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Motherhood

Toddler Tact: A Village of Witnesses

One of the things I learned early on about motherhood was how open our lives would be as soon as our child was verbal. You have no more secrets when your child starts to talk. None. In our particular situation, our lives have been an open book for a long time now, because Claire has […]

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How to Get Your Baby to Sleep? Top Expert Has Answers!

If there’s anyone who knows how to get a baby to sleep, it’s Dr. Harvey Karp, one of America’s leading pediatricians and child development experts. His celebrated books/videos, The Happiest Baby on the Block, The Happiest Toddler on the Block and The Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep have been translated into over 20 languages and have […]

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Mommy, I Want to be with My Brother

My dreams exploded like firecrackers when Josh and Jordan were born in 1996. My expectations were unchecked. My little boy and girl would make me chuckle with their twin-speak. They would crawl together, laugh together, plot together. They would compete athletically, and academically, but never spiritually. Their bond would launch them on a shared trajectory, […]

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Dear Diary, I have a daughter with whom you may be acquainted

My oldest daughter is almost 12. She just began keeping a journal. I had a journal from ages 14-24. It was a three-ring binder filled with hundreds of pages of notebook paper, each covered in blue or black ink scrawl and doodle-littered margins. Ten years of angst, rants, theories, dreadful poetry, and dreams crumbled into […]

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Is it really time to prep for school? Yes.

Where did the time go? In our school district, there’s only a scant three weeks of summer break remaining. How in the world do we break all the non-school compatible habits that have taken hold…late bedtimes, daily ice cream and frozen yogurt rations, long hours of mindless fun.

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10 Practical Tips for the First Six Weeks of Motherhood

Your little bundle of joy is finally here!  You cannot stop marveling at this brilliant creature that you and your husband have made.  But between the sleep interruptions, the diaper changes and learning your wee one’s feeding habits, you might be feeling overwhelmed and exhausted.  Here are 10 practical tips for surviving the first six […]

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The Joy of the Rotary Phone Squee

When I was young, we spent the greater part of our afternoons and evenings in idle gossip. My friends and I would lie on our respective living room couches, or on the carpeted bedroom floors of our suburban ranch homes, and press telephone receivers up against our ears. We’d giggle into what was, back then, […]

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Never wake a sleeping baby...is it true? Ask an Expert!

At Tinyhood, our mission is simple: to provide new parents with a place to get on-demand answers about their most pressing parenting questions from trusted, certified experts. That’s why we keep a range of experts on hand who can advise on everything from sleep training to breastfeeding to early childhood development and more. Since our […]

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