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No parent wants to see her child suffer from low self-esteem, but unfortunately we can't always get what we want. Too many children today are lacking in the confidence department, and as parents, it's our job to fill that void. So whether you have a...
From: LilSugar | By: Leah-Rocketto | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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People say the strangest things to pregnant women, but the buck doesn't stop after the baby is born. Suddenly the comments move away from the mama's appearance and onto the child. I'll never understand why complete strangers feel the need to make remarks...
From: LilSugar | By: Denise-Stirk | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Dogs may be man's best friend, but there's another four-legged creature that commands just as much love, attention, and awws - cats. Though felines have a reputation for being a bit frosty, they are actually quite friendly. And that's most obvious when...
From: LilSugar | By: Leah-Rocketto | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Baby showers used to be reserved for moms-to-be, female family members, and gal pals. But lately, more men have started throwing themselves "dadchelor" parties to celebrate their entrance into fatherhood. Identical to a baby shower, these festivities...
From: LilSugar | By: Leah-Rocketto | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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Dads-to-be learn about their partner's pregnancy in a variety of silly and sentimental ways. But one man in Oklahoma is not "liking" the way his partner shared the news. Billy McCall discovered he was a dad through Facebook . . . and two years after...
From: LilSugar | By: Leah-Rocketto | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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Sons of Anarchy and kid-friendly aren't two things you often - or ever - find in the same sentence. But Jessica Bender of Jessica Bender Photography wanted these two worlds to collide at her Halloween party. A fan of the FX series, Jessica wanted to...
From: LilSugar | By: Leah-Rocketto | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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12 bomb dot com Halloween costumes for couples - Love & Sex How to buy a really last-minute Halloween costume online - Tech Definitely a treat: homemade sugar-free candy corn - Fitness 111 kid-approved Halloween treats and eats - Moms These 2-in-1...
From: BellaSugar | By: Sierra-Horton | Friday, October 31, 2014
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From PTA meetings and school plays to little league and swim meets, being a mom means spending A LOT of time with fellow moms - like 'em or not. Sitting on the sidelines with moms you enjoy spending time with makes the entire experience more enjoyable....
From: LilSugar | By: Rebecca-M-Gruber | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Believe it or not, I'm not one of those moms who don't let their kids eat all of the Halloween candy. I've made amends that it's just going to be one sugar-filled bender of a night for them, and I'm OK with that. For my own personal sanity, however,...
From: LilSugar | By: Denise-Stirk | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Does the state you live in affect your delivery plan? - FitPregnancy Ashton Kutcher believes he's the "baby whisperer" - Celebrity Baby Scoop Keep your pregnancy weight gain in check - The Bump Olivia Wilde shares the "gift of motherhood" - People Moms...
From: LilSugar | By: Leah-Rocketto | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Amy Poehler is known as one of Hollywood's funniest ladies. But in her new memoir, Yes Please ($18), the actress gets serious about another important aspect of her life: motherhood. The Parks and Recreation star opens up about mom guilt and offers an...
From: LilSugar | By: Leah-Rocketto | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Well, moms, breast really is best . . . for robbing a store. A mother in Germany recently used breast milk as a distraction in her crime spree. The mother entered the store in the late afternoon to purchase a breast pump. Then, while the pharmacist gathered...
From: LilSugar | By: Leah-Rocketto | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Jessica Bender is used to snapping pictures of children's birthdays, not their actual births. But when she was given the opportunity to capture a friend's C-section delivery, the Canadian photographer couldn't say no. Granted, she didn't have much of...
From: LilSugar | By: Leah-Rocketto | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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I'm almost divorced. I'm in that yucky period of divorce in which mediators or lawyers (in our case, a mediator) are called upon to dissect your financial information and life in order to determine a serious course of postmarriage action. So far, both...
From: LilSugar | By: Rebecca-M-Gruber | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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This post was originally published by Suzanne Fleet, the writer and humorist behind the award-winning blog Toulouse and Tonic, and mom to two stinky boys, who together with her good-natured husband, give her loads of funny writing material. Think mom...
From: LilSugar | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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The following post was originally featured on Pretty My Party and written by Cristy Mishkula, who is part of POPSUGAR Select Moms. What could be sweeter than gathering your family and friends to shower love and attention on your baby girl for her first...
From: LilSugar | By: Pretty-My-Party | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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I breastfed my now 2-year-old son for the first 10 months of his life. At month four, I began to include formula in his regime if I hadn't pumped enough at work that day or was going to be separated from him for longer than usual. At month five, he started...
From: LilSugar | By: Lisa-Horten | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Let's put an end to the mommy wars - HuffPost Parents Katie Holmes says parenthood has made her more patient - Celebrity Baby Scoop Can breastfeeding reduce your risk of breast cancer? - FitPregnancy Ashton Kutcher explains his daughter's unique name...
