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Updated August 29, 2014

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Baby Safety Month
In honor of this special month and its 30 days, we are providing you with a 30-day plan to tighten up your safety belts in and around the house. Set aside a small amount of time every day, mark it on your calendar and then follow this plan to a safer environment for your baby. If you missed any of the previous tips of the day, you can see them all in this article.

Get Ready for Baby Safety Month
September is Baby Safety Month, but is truly aimed at protecting babies through preschool aged children. Getting ready for a new baby with all of the new gear required, and getting and keeping a home ready for all of baby's stages is a tall order. Here is an outline of things to consider when shopping for a new arrival's nursery, or to check over for older children around the home.

Pain in the Back: Your Child's Backpack May Be the Cause
Young children are suffering from back pain much earlier than previously reported, and the use of overweight backpacks is a major contributing factor. Back pain usually results from repetitive loading as well as improper mechanics, not to mention kids are getting weaker and less physically active, leading to the child's inability to handle the load of the backpack. What can you do about it? Dr. Robert Duvall explains.

Preparing to Breastfeed
During pregnancy your body has been getting you ready to breastfeed your newborn baby. While your body is getting you physically ready, you may want to do some preparation in your last trimester to ensure breastfeeding is an enjoyable success.

Pregnancy Journals - Interested?
We need more pregnancy journalists! Interested in writing a journal with us? Review the instructions and let us know!

When Amazing Is Not Enough
Every girl can be all that she can be, and that she can have it all, but it's got to be on her terms and her definition of what that means for her. Girls need to be directed to value their inner resumes more than the external, and to direct more energy inward to know who they are and what is right for them. If we would start providing such guidance, direction, and support for our girls, than that would truly be amazing!

Five Secrets to a Perfect Weekend
Your weekends are dictated by ballet, soccer and birthday parties. What would it take to tap into your inner Goldilocks and figure out what is "just right" for you and your family? Perhaps there is a way to keep all of your little bears happy without the feeling that your dream of a restful weekend, is simply a fairytale.

TLC for Moms September Calendar
Check out our Tender Loving Care for Moms calendar with a tip for each day of the month. We'll help you give Tender Loving Care to yourself, your family, your home, your friends, and your marriage.

Join StorkNet's playgroup on Facebook!
StorkNet has a new group on Facebook where you can connect with other parents and parents-to-be. Share, laugh, whine, and play in compassionate community.

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Interested in writing a journal with us? Review the instructions and let us know!

Pregnancy:
  • Terra's Pregnancy Journal ~ Week 34
  • Candice's Pregnancy Journal ~ Week 18
  • Rhoda's Pregnancy Journal ~ Week 12
  • Kristina's Pregnancy Journal ~ Waiting for birth story

Trying to Conceive:
  • Rebecca's TTC Journal ~ Root of the Cause?

Parenting:
  • Updated 8/26 Danielle's Parenting Journal ~ 1st Birthday Celebration
  • Jennifer's Parenting Journal ~ "Finally" Sums It All Up
  • Kelly's Parenting Journal ~ Vacation
  • Kristen's Parenting Journal ~ Ready for Kindergarten?
  • Stacy's Parenting Journal ~ Happy Summer!
  • Tara's Working Mom's Journal ~ Spring . . . Finally!




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