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End the Mommy Wars

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How to stay friends with other new moms, when you disagree about fundamental parenting ideas. Welcome to the Mommy Wars.

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Family Profile: Alison Sweeney

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She plays, among other things, a mom on TV. Now that she's had a baby of her own, Alison Sweeney -- Sami, as you and I know her -- explains why she gets "Goodnight, Moon" and why she'll never get laser eye surgery.

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New Expectations: From Partner To Father

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Have you ever wondered what an expectant dad usually hears from his male friends? "Buddy, once this baby is born, you can forget about sex for the next six months." If I were about to become a father, probably a little unsure about my new role, this advice would not be particularly comforting. Why do women persist in thinking that once the baby is born, they will just walk off into the sunset? And why don't childbirth educators discuss the importance of "expectations management" and good communications? Sylvia Brown, author of The Post-Pregnancy Handbook, explains.

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Toddlers and the Need for Play

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Don't forget one simple but important pleasure with your kids: Playing! Take a breather here and there to monitor your child's playtime, and make sure there's plenty of unscheduled time for them to just be a "kid."

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When Mom Has a Temper Tantrum

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How to break the daily Mommy screamathons? Tips for taking a few deep breaths.

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Note to Self: My Kid Is His Own Person

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Knowing when, where -- and above all how -- to let your child become his or her own person is a challenge all parents must face. It's never easy but there are ways to make it easier.

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