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Full response to “An Effort to Increase Breastfeeding” in the Philadelphia Inquirer, June 2016

Full response to “An Effort to Increase Breastfeeding” in the Philadelphia Inquirer, June 2016

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Full response to “An Effort to Increase Breastfeeding” in the Philadelphia Inquirer, June 2016
An abridged version of this letter appeared in on Philly.com on June 19, mind 2016.  Breastfeeding has been a journalistic topic du jour for years now. As an author of a book about breastfeeding promotion, viagra the founder of a website supporting all methods of infant feeding, and a trained breastfeeding counselor, I read every […]
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Christmas Gift Guide 2018: For Kids

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Christmas Gift Guide 2018: For Kids
Christmas Gift Guide for kids – a hell of a lot more enjoyable than compiling the men’s gift guide, I can tell you! Although sifting through the tonnes of plastic crap to find nice stuff is a bit of a mission – plastic pots of goo, plastic bags filled with plastic bricks, plastic balls inside […]
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Skincare Review: La Solution 10 De Chanel

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Skincare Review: La Solution 10 De Chanel
I had forgotten how much I like this rich, instantly-soothing face cream from Chanel. It contains just ten ingredients (hence the Solution 10) and has been carefully and cleverly formulated so that it’s suitable for even the most sensitive skin. No fragrance (a rarity in Chanel’s skincare line-up), no mineral oil and a preservative that’s […]
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Skincare Review: Herbivore Pink Cloud Cream

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Skincare Review: Herbivore Pink Cloud Cream
As I scrape the very last remnants of cream from the bottom of the glass jar, I find myself missing Herbivore’s Pink Cloud Rosewater Moisture Cream before it has even reached the recycling box. Unusual for me, because quite a lot of the time I’m in a rush to try the next new product. Very […]
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The Classic Red Lip: A New Way To Wear It

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The Classic Red Lip: A New Way To Wear It
Here’s the classic red lip but with a new way to wear it. Which makes it the un-classic red lip, I suppose. It’s soft and diffused, the edges are patted down and blurry – it’s easier and more wearable than the traditional hard-edged, punchy red lip but still vibrant enough to make it a total show-stopper. A […]
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Bittersweet Weaning and the End of an Era

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Bittersweet Weaning and the End of an Era
Breastfeeding my oldest son, TJ proved to be quite a challenge in the very beginning due to an undiagnosed tongue tie and a lack of professional support. Looking back, I find it a little surprising that I held on for so long, in so much pain, without giving up. I know that my husband’s unwavering […]
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Instant Pot Pork Carnitas

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Instant Pot Pork Carnitas
We make pork carnitas in our house at least a couple of times every month. My boys love the shredded pork in quesadillas, in tacos, with eggs at breakfast, and my oldest has decided he now loves nachos. I have been following a recipe I got from Serious Eats faithfully and it’s been amazing every […]
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My Journey to Fitness: Mary Ellen’s Story

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My Journey to Fitness: Mary Ellen’s Story
Mama Say What?! Mama Mary Ellen shared her Journey to Fitness with me. She is very inspiring and very relatable to my journey to fitness! Over two years ago, a co-worker of mine told me about a new fitness program that she was going to try called the 21 Day Fix and encouraged me to […]
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Matador Mini Pocket and 2.0 Blankets

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Matador Mini Pocket and 2.0 Blankets
I first discovered this brand when cruising the Outdoor Retailer trade show in Salt Lake City this summer. I watched a video that promoted many of their products and I immediately thought, “what great products for parents!” They make backpacks, hip packs, blankets, wet bags, and more that can be scrunched and folded down into […]
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9 Ways to Partner with Your Child’s Teacher This Year

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9 Ways to Partner with Your Child’s Teacher This Year
A guest post by Anthony D. Fredericks. As a former teacher, I am well aware of the compelling research demonstrating how involved parents have children who 1) evidence very positive attitudes towards learning, 2) have higher levels of self-esteem, and 3) demonstrate considerable engagement in academic endeavors. That parental participation assures students a most vibrant […]
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The Gardening Metaphor That Will Make You a Less Anxious Parent

