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Moms of Infants

Holidays and family gatherings

Hi all, I'm new but I desperately need your input. My ds is 10, almost 11 months old and my husband has a large family that absolutely *insist* on getting everyone together for all the important holidays. Of course, being the newest parents in the family, it is expected we bring our DS to all these events. I have begrudgingly complied, but at the expense of my DS's much needed sleep/nap schedule, and while also allowing the family members to pass him around from one to the next. Their childr...

Waiting to Try to Conceive

Not gaining during the holidays!?

I am WTT until summer 2014, but to prepare as that time grows closer I have started changing my lifestyle and educating myself to get ready for a healthy pregnancy. Each week I try to adopt a new habit, tackle a new challenge, or learn about a new topic that will make me better prepared for TTC in several months. Lately, I've been preoccupied with trying to , especially now that the holidays are upon us. I'm not obsessive about eating only vegetables and fish high in omega-3s during the h...

Stay At Home Mommies

Deck the Halls

Have you taken down your halloween decorations? Will you decorate for thanksgiving? When will you decorate for christmas?...

Stay At Home Mommies

Best Halloween Costume

What was the best halloween costume you saw this year/ever?...

Stay At Home Mommies

The Red Cups

So starbucks started using their red cups yesterday. In the UK anyway! Does it make you feel festive? Do you think its too early? Would it make you more likely to buy a festive drink there? What festive drinks do you like? (not just at starbucks!)...

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