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    Recently I wrote a post about the unexpected ways I've found community through my kids. I shared that for me this was not part of my initial plan, that community had happened but was not something I had sought. That was a bit of an oversimplification, though. One particular response to that...
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    Motherhood is one of those openly incredible-but-a-little-terrifying things that no one really understands until they hold their baby in their arms and find themselves in the weeds. All those "things" that people tell you will happen or "things" that people tell you you will be feeling, or all...
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    It's the makings of a great joke, "You know you're a mom when..." And, though we mamas take our roles very seriously, where would we be in life without some laughs? (Or cries, as the case may be!) We talked to mamas in our Mothering Forums and asked them for ways to know it's obvious you're a...
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    We were rushing out the door, scrambling to get big kids to the babysitter so that I could attend my six-week postpartum checkup. No one was listening. I had asked them repeatedly to follow instructions, but it hadn't seemed to register. I resorted to bellowing, adopting the distinct inflection...
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    Although breastfeeding has become one of the hottest topics of our day -- depiction of it in the media is nothing new. The act of breastfeeding has been documented and shared throughout history. From photographs and paintings that show breastfeeding as a natural part of everyday life, to early...
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    Congratulations on your pregnancy! Come join other moms and new-moms-to-be who are due in the same month as you. Mothering's Due Date Clubs host discussions from body changes and prenatal health to baby names and what gear to buy, as well as birth plans, labor, delivery and the early months of...
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    (Picture property of Birth Boot Camp, used with permission.) So you are having a baby. And you are stressed out. Because that baby has to come out of your body and everybody says it hurts and it will be AWFUL and, oh my goodness! You can't even sleep anymore. How are you supposed to...
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    I remember being pregnant with my first. It was hard for my brain to truly comprehend that I was going to have a baby. Even after the initial ultrasound, it took me a few months to really "get" that I was pregnant. In the last months of pregnancy, I knew labor was going to happen. I devoted a...
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    One helpful aspect of parent awareness throughout your child's life is to know when developmental milestones typically occur, while also respecting the individuality of his or her unique timetable. I was reminded by last week's Wall Street Journal article about waving bye-bye, of just how...
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    By Jessica Williams for kidsinthehouse.com Kids in the House was thrilled to film 39 videos with Elizabeth Pantley, author of the No-Cry Solution book series. We asked her how to reduce the stress when potty training, how to have success with picky eaters, how to drop your child off at...
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      We all hear the horror stories of sleep deprived new mothers. I think we've been so conditioned to think of late nights with babies that it's one of the first things we comment upon when meeting up with a new mom. So when I was pregnant with my first, I was prepared. I was sure we would go...
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    By Jessica Williams for kidsinthehouse.com   Corky Harvey and Wendy Haldeman co-founded The Pump Station & Nurtury. They are each International Board Certified Lactation Consultants, and Registered Nurses with a Master's Degree in Maternal/Newborn Nursing. In this Kids in the House video...
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    I want to do a series of posts about parenting with mental illness. I'm hoping that by sharing my experiences, other parents will realize they are not alone in the great balancing act of caring for self and caring for children. The most important thing I want to say to parents struggling with...
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    By Jessica Williams for kidsinthehouse.com   From the moment Daddy or your birth partner cuts your newborn's umbilical cord, your infant begins her life as an autonomous being. Both symbolically and literally, your baby will now seek nourishment as a being separate from you. While the act of...
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    Recently a story about Baby Boxes given to new moms in Finland hit the news and struck a chord. The concept of one box packed full of everything a new mama needs for herself and baby is a great one and we wondered - what would Mothering mamas put in such a box? What would really be useful to a...
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    Thousands of years ago the Chinese developed a calendar to predict a baby's sex. It was supposedly discovered buried in a royal tomb about 700 years ago and is said to be over 90% accurate when used correctly. Of course, this is really just for fun - but we would love to hear from you (and we...
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        With the birth of the royal baby all over the news and news of new babies in my own life every time I answer the phone, I have become nostalgic thinking back to those first days as a new mama. In honor of all the new mamas out there, I figured I would share a list of the top...
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    When I had my first child, I spent a lot of time thinking about and preparing for the birth. When the baby finally came, I was mildly depressed and out of sorts for a while, at the same time feeling guilty that I wasn't overflowing with an abundance of selfless love and joy. I realized that...
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