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When you have a picky eater, getting him or her to eat healthy foods can feel like an overwhelming and impossible task. It’s even more frustrating when you take the time to prepare a healthy, tasty dish that you are certain they will love, only to have them refuse to eat it. Fortunately, ...

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We probably should have stayed home on Sunday afternoon.  Rich and I were tired, the house was in chaos, and it was hot outside.  But earlier in the week we’d mentioned the possibility of visiting the county fair to Isaac and he couldn’t stop talking about seeing the farm animals.  ...

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If you ask me in September how I spent my summer, my answer will probably be, “I fed my children.” With my snack obsessed two-year-old and my I’ll-eat-anything-even-foam-crafts 11-month-old, someone always needs a meal or a snack. Some days I feel like I never leave my ...

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I’ve always loved traveling.  Whether it was a trip to another continent or a weekend spent a few hours away, I’ve always found getting out of my normal routine and space invigorating. Now, having two kids, traveling looks very different.  It requires much more thought, is a lot ...

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Dear Mama who feels like a failure, I see you sitting there with your head down, shoulders slumped, looking completely defeated.  I see the small tears welling up in your eyes as you confess the greatest fear of you mothers heart, “I feel like a failure.” Every day, you wake up and ...

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Being an international family, traveling with our kids is a necessary part of our lives.  Our first family trip happened when Isaac was just four months old and we traveled from Bucks County, PA, to Cape Town, South Africa.  At the time I was exclusively pumping for Isaac and in addition to ...

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I spent nine pregnant months reading articles about breastfeeding which had me strongly convinced that it would be a beautiful, healthy bonding experience for both mother and baby.  In my career as a pediatric nurse, I’d helped many moms and babies breastfeed and never noticed any real ...

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