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When your parents are immigrants, your upbringing is slightly different compared to your American counterparts. You most likely transition in and out of two languages at home. You may celebrate Christmas and Thanksgiving, but you also celebrate holidays...
From: LilSugar | By: Marina Liao | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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There's a new deadline on getting your kid to sleep well. A study conducted at Queensland University of Technology in Australia has found that children who are able to soothe themselves back to sleep by the time they are 5 years old tend to have an easier...
From: LilSugar | By: Kate Schweitzer | Monday, July 25, 2016
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The memory of suffering from a miscarriage is one that can last forever, and many parents opt to honor their unborn child in an equally permanent way. Deciding to get an ink memorial is a stunning way to pay tribute to the little one you lost with a...
From: LilSugar | By: Lauren Levy | Monday, July 25, 2016
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When parents plan a picture-perfect photo shoot with their newborns, they hope to leave with priceless images that show the special bond between parent and child. Luckily for one couple, their talented photographer managed to snap all of the intimate...
From: LilSugar | By: Lauren Levy | Monday, July 25, 2016
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We love a good pregnancy announcement around here, and this one had us giggling pretty hard - until we scrolled down and saw that there was a twist! The first photo (above) features a cheeky dad holding up a "We're pregnant" sign while his wife leaves...
From: LilSugar | By: Alessia Santoro | Sunday, July 24, 2016
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As the mom of a daughter, I often think about the big life lessons I want to teach her. In doing so, however, I've discovered that a lot of the important ones I learned as a young girl didn't necessarily make their way to womanhood. They got lost along...
From: LilSugar | By: Kate Schweitzer | Saturday, July 23, 2016
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Jessica Bender is a photographer who specializes in maternity, newborn, children, and family shoots, but she was recently given a very special opportunity to photograph a C-section birth. During a maternity shoot, mama-to-be Felicia commented on that...
From: LilSugar | By: Alessia Santoro | Saturday, July 23, 2016
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Image Source: Columbia Pictures Ever been on an innocent errands run with your little one when suddenly they say something a little off-kilter in the loudest voice they've ever donned? It happens to the best of us, and though it may seem mortifying in...
From: LilSugar | By: Alessia Santoro | Saturday, July 23, 2016
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On March 9, 14-year-old Katelyn Zimmerman was killed by a drunk driver while riding bikes with her brother, Dylan, in their Florida neighborhood. Four months later, Katelyn's heart is beating inside the chest of 14-year-old Alj Jeffries, who was in desperate...
From: LilSugar | By: Alessia Santoro | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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Some say one is the loneliest number, but when it comes to children, it just may be the best number around. While a Brady Bunch-sized family has its benefits, there are plenty of perks to a smaller family unit. Wondering what number is right for you?...
From: LilSugar | By: Leah Rocketto | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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Haylie Duff is passionate about cooking, especially when it comes to making healthy creations for her daughter Ryan. But the actress and creator of Real Girl's Kitchen knows that feeding a 1-year-old can be messy, no matter how tasty the meals are. Luckily...
From: LilSugar | By: Lauren Levy | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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For a little one obsessed with the popular Shopkins franchise, this colorful birthday party will be the one to beat! Aracely Baltodano of Minted and Vintage transformed this space into Shopville for an over-the-top Shopkins bash complete with an array...
From: LilSugar | By: Lauren Levy | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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While many mommy Instagrammers post inspiring, naturally lit images of their children on their best behavior, Ilana Wiles - author of parenting blog Mommy Shorts and mother of two - has started an Instagram account that every single parent needs to follow:...
From: LilSugar | By: Alessia Santoro | Monday, July 25, 2016
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Going back to school comes with a mixed bag of emotions for both parents and kids. By the end of the Summer, most parents are ready for school to start, whereas the kiddos would do anything to extend their vacations and hang tight to the lazy days. As...
From: LilSugar | By: Alessia Santoro | Monday, July 25, 2016
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What better way to get your kiddos excited for the end of Summer than by throwing a back-to-school party in honor of the upcoming year? This stylish bash definitely gets an A+ for bringing some fun to the start of classes. From the DIY school supply...
From: LilSugar | By: Lauren Levy | Monday, July 25, 2016
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When 3-year-old Lola was first born, things didn't go exactly like her dad expected. Patrick O'Malley didn't instantly bond with the newborn sleeping in front of him and worried what this lack of connection with his first child meant that he had already...
From: LilSugar | By: Lauren Levy | Monday, July 25, 2016
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Unless you've ever personally spent time in the school drop-off line, you really won't understand the desperate lengths some moms will go to to get through it unscathed. But after seeing what Kristen Bell and Mila Kunis go through at the hands of PTA...
