What It’s Like to Be a New Mother – Infographic

Giving birth to and caring for an infant is likely the greatest challenge a woman endures. The worry, lack of sleep and dramatic lifestyle change can be overwhelming, to say the least. However, as many mothers find, it is well worth the reward of a happy, healthy and loving child. The folks at PersonalCreations recently surveyed over 1,000 mothers about their experiences with a new baby. Check out the infographic below to discover what it’s like to be a new mother!

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4 Tips for Choosing the Right Car Seat

As a parent, one of the most important decisions you will make is choosing an infant car seat. The process of purchasing and correctly installing one can often feel like an overwhelming task. To help give parents that extra layer of confidence they need before baby’s first car ride home from the hospital, the safety experts at Car Seats for the Littles offer these tips for proper car seat installation and car seat use.

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Still Waiting… (Part 3 of 3 in the “A Day in the Life of an IVF Patient’ series)

The wait for our miracles morphed into three years and hundreds of needles, monitoring appointments, a surgery, procedures, negative pregnancy tests, and finally one positive test. We spent what seems like years in waiting and exam rooms, staring at the posters of perfectly posed newborns decorating the walls, trying our best to make jokes and enjoy the time together.

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Sibling Competition, Quarreling and Clashing: What Gives?

My twins’ peculiar brand of competition gives way to nastiness, shoving and yes, even growling. This begs the question: What has created this insatiable desire among my sweet children to win at everything from the mundane (finishing a meal) to the ridiculous (who can produce the biggest spit bubbles)?

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5 Tips for Transitioning Back to Work After a Baby

For many moms, heading back to work after maternity leave is something that has always been a part of the plan, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. This leads to concern about not having enough time to bond with baby, stress about pumping at work and maintaining your milk supply. While you may be worrying about being separated from baby for an extended period and interrupting your carefully crafted breastfeeding schedule, there are ways to help make the transition back to work easier for you and your little one.

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Boys are Simple, Girls are Sly

Are there differences in having boys and girls? Absolutely and without a doubt – yes! I’ve always said that my girls couldn’t be more different from each other in their personalities, but they share intrinsic similarities that, I believe, must just be female traits. Baby girls learn the art of manipulation at a very young age – don’t be fooled, it’s in the genes! Boys, on the other hand, can be read like a book!

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As a Dad of Daughters, I Have a 6th Sense & Can Scare Boyfriends

I am the father of three children. I have two daughters and a son. My kids mean everything to me. My son is growing up, and I see him maturing a little more every day. But I will always look at my daughters and see them as those same little girls I put in ponytails (with varying degrees of success) and drove to school years ago. And that is the problem. Raising daughters is tricky.

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The Craziness That Comes with Having a Large Family

Having a house full of pitter-pattering feet was always a dream of mine. I have wanted to be a mommy for as long as I can remember. Having a large family, at least large by American standards, was never in the plans however. After baby #1 and #2 arrived and we settled into a comfortable, suburban lifestyle, my husband and I were 99.99% sure that our family was complete. That .01% led to identical twin girls a few years down the road. You read this correctly. Our number of kids DOUBLED in about 30 seconds.

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