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43 Toddler Halloween Costumes That Are Total Treats

Halloween has a way of sneaking up on us. (Boo!) Whether you’re a DIY queen with a big crafts closet or someone who just wants to take your pick of outfits at the store (or better, online!) and be done with it, we’ve got dozens of toddler Halloween costume ideas for you, from super-cute toddler costumes to slightly scary toddler costumes. Rest assured that when October 31 rolls around, you’ll be trick-or-treat ready. Toddler Boy Halloween Costumes Here, shop the best toddler Halloween costumes for 1-year-old, 2-year-old […]

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I Can’t Throw Away My Last Positive Pregnancy Test — And It’s 5 Years Old

Sarah Pflug/Burst I don’t keep anything. It’s sort of a joke in my house and also not funny at all to my kids or husband. There are constant cries of, “Why is my toy in the garbage?” or “Do you know what happened to the screws I left on the counter?” I will admit, I am very quick to toss. But that’s only because there are five people living in our house. And if I didn’t do a constant inventory, we’d be drowning in stuff. My kids […]

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Pregnant Women’s Risk Of Preeclampsia Drops With Daily Baby Aspirin : Shots – Health News – NPR

Bridget Desmukes (center) and her husband, Jeffrey, love having a big, active family. “The kids are always climbing on things, flipping all the time — it’s not dull,” she says, laughing. Because Desmukes had developed preeclampsia in a previous pregnancy, her OB-GYN recommended low-dose aspirin at her first prenatal appointment this past spring. Ryan Kellman/NPR hide caption toggle caption Ryan Kellman/NPR Bridget Desmukes was surprised when her OB-GYN recommended low-dose aspirin at her first prenatal appointment this past spring. She knew about daily low-dose aspirin being prescribed […]

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Mom-to-Be’s Hilarious ‘Demon’ Baby Sonogram Goes Viral

When Lyanna Carrington went in for her 24-week ultrasound, the last thing she expected was to see a ghostly sonogram of her baby staring right at the camera and looking unnervingly like a “demon,” she later joked. The ultrasound tech gave Carrington and the baby’s dad the good news that their child was healthy, then verified that she’s a girl. After that, the camera was moved back to the baby’s face—and she promptly opened her eyes and smiled. The moment was captured by the camera and looks […]

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Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction Can Make Pregnancy Even Harder

Scary Mommy and JGI/Jamie Grill/Getty When I was pregnant with my first son, I spent a good bit of time in pain. I couldn’t walk properly. I waddled. And when I waddled, I cried. Regular, everyday activities caused me excruciating pain: I climbed stairs one leg at a time, like a toddler. I walked slowly, slowly, for short distances, and often ended up in tears. Putting on pants left me weeping. Getting in and out of bed required help. Forget the tub. Forget hiking. I gained a […]

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More than half of pregnant women now start term overweight or obese – Metro.co.uk

More than one half of pregnant women are overweight or obese at the start of pregnancy (Picture: Staras) More than one half of pregnant women are now starting their terms overweight or obese, new figures suggest. The NHS says being overweight heightens the risk of complications for pregnant women and their babies, including miscarriage, stillbirth and conditions such as spina bifida. A report covering over 700,000 women using NHS maternity services found 310,000 had weight problems at the start of their term, with almost 20,000 being morbidly […]

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Time-Outs Aren’t Detrimental to Kids After All, Study Finds

If you’re struggling with disciplining your toddler and have read reports that giving them a time-out will lead to behavior problems later in life, you can relax. A new study says despite the fact that time-outs are getting a bad rap in articles and social media posts, time-outs have no long-term negative effects. For the study, published in the Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, researchers tracked families at three different time points: 36 months old, prekindergarten and fifth grade. They looked at children’s positivity and negativity […]

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We Need To Stop Policing Pregnant Women’s Bodies

Scary Mommy, Bettmann/Getty and Garon Piceli/Pexels Can we just talk about how incredibly annoying it is to get unsolicited advice the entire time you are carrying a child? I mean, every. single. thing a pregnant woman does opens her up to possible scrutiny. I am visibly pregnant for the third time, but this is the first time I’ve been pregnant since I started writing on the internet for a living. One thing I have learned is people on the internet just love policing pregnant women’s bodies. It’s […]

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Why the Internet Thinks Rihanna Is Pregnant – E! NEWS

Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Savage X Fenty Show Presented by Amazon Prime Video Perhaps when Rihanna sung about a hopeless place, she was referring to the Internet. Ahead of her 5th annual Diamond Ball on Thursday night, the superstar stopped to chat with Essence…and everything spiraled out of control from there. “I’m a black woman. I come from a black woman who came from a black woman who came from a black woman and I’m going to give birth to a black woman,” she told the outlet […]

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12 Car Safety Tips to Keep Kids Safe in and Around Cars

As a parent, we spend tons of time researching the best car seats and the latest car seat safety guidelines. But car seat safety is only a small part of the big picture when it comes to keeping kids safe in and around cars. There are lots of hidden hazards to be aware of—some obvious, others not so much. But it’s time to get educated: A new study by the Journal of Traffic Injury Prevention looked at data from 1990 to 2014 and found that while kids […]

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