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I'm Having a Baby: Fears Going from 1 Kid to 2

Today, I want to introduce you to Melissa. A mom and remote-employee of Care.com, Melissa lives in New Hampshire and works as a teacher and coach as well as a content marketer for Care.com. Now, she has big news: She is pregnant with her second baby. And of... more

6 unexpected ways life changes when you become a mom

Fifteen months after I pushed my son out of my body and onto this earth, I’m only beginning to come to grips with how motherhood has altered me. While I’d anticipated certain challenges — having to renegotiate how I balance my career and family life, for example — others were... more

Are you Prepared? What to Expect for First Time Parents

We're with you, first-time parents: If the prospect of your child's arrival prompts as much anxiety as excitement, you are not alone. After all, no degree of practice or preparation can simulate the experience of bringing home your bundle of joy. Sure, there's no shortage of advice... more


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How should I disinfect the toys in my kids playroom?

Hand Foot and Mouth Disease has been going around our neighborhood. Many of the kids in the neighborhood frequently play at our house. I want to disinfect all the toys. What is the best way to do this?


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How can we remove fleas from newborn kittens?

Our cat just had 4 kittens, and my son noticed fleas on them. What can we do to safely remove them from kittens? They are only 6 days old.

The 10 Best Outlet Malls for Shopping Near Boston

For back-to-school shopping, holiday buys or everyday indulgences, these outlets can’t be beat. Summer is coming to a close, and for many parents that means back-to-school shopping is on the horizon. Whether your little ones are officially in school or just need new warm-weather gear for the upcoming fall and... more

You Can Choose the Sex of Your Baby, but It'll Cost You

While some methods almost guarantee results, others rival old wives' tales. We had a doctor explain exactly how it all works. If you're the kind of person who has been planning your perfect family unit since your Barbie Dream House days, there is a way to guarantee it. Whether... more

8 best toys for 6-month-old babies that'll help them learn and develop

Your 6-month-old is halfway through her first year and is quickly making the transition from newborn to older baby. By 6 months old, babies are becoming more and more interested in the world around them and are eager to interact with it. As your baby begins to get more adept... more