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Updated: April 25, 2022

How To Deal With Gender Disappointment: I Wanted a Girl But Am Having a Boy

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People often have a specific idea of what parenthood will look like for them. Perhaps you've imagined they'll have all boys, or one baby boy and one baby girl. Maybe they've hoped for twins for as long as they can remember. Some couples will try to follow old-wives tale practices to conceive a certain gender baby such as eating lots of vegetables and fish to get pregnant with a girl or only having sex on certain days of the month.

Updated: February 26, 2022

The Top 22 Best Gifts for Twin Babies

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Expanding Your One to Three-Year-Old's Diet

Expanding Your One to Three-Year-Old's Diet

Even though he's only one or two years old, it's never too early to help a child begin to develop healthy eating habits. You can do this in part by offering a variety of nutritious foods that are appropriate for your child's developmental stage. For the most part, you can put away the baby food now. After age one, your child can eat just about anything, as long as he's not allergic to it, and as long as it's in kid-friendly form—either pureed, mashed, or cut into small pieces.

6 Kid-Friendly Cinco De Mayo Recipes

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Cinco de Mayo is always a fun holiday for my family as my husband's family is Latin, and they love taking the opportunity to get together and cook. It's been lots of fun learning their home recipes and favorite foods. Here is a little round-up of kid-friendly cinco de mayo recipes my in-laws have passed on to me.

Updated: February 12, 2020

Are Gluten-Free Diets Safe for Kids?

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My older daughter was diagnosed with Celiac disease (No consuming wheat!) last year; and ever since then we’ve had to change around our whole lifestyle by eliminating gluten from her diet—and answer lots of questions about Celiac from curious friends, as well as strangers. 

Being “gluten free” is NOT a cool, trendy diet fad—it’s a lifestyle choice some parents make for their child’s health. But, is it okay for all kids? We asked and experts answered.

Updated: April 18, 2022

5 Alternatives to a Traditional Baby Shower

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by: Katy Abel

Picky Eaters: Born or Made?

Picky Eaters: Born or Made?

To Eat or Not to Eat? That Is the Question
Once upon a time there lived a storybook badger named Frances, who would only eat bread and jam. Bread and jam for breakfast, bread and jam for lunch, bread and jam for supper. Her mother triedto interest her in eggs, sunny-side up, or a delicious plate of spaghetti and meatballs, all to no avail.Finally, Frances' mom gave up and gave in, serving only bread and jam to her fussy child until one day even Frances was forced to admit that there can indeed be too much of a good thing.

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Super Foods for Kids (and Adults)

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Super Foods for Kids (and Adults)

All foods may fit. But let's be frank. Some foods are better than others, especially for children.

When you are trying to feed a growing family on a tight budget and limited time, eating foods that offer the biggest bang for the buck takes precedence. That's why choosing the cheapest, easiest-to-prepare foods packed with the most nutrition is the way to go. To that end, I have put together my list of favorite, tasty super foods for children that won't break the bank.

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Safety Rules for Children Who Stay Home Alone

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Safety Rules for Children Who Stay Home Alone

If you've decided to go forward with self-care, you'll need to give your child some basic training. Take a tour of your house together. Make sure your child can lock and unlock the doors and windows. If he's allowed to operate certain appliances, make sure he knows how. The same goes for adjusting the temperature on the thermostat.

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Updated: March 5, 2021

The Ultimate List of International Women's Day Activities to Do With Kids

International Women's Day

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This is your ultimate guide to celebrating International Women’s Day with kids. We’ve got everything from themed food to activities, books, TV shows, movies, and online resources.

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In-Laws from a Different Culture

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In-Laws from a Different Culture

Words to the Wise

Among people from Hispanic backgrounds, it is good manners for friends to embrace and simultaneously pat each other on the back. This is called the abrazo.

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Traveling in Pregnancy

Traveling Safely During Your Pregnancy

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Editor's note: Avoid travel to areas affected by Zika virus during pregnancy, and always talk with your doctor about international travel plans well in advance.

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Best Meats for Slow Cookers

Best Meats for Slow Cookers

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Marbling has nothing to do with stone, but the patterns that swirl through some polished sheets of marble are echoed by the fat patterns in cuts of meat. Although marbling is not wanted in lean cuts of meat like a tenderloin, the fat, which leaches out of the meat during slow cooking, is desirable for cuts destined for the slow cooker. It's this fat that punctuates the strong muscle fibers and makes the food tender after cooking.

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Updated: February 12, 2020

Target Car Seat Trade-In Event Details Spring 2019

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Oh, Target. (Tar-jay, as some grateful parents gushingly refer to their favorite bulls-eyed retail shop.) Is there anything you can’t do for us busy, super tired, and super stressed out parents? You offer us everything from “Dollar Bins” filled with school supplies to your own line of quality diapers, wipes, and formulas. We especially love shopping and then lunching at your on-site cafe. (More coffee, please! And a slice of pizza.)

Strangulation Hazards

Strangulation Hazards

The first rule for preventing strangulation is never tie a pacifier, teether, or necklace around a baby's neck. The cord can catch on crib posts, toys, and pieces of furniture, among other things, and strangle a small child. Never tie one to the crib or playpen either. Remove bibs or other clothing tied around your baby's neck before putting him in the crib or playpen.

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The 5 Worst Jobs for Teens

The 5 Worst Jobs for Teens

The National Consumers League has pegged these jobs as the most dangerousfor kids.

1. Delivery and other driving: including operating or riding on forkliftsand other motorized equipment.

2. Working alone in cash-based businesses such as convenience stores,gasoline stations, and fast-food establishments.

3. Traveling youth crews: selling candy, magazine subscriptions, and otherconsumer goods on street corners, in strange neighborhoods, in distantcities, and across state lines.

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