Confession: I’d rather be at work than at home all day with my kids

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Facebook, TV shows and the media all portray how tough it is for moms to go back to work after maternity leave with proclamations of worry, guilt and accompanying tears. And the message is clear: Good parents want to be

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7 ways to be a happier, healthier mom

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Motherhood can be overwhelming, but you don’t have to let it get the best of you. Follow these seven steps to find some balance, maintain your sanity and keep on smiling in your new role as mom. Take time to

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I can see (myself) clearly now

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I was at a dinner party, cradling my newborn daughter proudly in my arms, when a male friend seated across the table looked at me, then whispered something into my husband’s ear. My curiosity was piqued. What did he say?

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Baby on board

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Traveling with a baby doesn’t exactly elicit imagery of relaxing family togetherness. But that doesn’t mean it’s impossible. Although most pediatricians advise keeping your newborn at home to avoid sickness and establish a routine, travel is sometimes necessary (and desirable!).

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Unforeseen joy

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Shock. Fear. Concern. Those aren’t typically the words a healthy, 30-year-old married woman would use to describe her reaction to seeing two pink lines on a pregnancy test. But Myndee Corkern, a writer and regular contributor to the New Orleans

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You name it

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When parents give their child a name, they determine what he’ll write at the top of his math quiz in elementary school, how he’ll introduce him-self at his first job interview after college and even whom his future spouse will

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A new dating game

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You’re both at your cars, conversation is dying out, and suddenly, you’re feeling bashful. Shuffling your feet and avoiding eye contact, you take the big step. “So, what are you up to the rest of the week?” Your heart pounds,

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Bonded by motherhood: Cinda Boomershine

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This month, we’re celebrating our third annual Five Fascinating Moms feature in Pregnancy & Newborn. The common thread of motherhood connects them—and us—on our journeys through pregnancy and parenthood. As you read the stories of these remarkable moms, it is

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Bonded by motherhood: Liz Stanley

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This month, we’re celebrating our third annual Five Fascinating Moms feature in Pregnancy & Newborn. The common thread of motherhood connects them—and us—on our journeys through pregnancy and parenthood. As you read the stories of these remarkable moms, it is

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Bonded by motherhood: Claude Monique Viard

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This month, we’re celebrating our third annual Five Fascinating Moms feature in Pregnancy & Newborn. The common thread of motherhood connects them—and us—on our journeys through pregnancy and parenthood. As you read the stories of these remarkable moms, it is

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