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The Knife Under the Bed and Other Pregnancy Superstitions

Do pregnancy superstitions give you pause? Credit: Getty Images
If there's one thing a woman loses while pregnant (besides her waistline), it's any sense of control. Will it be a boy or a girl? Will my baby have 10 fingers and 10 toes? Will...

Parenting Dilemma: What Do You Tell Kids About the Easter Bunny?

"Is the Easter Bunny real, or are you the real Easter Bunny?" "Well... if you believe in the Easter Bunny, then the Easter Bunny is real." "But I just want to know if the Easter Bunny is you." She's four years old. And I'll be honest, I...

Debunking preconceived notions about adoption

For all of us who have either adopted or are planning to adopt, this piece does a good job of debunking some of the preconceived (i.e., inaccurate) notions that people may have about the concept of adopting a child or about the process. While I have...

When the sham is up and the kids discover the truth about Santa

As mentioned yesterday by fellow Blogging Baby staff member Rachel Mosteller, the Santa Clause myth comes to an end at some point for all children. When my son was almost 11 years-old, he sat down with me and said in a most serious voice, "Mom. I...

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