womenTALK: Notes from the Nursery

Wednesday, Nov 26th 2014

Quadruple Amputee Mom Grateful to Celebrate Thanksgiving with Her Family

authored by Vera Sizensky

I always give thanks for the same things every year: family and friends. I’m still thankful for those things–of course!—but this year I’m inspired to give thanks for something I take for granted: my health. 

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Sunday, Nov 09th 2014

What Children Can Learn From Losing

authored by Lindsey Metrus

Everyone needs to learn how to lose. Just as you teach your children the ABCs, to say "please" and "thank you," and to ride a bike, you should teach them how to lose.

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Sunday, Nov 09th 2014

One of the Craziest Birth Stories EVER

authored by Vera Sizensky

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Friday, Oct 24th 2014

Survey: Having Kids Makes You Happier

authored by Vera Sizensky

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Tuesday, Oct 21st 2014

Let’s Stop Using the Term “Advanced Maternal Age”

authored by Elizabeth Battaglino, RN, CEO of HealthyWomen

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Wednesday, Sep 24th 2014

Your Toddler Understands More Than You Think

authored by Vera Sizensky

I knew my daughter was smart. Just not this smart. Turns out the average tot learns an average of two to five new words every day. And, according to a new study led by University of Missouri researcher Judith Goodman, we can encourage our children's language development further by altering our teaching methods as they grow. 

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Wednesday, Sep 17th 2014

Mom's Postpartum Advice: True or False?

by Jenna Birch

It seems everyone has something to say to new moms about postpartum life. Opinions and "wisdom" abound from friends and family, but the person you turn to most often? Mom. Sometimes, she knows just what to say—and her words of wisdom turn out to be spot-on. But other times, you might raise an eyebrow at some of her advice.

Here are a few things moms always told us. We asked an expert if mom was right.

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Thursday, Sep 11th 2014

10 Essential Vitamins and Nutrients Every Child Needs

As parents, we often worry about whether our children are getting the essential vitamins and nutrients they need to stay healthy and active. Eating a well-balanced diet definitely helps.

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Thursday, Sep 11th 2014

How to Tell if Your Child Has the EV-D68 Respiratory Virus

authored by Vera Sizensky

School's only been back in session for a couple weeks but a new bully is already wreaking havoc. EV-D68, a new respiratory virus, has hit children hard. It causes symptoms similar to the common cold, allergies or asthma—just with more intensity

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