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Whether you start out from day one as a single mom or due to divorce, death, or a breakup become a single mother overnight, many of us initially think solely about survival. Those basic needs like safety, food, and shelter are the ones we focus on because...
From: LilSugar | By: Laura Lifshitz | Sunday, February 7, 2016
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I like to browse Facebook as much as the next stay-at-home mama, but in order to enjoy myself, I do have to remember that it's not really real. I don't need to tell you that Instagram and Facebook are inundated with happy posts of happy children and...
From: LilSugar | By: Denise Stirk | Sunday, February 7, 2016
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They say mothers are made to forget the pain of childbirth so that they're willing to do it over again and - sometimes - again. If that's the case, then why do these birth photos cause all of those emotions - from intense pain to immense joy - to come...
From: LilSugar | By: Kate Schweitzer | Friday, February 5, 2016
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The following post was originally featured on Everyday Reading and written by Janssen Bradshaw, who is part of POPSUGAR Select Moms. A few years ago, a friend of mine commented that, as an extrovert, having an introverted child was one of the most difficult...
From: LilSugar | By: Janssen Bradshaw | Friday, February 5, 2016
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We may think that praising our children provides them with plenty of confidence, but sometimes praise isn't enough. Often, no matter how hard we cheer for our little ones, they tend to fall short on self-esteem. As parents, it's our job to identify their...
From: LilSugar | By: Leah Rocketto | Sunday, February 7, 2016
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It's not often that I get the pleasure of shopping with just one kid, but the other day I was out at Costco with just my 2-year-old. We were zooming down the isles, and I was really in my element, thinking about how fun and easy it is to have just one...
From: LilSugar | By: Katie of Mommy With Selective Memory | Sunday, February 7, 2016
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While growing up an only child definitely had its perks - think undivided attention, the entire back seat during car trips, forced independence and maturity, and strong imagination development - I always felt like there was something missing, and I still...
From: LilSugar | By: Alessia Santoro | Sunday, February 7, 2016
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Have you ever witnessed a child who constantly dominates a conversation, or a child who grabs objects out in public, even after being told not to touch? What about a child who just doesn't seem to know how to wait his turn? Are these kids "bad," or are...
From: LilSugar | By: Sharon Silver | Saturday, February 6, 2016
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If there's one thing that we can't get enough of around here, it's books for our kids. Reading is something that resonates with us as editors, as parents, and as the kids we once were ourselves. When it came time to cultivate a list of the all-time best...
From: LilSugar | By: Lisa Horten | Saturday, February 6, 2016
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Move over cupcakes and muffins - the versatile muffin tin has some new finger foods to bake. From pepperoni pizza puffs to chicken cordon bleu wonton poppers, these cute, bite-size dishes are a hit with kids and grown-ups alike....
From: LilSugar | By: Rebecca Gruber | Saturday, February 6, 2016
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We wouldn't trade our kids for anything or anyone - even these cute TV tots - but every once in a while we need a night off from baby food, baths, and bedtime stories. Unfortunately mom guilt gets the best of us and makes us think we need to stay in...
From: LilSugar | By: Leah Rocketto | Saturday, February 6, 2016
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Quite simply: moms of kids with food allergies live in a different reality than those whose kids can eat anything, anytime. It's just the truth. It's hard to explain the fear that comes with learning that a smidgen of peanut butter, a single sesame seed,...
From: LilSugar | By: Denise Stirk | Saturday, February 6, 2016
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The Zika virus may seem like it's oceans away, but it seems the new virus we've shrugged about could be making its way to the states in a sneaky way....
From: LilSugar | By: Natalie Rivera | Saturday, February 6, 2016
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You don't have to be an NYC local to experience Fashion Week. We'll keep you in the loop with trends right off the runway, front-row sightings, amazing street style, and backstage access. Our editors are on the ground and ready to give you up-to-the-minute...
