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7 Reasons I Turn to Friends Without Kids for Parenting Advice

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Author: Liz Moorhead

Since having a kid, I find that I need advice. A lot. Rarely a week goes by without a, "What are these pink spots?" or "Why isn't he eating dinner?" or "Is it really normal that he sneaks into the kitchen to eat banana bread at 5am?" Though I have plenty of friends with kids, I've noticed that I've been turning to my child-free friends for advice first. Counterintuitive? Crazy?

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Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day 2012

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Author: greenwrite

Every year in the United States approximately 2 million women experience pregnancy loss due to miscarriage, stillbirth, newborn death, and other causes. October 15 is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day.

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Top Ten Baby Gifts for 2012

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Author: Seventh Generation

What are the must-have baby gifts for this year? We asked our Facebook community to share their top baby-gift-registry items and compiled the top ten recommendations into this list for 2012. Any one of them is sure to delight a Mom-to-be!

 

Top 10 Registry Items for 2012:

 

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Must Reading: Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History

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Author: sheila hollender

A new book by Florence Williams, Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History, explores a topic that is generally glossed over in the conversation about environmental toxins. After giving birth to her second child, Williams had her breast milk tested for various pesticides and toxins, including flame retardants.

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Halloween Costumes That Won't Frighten the Planet

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Author: the Inkslinger

The surest sign that autumn is knocking at the gate comes each year in the dying light of late September. Over a dinner plate filled with garden finality, my daughter will invariably look up out of the blue and ask in sudden panic, "Hey! What am I going to be for Halloween?"

 

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Baby Laundry in 4 Steps

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Author: RealMomofNJ

Baby laundry. It's not that hard to do.  It's just that the volume and frequency at which you do it makes it seem overwhelming. The tiny clothes are so cute, but a full load of baby wash seems to have about 1000x the number of articles as an adult load. And thanks to spit-up, baby food, and other bodily fluids, it feels like there are million times more stains.

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Are Your School's Lunches Hungry For Real Food?

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Author: the Inkslinger

Don't ask my wife about the lunches at the school in which she works. She'll wax indignant for hours about the day they served spaghetti, tater tots, corn, and a sticky bun—a nutritionally barren carb-fest so intense she swears she got diabetes just from reading the menu. So what do we do when our cafeterias put junk on every tray?

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Take a Second Look at Second-Hand Baby Gear

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Author: greenwrite

Keeping baby safe is a year-round responsibility, but each September the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) gives it extra attention by celebrating Baby Safety Month. This year, JPMA is helping educate parents and caregivers on the importance of choosing second-hand, hand-me-down, and heirloom baby gear with safety in mind.

 

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Does Your School Pass the Non-Toxic Test?

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Author: the Inkslinger

Back-to-school season brings more than an unsettling midday quiet in the house. It also prompts a question: If we care so much about what's in our food, our products, our air, and our water, why don't we ever wonder about what's in our schools?

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Get the Scoop on TSCA

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Author: greenwrite

Last week, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works stood up for protecting public health and making chemicals kid-safe by passing the Safe Chemicals Act out of committee -- an important first step in fixing our nation's broken chemical policy.

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