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My First Home As A Child

The first home that I vaguely remember is my grandparents’ home. (My dad’s parents.) Dad had been in the army and I’m not sure if he was completely out then or what. 182 more words


October is...

As many of you know, October is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. I remember last year, after our fabulous first ultrasound, I was talking to the receptionist and scheduling our next appointment. 428 more words


Breastfeeding: Many Pros and a Few Difficulties


The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends exclusive breastfeeding until baby is around 6 months old; then, it can be a complement to appropriate solid foods until the age of two or beyond (until mum and baby wish for). 1,853 more words


One Week Old - reflections on the first week of life

It’s hard to believe we have had one whole week already of enjoying the company of our darling new daughter. She has been so good to us. 640 more words


Lone Rat and Cub: "Ballad of the Three Wise Men" (Or "Ratty Gets Unsolicited Advice From Complete Strangers")

Every now and then Ratty writes about what it’s like to be out and about with his baby. This is one of those times…

There’s probably no other time in your life that you’re going to get more unsolicited advice than when you’re walking around with a baby. 1,028 more words


25 most dangerous threats to babies in your home

Welcoming a newborn into your home brings a lot of joy and excitement—but also a good amount of risk.

Many parents “baby-proof” their homes, meaning they cover sharp corners and block-off any areas that might cause their child to take a tumble. 806 more words


Menopause is the new puberty

Or at the very least, it’s the puberty of middle age. Let’s review.

Signs of puberty:

  • Acne–devastating, but hopefully treatable and finite
  • Weight gain–in a sexy, filling out kind of way, usually…
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