From: SavvySugar | By: Hannah Weil McKinley | Friday, February 5, 2016
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Traveling with kids can feel a bit like rolling the dice: what will the next turn bring? A room that somehow doesn't contain its promised crib? A 3 a.m. wake-up call from your partying neighbors? While we've detailed the most amazing hotels around, designed...
From: LilSugar | By: Katharine Stahl | Friday, February 5, 2016
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Make your child's Valentine's Day a little sweeter by incorporating lovable family traditions that they can look forward to every year. Whether Cupid leaves them surprise treats in a special mailbox to reward good deeds throughout the month or you and...
From: LilSugar | By: Lauren Levy | Friday, February 5, 2016
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I have this recurring dream that pops up at least once a week. In it, I'm sitting with my eldest son, dispatching some critical life advice, and he turns to me and says - with the attitude only a tween can really muster - "And how do you know that? You...
From: LilSugar | By: Rebecca Gruber | Friday, February 5, 2016
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Coco Austin and Ice T's baby girl, Chanel, has taken the Internet by storm since entering the world last November, but her recent Instagram photo has caused the most commotion yet. The adorable snap shows off her newly pierced ears and is captioned,...
From: LilSugar | By: Nicole Yi | Friday, February 5, 2016
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Braylon Beam, the Carolina Panthers' biggest young fan, has been battling brain cancer for the last year - but that hasn't stopped him from dancing through the tough times and going to all of the Panthers' home games this football season. With Super...
From: LilSugar | By: Alessia Santoro | Friday, February 5, 2016
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Bullies and rule-breaking may have existed before the digital age, but at least it was all within plain view. As our kids become old enough for social media, the possibilities of what's happening behind all of those screens is simply terrifying. Many...
From: LilSugar | By: Lisa Horten | Friday, February 5, 2016
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My baby is going to reach a big milestone this week – her first birthday. That means that she'll no longer be classified as an infant . . . and that I am going to have to give up my title as a "new mom," a description that's given me more comfort than...
From: LilSugar | By: Kate Schweitzer | Friday, February 5, 2016
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We're not trying to hate on husbands here, but if any man pulled this stunt at our ultrasound appointment, we'd send him packing. Or at least make him sit in the waiting room. This funny new Doritos commercial - one of three finalists in a contest for...
From: LilSugar | By: Kate Schweitzer | Friday, February 5, 2016
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There are few truer tests of resilience than the first few weeks of parenthood. With the constant feedings and short sleeping stints, it's a phase that most parents are more than happy to move beyond. But for a small group of selfless volunteers, it's...
From: LilSugar | By: Rebecca Gruber | Friday, February 5, 2016
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Mom, twin & me.❤️ pic.twitter.com/2l5QEfYX1f - Kaylan Mahomes (@kaylan_17) January 28, 2016 A photo of a high school teenager, her twin sister, and their mom is going viral across the Internet because people online are struggling to figure out...
From: LilSugar | By: Lauren Levy | Friday, February 5, 2016
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Most parents try to do what's best for their children. What happens when we don't even realize our behavior is harmful? Our friends at Fatherly share with us 20 common partenting mistakes. What are some common mistakes parents make that could actually...
From: LilSugar | By: Fatherly | Friday, February 5, 2016
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The following post was written by Courtney Bowden, who blogs at Bowdenisms and is part of POPSUGAR Select Moms. You there . . . with the babies . . . a brand-new one and one that seemed so small just five minutes ago? I see you. And I hear your struggle....
From: LilSugar | By: Courtney Bowden | Friday, February 5, 2016
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Misery loves company, and there's no better a place for it then when you're having one of those days as a parent. If your kids are pushing you over the edge right now, keep in mind that while your kiddos might be testing the waters, there are other parents...
From: LilSugar | By: Denise Stirk | Friday, February 5, 2016
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For most people, a good song can take you straight back to a particular time and place in your life just within the first few notes. That's why we've rounded up some of the best songs with names in the titles, because how amazing would it be if every...
From: LilSugar | By: Alessia Santoro | Friday, February 5, 2016
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