womenTALK: Notes from the Nursery

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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Wednesday, Sep 03rd 2014

When Your Baby Becomes a Toddler

authored by Vera Sizensky

This is my favorite age.

Sure, I've been saying that for the past 12 months, with each new developmental gem. But I really do love my 1-year-old toddler's thirst for knowledge. I'm sure I'll be uttering the same words next month. For now, this is my favorite.

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Wednesday, Aug 27th 2014

Get Ready to Laugh: If Toddlers Were on Facebook

authored by Vera Sizensky

This morning my 1-year-old had a tantrum because I wouldn’t let her eat toilet paper. So when I came across this hilarious mock Facebook feed from mandatory.com I literally laughed out loud.

If our Facebook feeds were run solely by tots, it would look something like this:

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Wednesday, Aug 20th 2014

New Campaign Teaches Women to Love Their Stretch Marks

authored by Vera Sizensky

Roughly 80 percent of Americans have stretch marks, yet we try with all our might to hide them or make them disappear. A new Instagram account is hoping to change that and teach women to love their bodies, just as they are.

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Tuesday, Aug 19th 2014

The Shocking Cost of Raising a Child Born in 2013

authored by Vera Sizensky

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Thursday, Aug 14th 2014

New Product Promises to Help Babies Sleep Through the Night

authored by Vera Sizensky

Is she too hot? Tired? Have a fever? Wouldn’t it be great if your baby could just tell you what was wrong? Now she can. Sort of. 

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