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Taking staged photos of your baby every month for the first year is now a common tradition among millennial moms. But no simple onesie sticker would suffice for little Gideon Kauffman. "We wanted to document Gideon's milestones each month in a fun and...
From: LilSugar | By: Kate Schweitzer | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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Some birth stories just touch you in a way you don't expect. When we came across photos of baby Liam's birth, we were originally taken with the images that Georgia-based photographer Rachel Smith shot. They're clean and crisp, and she captured every...
From: LilSugar | By: Rebecca Gruber | Wednesday, June 22, 2016
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After a devastating miscarriage, Joan Bremer found solace through a beautifully meaningful tattoo....
From: LilSugar | By: Joanna Sloame | Friday, June 24, 2016
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When it comes to discovering that you're pregnant, no two experiences are exactly the same. Some go months without realizing that they're currently growing a tiny human, while others just get a feeling before even missing their period. It doesn't matter...
From: LilSugar | By: Lauren Levy | Wednesday, June 22, 2016
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Making the decision to be on birth control before having children is a choice completely dependent on your own needs. Birth control after having a baby is a whole new game - especially if you're nursing. Although the act of breastfeeding can sometimes...
From: LilSugar | By: Alessia Santoro | Wednesday, June 22, 2016
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Before we begin, I want to warn you: this isn't one of those essays about how I wanted a girl, found out I was having a boy, cried for weeks, and then realized that having a son was the greatest gift of all. No - this is about how I wanted a girl and...
From: LilSugar | By: Kate Schweitzer | Saturday, June 25, 2016
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A new study suggests little girls who idolize Snow White and Cinderella are more likely to suffer from negative body image....
From: LilSugar | By: Alyssa Caverley | Saturday, June 25, 2016
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After a day at work or with the kids, having to prepare dinner can feel like a slap in the face - enter 20-minute meals. Even if all you've got is 20 minutes to prepare and cook dinner, your family can still enjoy a delicious homemade meal that will...
From: LilSugar | By: Alessia Santoro | Friday, June 24, 2016
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Every so often, you'll let your kids take the prize during family game night, but other times, it's fun to let your competitive streak loose. Our friends at Fatherly have supplied us with tried-and-true ways to become the reigning champion of game night....
From: LilSugar | By: Fatherly | Friday, June 24, 2016
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Whether you're hosting a sports-themed birthday party or planning a kid-friendly Olympics viewing celebration, this "Going For Gold" bash has everything you need. With an array of DIY details, Cristina Riches of Bird's Party put together a day filled...
From: LilSugar | By: Lauren Levy | Friday, June 24, 2016
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Even though deciding to have a baby is a major life decision, it's not one that all parents actively make. Whether you were the type to wait for a specific feeling that you were ready to conceive (like your biological clock suddenly ticking full force)...
From: LilSugar | By: Lauren Levy | Friday, June 24, 2016
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"So I wasn't going to do this, but I think people need to see what not vaccinating their kids does to the OTHER kids, like my 6-week-old daughter," starts Annie Mae Braiden's Facebook post, which acts as a plea to all antivaxxer parents. Alongside nine...
From: LilSugar | By: Alessia Santoro | Friday, June 24, 2016
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I take pride in knowing that I'm the object of my daughter's affection. I get the unbreakable crab hugs and the triple kisses. I am provider of facts, art critic, and style guide. I know where the hair things are, where the chocolate is hidden, and when...
From: LilSugar | By: Kate Steilen | Friday, June 24, 2016
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Shortly after their baby girl was born, Ana Pittis and Jaimy Verhagen were confronted with devastating news: Xenia had a rare brain tumor. The little girl was just 2 months old when she was diagnosed with a stage three anaplastic ependymoma brain tumor...
From: LilSugar | By: Lauren Levy | Friday, June 24, 2016
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A New Jersey toddler just heard his mother's voice for the first time - and his reaction will make your day. Kaiden Orantes was diagnosed with progressive hearing loss at birth, but doctors have been unable to determine the cause of the 2-year-old's...
From: LilSugar | By: Aimee Simeon | Friday, June 24, 2016
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Though every Disney princess's feature film eventually cuts to credits, haven't you ever wondered what follows the "happily ever after" ending? Artist and mother Kristen Keller Reeves took her wonder to the next level by drawing some of the most beautiful...
From: LilSugar | By: Alessia Santoro | Friday, June 24, 2016
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When you're in the thick of those first few months, it seems impossible for a mom to ever forget that first moment she saw her baby, that baby's first laugh, first time sitting up . . . but time passes, life gets in the way, and memories fade. And that's...
From: LilSugar | By: Lisa Horten | Friday, June 24, 2016
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Ever since her pregnancy announcement in October of last year, moms all over the internet have been keeping an eye on the hilarious Chrissy Teigen. The model and author welcomed baby Luna in April with husband John Legend, and though she has received...
From: LilSugar | By: Alessia Santoro | Friday, June 24, 2016
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Get ready for a sharp tug on the ol' nostalgia! This month on Netflix, you can enjoy some of your old favorites with your kids - like Hey Arnold! the Movie and Back to the Future - and discover some new favorites together. Grab your Summer treat of choice...
