Families

To The Woman Who Marries My Son: I'm Sorry & You're Welcome

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When I was four months pregnant, I told my two daughters — then ages nine and six — that they were going to have a new sibling. I asked if they wanted to know the baby's gender. My older daughter shouted, "It must be a little brother because I already have the best sister in the world!"

While years later she would deny the latter part of the proclamation (loudly and with many door slams), she was correct in her prediction. Our family was getting a baby boy.  

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The Hardest Thing About Being a New Mom Is Staying Off My Phone

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[I]t’s been said that distracted parenting can be detrimental to both children and their moms, to blame for everything from stunted child development to language delays, even more irritated parents. 
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How I Got My Toddler Back On Books After She Got A Taste Of Screen Time

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Eight clever and creative ideas for making reading time as fascinating as screen time.
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Centering Yule During A Month Full Of Christmas

Yule is a promise: winter sucks, but spring will come again.

After the solstice, the light very slowly begins to return, and every day is a little longer. Yule is a promise: winter sucks, but spring will come again.

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Expert Tips For Multitasking Around The Holidays

Here are our expert tips for multitasking around the Holidays!

I’m planning ahead for the holidays, getting a budget intact, and asking some experts about how to really up the ante with my multitasking skills.

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Please Don't Expect All Pregnant People To Be Serena Williams

Let’s stop all this one-size-fits-all, unrealistic expectations approach to pregnancy, and let’s put our energy into making sure that pregnant people have the support and resources they need for themselves, their fetuses, and their kids. (Image Credit: Instagram/stylish_bump)

The last thing pregnant folks need is the message that they can (and should) be able to work at the level of professional athletes and actors while they are dealing with the life-altering symptoms that happen when you are growing a fetus.

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Being Pro-Choice Means Respecting My Choice To Not Have Kids

Assuming all women want to bear children is as anti-feminist and reductive as we can get — despite how often I’m on the receiving end of these comments from women who claim to be pro-choice.

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What Would You Do If Charlie Gard Were Your Baby?

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Charlie Gard, the terminally ill baby at the center of a five-month long legal battle, is front-page

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These Tweets Show That "Fed Is Best" When It Comes To Infant Feeding

How you feed your baby isn't nearly as important as making sure your baby gets fed.

ICYMI: Ravishly recently hosted a Twitter chat all about infant feeding.

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How To Be A Supportive Partner While Managing Your ADHD

" Our relationship doesn’t just work because we love each other unconditionally; it works because we both try hard to maintain it."

Remembering to do things isn’t exactly my strong suit, so I need to actively plan so that my partner isn’t the only one making lists, cleaning the dishes, and checking that our bills are paid on time.

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