From: LilSugar | By: Leah-Rocketto | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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I like to think of myself as a pretty skilled debater. At one point in my life, I actually prided myself on my ability to come out victorious in most of, if not all, my arguments. I employed logic, tried not to get too emotional, and stuck to my guns...
From: LilSugar | By: Kate-Stahl | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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When shelling out big dough for overnight shipping isn't an option, you can still pull together quite the last-minute Halloween costume for your tot - no sewing machine required! Get ready to raid the linen closet and medicine cabinet to get your little...
From: LilSugar | By: Rebecca-M-Gruber | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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What have you done for the doctor who delivered you lately? In Sacramento, CA, a former patient literally saved his obstetrician's life. Forty-five years after Dr. Jim Affleck delivered a baby boy named Robert Kincade, Kincade came to his doctor's rescue,...
From: LilSugar | By: Rebecca-M-Gruber | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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After a season of setbacks and injuries, Teagan Monfils had one goal for Saturday's cross-country sectionals: set a personal record. But as the high school junior approached the finish line, something happened that changed the outcome of her race. "I...
From: LilSugar | By: Leah-Rocketto | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Are you tired of seeing little girls dressed in icy-blue gowns? Well, Jimmy Kimmel wants you to "let it go." The late-night host noted that we're bound to see an onslaught of Elsas this Halloween, from the sweet to the sexy. But rather than slam the...
From: LilSugar | By: Leah-Rocketto | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Whether you were the first in your social circle to become a parent, or everyone's got kids of their own, there's no doubt that the dynamics of friendship change once children enter the picture. That's not to say that you should restrict your socializing...
From: LilSugar | By: Lisa-Horten | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Trick-or-treating may be the main event on Halloween, but there's no rule stating the treats have to start after sunset. With the holiday falling on a weekday this year, you know all the kids will be talking about their costumes and candy during lunch...
From: LilSugar | By: Rebecca-M-Gruber | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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An active child is a wonderful thing . . . that is, unless they're stuck inside. Pent-up energy is frustrating for kids and exhausting for parents. With chilly November days just around the corner, more time inside is inevitable, but this year, we're...
From: LilSugar | By: Lisa-Horten | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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How to go normcore without looking like a '90s dad - Fashion We could all learn a few tech tips from Kim Kardashian - Tech 50+ cheap or free ways to celebrate the Fall season - Smart Living 9 surprising ways to burn more calories - Fitness 25 things...
From: YumSugar | By: Sierra-Horton | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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We're happy to present this article by Lisa Steadman from one of our favorite sites, YourTango. Playgrounds really are a social experiment. I'm not proud of what I'm about to say, but I'll admit it. I'm an a**hole on the playground. Yes, you read that...
From: LilSugar | By: YourTango | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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The reason 1 in 4 moms cry every day - HuffPost Parents Julianne Moore's kids help pick her roles - Celebrity Baby Scoop Mila Kunis shows off her stunning push present - People Moms & Babies 3 relationship habits to break now - FitPregnancy A look...
From: LilSugar | By: Leah-Rocketto | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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You don't have to be diagnosed with Ebola to suffer from the disease. Case in point: Pape and Amidou Drame. Since moving to New York City from West Africa, these two tweens, 13 years old and 11 years old, respectively, have been tormented by peers. And...
From: LilSugar | By: Leah-Rocketto | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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So the very last person that I thought would have Taylor Swift fever has officially jumped on the bandwagon - my 5-year-old daughter. And while my kindergartner is too young to know much more than a few of Taylor's songs (and that she's a pretty singer),...
From: LilSugar | By: Denise-Stirk | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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We've all been on flights with badly behaved kids - and many of us have even been parents of those badly behaved kids. But did you ever expect the police to get involved? For 2-year-old Sam Khalfin, who was flying from the Dominican Republic to St. Louis,...
From: LilSugar | By: Lisa-Horten | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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You may have had visions of a princess-free childhood for your daughter, complete with a toy box filled with STEM toys that would encourage her to dream of becoming a Nobel laureate rather than a princess-in-waiting. But one week of preschool surrounded...
From: LilSugar | By: Rebecca-M-Gruber | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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They say that the waiting is the hardest part, and that's never more relevant than when you're on baby watch. Passing the time when you know that you're on the brink of the life-altering event that is parenthood is a seemingly impossible task. What's...
From: LilSugar | By: Lisa-Horten | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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Halloween is hands down one of the best holidays of the year. Both you and your kids get to be creative and silly and just have a really fun time. But because you're such a stellar mom, little does everyone else know the sweat, the tears, and the hours...
From: LilSugar | By: Lisette-Mejia | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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