From: LilSugar | By: Rebecca Gruber | Monday, July 25, 2016
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Having to stand in line before getting the chance to go on a water slide can be difficult for kids, but patiently waiting your turn can be even harder if you have autism. Stephanie Skaggs understood what that struggle would be like for her 5-year-old...
From: LilSugar | By: Lauren Levy | Monday, July 25, 2016
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There are several different methods for easing your child to sleep, from books that make them feel tired, to long, relaxing bedtime routines that calm them down. Although different methods work for different families, the Lulla Doll may be the closest...
From: LilSugar | By: Alessia Santoro | Monday, July 25, 2016
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Welcome to our guide to Back-to-School Success: 31 days of tips, apps, recipes, and more to help you make this your family's best school year yet. Today, day 18, is about preparing for your parent-teacher conference. How can parents get the most out...
From: LilSugar | By: Rebecca Gruber | Monday, July 25, 2016
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After a long day at school, the last thing kids want to do is their homework and the last thing you want to do is think about the next day. However, planning ahead on a school night could be the trick to making your morning routines a lot less hectic....
From: LilSugar | By: Alessia Santoro | Monday, July 25, 2016
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My mom, like many other people's moms, is the World's Greatest Mom. But that didn't mean she never did anything that weirded me out while I was growing up. There were plenty of WTF moments in our household, in which I'd witness some bizarre act that...
From: LilSugar | By: Kate Schweitzer | Monday, July 25, 2016
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It takes time to adjust to divorce. Seasoned pros - otherwise known as "moms of divorce" who have been down this road for so long - are always there to assure me in my toughest moments that it does get better. Divorce is a process - the relationship...
From: LilSugar | By: Laura Lifshitz | Monday, July 25, 2016
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Recognizing early signs of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) and seeking early intervention can make a world of difference in the life of a child with autism. Here, we share what you need to know about spotting signs of autism early. When do early signs...
From: LilSugar | By: Circle-of-Moms-Editors | Sunday, July 24, 2016
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It's the middle of Summer - now's so not the time to start reading about back-to-school season. (That's almost as bad as when the radio starts playing Christmas music the day after Halloween.) Well, if you want to spend the upcoming school year rushing...
From: LilSugar | By: Kate Schweitzer | Sunday, July 24, 2016
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If your child gets a great score on his math test, you might be tempted to pay an innocent compliment: "You're so smart!" The problem is, that just might be the worst thing you could say. Educators and child psychologists alike are now associating the...
From: LilSugar | By: Kate Schweitzer | Sunday, July 24, 2016
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Stuck on how to get your kids to do their chores? This dad might have a solution. After one too many days dealing with a messy kitchen and dirty dishes left filling up the sink, this frustrated father channeled Liam Neeson - or rather his very industrious...
From: LilSugar | By: Kate Schweitzer | Sunday, July 24, 2016
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When it's time for your new addition to make his "real world" debut, what you choose to dress him in can be a big decision - especially when snap-happy dads and grandparents are going to be there to capture every moment on camera. Eighty-two percent...
From: LilSugar | By: Alessia Santoro | Sunday, July 24, 2016
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We've seen so many fantastic birthday party ideas for kids, but we have to admit, some of our favorites have been thrown for the girliest of girls. Some are traditional - full of lots of pink, princesses, mermaids, dolls, and tutus - while others have...
From: LilSugar | By: Katharine Stahl | Sunday, July 24, 2016
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Source: Flickr user obihave Whether your child has already had their first day of school and still isn't quite on board or is anticipating the big day with equal amounts of excitement and anxiety, you can help ease the transition into the school year...
From: LilSugar | By: Rebecca Gruber | Sunday, July 24, 2016
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You don't need to compromise on your child's nutrition in order to make those crazy weekday mornings a little easier. If you're in need of some portable breakfast options that your kiddo can eat while on the go, these are the recipes to consider. Not...
From: LilSugar | By: Lauren Levy | Sunday, July 24, 2016
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As adorable as kids are, they have some less-than-attractive habits. They say whatever pops into their head, no matter how inappropriate. They bite their nails until they bleed. They dig through their nose and eat whatever that comes out. Sometimes these...
From: LilSugar | By: Leah Rocketto | Saturday, July 23, 2016
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While some Summer babies celebrate their birthday by the beach, others opt for an old-fashioned pool party. And since you can't have a party without cake, why not incorporate the theme into your confection? Complete with water wings, slides, and lifeguards,...
From: LilSugar | By: Leah Rocketto | Saturday, July 23, 2016
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Every single parent has had that one moment, while looking at their baby's adorable face - those rosy cheeks, those pink pursed lips, those big wide eyes - when they stop and say to themselves, "Holy sh*t, my baby's pooping!" Babies make hilarious faces...
From: LilSugar | By: Kate Schweitzer | Saturday, July 23, 2016
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