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Does a Doula Fit Into Your Birthing Plan?

Years ago new and expectant couples called on their parents and siblings to lend support and assistance during labor, delivery and postpartum. But today many extended families are separated by geographical distances or bound by work responsibilities, so some new parents are turning to doulas for the help they need. But are doulas a good fit for everyone?

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How to Make a Quick and Easy Charcuterie Board

Charcuterie is the French word for "cured meats." Originally, a charcuterie board just contained 2-3 meats, a couple of cheeses and a few cornichon pickles. But today's charcuterie has taken on a life of its own.

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Mom-Inspired YouTube Challenges

In an attempt to break the deafening teen silence during breakfast, I began a conversation. I saw a meme that said, "If some YouTube star could create a "Clean Your Room Challenge" or even a "Put Your Clothes in the Hamper Challenge," that would be awesome." I thought that might interest either one of you." I didn't let a little snicker or insinuation deter me.

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Mother's Day Activities and Events

Give moms the fun they deserve with these Mother's Day activities and events.

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Swimming Pool Safety Practices

As summer approaches, we look forward to sunshine, flip-flops and endless days splashing in the pool. As a pediatrician, I highly encourage my patients to switch off their electronics and get outside and into the water as often as possible. As a mom, I am wary of the risks of infections caused by swimming in public pools. This article is not meant to send you off the deep end, but rather to help guide best practices for keeping our little ones healthy and safe.

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The Good News About Bad Behavior

Author Katherine Reynolds Lewis was surprised that no matter where she went and to whom she talked, almost all parents agreed that we have an epidemic of misbehavior on our hands. Read Lynne Ticknor's interview with Lewis regarding her book, "The Good News about Bad Behavior: Why Kids Are Less Disciplined Than Ever and What to Do About It."

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The Importance of Finding Your Tribe

Whether you are a working mom or a stay-at-home mom, have one child or five children, whether you are struggling through the exhausting days and sleepless nights of babies and toddlers or the busy schedules of school-age kids, you need a tribe.

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Tips for a Successful Sleep Away Camp Experience

Considering a sleep-away camp for your child this summer? Here are few tips to make the experience an adventure they'll remember long after the campfire songs are mere echoes in their ears.

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Unforgettable Experiences at the Children's Playseum

More than just a museum for children, the Playseum encourages children and their caregivers to play together while seeing, touching, hearing, smelling and tasting. There are ample opportunities for imaginative play through dress-up with costumes, uniforms, fancy gowns and authentic clothes from historical times.

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