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We're always down for a bargain, but perhaps no time more so than during pregnancy. When else in your adult life are you tasked with purchasing clothing knowing that its role in your closet is going to be a temporary one? With that in mind, we've scoured...
From: LilSugar | By: Lisa-Horten | Friday, October 24, 2014
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I gave birth to two healthy baby boys, and I never felt a single contraction. No, I'm not a '50s-style mom who was happily knocked out for her delivery and awoke to find a burrito-wrapped baby in my arms. I'm a double C-section mom, and I'm not ashamed...
From: LilSugar | By: Rebecca-M-Gruber | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Learn the truth behind the biggest pregnancy fears - FitPregnancy Shakira flaunts a fabulous baby bump - Celebrity Baby Scoop Whip up a supersweet Halloween treat - The Bump Molly Sims hopes her second baby is a girl - People Moms & Babies Are kids...
From: LilSugar | By: Leah-Rocketto | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Patty D. doesn't know how to stop the sibling war at her house, "My two youngest fight more than any kids I have seen. I don't know how to get it under control," rues this mom. Here's the perfect analogy for the sibling relationship. A husband comes...
From: LilSugar | By: Sharon-Silver | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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The Duchess of Cambridge caused quite a stir earlier this week (though not as much as other royals have). Kate Middleton arrived at the Photographer of the Year Awards donning a light blue dress and cream peep-toe pumps - a fashion choice that has led...
From: LilSugar | By: Leah-Rocketto | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Oh, baby, the places you'll go! But for now, let's settle on your name. When it comes to baby names, meaningful destinations are a common source of inspiration (just ask Ireland Baldwin, Brooklyn Beckham, or Tennessee Toth). Whether you're a globe-trotting...
From: LilSugar | By: Lisa-Horten | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Halloween is right around the corner, and along with awesome handmade costume options and go-to choices from big-box stores, you can also get crafty and make your own from something you probably have hanging out in the garage: a cardboard box! These...
From: LilSugar | By: Sarah-Lipoff | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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When a baby's silky smooth skin develops red, dry, itchy patches, the culprit is often eczema. Commonly appearing around 2 to 6 months of age, eczema (or atopic dermatitis) affects some 20 percent of infants and young children. If your baby is itchy...
From: LilSugar | By: Barbara-Rockwell | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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Keep your kids safe on Halloween! The holiday is a childhood favorite filled with costumes, loot bags, and tons of candy. But before heading out on your evening adventure, download a few safety apps to your phone to ensure everyone has a safe and successful...
From: LilSugar | By: Rebecca-M-Gruber | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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As cooler weather sweeps the nation, busy moms can't get enough of cooking up big pots of soup - one of the easiest and most economical ways to feed a family. If your little ones have hearty appetites or you're just looking for ways to enhance mealtime,...
From: LilSugar | By: Lisa-Horten | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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When it comes to trunk-or-treating, I'll admit it, my car is the LAME-O trunk. I typically fling a bag of assorted candy (if I'm lucky) into the back of my car and call it a day. You might even catch me stretching a bit of fake spiderwebs around the...
From: LilSugar | By: Denise-Stirk | Friday, October 24, 2014
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The following post was originally featured on My Life Suckers and written by Deva Dalporto, who is part of POPSUGAR Select Moms. Every photo I have of my son is blurry because he NEVER STANDS STILL. When my son was three, he went through a nail polish...
From: LilSugar | By: DevaMyLifeSuckers | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Most parents have an arsenal of little white lies they use to protect their kids (or save their own sanity). And that's totally OK! The problem arises when parents lie about heavier topics like death or divorce. We may think we are sparing the children's...
From: LilSugar | By: Leah-Rocketto | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Some kids will do anything for a stuffed animal. Earlier this week, Colin Lambert crawled into a claw toy machine in hopes of capturing a prize. His grandmother Diane O'Neill had been watching the 18-month-old when she turned away to look at a text....
From: LilSugar | By: Leah-Rocketto | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Let him eat cake - with or without utensils! During his first birthday party, baby Bauer was introduced to a sweet, sugary substance: frosting. Knowing the deliciousness that lay before him, he decided to skip the baby-friendly utensils and dive headfirst...
From: LilSugar | By: Leah-Rocketto | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Halloween is a week away, and while most families are still hanging decorations and searching for the perfect costume, one North Carolina clan is making the ultimate holiday parody. The Holdernesses, who you may recognize from their crazy Christmas card...
From: LilSugar | By: Leah-Rocketto | Friday, October 24, 2014
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From a baby announcement to a visit to Mom's work, celeb tots were a busy bunch this week. We spied pictures of Jessica Simpson's little one juggling some golf balls, Soliel Moon Frye's girls expressing their individuality, and more than a few kids getting...
From: LilSugar | By: Rebecca-M-Gruber | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Austin Hawkins may have just learned one of life's biggest lessons the hard way. The 2-year-old son of Cleveland Browns wide receiver Andrew Hawkins was asked an innocent question by his dad - "Who's your favorite player?" Unfortunately for Austin, his...
From: LilSugar | By: Rebecca-M-Gruber | Friday, October 24, 2014
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It looks like the Grinch may have met his Halloween match. In the most recent installment of Slate's "Dear Prudence" column, one reader complains about kids from "less fortunate areas" trick-or-treating in her neighborhood - which she oh-so-humbly points...
From: LilSugar | By: Leah-Rocketto | Friday, October 24, 2014
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It hasn't been long since I walked the hallowed halls of high school. And while today's teens exhibit many differences from my generation of awkward adolescents, one thing remains the same: the tiniest phrase or action can send them into a downward spiral...
