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Updated April 18, 2015

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Exercising for Two by Alan Greene, MD
There are many benefits of exercise during pregnancy, including improved physical conditioning, strength, flexibility, and stamina. By exercising regularly, you may be able to reduce some of the common discomforts of pregnancy. Learn more from Dr. Alan Greene.

Exercises to Get You and Your Kids Awake in the Morning
How do you get ready for an energetic day with the kids? Try these fun tips, stretches and exercises with your little ones to stimulate the nervous system and open the many channels of the body. You'll love it and so will your kids! Fitness expert Tracey Mallett shows us how.

Fats that Are Good for a Mother
Essential fatty acids (EFAs) are in the news because they are needed for a healthy heart and brain, plus they are absolutely crucial for the healthy development of a fetus or child. Unfortunately, they are usually deficient in mothers since they are drawn on heavily to grow a baby during pregnancy and breast milk is loaded with them. Mother Nurture columnists Rick Hanson PhD and Jan Hanson MS, LAc tell us how to consume more good fats for optimal health.

Dear Mr. Dad: When Parents Disagree on Discipline
When parents have different disciplining styles, there's bound to be dissention and arguing. So what can you do if your child(ren)'s other parent has a completely different approach to discipline than you do? Author Armin Brott shares his expertise on this difficult issue.

Beyond The Blues: Kids and Depression
Over 11 million prescriptions were written last year for kids with depression. All kids get sad or upset about things now and then. How can you tell if your child is having a problem with depression? Learn more from Dr. Maryann Rosenthal.

It's Wise to Supervise
When children are young, it's simple to decide how much supervision they need - constant. But as they get older it becomes more complicated to determine just how much freedom and responsibility they can handle. Here are some tips for making wise decisions that both encourage and protect your child by Paula Statman.

Timeouts Can Cause Misbehavior
Parents who use timeouts as threats are often shocked to learn that there are families who never hit, never use timeouts, rarely yell at or threaten their children - and have well-behaved kids! Here are some basics to reduce the need for discipline by Dr. Laura Markham.

Top 10 Things Nature and Parenting Have in Common
Healthy parenting and interaction with nature help drive our children's natural senses. Both parents and nature help comprise the stepping-stones that form children and allow relationships across the entire ecosystem. Learn more from Mark J. Stevens.

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

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: (Ed. Note: Updates posted this week!)
  • Candice's Pregnancy Journal ~ Waiting for Birth Story
  • Samantha's Pregnancy After Loss Journal ~ Week 25
  • Jennifer's Pregnancy Journal ~ Week 27
  • Rebecca's Pregnancy Journal ~ Week 16

Trying to Conceive:
  • Interested in writing a journal with us? Review the instructions and let us know!

  • Danielle's Parenting Journal ~ Months Full of Travel
  • Kelly's Parenting Journal ~ Looking Up
  • Kristen's Parenting Journal ~ Merry Christmas to all?
  • Mary Frances' Parenting Journal ~ Six Months Already!
  • Stacy's Parenting Journal ~ Summer Recap
  • Tara's Working Mom's Journal ~ On the Rollercoaster, Yet Again


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