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When are kids too old to sleep with a stuffed animal friend?

My daughter's 8, and she has a special stuffed bear that's been in her bed with her since she was a baby. I'm okay with it because it helps her sleep and makes her happy, but my husband wonders if she's getting too old for the... more


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7 month old won't sleep please help?

Hey, my 7 month old daughter is not sleeping at night she will not let me or my wife to sleep, either, between work and babbling baby all night, and no sleep it is very hard to function properly, does anyone have any suggestions? I have tried the whole routine... more


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What do you do if your nanny falls asleep on the job?

I work from home once a week and today I heard my 4 month old crying loudly for a while (5-10 minutes). When I checked to see if everything was okay, the nanny had dozed off on the couch and didn't wake up to her cries. She apologized and... more

How to pick the right baby blanket size

A baby blanket is often more than just a cover to keep your little one warm. Handmade blankets can become family heirlooms that your child (and your future grandchildren) will cherish for years to come. There are several different baby blanket how-tos available, so it's easy to find one... more

16 best nursing tops for breastfeeding moms

Ask any breastfeeding mama and she’ll tell you: Nursing (in public) ain’t easy. Whether you’re a modest mom or as uninhibited as it gets, breastfeeding outside the comforts of your own home can get a little tricky. (Shout out to all those squirmy, easily distracted babies out there!) While nothing... more

5 Tips for Using a Baby Swing to Calm Your Baby

The swing seems to magically soothe your crying baby, but how much is too much? Learn the do's and don'ts of this popular gadget.You'd do just about anything to soothe your fussy baby, especially when you're busy making dinner, helping your oldest with homework and... more

New Study Says Putting Kids To Bed Earlier Is Better For Moms Sanity

And here's a chart with recommended bed times by age. Kate Desmond, Simplemost.com When I was pregnant with my first child, a friend’s dad told me “congratulations, you’ll never sleep again.” I laughed, and naively thought that my kid would be different. Two kids later and sleep ranks up... more


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What do you think of maternity leave?

I recently wrote this story and have had a lot of interesting social media interactions around it. I would like a straw poll. How many of you mothers have taken time off or have had your partner take time off? Did you want to? Did you feel anxious about it... more