Articles by Amanda Colbert

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How To Make Moms Feel Awkward

We've all been there. I know for sure I've done things and said things that I regret. More often than I'd like to admit, I've felt so awkward remembering things I'm not proud of. The worst part is kno...

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7 Ways To Play With Snow Inside The House

Send help! I've been stuck inside with my hyperactive toddler all week! My town is experiencing record low temperatures. It's so cold that it's unsafe to be outside with exposed skin for more than a f...

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New Non-Profit Aims To End Diaper Need

January 1st was the start of 2019 and the birthday of The Cloth Option, a cloth diaper advocacy group. This non-profit was formed by volunteers with a passion to end diaper need. Their mission? To enc...

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What Is Diaper Need?

Diaper need, put simply, is a lack of clean diapers. Many families experience the financial pinch of having a baby, but not all can cut “luxuries” and stay afloat. Some parents are forced to choose be...

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13 Baby Essentials For $1 Or Less

Having a baby can be extremely expensive! Of course, you can always find ways to budget for a baby. Some parents buy before they need, shop at thrift stores, or plan home-cooked meals. Still, babies n...

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Sleep Deprivation Is Lethal To Parents

Recently, Ryan Bergara, a Buzzfeed staff member, underwent an experiment. He cut his sleep back to only five hours per day, including two twenty-minute naps. I'm not sure how long this experiment was ...

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How To Bond When You Can't Hold Your Baby

My hope for every pregnant person is that their labor ends with a healthy and happy mother-baby dyad! Unfortunately, not all pregnancies end in this blissful way. Some mothers spend the first weeks an...

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Do Homeopathic Kid's Remedies Work?

It's cold and flu season! I'm sure your kids have brought home their fair share of sniffles in the last few weeks; I know mine certainly have! I am confident that I can kill a flu virus with a baby-sa...

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What Is A Midwife?

As a child, I learned that doctors delivered babies. When I got a little bit older, I learned these doctors had a fancy name, a specialization: they were obstetricians. It wasn't until decades later t...

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