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How I Got My Family To Eat Clean #CleanEating #FarmToTable

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For the past six months, I've been toying with the idea of how to get my family to eat clean. Heck, I needed to get myself to eat clean.

So my first task, was to find out what in the world…

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Which Grown-Up ‘Peanuts’ Character Are You?

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Charlie Brown is making me ugly cry—actually mascara-crying like a reality TV star would be on the reunion show. Seriously, I might not be able to keep it together.

I’d be completely embarrassed, except everyone around me in the Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa, Calif., (surrounded by everything “Peanuts”) seems to be ugly crying, too. See, when it comes to Charlie Brown and the gang, we all feel a close personal connection. I grew up reading “Peanuts” comics and eagerly awaited the “Peanuts” TV specials each and every year. I felt as though I knew Lucy, Linus and Sally as if they were real. I felt like they were my friends. And since I’m standing in a museum filled with grown-ups who are getting lumps in their throats as well, it’s pretty clear that the kids from “Peanuts” mean a lot to all of us.

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Source Article: http://mom.me/blog/21457-which-grown-peanuts-character-are-you/

For the First Time Ever, I’m Planning to Be a Mom

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I’ve hit the halfway point in my pregnancy. Over the halfway point in fact. It blows me away to think that two months ago I was terrified of a miscarriage and that I was taking each day, grateful that I still was pregnant. This pregnancy has been a dream. I haven’t had any complications, yet I still felt like I was waiting for the ball to drop. But hitting twenty weeks, I feel more and more like I will actually get to meet this baby in December.

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10 Back-to-School Tips You Won’t See Anywhere Else

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The start of the school season is an important time for parents and children. It’s very important that parents don’t screw this up and send their children into a tailspin of academic underachievement and serial killer-ing. With that in mind, here are some helpful tips to help you and your child get ready for the school year.

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Source Article: http://mom.me/blog/21435-10-super-amazing-absolutely-helpful-back-school-tips/

10 Terrifying Things About Kindergarten

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Kindergarten. It is a right of passage for every child. You pack their little backpacks up, make them a yummy lunch, snap that first day of school photo and send them on their way. It’s a joyous time to see your little one all grown up and ready for school. What you don’t know is that it is also a nightmare for you as the mom. No, not because you are sending your precious baby out into the academic world. You are now entering the school obligation and time consuming world that is elementary school.

Strap on your seat belts. Here are 10 reasons it’s going to be a terrifying ride.

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D-mer: When Breastfeeding Hurts

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I thought it was just another of my many idiosyncrasies. Each time my milk let down, I felt my emotions spin out of control. Mostly, it manifested as deep, nauseating sadness. Sometimes hopelessness, and other times anger. It would last for about 30 seconds and then, as quickly as it came, my storm of despair would pass. Not until years later, as I nursed my second child, did I learn that this sudden dip in happiness actually has a name, and many women endure this rarely-discussed side effect of breastfeeding.

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Source Article: http://mom.me/blog/21405-d-mer-when-breastfeeding-hurts/