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Involving Your Children in Your New Relationship

Involving Your Children in Your New Relationship

When you find someone you care about who seems to have some future potential for you, you are going to want to bring your children into the picture. Of course, you want your significant other to already know that you have children. Otherwise, you may find a situation on your hands. Not every man is capable of accepting children that he perceives as belonging to another man. And some men may be frightened of the responsibilities children represent.

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Genetics and Genealogy

Genetics and Genealogy

DNA testing for genealogical purposes is a fairly recent technological advancement, which can provide a means of breaking through “brick walls.” It also provides a level of scientific certainty of connections to family groups within a surname.

DNA has been used to identify people for many years in forensics, but tests for genealogical purposes were not publicly available until 2000. Advances have been made at a very rapid pace since then, though limitations still exist.

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Communicating with Your Baby

Communicating with Your Baby

Your infant still cannot communicate through words, but she has other means of letting you know what she thinks, feels, or wants. Crying, of course, still serves your baby well as a means of communicating her needs. By around five months, however, your baby begins to communicate in other nonverbal ways. She also increasingly uses facial expressions and gestures to get her message across.

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Age-Appropriate Visitation

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Age-Appropriate Visitation

It's a famous biblical story: Two women were fighting over a baby each claimed as her own. Wise King Solomon had the women brought before him. Appearing to rule fairly, he ordered that the baby be cut in half, with one half given to each woman. While the pretender agreed with this decree, the real mother was horrified and screamed, “No! Give the baby to her!” King Solomon then knew that she was the real mother.

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Tips for New Moms: Stockpile Support and Self-Assurance

Preparing for Baby's Arrival

Tips for New Moms: Stockpile Support and Self-Assurance

I'm not trying to scare you, telling you how much worse parenthood is than you originally thought. Heck, you may turn out to be a baby whisperer. You may have an airtight support network. Or, you may have been visited by one of Dickens's ghosts, seen the real truths of motherhood to come, and are prepared to shift your entire life pace and focus.

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Common Myths About Weaning

Whose decision is it?

Common Myths About Weaning

MYTH: My baby weaned himself at an early age.

FACT: The full natural course of breastfeeding was designed to continue a year or more. Yet, it's not uncommon for a woman to report that her baby "weaned himself" at four months or at seven months, for no apparent reason. Although these mothers might have liked to nurse longer, their babies just didn't cooperate.

What's Expected of New Dads

What's Expected of New Dads

Do you know what to expect from fatherhood? Are you planning to go about your regular routines and maybe just change a few diapers now and then? If you don't expect or plan to make more time to be with your family and your new baby, then you aren't going to be a very helpful father.

Dealing with New In-Laws in Your Second Marriage

Dealing with New In-Laws in Your Second Marriage

Diane married Glenn after a brief courtship that began about two years after his divorce from his previous wife, Lisa. "Out of curiosity, I asked Glenn how his mother, Rita, had felt about Lisa," said Diane. "He said Lisa had been like a daughter to Rita. The alarms went off. I knew I might have some trouble winning Rita over to my side -- and boy, I was right."

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Gift Ideas for Special People and Special Occasions

Babies, children, and teens

Gift Ideas for Special People and Special Occasions

Here are a few ideas for suitable gifts for special people and special occasions.
Babies

Many adults save and treasure gifts they received when they were babies. When giving a baby gift, therefore, you might want to consider purchasing some trinket in silver or gold.

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The Responsibilities of the Noncustodial Parent

The Responsibilities of the Noncustodial Parent

You Can Do It!

Spending quality time with your children is the greatest gift you can give them. Communicating in a genuine way—really listening to them—will not only solidify your relationship, but it will also help them—and you!—get through this tough time.

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Bringing Your New Cat Home

Bringing Your New Cat Home

Remember the adage about first impressions being important? The same principle applies to your cat's first encounter with his new home. His experiences as you remove him from the environment he knows and introduce him to his new home will affect how well he adjusts. Let's see how you can make the transition easier for everyone—especially your new cat.

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Stock Market Basics

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Stock Market Basics

Don't Go There

If you've ever entertained the notion of day trading, forget about it. It's a dangerous business, and most people don't know enough about the stock market to be effective in day trading.

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Updated: May 15, 2019

Coping with Teens' Fashions

Coping with Teens' Fashions

Blue Hair, Nose Rings, and What Really Matters
They were engaged in animated conversation, laughing often, and clearly enjoying each other's company. They staged a mock fight with their chopsticks for a contested egg roll. A mother and her teenage son were feasting on the mid-week Chinese buffet special at Mandarin Garden. I assumed that they had come directly from the son's soccer game, since he was still wearing his grass-stained uniform and cleats, like many other soccer kids dotting the restaurant.

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Updated: February 12, 2020

3 Reasons Why Fancy Nancy Creator Jane O'Connor is Promoting Literacy

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This year, beloved children’s author Jane O’Connor, creator of the popular Fancy Nancy literary series, bid Nancy--her pink, boa-loving little girl character with a beautiful imagination--“adieu”. After writing more than 50 picture and chapter books about Nancy (there is also a Fancy Nancy animated TV show on Disney Jr.) and Nancy’s love of anything and everything pink, classy, and French, O’Connor retired Nancy.

Adoption: Surviving Your Social Worker

Adoption: Surviving Your Social Worker

Most adopters are at least a little afraid of their social worker—whether they admit it or not. Most social workers are compassionate people who want adopters to succeed. But they are human, and they have human flaws. Here are a few do's and don'ts on dealing with your social worker as you wait:

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  • Arabic Last Names

    Find your Arabic last name and learn about its meaning and origins. From Egypt to Iraq to Saudi Arabia, Middle Eastern surnames are unique and meaning... read more

Updated: May 15, 2019

Breastfeeding Basics

Breastfeeding Basics

Breastfeeding is a pretty tricky business for most new moms. How do you get that small squirming creature to behave? Plus, you can't "see" what's going in. I found reassurance in taking constant notes: what time my son ate, for how long, from which side, and how many wet diapers he had.

Looking for reassurances? Dr. Hank Bernstein, a top pediatrician at Boston's Children's Hospital, answers basic questions about breastfeeding below.

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Over Age 35 and Expecting

Ensuring Healthy Pregnancy for 35 and Older

Over Age 35 and Expecting

Pregnancy Facts

The Guinness Book of World Records lists the oldest moms as two 63-year-olds—one from California and one from Italy. A 60-year-old Japanese woman recently became her nation's oldest new mother. And a Florida grandmother even delivered a baby son for her daughter. These cases all involved some form of assisted reproductive technique, but after this jumpstart, they all carried the babies to a healthy delivery.

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Updated: June 21, 2021

How a Lactation Consultant Can Help Your Family

Lactation Consultant

If you plan to incorporate breastfeeding as part of your motherhood journey, it can be very helpful to take the time to inform yourself about resources that can assist you. Although new moms may plan to breastfeed and expect such a natural feeding process to be easy, that is not always the case. Fortunately, there are many ways to learn about breastfeeding and to receive help. Our guide will take you through what you need to know about lactation education, and, specifically, how a lactation specialist or consultant can help your family.