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Week 15: Unsolicited advice

Positive pregnancy tests should come with a flow chart that demonstrates the conversations to expect once you announce you’re pregnant. It could be a novella, even: “What to Expect When You’re Announcing.” The questions are all the same at first: … Continue reading

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Advice for newbies

We recently had a couple over who are about to join the parental team any day now. We’d never met them; the guy was a brother of a friend back home, yadda yadda. The important thing is that we met … Continue reading

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Advice from strangers

Baby experts. They are everywhere, ready to offer advice. You can find them shopping in the grocery store, writing blogs on the internet, and almost anywhere you turn. In a few months, I plan on proclaiming myself as one. Get … Continue reading

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Tricks of the trade

It seems as soon as your belly pops, words of so-called wisdom start flying at you from every direction, and even your childless great-aunt Sue suddenly becomes an expert in baby-rearing. Before you become overwhelmed by the avalanche of advice … Continue reading

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Ew, gross

[Scenario 1] You’re in the middle of a weekly staff meeting when the urge to purge strikes … and you only make it as far as the door. How to deal: Vomit is possibly one of the most unpleasant aspects of … Continue reading

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Solutions for sticky situations

Surprised when strangers in the supermarket have no inhibitions about feeling your bump—without even asking if you mind first? Believe it or not, feeling up your bump is just the first of many liberties that folks will take when there’s … Continue reading

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Finding time for friends

You love your friends, but between the feedings, the lack of sleep, and trying to find time to take a shower, you don’t seem to have time for them anymore. But making time for your gal pals is important. Studies … Continue reading

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Dealing with pushy people

It happens all too often. We tell you how to get everyone to back off and let you raise your child your own way. One of the most common problems that new parents face is learning how to deal with … Continue reading

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Advice from real moms, Part 1

It might come from her mom, her best friend or even the strange lady at Target—but when you find something that works, it’s in the unwritten Mother’s Code that you have to share. Real moms honored the code to tell … Continue reading

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Advice from real moms, Part 2

Every person you know (and some you don’t) has an opinion to share. Real moms dish to our editors on the best advice. Plan everything ahead. I’m one of those people who puts everything off until the last minute, but … Continue reading

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The top 9 things to add to your to-do list before the stork arrives

Panic! In five short belly-expanding months my life will be forever turned upside down (and inside out). It’s a big change, according to my “been there, done that” friends. Beyond getting the nursery ready and finding a pediatrician, I want … Continue reading

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