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The Gardening Metaphor That Will Make You a Less Anxious Parent
My husband will always remember 2011 as the year of the spinach miracle. We were living in Baltimore City, and he wanted to try his hand at growing vegetables in pots on our itty-bitty back porch. He planted spinach in the fall, with the intention of harvesting it before the bitter winter hit. But when […]
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You Are More Than Your Worst Parenting Mistake

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You Are More Than Your Worst Parenting Mistake
It’s 11:00pm.  You know you should be sleeping. But sleep seems impossible. Every time you shut your eyes, your mind flashes a reel of your latest shortcomings. You see the moment earlier today when your patience collapsed and you screamed at your kids. You see their little eyes grow wide at your unfettered anger and […]
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30 Hidden Signs of Anxiety in Children That You Need to Know

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30 Hidden Signs of Anxiety in Children That You Need to Know
Inside: Worried your child may have anxiety? Use this anxiety in children symptoms checklist. One of my children was recently diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, and I didn’t see it coming. I knew my child struggled in certain situations, but I didn’t think she had anxiety. That day we got home from the doctor’s office […]
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25 Best Big Sister Books to Get Your Child Ready to Be a Big Sis

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25 Best Big Sister Books to Get Your Child Ready to Be a Big Sis
Inside: With books about becoming a big sister, it’s important to strike a balance of touching on challenges but also pointing out the fun parts. Here are the most positive, heartwarming big sister books that your child will love. Becoming a big sister is a pretty big deal. Especially if you happen to be just […]
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How Not to Be Disappointed This Mother’s Day

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How Not to Be Disappointed This Mother’s Day
“Your greatest contribution to the universe may not be something you do, but someone you raise.” – Author unknown Dear fellow mom on Mother’s Day, The work of parenting is hard, and still we show up and give our kids the best of ourselves every day – no matter if we’re bone tired, battling a […]
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36 Awesome New Mom Gifts That She’ll Actually Appreciate

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36 Awesome New Mom Gifts That She’ll Actually Appreciate
Inside: If you want to make a new mom feel special, skip the flowers and give her one of these meaningful new mom gifts that will stand the test of time. Bonus: These gifts for new moms are actually for her – NOT for the baby. Newborns need a lot of stuff. Onesies, diapers and […]
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Ways Motherhood Changes You

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Ways Motherhood Changes You
I’ve experienced a lot of things in my life that have changed me, but nothing has changed me as deeply as motherhood. From the day I found out I was pregnant with my first baby to the day I die, motherhood will always be molding me, shaping me, teaching me. There are hundreds (probably thousands) of […]
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Honest Birth #24 featuring Ashley Olsen

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Honest Birth #24 featuring Ashley Olsen
Hey mamas! Welcome to the twenty-fourth post in my Honest Birth series! I’m excited to share another real mama’s birth story, because I think it’s so important to share our childbirth experiences with each other. My goal with this series is to provide a place for women to share their birth stories without holding anything back, […]
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You Have Permission

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You Have Permission
Dear Mama, This one’s for you. You who may have given up on herself. You who may feel overwhelmed. You who may feel unappreciated. You who may be struggling. This post is for you. I give you permission to do the following: To want to improve yourself. For the last few years, you’ve been making […]
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Non-Toy Gift Ideas for Kids

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Non-Toy Gift Ideas for Kids
This post contains affiliate links. This year we’ve decided we’re putting our feet down. Every year our kids get way too many toys, play with them for a few weeks, and then they get stuffed in the closet never to see the light of day again. It’s frustrating, creates clutter, and is a big waste […]
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Ways to Cope with a Surprise Pregnancy

