Parenting

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Mothers Who Give Birth to Premature Babies—What Life Is Like in the NICU

Azizah Rowen gave birth to her son more than two months before his due date. At 30 weeks pregnant, she woke in the night to find that she was bleeding profusely. At the hospital, she was placed on full bed rest and told that she would have to deliver her son prematurely. Rowen, who says […]

Jenn Ryan

Jenn Ryan

Freelance Health & Wellness Writer

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55-Year-Old Grandmother Gives Birth to Her Own Grandchild after Being a Surrogate for Her Daughter

“All the forces on this planet will never beat that of a mother’s love.” – Elle Smith At the age of 16, 31-year-old Tracey Smith was diagnosed with Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser Syndrome (MRKH).  This is a congenital disorder characterized by the absence of or incomplete formation of the vagina and uterus. One major side effect is the inability […]

Chantel Brink

Chantel Brink

Freelance Writer

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11 Things My Parents Never Had to Do Because My Mom Didn’t Work

Parents in this day and age have to figure out what their parents never had to do. So much has changed from previous generations. Parents are now raising children in a world entirely different than the one they grew up in. Once upon a time, it was expected for women to be stay-at-home mothers. Nowadays, many […]

Sarah Biren

Sarah Biren

Founder of The Creative Palate

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If You Want To Protect Your Daughters, Raise Better Sons

A study was published in the Journal Behavioral Neuroscience. It observed fathers interacting with their toddler-aged and sons and daughters with the goal of analyzing any gender-based differences in their interactions. The researchers noticed that the fathers used different uses of language and attentiveness for each one. This was an interesting finding since previous research […]

Sarah Biren

Sarah Biren

Founder of The Creative Palate

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Things to Know If You’re Pregnant After 40

Getting pregnant at 40 must be an exhilarating experience for all the moms out there. You are in a better place financially, mentally and emotionally to take on the responsibility of a baby. In your 20s and 30s, you are under the constant stress of working on your career while raising your children. But in […]

Sarah Biren

Sarah Biren

Founder of The Creative Palate

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Study Shows C-Sections Linked to Autism and ADHD: What does it mean?

This article was originally published on September 5, 2019, and has since been updated. A Swedish study has sparked some debate. The 2019 study claimed that babies born through a Caesarean section are more likely to be autistic and develop ADHD. The research published in the journal JAMA Network Open analyzed over 20 million children, and […]

Sarah Biren

Sarah Biren

Founder of The Creative Palate

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Toddlers, Meltdowns and Brain Development: Why Parents Need To Ditch Traditional Discipline

“Every day in a hundred ways our children ask, “Do you see me? Do you hear me? Do I matter?” Their behavior often reflects our response.” L.R. Knost A different perspective from what we’ve always assumed. Those little munchkins are adorable. They add a good measure of sunshine to anyone’s life, and their self-expression is […]

Brittany Hambleton

Brittany Hambleton

The Hearty Soul Team

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These Six Moms Didn’t Circumcise Their Sons And Here Are Their Reasons.

Some may call it male genital mutilation, and others may think they have no right to make that decision for their sons. Circumcision is the surgical removal of the penal foreskin, and it is done for personal, traditional or religious decision. For Jewish, Islamic, and other religions, circumcision is important an important ritual, usually performed […]

Leah Berenson

Leah Berenson

Freelance Writer

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The Science Is In: Breastfeeding Beyond Babyhood is Not Abnormal

Breastfeeding a newborn or young baby is seen as ‘normal’, and generally encouraged. Mothers who choose to continue breastfeeding after infancy, however, often deal with a lot of criticism. How often and how long a mother chooses to breastfeed is completely up to her. In most cases, there are multiple factors influencing her choice, some […]

Brittany Hambleton

Brittany Hambleton

The Hearty Soul Team

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How a parent’s affection shapes a child’s happiness for life

What were your parents like when you were a child? Were they very affectionate? Did they give you lots of hugs and kisses or were they more of the strong, silent type? There are lots of different parenting styles out there, and whether your mom liked to snuggle you before bed or preferred to show […]

Brittany Hambleton

Brittany Hambleton

The Hearty Soul Team