that the secret behind the Mona Lisa’s smile is that she is thought to have recently given birth. Something to do with a damask type covering that she...

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Everything I Needed to Know About...

You can wear out your mouse-pad surfing all the top ranked baby websites, fill your shopping cart to overflowing with the must-read baby magazines, manuals, and “momoirs”, but, in the end, it’s your mom-friends...

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Postpartum Diva

Fashion After Baby It's the Mother of All Dilemmas: what to wear during the postpartum period while you're waiting for your body to regain its pre-baby shape. You wouldn't be caught dead wearing maternity clothing at...

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The Pitfalls of Motherhood

I remember a time after my first baby was born that I realized I didn’t like who I was becoming. My moment of clarity came while watching my husband bathe our new baby. From where I was sitting, the bath water was too...

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The Line

6:00pm the witching hour. Up since 5:30 in the morning with baby, no shower, rice cereal for lunch (we mean you, not the baby), spit on your shoulder, Raffi playing for the 10th time today in the background and Jack...

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Moving from Crib to Bed

When your child moves from crib to bed it's a milestone in his life as well as yours. There is no precise time for making this move, though typically it's between the first and third birthday. The key to success is to...

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Tooth Care

A helpful guide to caring for your child's teeth whether they are a baby or a toddler Young children are not able to clean their own teeth. As a parent, you must do it for them when they are very young and do it...

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Toy Safety

Kids love toys - they always want more. Often, toys get handed down through generations, but even a few years makes a big difference to toy safety standards. Health Canada sets heavy standards that toy makers must abide...

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Recently, there has been a lot of celebrity discussion about the link to autism and vaccines. Two Hollywood moms, Jenny McCarthy and Amanda Peet, have gone head to head trying to sway the public’s opinion. In 2005...

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