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[MODERN MOM] ‘Whys’ Girl

When my daughter was a baby, I’d imagine her future questions, combinations of innocence and humanitarianism. Why are some people mean? Why are some people hungry? Why do some people have so much and others so little? Why don’t people just share? Why does Honey Boo Boo get a show? We’re in the 'why' phase

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“I Breastfed My Son Until He Was 2 1/2”

I breastfed my amazing son until he was 2 1/2.   African American women are the least likely to breastfeed of all women across ethnic lines in this country, which is too bad, since breastfeeding is the perfect nutrition for your child, guards against cancers in both mother and child, improves cognitive brain function and

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Dear London: My Most Perfect Special Needs Child

Dear London, When you read this it will seem so familiar to you, simply because I've whispered these words in your ear time and time again. Baby, I admire your strength and courage to take on and conquer every obstacle that comes your way.  No matter what you've been through, the first thing you do

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Wardrobe Malfunction: ‘My Toddler Cries About Her Clothes!’

A frustrated mother writes:  Every morning is a fight with my 3-year-old daughter.  I put her clothes out to wear the night before, but she always cries and wants to wear what she wants.  It’s wintertime and I had to let her wear a short sleeve shirt because she just would not stop crying.  What

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