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Ways to Cope with a Surprise Pregnancy
This post contains affiliate links. The week after we got back from my husband’s medical school graduation, I took a pregnancy test and found out we were going to have another baby. We were happy with the two kids we had, had just moved to Texas and bought our first house, and were not planning […]
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How to Create a Magical Christmas on a Small Budget

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How to Create a Magical Christmas on a Small Budget
Christmas on a budget? You have come to the right place. I grew up in a large family and money was always tight, and sometimes even non-existent. My mother, even in the midst of their biggest financial trials, always made Christmas a magical experience. She always strived to keep our focus on the Savior, and […]
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43 Perfect Stocking Stuffers under $5

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43 Perfect Stocking Stuffers under $5
Stocking stuffers are something I always forget about until last minute. This year I decided to search for fun and useful stocking stuffers under $5 early so I wasn’t scrambling at the last minute. The stocking is the first thing your kids will see on Christmas morning and one of my favorite parts is watching […]
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20 of the BEST Creative and Cheap Neighbor Gifts for Christmas

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20 of the BEST Creative and Cheap Neighbor Gifts  for Christmas
Every year I wonder what to give my neighbors for Christmas! Here is an awesome list of cheap neighbor gifts ideas for you this 2018 Holiday Season!! Such fun and cute ideas to make your life less stressful during the busiest time of year! Many times it isn’t about the item given, but it’s the […]
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Christmas Right/Left Gift Exchange Game & Poem

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Christmas Right/Left Gift Exchange Game & Poem
Searching for a Christmas gift exchange poem for a gift exchange game? This post explains the game and provides a free gift exchange poem that directs the game!  A few years ago we started a new tradition at our family Christmas party.  In past years, it has started to becoming confusing and time consuming to […]
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Simple #LighttheWorld Family Home Evening

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Simple #LighttheWorld Family Home Evening
I was really wanting to do a Family Home Evening to introduce #lighttheWorld this year for Christmas.  Each week has such good themes, but I think there is something to darkness, that I really wanted my kids to understand. Honestly, my kids and most people don’t experience darkness all that much. I have a daughter […]
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How to Fix a Fever: Children, fevers and how to fix them!

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How to Fix a Fever:  Children, fevers and how to fix them!
How can you fix a fever?  What to eat, when to worry?  Why DO fevers get worse at night?  Plus, vomiting, low-grade fevers in children.  This post has all the info on fevers! 1327   Children’s fever can’t be cured, but it does have remedies to make your baby, toddler or kid feel better. Fever […]
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Grain Mills: Which one is best?

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Grain Mills: Which one is best?
Picking a grain mill can be a hard task.  Today I will compare the Nutrimill Harvest with the Nutrimill Classic.  Share why you might consider a grain mill, how I use mine and which one I liked better!   In 2009 I made the choice to start making bread for my family. I knew that […]
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Bosch Deals

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Bosch Deals
Although the Cyber Monday deal is over — there are still GREAT deals to be had on Bosch mixers, especially if you would like some accessories when you purchase. You can get the Bosch mixer, plus attachments at a great price: You can get the Nutrimill Artiste plus, some of my favorite attachments is an […]
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Alternative Christmas Decor | Decorating a Staircase with Honeycomb Balls

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Alternative Christmas Decor | Decorating a Staircase with Honeycomb Balls
Not long now folks… just a few more days and the Christmas countdown will be well and truly on! A month today, we’ll probably just have finished our Christmas dinner… The post Alternative Christmas Decor | Decorating a Staircase with Honeycomb Balls appeared first on The Twinkle Diaries.
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Smart Storage for Toys | Meet Oslo from GLTC

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Smart Storage for Toys | Meet Oslo from GLTC
Toys. They seem to be taking over our home. We’ve gone from having the ubiquitous Jumperoo — in duplicate — sitting in the corner of our sitting room; to mounds… The post Smart Storage for Toys | Meet Oslo from GLTC appeared first on The Twinkle Diaries.
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