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5 Valentine’s Day Rituals Your Child Will Love

5 Valentine’s Day Rituals Your Child Will Love

Make your kid's day special this February 14 with one of these easy, heart-felt ideas. Now that I’m a parent, Valentine’s Day is less about romance (sorry, honey) and more about making the day special for the whole family. There’s nothing like showering my...

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How Infertility Made Me a Better Mom

How Infertility Made Me a Better Mom

The Waiting Game Struggling through five long painful years of infertility isn't something that most people would look back upon and actually be thankful for. Then again, I'm not like most people. I don't know what it's like to have an unplanned pregnancy...

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Adopting an Older Child: One Mom’s Story

Adopting an Older Child: One Mom’s Story

We thought we wanted a baby. A tiny fist wrapped around our fingers. The smell of talcum powder. A coo, a cry, a cuddle. But after trying, unsuccessfully, to conceive — including an attempt at in vitro fertilization — my husband, Kevin, and I decided to...

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The Benefits of Yoga for Kids

The Benefits of Yoga for Kids

By practicing yoga poses, children can learn how to exercise, develop confidence, and concentrate better.   Yoga (meaning union or yoke) is the practice of accessing and integrating all aspects of our true nature -- body, mind, and spirit -- in the...

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Surrogacy and Social Media

Surrogacy and Social Media

Surrogacy and Social Media The use of social media today – Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, among many other different platforms – has become so ubiquitous that oftentimes we don’t give more than a passing thought to how we share information and the...

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12 Fun Car Game Ideas

12 Fun Car Game Ideas

These (completely free!) games for the car will keep your kids entertained on long road trips. Road trips with your children don't have to be difficult ordeals punctuated with a repeated "Are we there yet?" There are plenty of ways to make time in the car...

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How to Fly with Baby

How to Fly with Baby

Stressed-out about being airborne with your infant? Don't be. These insider tips will ensure a safer and smoother trip for the whole family.   As our daughter Cleo turns 14 months old, my wife, Sally, and I are proud to report that she says "Mama" and...

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Surrogacy – When to Tell Your Employer

Surrogacy – When to Tell Your Employer

Once you’ve made the decision to become a surrogate there are many people in your life you’ll need to tell – family, friends, acquaintances. And then there’s your employer. In some ways, telling your boss about your surrogacy can be the hardest...

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5 Valentine’s Day Rituals Your Child Will Love

Make your kid's day special this February 14 with one of these easy, heart-felt ideas. Now that I’m a parent, Valentine’s Day is less about romance (sorry, honey) and more about making the day special for the whole family. There’s nothing like showering my...

How Infertility Made Me a Better Mom

The Waiting Game Struggling through five long painful years of infertility isn't something that most people would look back upon and actually be thankful for. Then again, I'm not like most people. I don't know what it's like to have an unplanned pregnancy...

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