From: LilSugar | By: Leah-Rocketto | Friday, October 24, 2014
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We spend a lot of time gushing over our children's "firsts," no matter how big or small, but sometimes even the most mundane parenthood tasks are worth making a big deal over! From learning how to parent your newborn baby to figuring out how your toddler...
From: LilSugar | By: Denise-Stirk | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Of all the battles parents fight every day (please eat, please brush your teeth, please go the f*ck to sleep), in my mind, the clothing debate is the worst. Nothing raises my frustration level to DEFCON 5 faster than my 3-year-old daughter's refusal...
From: LilSugar | By: Kate-Stahl | Friday, October 24, 2014
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We're happy to present this article by Lori Garcia from one of our favorite sites, YourTango. Parents really need to calm down. My son started junior high today. Yes, junior high, the place where incoming 7th graders begin breaking free from the shackles...
From: LilSugar | By: YourTango | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Your ultimate Fall produce guide - Food Engagement inspiration for Disney diehards - Love & Sex 25 fitness gifts under $25! - Fitness 5 breathtaking photographs from the wildest places on earth - Tech We really can't believe these clothes are from...
From: LilSugar | By: Sierra-Horton | Friday, October 24, 2014
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You can call it a purrrfect reunion. Two months after their beloved 13-year-old cat went missing, two boys were in for the surprise of their lives when their mom brought her home. The boys' mom was showered in squeals of delight and tears of joy upon...
From: LilSugar | By: Rebecca-M-Gruber | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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School holds early graduation for dying student - HuffPost Parents Molly Sims's baby bump makes a glowing debut - Celebrity Baby Scoop Take your best maternity photos ever - FitPregnancy Beverley Mitchell reveals her baby's gender - People Moms &...
From: LilSugar | By: Leah-Rocketto | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Sometimes what makes the Halloween costume is a great hairdo. Kids love coloring, gelling, and hair-spraying their 'do into something that looks different than what they wear to school each day. From glow-in-the-dark spikes to leaf-woven locks, these...
From: LilSugar | By: Sarah-Lipoff | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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It's back . . . Get excited for the Neiman Marcus POPSUGAR Must Have box! POPSUGAR and Neiman Marcus teamed up again to deliver the ultimate collection of gifts, although you might just want to keep them all for yourself. Curated by POPSUGAR Editor in...
From: LilSugar | By: Shannon-Murphy | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Ethan Van Leuven celebrated Halloween early this week, and Christmas is coming soon for the 4-year-old boy, as well. According to KSL News, Ethan was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia at just 22 months old. After watching him be treated for...
From: LilSugar | By: Macy-Williams | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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High school seniors count down the days till they graduate. But for students in Oregon, that countdown may be extended another 365 days. Several high schools throughout the state are implementing an optional fifth year for their students, which will...
From: LilSugar | By: Leah-Rocketto | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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"My family and I are extreme Lego fans and when the Lego Disney Princess line of new sets came out this past January, the first question my daughter had was 'Do they have a Frozen set with Elsa?' We quickly discovered to our surprise that Lego did not...
From: LilSugar | By: Lisa-Horten | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Could Bill Murray's next project be a parenting book? During a recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, the actor and father of six shared some tips with the late-night host. Though Murray says he was a master at helping his kids fall asleep, his specialty...
From: LilSugar | By: Leah-Rocketto | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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With all the adorable costumes available for babies, it's hard to settle on just one for your tot's first Halloween. That was the dilemma first-time parents Jessica and Peter Chavkin faced earlier this month. As Halloween enthusiasts, the list of potential...
From: LilSugar | By: Leah-Rocketto | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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The following post was featured on Lolly Jane and was written by twin sisters Kelli and Kristi, who are part of POPSUGAR Select Moms. Earlier this week we showed our easy Halloween porch decor. We basically decided against everything DIY and instead...
From: LilSugar | By: lollyjane | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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The top 20 Halloween costumes of 2014 are easy to DIY - Smart Living 5 coffee trends that are strongly brewing - Food 24 costume ideas for girls with glasses - Love & Sex Kendall Jenner's Fall outerwear will take you a long way - Fashion The right...
From: CasaSugar | By: Sierra-Horton | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Among teen and preteen girls, hair removal can be a sensitive and tricky subject to tackle, emotionally and physically. A typical question among readers with daughters is at what age should they be allowed to shave? But, several moms who may not want...
From: LilSugar | By: Patricia-Anne-Tom | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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We're happy to present this article by Michelle Toglia from one of our favorite sites, YourTango. Dads really have this parenting thing down. Ever wonder what your hubby and little one are doing when you're not around? Are they burning the house down?...
From: LilSugar | By: YourTango | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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The following post was originally featured on Say Yes and written by Liz Stanley, who is part of POPSUGAR Select Moms. This family-of-three costume is a classic! Where's Waldo is not only cute and charming but it totally vibes with your striped nautical...
From: LilSugar | By: sayyesblog | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Parents, it's time to step your Halloween game up. The man behind the Glowy Zoey stick-figure costumes has created an amped-up Minnie Mouse costume for his daughter this year - it's totally mind-blowing. LED light strips are hooked up to a controller...
From: LilSugar | By: Macy-Williams | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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They say Halloween is all about the kids, but moms play an important part in the festivities. We buy (or, if we're especially talented, make) their costumes, purchase the candy, and take them trick-or-treating. But when it's time to hit up the neighbors...
From: LilSugar | By: Leah-Rocketto | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Moms are petitioning for a Disney princess with Down syndrome - HuffPost Parents See CaCee Cobb's adorable pregnancy announcement - Celebrity Baby Scoop Learn how to love your postbaby body - FitPregnancy Cobie Smulders and Taran Killam are expecting...
From: LilSugar | By: Leah-Rocketto | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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