Image: iStock Birthdays are those special days when children feel like they are The Most important person in this world. Birthday wishes for kids are like gifts wrapped in beautiful words, and they make a mark on their life. Therefore, birthday wishes for children should not only be sweet and cute but also meaningful. MomJunction
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Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States, but its exact causes are poorly understood. A new study uncovers how a common acne drug alters the balance of bacteria in our skin. How does a change in the skin microbiome improve acne? Isotretinoin, known by the brand name Accutane, is commonly used
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Chances are you’ve got one room in your home that you’ve thought about redecorating. Maybe you’ve recently moved, are starting from scratch, and you need everything from the lighting down to the perfect layout. Perhaps you have a couch and coffee table that you absolutely love, but you need the finishing touches to make the
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Some pregnant women use marijuana, and researchers are still unsure how the drug can affect a fetus. As a result, most medical experts recommend refraining from smoking weed during pregnancy. Marijuana is the illicit drug women most commonly take during pregnancy, and use is increasing in certain areas. As drug laws are relaxing in some
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Several wonderful children’s books were released this year, but which titles really deserve a spot on your kid’s bookshelf? There’s no better expert to turn to for book advice than a librarian, which is why we reached out to several across the country to get their takes on the best children’s books of the year.
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Have you ever come across a baby product and thought “that’s genius!”.  As parents in this busy world, we are constantly looking for new ways to make life easier. This series of articles is dedicated to finding the most innovative products for babies and children for 2019. These items are guaranteed to simplify your daily
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In this Spotlight, we will discuss six examples of self-surgery. The stories that follow are gruesome and unusual. Although they are not for the fainthearted, they are fascinating. Self-surgery is uncommon, thankfully. Surgery is normally a skillful, delicate procedure that involves a surgeon and a patient. However, over the years, for many reasons, one of
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They also look beyond U.S. borders to see what names moms and dads in other countries are choosing for their newborns. That includes the land of romance: France. Sweet French baby names include Coralie (a name that means “coral”) to Océane (which means ― you guessed it ― “ocean”) for girls, and Timothée (à la
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No matter your age, doctors recommend a good multivitamin to ensure that you are taking in all the nutrients you need to be healthy. At different stages of life, the various vitamin types and formulas change. While it’s possible to obtain all the vitamins you need from a healthy diet, it’s incredibly hard to keep
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While we all wish we lived in a luxurious, spacious home, that’s not always the reality. With recent rising housing prices, many families are taking up smaller quarters. We’ve all felt cramped in our own homes from time to time. Maybe your closets are overflowing or you’ve stuffed too much under your bed already. If
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Image: Shutterstock / iStock Card games are a favorite pastime for adults. But did you know that they can be an interesting activity for kids as well? There are several card games for kids and the traditional 52-card deck provides multiple entertaining options. MomJunction presents to you a list of easy card games for kids.
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If your carpets take a beating from children, pets or clumsy adults – we’ve all been there! – you’re probably tired of scrubbing stains and paying for expensive cleaning products. Fortunately, there are plenty of carpet cleaning hacks that can save time and money. Here are five inexpensive carpet cleaning tips. 1Get Rid of Odors
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Peanut butter is an American Classic.  Kids of all ages love that salty, spreadable, goodness.  For vegans and vegetarians, it serves as an excellent source of protein and is loaded with essential nutrients. But did you know there is a dark side to conventional peanut butter? Is there a healthy peanut butter out there? The
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Dolls are cute and make excellent companions for babies and toddlers. The adorable, human-like features make them outright enticing for both boys and girls. If you’re thinking a gift for your child, niece or nephew for Christmas, New Years or their birthday, a doll is always a cool idea. In this MomJunction post, we list
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A dog can be an ideal companion for a child, as it offers unconditional love and can teach the child about empathy and what it means to have responsible behavior. But, as a parent, you probably want to make sure that the dog you are choosing is not only a suitable dog, but also one
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Some parents deem baby hammocks as the most comfortable alternative for their child. While their coziness is undeniable, many safety concerns have been raised over the years as to whether or not they are the right option for infants. In this article, we will discuss the suitability of baby hammocks to help you decide if
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There comes a time when you long for a supple softness and sleep-inducing comfort making you feel like royalty every time you slumber. Well, that time is now. The best mattress topper for 2019 is here! Whether or not you own your own Puffy Mattress (which we highly recommend), you can always use the Puffy
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Savannah Guthrie knows exactly how to sum up life as a mom. The “Today” show co-anchor and her husband, Mike Feldman, are parents to 4-year-old Vale and 2-year-old Charley. Guthrie has repeatedly shared sweet sentiments and funny takes about raising her daughter and son. For her 47th birthday on Thursday, we’re highlighting some of our
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After the chaos of the holidays, the new year feels like the perfect time to slow things down and reset.  The house and our minds can feel full from the hubbub of gifts, decor, and food. Try to simplify and declutter, starting with a clean house and clean slate. Involve the entire household in this
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Sushi is quickly becoming as much a part of American cuisine as apple pie. Today, sushi can be found in local supermarkets, airport terminals, and even movie theatres. With places popping up everywhere to get your sushi fix, more Americans are becoming connoisseurs of the classic Japanese dish. Even though sushi has been around for
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