From: LilSugar | By: Alessia Santoro | Friday, June 24, 2016
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If your wedding guest list includes some smaller additions, it's important to consider these tiny attendees when making plans. From the food you serve to the entertainment you provide, it's easy to ensure that all of your guests are having a blast -...
From: LilSugar | By: Lauren Levy | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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Everybody needs a solid dose of vitamin D, which can come from the sun, but in the hottest months of the year, it's important to know how much sun is too much. Between going to camp and other outdoor Summer activities, most kids get their lifetime sun...
From: LilSugar | By: Alessia Santoro | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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Over the last year or so, Kayla Itsines's Bikini Body Guide fitness program has been taking the internet by storm. Her own Instagram account features hundreds of before-and-after photos of her over 5 million followers, one of whom is Marissa Fearon,...
From: LilSugar | By: Alessia Santoro | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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As one Rhode Island family endured the fight of a lifetime, they received support from an unexpected place: the director of Finding Dory. When Maureen Azize welcomed her baby boy 17 weeks early, doctors gave the tiny infant a 15 percent chance of survival....
From: LilSugar | By: Lauren Levy | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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One Florida dad learned the hard way that you can't turn your back on sneaky toddlers. . .not even for a minute. Paul Schettini left his kids to play in their bedroom for a mere seven minutes while he handled something in the kitchen. When he realized...
From: LilSugar | By: Aimee Simeon | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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Using nothing but two shiny red apples, Rosie Dutton, a teacher at Relax Kids in Tamworth, UK, managed to truly convey the consequences of bullying to her class. Before the class began, Dutton repeatedly dropped one of the two apples to the ground, though...
From: LilSugar | By: Alessia Santoro | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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If your kids are angling for a smartphone of their own, know that you're not alone. Sixty-four percent of adults believe that between 10-14 is the right age for a child to get their first cell phone, according to a study by American Express, while 10...
From: LilSugar | By: Lisa Horten | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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A heartbreaking letter from one mom to one woman, hoping to change her life for good, from our friends at YourTango. I pray you never know the fear of going to bed not knowing if your son will wake up in the morning. To the girl who introduced my son...
From: LilSugar | By: YourTango | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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Metallic accents are all the rage in the fashion and home decor industries (and most notably, on social media). If you're decorating a nursery for the first time, giving your child's room a fresh update, or looking to add a few trendy, Instagram-worthy...
From: LilSugar | By: Alessia Santoro | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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A new CDC study suggests that many concussions in kids are going unreported. Here's why parents should be concerned . . . and how they can keep their kids safe....
From: LilSugar | By: Joanna Sloame | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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Seven-month-old Alex McCartney was taking a bath with his older sister after a day filled with playing in the snow. His mother, Joanne Pedlow, stepped out of the room - she had gone downstairs to quickly heat up water and was momentarily sidetracked...
From: LilSugar | By: Lauren Levy | Wednesday, June 22, 2016
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Ah, report cards. Some students look forward to the day these arrive, while others would prefer if they never found their way into the mailbox again. But for parents, report cards are essential to knowing how their child is performing in school. When...
From: LilSugar | By: Samantha Netkin | Wednesday, June 22, 2016
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I am a parent to beautiful boy/girl twin toddlers. Every day I wake up with my kids earlier than I would like. I get them washed up, dressed, fed, and style their (mostly her) hair before rushing them out the door to nursery school. And as soon as I...
From: LilSugar | By: David | Wednesday, June 22, 2016
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A North Carolina family recently welcomed naturally conceived identical triplets – a one-in-a-million phenomenon. One month ago, Kimberly Fradel gave birth to daughters Grace, Stella, and Emily, but she's only now coming up for air. In fact, she described...
From: LilSugar | By: Kate Schweitzer | Wednesday, June 22, 2016
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In a time when it feels like children can be pretty much exposed to anything thanks to the internet, many parents take comfort in the Disney brand as a safe form of entertainment. While these moms and dads view their little one's love of princesses as...
From: LilSugar | By: Lauren Levy | Wednesday, June 22, 2016
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Seven-year-old Bea is keeping her mom, Kelly Oxford, firmly on her toes. "If you've ever wondered what it's like to raise a kid in LA" is one of Oxford's most common sayings on Twitter, which has come after anything from Bea informing her that her second...
From: LilSugar | By: Alessia Santoro | Wednesday, June 22, 2016
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We've all seen (and most likely judged) parents who put their kids on a leash. More than a few times, usually at some amusement park or at the airport, I've spotted a little one who's been tricked into sporting a stuffed animal backpack that's actually...
From: LilSugar | By: Katharine Stahl | Wednesday, June 22, 2016
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A staple of Summer for most every family, a beach vacation is the perfect time for parents and kids alike to kick back, enjoy the outdoors, and relax! While the list of great destinations could go on forever, we've narrowed it down to just 10 of the...
From: LilSugar | By: Lisa Horten | Wednesday, June 22, 2016
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Playgrounds are the place to be on a sunny day, as they are fun for kids and keep them active. However, during the Summer months - when the sun is hottest and strongest - there are quite a few safety concerns to consider before packing the kids up to...
From: LilSugar | By: Alessia Santoro | Wednesday, June 22, 2016
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