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Is your child being bullied?

Help! My Child Is Being Bullied

If you know your child is being bullied, start by taking a deep breath. Your first instinct may be to charge in and do something to protect your child. However, your goal should be to help your child protect herself as much as possible, which will take some planning and understanding.

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My 2012 New Year's resolution worked so well, I'm repeating it in 2013.

The New Year's Resolution That's So Good, It's Worth Repeating

At this time last year, I made a very ambitious decision for 2012: I vowed not to change a thing. Seven months into motherhood, and inspired by an article that suggested readers resist the mad dash to "New Year, New You" themselves, I decided to be content with who I was. How did it work out? Keep reading.

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The controversial TIME cover that launched 2012's biggest parenting debate.

Top 10 Parenting Trends of 2012

From attachment parenting to mommy porn to the latest in gender reveals, here's a look at some of the parenting trends that caught our interest and got us talking over the past year.

How To Raise Your Baby Like A Royal [EXPERT]
Tea time, your highness!

How To Raise Your Baby Like A Royal

Kate Middleton is pregnant with the heir apparent to the throne of England. Bringing up baby to the manor born stirs up fairytales of happily every after and raising a blue blood. Here are some ideas to give your little one the royal advantage in life and love:

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Does your marriage have a strong foundation?

10 Reasons I'm Sure My Marriage Is Divorce-Proof

By now, you've probably heard the widely touted statistic that the divorce rate in the U.S. is 50%. According to the Pew Research Center, though, the rate of divorce is on the decline (along with the rate of marriage). This success is likely due, in large part, to the fact that people are waiting longer than ever to walk down the aisle. But I don't buy into the idea that age is a deciding factor in whether or not a marriage ends in divorce. In fact, I would go so far to say my own marriage is divorce-proof — and I can tell you why.

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Don't expect a postcard from this burnt-out mom.

'Missing' Mom Just Needed To Get Away (From Her Kids)

Parents, in all honesty: Have you ever wanted to just close your eyes and disappear for a while? It's not an uncommon feeling. We all fantasize about doing severely irresponsible things. No judgements on parents who sometimes want to run screaming after a particularly trying day! But acting on those impulses? That's kind of unusual.

Top Baby Names of 2012 & Why I'm Glad We Didn't Pick Pick One
Anastasia? or Zoe?

Top Baby Names of 2012 & Why I'm Glad We Didn't Pick One

The 100 hottest baby names of 2012 were released today, and it's a familiar-looking list. Sure, there are a couple of newcomers to BabyCenter's top 10 boys' and girls' names, but Sophia and Aiden retain their iron grip on the #1 spots for yet another year. Here's why I'm glad we didn't chose any of them.

8 Holiday Tips for Pregnant Moms [EXPERT]
It's that time of year again ...

8 Holiday Tips For Pregnant Moms

Pregnancy can zap energy. After all, growing a human takes a lot of work, even if you're just sitting on the couch. Simply walking from the bathroom to the kitchen can completely take the wind out of you. Here are some practical tips to help you stay at the top of your game during the holidays.