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Gestational Carriers (Surrogacy)

What is gestational surrogacy? Gestational surrogacy is an arrangement in which a woman carries and delivers a baby for another person or couple. The woman who carries the baby is the gestational surrogate, or gestational carrier. The parents-to-be are known as the...

Thumb-sucking: Why it happens and what to do about it

Sucking on thumbs, fingers, pacifiers or other objects is a natural reflex for children. It may make babies feel secure and happy and help them learn about their world. Why it happens Kids suck their thumbs because it's comforting and calming. Your preschooler...

Is it normal to have abdominal pain during pregnancy?

Occasional abdominal pain during pregnancy is a common and often harmless complaint, but it can also be a sign of a serious problem. Never ignore severe or persistent abdominal pain. Call your healthcare provider if your pain doesn't go away after several minutes of...

10 Foods You Shouldn’t Buy Organic – And 12 You Should

Paying extra for organic food can take a big bite out of any budget. Want to get the biggest bang for your organic buck? Here’s what to buy – and what not to.

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Long Walks Change Your Life

Long Walks Change Your Life

Walking is medicine that cures anxiety, sparks inspiration, and brings us back to ourselves.   Yesterday, I walked in the rain from my village and down into the valley, then upwards and into the woodlands. This is my childhood village. One woodland stands above...

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The Mamahood

The Mamahood

Nailing this "mama-thing" together. The Mamahood is a free support group for Bay Area mothers focused on positivity, love and inclusion. Moderated from a place of social justice, we've created a safe space for mothers of all types to feel uplifted and connected...

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How to handle traveling with kids

How to handle traveling with kids

Do you secretly wish you had the chance to travel as you used to before having children?   The fact that now you have kids doesn’t mean you can’t do it. Some people may think it’s not possible to have a relaxing vacation with kids, but if you plan in advance and...

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It’s Tooth Fairy Time!

It’s Tooth Fairy Time!

Everybody knows that baby teeth must fall out to let the permanent teeth come in. The whole process takes at least six years. Usually, children get very excited when they notice that one of their teeth is loose, because the Tooth Fairy will be visiting soon. But not...

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