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Round Table: Ideas for Summer Activities with Kids/Family

Summer Break is nigh and kids are home from school. What are you going to do with your vacation time? For parents who stay at home, how do you spend all that extra time with your kids? Mary My daughter is only 13 months old, so we are limited in …

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Round Table

GP Round Table: Call for Questions

We’re going to start a new, regular feature on GP called the “Round Table,” where I will pose a question to the other GP bloggers, and they will write in a paragraph or so with a response, all in one shared post. There may be questions like: How do you …

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Guest Post

Guest Post: “The Safety Dance: Everybody’s Takin’ A Chance (and That’s OK)”

Editor’s Note: Today’s guest post is about safety and perceived risks, especially with regards to parenting. I can definitely relate!  *** I live in Green Bay, Wisconsin, a city known for its football, Catholicism, and below-average crime rate. So when I say that last night, someone with a gun kicked …

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Pregnancy & Childbirth

What Does Science Have to Say About Pregnancy Brain?

Note: Check out the companion piece to this article, written by Mombot. *** One of the most humbling things about having kids is that you realize that a lot of your opinions about pregnancy and parenthood are bullshit. Nothing really happens exactly the way you think it will, no matter …

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Guest Post

Guest Post: Tales from an Abortion Clinic Escort

I am an abortion clinic escort and have been for 14 years now. Every fourth Saturday morning, I walk the abortion patients and their drivers through the protesters and into the clinic—which can be a challenging situation, depending on the protester activity—and I provide the women with a cheerful, supportive …

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Guest Post

Guest Post: An Open Letter to a Mom Going Through a Miscarriage

Trigger Warning: Description of Miscarriage Author’s Note: This letter was originally written as a personal email to a friend of mine to provide some comfort after her miscarriage. I refer to the embryos in this story as babies because that is what these particular pregnancies were to myself and my …

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Reviews

In Defense of Mom Jeans

I grew up in the early ‘90s, I have a vivid memory, as a little girl, of looking at all the jeans that the older women wore and thinking, “Ugh, what’s with that pouchy area in the front? And why do their pants have elastic?” As I grew older, these …

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Reviews

Product Reviews: The Most Helpful Baby Products (0-6 Months)

I’m the type of person that you would call a Planner. As soon as I found out I was pregnant, I started my baby registry. I have bought pretty much everything in the baby aisle of the store, for those “just-in-case” moments. Some of it was useful, some of it …

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Reviews

Product Review: The Magical Car Mirror that Saved My Sanity

Before you have a kid, you have all sorts of ideas about what you will be like as a parent. My kid isn’t even a year old and already I look back at my pre-parent self and think, “What a fool! You have no idea what you’re talking about!” One …

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