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Overcoming Baby Fever
Oct17

Overcoming Baby Fever

Last week I shared my recent experience about dealing with the pressure to have baby number two. I talked about how I came to the decision that I simply was not ready to be a mother of multiples and neither is my partner. Today, I want to help those going through the even harder phase, baby fever. Yes. There is a big difference between being pressured to have another child by someone else, and you being the one with the desire to add...

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A Letter to Lucy
Jul28

A Letter to Lucy

Dear Lucy,   On Saturday June 28th 2014 the most wonderful thing happened, you were born. With your arrival, life just got infinitely better. Your possibilities are endless as is my love for you. And although you are only a few days old, as your aunt, I already have so much to tell you. Therefore, I’d like to share with you some thoughts and a few things I’ve learned in my 34 years on this earth. I hope this will help you...

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Keeping Your Marriage Alive After Having Children
Jun23

Keeping Your Marriage Alive After Having Children

  Linda Gellman Levin holds a dual Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and in Special Education.  In this new exclusive SmartFem column Linda will address your tough questions on the difficult and important job of raising children.  askLinda@SmartFem.com   Keeping Your Marriage Alive After Having Children As a child development specialist and parenting expert, I have studied and observed the amount of work and...

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Honoring Fathers and the Vital Role they Play in Families
Jun13

Honoring Fathers and the Vital Role they Play in Families

Thinking back over the years, Father’s Day is truly a symbolic time for all of us to reflect upon the meaning of fatherhood. Our fathers represent protection, dedication, work ethics, playfulness, advisors, and love. Fathers are instrumental in wanting to provide a better life for their families. It is extremely important and a vital role our fathers play in our lives. Although my father passed away many years ago, his memory and love...

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Keeping your toddler entertained during the summer
Jun06

Keeping your toddler entertained during the summer

While most people look forward to summer all year, it could be thought of as one of the toughest times of the year for a parent. Keeping your child busy for about three months is no walk in the park for most parents. For me the summer means no school for three months, which means more time to dedicate to my daughter. While I feel blessed to be able to give her more of my time and attention, I have also found it to be more difficult to...

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