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Jan09
Teenage Wasteland (of Stretch Marks)

Teenage Wasteland (of Stretch Marks)

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Dearest Amy, I’m pretty sure you have probably addressed the issue of stretch marks due to pregnancy, but I have a different question regarding stretch marks. My 15-year old daughter has gained quite a bit of weight in the past year and has rather large, gaping stretch marks on the sides of her waist. They […]

Dec21

Here comes Santa Claus

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As a child I was terrified of Santa. I had nightmares: a red-gloved hand clawing at my window, glass breaking downstairs while I hid under my bed. Who wouldn’t be scared of this creepy, omniscient stranger who was judging, ever judging? At the mall, he would demand that I sit on his lap and tell […]

Dec21
Birth Rates are Increasing Dramatically

Birth Rates are Increasing Dramatically

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We’re in the early stages of a Baby Boom in the US. Yup. I had read that before. But only now is it starting to show up in our national birth data. National Birth Figures 2006: 4,265,996 2005: 4,138,349 2004: 4,112,052 2003: 4,089,950 2002: 4,021,726 2001: 4,025,933 2000: 4,058,814 Believe it or not, what got […]

Dec07

Teen pregnancies on the rise

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The teen birth rate has risen for the first time in 14 years, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. On average the percentage jumped 3 percent from 2005 to 2006; the rise was highest in black teens—a whopping five percent. As if this weren’t troubling enough, last month the CDC released […]

Nov24
Pediped Shoes for Babies and Toddlers

Pediped Shoes for Babies and Toddlers

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Family Synergy… I Love It! I’ve mentioned before how my sister owns this wonderful shop Ola Baby in Brooklyn. She now, ahem, has a second store. I’m soooo proud of her. In little over a year she has expanded to another Brooklyn neighborhood. During Thanksgiving lunch, I peppered her, as I usually do, with questions […]

Nov09

“A hug can lead to other things.” Like, apparently, detention.

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Wonderland, Wonderland, we’re on our way… Oops, sorry. Been watching too much WonderPets lately. Hi fair Wonderland readers, It’s Liz from Mom101, honored to be here once again in an effort to fill Alice’s formidable shoes. I’ve been gingerly caressing the faux leather uppers all morning, sighing, even humming a little to myself, just so […]

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