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JG is a toddler mom from the Northern Virginia/Washington, D.C., area. Sleep when the baby sleeps? If her son is napping, JG is busy writing! Her work has appeared on Scary Mommy, Chocolate & Chaos, and Tribe Magazine.

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Caught on Camera: Crazy Moves in the Womb

Caught on Camera: Crazy Moves in the Womb

There’s not really a good way to describe what it feels like when your baby starts moving around in your belly. At first, some women liken it to butterflies in …
Could It Be More Than Just PMS?

Could It Be More Than Just PMS?

Cramps, bloating, irritability–most women are familiar with the symptoms of PMS. In fact, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists estimates that at least 85 percent of menstruating women have …
Say Goodbye to Separation Anxiety

Say Goodbye to Separation Anxiety

All babies usually experience some degree of separation anxiety. It is a normal stage of development that begins when babies begin to understand object permanence–that things (and people!) exist even when you can’t …
Incredible Switched at Birth Stories

Incredible Switched at Birth Stories

Switched at birth. It sounds like a shocking Lifetime movie plot, but believe it or not, hospital baby swaps happen more than you think. It has been estimated that about 28,000 babies …
Plagiocephaly: What It Is and Ways to Prevent It

Plagiocephaly: What It Is and Ways to Prevent It

Plagiocephaly may sound serious (and scary!) but it’s nothing to be afraid of, and it’s not all that uncommon. Plagiocephaly is the flattening of a baby’s head. It’s possible to do …
Dad-To-Be? Here’s Your To-Do List!

Dad-To-Be? Here’s Your To-Do List!

Dude! You’re going to be a dad! Congratulations! Your mind is probably spinning with all of the stuff that you have to do before the baby gets here. We have some ideas to …
Health Problems That Can Make Pregnancy Difficult

Health Problems That Can Make Pregnancy Difficult

Pregnancy comes with its own fair share of aches, pains, and discomforts. There are also several pre-existing medical conditions (or conditions that can develop because of pregnancy!) that can make …
What Happens to Your Abs During Pregnancy

What Happens to Your Abs During Pregnancy

Even if you didn’t have six-pack abs to start with, you’re probably wondering what’s going to happen to your  belly while you’re pregnant. Or perhaps you’re more concerned with what’s going to …
Top Ten Tummy Time Tricks

Top Ten Tummy Time Tricks

Tummy time will help your baby develop muscle strength which will eventually help him hold his head up, roll over, support himself while sitting, and crawl. Between naps and sleeping, …
15 Parenting Hacks for the Beach

15 Parenting Hacks for the Beach

It’s almost summer (hurray!) and chances are, at some point, you and the family are going to head to the beach. Whether it’s just for the day, a whole week, …
25 Stellar Baby Names Inspired by Space

25 Stellar Baby Names Inspired by Space

Trying to come up with a name for your baby? Why not look to the heavens for some celestial inspiration? We’ve rounded up some unusual baby names inspired by space. …