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Cranberry Apple Crisp

Go get some fresh apples and cranberries and enjoy this easy and delicious crisp! 1 cup sugar 2 cups fresh ...
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Halloween Makeup Recipes

Corn Syrup Blood 16 oz. White corn syrup 1 oz. red food coloring 1 oz. washing detergent 1 oz. water ...
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Halloween Traditions for the Less Spooky Family

Our family has pretty much stopped trick or treating. We live in a rural area, so most streets have no ...
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The History & Legends of Trick or Treating

The story behind trick or treating dates back to the earliest times, when people wore masks when droughts or diseases ...
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History and Legends of Halloween

The word Halloween has its origins in the Catholic Church, coming from a contraction of Hallowed Eve. November 1, or ...
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Pumpkin Cranberry Bread

This quick bread is a yummy way to use some of your pumpkin harvest and is a great addition to ...
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When Men Experience Labour Pain

If you had the chance to have your husband or boyfriend experience what it was like to give birth, would ...
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First-Born Jealousy

Question: Our first-born is showing extreme jealousy towards the new baby. He's obviously mad at us for disrupting the predictable ...
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Dieting During Pregnancy

If you find that you are overweight headed into pregnancy, is it safe to go on a diet to avoid ...
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Am I Really Pregnant?

Pregnancy is a time of big changes in your body – after all, you are growing an entirely new person! ...
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Halloween Costume Safety Tips

A chill is in the air and the leaves are beginning to fall from the trees. Children are back in ...
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Why Victims of Sexual Assault Stay Quiet

Bill Cosby and Jian Gomeshi (and now Donald Trump)... Why did the victims not come forward sooner? Warning: Graphic descriptions ...
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The Importance of Teaching Your Kids About Money

We raise or kids the best we can. We teach them what we think they will need to know to ...
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Pumpkin Bread

This pumpkin bread is a yummy way to use some of your pumpkin harvest and is a great addition to ...
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How Long Should You Breastfeed?

Unfortunately, how long a mother should nurse her baby does not have an easy answer. Advice given by people, whether ...
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Pregnancy and Infant Loss

October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. For some, the joy of pregnancy or parenthood turns into a time ...
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How to Make More Money

Could you use a little more cold, hard cash? Who couldn't? Generate (or free up) some quick bucks with these ...
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Breastfeeding in Public

In many parts of the world, the sight of a nursing mother is an ordinary aspect of daily life. In ...
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Adopting a Baby? You May Be Able to Breastfeed!

Induced Lactation - Adoptive Breastfeeding I have the wonderful privilege of breastfeeding (induced lactation) my adopted daughter Haley. We began ...
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Diapers – Wet or Dry Pail Method

Cloth diapering has come a long way! However, unless you use a diaper service, you will need to launder the ...
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Breastfeeding – Handling Criticism

Feelings about how to parent seem to shift with every generation. A new way of parenting, sometimes called attachment parenting, ...
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Breastfeeding Isn’t Easy

Breastfeeding is Hard Before becoming a mother, I had very little interaction with breastfeeding women. Like many of my generation, ...
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Secrets to Working and Pumping

When I had my first son I hadn't planned to go back to work. I suddenly had to return to ...
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Preserving Your Pumpkin Harvest

By the middle of September you already have a pretty good idea which pumpkin is going to be your prize ...
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Goofy Spooks Halloween Cake

You don't have to be a master chef to create a fun and festive Halloween cake that your kids will ...
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Are You a Lactivist?

Take our Lactivist Quiz! 1. Why do women breastfeed? a. Because they enjoy getting horrified stares in public. b. Because ...
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Nursing in Style

Many women are uncomfortable nursing in public. But today's nursing fashions can help you nurse with confidence, comfort, and style ...
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Cloth Diapers and Detergent Residue

Detergent residue is a film left on fabric by detergent. Detergent residue builds up on all items that are laundered, ...
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How to Wash Cloth Diapers

Washing diapers is so easy these days! Please note that you should always follow the manufacturer’s care and washing guidelines ...
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Baby Bottles – Which Ones Are Safe?

Reports over the past several years have many parents wondering just which bottles are safe for their babies -- and ...
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From ‘Jennifer’ To ‘Jennafur’ – The Search For A Unique Baby Name

How many times have you heard an expectant Mom or Dad say something like “we’re trying to come up with ...
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Learn to Love Your Body

Twenty-four percent of women and 17 percent of men say they would give up more than three years of life ...
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Sleep Sacks for a Safer Sleep

SIDS is the leading cause of death among infants who are one month to one year old. Despite years of ...
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Bath Time with Baby

Those first few days home with a newborn can be a scary time for any parent. You question everything and ...
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Choosing a Baby Carrier

By Elizabeth Pantley Most parents find a baby carrier to be invaluable during the first year of their baby's life ...
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Benefits of Making your Own Homemade Baby Food

by Bridget Mwape Making your own homemade baby food will ensure that what your child is eating is fresh, nutritious ...
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Natural Labor Induction Methods
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How to Prepare for Labor
Although nothing anybody says can ever completely prepare a woman for the day she delivers her first baby, there are some simple suggestions that should help make this amazing experience a little bit easier. more…

Beyond Morning Sickness

Typically, 3 out of 4 women will experience some degree of morning sickness with pregnancy. For a small percentage of these women, their “morning sickness” is far from just a normal part of pregnancy. If your morning sickness is severe, you need to read this… more…