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Momformation blog

  • freshHere's how to treat these 4 very common baby skin issues
    by Lani Derrick posted in Parenting When a new baby arrives there are so many things on our minds. Pair that with sleep exhaustion and a shift in routine and even experienced moms may forget things we used to know about babies. In the first few weeks…
    - 7 hours ago, 22 Jun 17, 4:47pm -
  • freshNo-bake red, white & blue icebox cake
    by Lindsay Weiss posted in Life Wanna have your cake without turning on the oven? Yassssssssss! Graham crackers turn into the PERFECT cake when left to soak in a delicious cheesecake mixture. Everybody loves a little patriotic cake over the Fourth of…
    - 7 hours ago, 22 Jun 17, 4:30pm -
  • freshWhy being a teacher is way, way harder than you think
    by Charlie Brooks posted in Parenting As the school year wraps up, part of me hopes that my son’s teachers will have a nice, relaxing summer. The more realistic part of me realizes that they will instead spend most of that summer in their classroom…
    - 8 hours ago, 22 Jun 17, 4:12pm -
  • fresh5 baby products I thought were stupid but now use all the time
    by Kelly Wilbanks posted in Products New products, like babies, are born every minute. Some inventions will make you shake your head banana slicer, anyone? Some products, however, can be really helpful depending on your life stage. These are five…
    - 11 hours ago, 22 Jun 17, 12:47pm -
  • freshPhotographer creates custom newborn photos you won’t believe
    by Whitney Barthel posted in Parenting Indiana photographer Angela Forker is a master at capturing newborns. Forker, who has spent many years perfecting classic and modern newborn photography, has recently started creating unique individualized photo…
    - 11 hours ago, 22 Jun 17, 12:37pm -
  • freshBritax recalls over 200,000 car seats due to choking hazard
    by Michelle Stein posted in Products Britax Child Safety, Inc. has announced a recall affecting more than 200,000 car seats and travel systems. Although no injuries have been reported so far, the center tab on the chest clip can break, posing a choki…
    - 21 hours ago, 22 Jun 17, 2:31am -
  • There is no closure for grief, and you wouldn't want it anyway
    by Tara Shafer posted in Parenting There is comfort in remembering the dead. There is perhaps no greater tragedy than the loss of a child. Recently, I came across the story of Samuel (“Sam”) Cohn who died at age 14 in a traffic accident. Sam woul…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Jun 17, 3:00pm -
  • This diaper rash cream saved my daughter's blistered bottom
    by Kelly Wilbanks posted in Parenting We only found the aftermath of what led to my daughter's blistered bottom. My husband was clearing the dinner table when he felt something gritty underneath his shoes -- he was walking in Tony Chachere's Origin…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Jun 17, 1:55pm -
  • 7 kids' books you're not reading to your kids (but you should)
    by Laura Falin posted in Life Are you doing a summer reading program with your kids? I really love our library reading program, because even babies can participate (parents track the minutes they read out loud), and adults can as well. I always sign…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Jun 17, 12:03pm -
  • Wait: Does pregnancy lead to childbirth?!
    by Sara McGinnis posted in Pregnancy For some crazy reason, it's one thing to see a positive pregnancy test, and a whole other mind-bend to come to grips with the idea of actually having a baby -- who'll grow into a tot, then a child, then a tween, t…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jun 17, 11:54am -

