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Free (important) stuff for new moms: lactation support!

This isn’t exactly new news, but most of the people we know are still unaware that: As of August 1, 2012, health insurance companies must cover breastfeeding support and supplies. Yes, you read that right!  The Affordable Care Act requires insurers to provide—at no cost—“comprehensive lactation support and counseling, by...

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#ElectionDay

In the long list of things unexpected about parenthood, the idea of registering a “teachable moment” falls pretty low on the list — but is something that has fundamentally changed the way we thinking about, well, everything. And Election Day is one of those teachable moments that’s made us realize...

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#MomStaysinthePicture

Huffington Post writer Allison Tate has inspired a mini-movement of mothers through her incredibly honest reflection on how we view ourselves: I avoid photographic evidence of my existence these days. To be honest, I avoid even mirrors. When I see myself in pictures, it makes me wince. I know I...

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It’s footmuff season!

We don’t know about you, but we have a lot of wistful fantasy moments, wherein we imagine how awesome life would be as a baby.   They usually involve sleeping. Baby puts his head down on his highchair tray during dinner and goes to sleep?   I wish I could sleep whenever...

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Newborn Week!

This series of posts from the Daily Show’s Samantha Bee on Babble are on our short list of favorite new-parent reading.  We wish more public figures took this attitude: We know a lot of people who have or are about to have newborns in their lives, and consider it our...

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An ode to the Nosefrida.

weeSpring isn’t about experts (which is good, because we’re not experts), but this is a story worth sharing: Once, when we were on vacation, we drove 100 miles for a Nosefrida, because the baby had a cold, and we’d left ours at home.  That’s pretty much the best product endorsement...