Mom Stories blog

  • Empowering new project urges moms to get in the picture
    by Melissa Willets posted in Mom Stories I just returned from vacation. Looking through my photos, I couldn't help but notice it looks like I wasn't even there. Because all the pictures are of my kids, and my hubby. I'm pretty sure many moms can rela…
    - 23 Feb 17, 7:28pm -
  • Men won't ask for directions, but they will take parenting advice
    by Charlie Brooks posted in Mom Stories Stay-at-home dads: They used to be rare but, as discussed in a recent NPR article, they’re becoming more common. The emergence of the stay at home dad has brought a slew of parenting changes for the future. A…
    - 23 Feb 17, 5:00pm -
  • The crappiest part of having a non-verbal child
    by Whitney Barthel posted in Mom Stories I hate it when people are shocked to learn that Daniel is 6 years old. I hate it that I have to speak for him when strangers ask him questions like “Oh, what’s your name?” I hate it that he can’t whisp…
    - 23 Feb 17, 4:31pm -
  • 5 things to be grateful for when you have the flu
    by Tara Shafer posted in Mom Stories I am emerging from the throes of the mom flu. I was fine. And then all of a sudden -- boom -- down I went. As I lay shivering in bed under three or four comforters and remained both incredibly cold and unbearably…
    - 22 Feb 17, 2:43pm -
  • Child-proofing? There's a room you might have forgotten
    by Joanna Venditti posted in Mom Stories When my husband and I were preparing to become parents 8 years ago, we were organized and ready. Or at least we thought we were. We read the books, studied the articles, went to the classes, and soaked up ever…
    - 22 Feb 17, 2:28pm -
  • 7 things Jay Z and George need to know about twin pregnancy
    by Joanna Venditti posted in Mom Stories Dear Jay Z and George, congratulations on your twin announcements. Holy crap, right? This is an exciting time, but it's also pretty scary. I'm sure you're glancing over at your wives multiple times a day with…
    - 22 Feb 17, 12:30pm -
  • Puppy parental leave is a real thing and I can't even
    by Michelle Stein posted in Mom Stories A brewery that recently opened its doors in Columbus, Ohio, has become the first company in the U.S. to offer paid parental leave -- for dog parents, that is. BrewDog, which is based in Scotland, announced it…
    - 22 Feb 17, 3:20am -
  • 11 tips for new dads from guys who have been there
    by Carolyn Robertson posted in Mom Stories We hear a lot of great practical advice and tips for expectant moms -- but what about all those dads-to-be out there? While the shelves are full of baby books geared towards women, the guys often seem to be…
    - 21 Feb 17, 9:50pm -
  • Why do the worst moments become the best memories?
    by Maggie Downs posted in Mom Stories Last summer my family had an incident that could have ruined our brief vacation in Maui. Since we only had a few days on the island, I had every minute planned, determined to suck every moment out of the experie…
    - 21 Feb 17, 1:00pm -
  • 16 funny baby memes to brighten your day
    by Sabrina Garibian posted in Mom Stories Despite your political preferences, a lot of people agree that 2017 has already been a crazy year in politics. Add in my own personal 2017 horoscope, which states I'm due to have a crappy year, and you'll fi…
    - 21 Feb 17, 12:20pm -

MomLogic

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  • The Imperative of Kindness
    "It's not even that hard to be kind. I don't know why people choose not to be."One of my daughters, who just turned 13, said that to me yesterday. We had just finished up her parent-teacher conference, which in our middle school is "student-led." Two…
    - 10 Apr 14, 3:17pm -
  • Slowing Down and Breaking Down
    Hey, I'm still here. Sorta. It turns out that writing full-time is not conducive to me being functional as a human being and as a parent. Also, there's just a breaking point. It's been four years straight of going full-tilt with diagnoses, moving, jo…
    - 16 Jan 14, 2:00pm -
  • This is how the autism-vaccine controversy makes me feel.
    Warning: long post, science, f-bombs, musical f-bombs.As far as peer-reviewed scientific research is concerned, the autism-vaccine controversy has been put to rest.New study finds no link between "too many vaccines" and autismStudy: Autism signs show…
    - 16 Nov 13, 2:12am -
  • Autism and Asperger's: Celebrating my Daughter's Diagnosis
    Helping us celebrate the diagnosis: theCongratulations! You're an Asperkid!box from the supremely amazing resource Asperkids.I should have written this post about a year ago, probably. I wrote that our daughter had finally been diagnosed with Asperg…
    - 8 Nov 13, 6:01pm -
  • I Fail at All the Things Except Funny Cat GIFs
    Per usual, I do not have my act together right now. This is not helped by the fact that I'm out of Adderall, my ADHD medication. There's some issue with insurance and preauthorization and it's hard for me to remember to call and nag the insurance com…
    - 27 Sep 13, 3:21pm -
  • It Gets Better (Autism Parenting Edition)
    For those of you who have been reading this blog from the beginning, you may recall that the first day of school has not always been easy for us. This started with pre-K, when Little Dude basically turned into a jumping spider and it took four grown…
    - 11 Sep 13, 2:10pm -
  • Top 10 Things That Are Pissing Me Off Today
    Ooooh one of the fun things about coming out of a depression is that point where you start to get really, really pissed about stuff. It's like you've been feeling so sad and anxious for so long that there's no room for other feelings. And then you st…
    - 2 Jul 13, 6:49pm -
  • Being Socially 'In' Is Not Actually Our Goal
    Of course my kids have friends.So, I know I haven't been blogging much lately. I'm slowly climbing out of a depression/anxiety thing that was predictably triggered by massive amounts of stress. Basically, I'm great in a crisis and then fall apart whe…
    - 26 Jun 13, 5:52pm -
  • Tell Me More About How My Kid With Autism 'Does Not Employ Theory of Mind'
    Today on Babble I have a book review of Jennifer Cook O'Toole's book, The Asperkid's Secret Book of Social Rules: The Handbook of Not-So-Obvious Social Guidelines for Tweens & Teens with Aseprger Syndrome.Most of the book review is really an intervie…
    - 3 Apr 13, 3:17pm -
  • It's Already the Best Autism Acceptance Month Ever
    Hi! I know I totally haven't been around over here. It's been more chaos than usual at the stark. raving. mad. house, what with the Peanut Butter Kid sustaining a concussion in February, and then missing six weeks of school, and then everyone in our…
    - 1 Apr 13, 6:15pm -

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