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Articles in Melanie Lemoine, A Note from Mom and Baby and Toddler

Making Time

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As a mom of three very active children and a wife to a husband who doesn’t know how to say, “no,” it’s hard to find the time to do anything that is out of the norm. Currently, we are in full swing of dance competitions and practices, getting ready fo... Read full article

April ♥

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April is my favorite month of the year! Why, you ask? Many of my life’s important events have occured during the month of April. I got engaged, got married, and had my first child. My BFFs’ birthdays, lots of family birthdays, and Easter (sometimes) ... Read full article

Fun in the Summer

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Back in the day, I remember waiting for summertime to come: no school, hanging out with friends, and not a care in the world. We would lay by the pool with our boombox blaring, baby oil on our skin, and Sun In or lemon juice in our hair. Man, I reall... Read full article

7 Things to Remember When Your Child Throws a Tantrum

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When your child throws a tantrum, it is easy to get frustrated, overwhelmed, angry, and embarrassed, especially if the tantrum occurs in public. Unfortunately, the occasional tantrum cannot be avoided. They happen to every parent, but while your chil... Read full article

Are Toddlers Socially Stunted? The Importance of Socialization

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The Internet has made it possible for adults to interact and work throughout the pandemic, but we have a generation of toddlers who have not had a playdate in over a year–if ever. Coaxing a two year old to sit in front of a screen and interact with a... Read full article



Toxic Metals in Baby Food

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Pediatricians have long recommended simple, fresh staples like bananas and peas as healthy options for baby’s first solid foods–the less processing, the better. Those recommendations took on added importance when a new government report revealed neur... Read full article

New Year, New Plans

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A new year brings lots of ideas on things you want to change for the year. I have learned not to set resolutions because they always seem to fail. Instead, set small attainable goals for yourself. For instance, work out three days a week, and by Febr... Read full article

On Top of the World

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You know, when I think about taking a vacation, it usually includes my feet in the sand, listening to the ocean, lots of sunscreen, and watching my kids play in the waves. I am a beach momma and will go any chance I can get. However, my husband recen... Read full article

#BoyMom

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You know when you are younger, you often picture yourself many years down the road, married and with a family. Usually, you imagine a particular order you want your children born in. I, of course, wanted my son first, then a daughter. I never saw a t... Read full article

Dance Mom

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From the moment I knew I was going to have my daughter, I hoped she would love to dance. I wanted to dress her up like a little ballerina and watch her leap and turn across the stage. I danced all through middle and high school and remembered how muc... Read full article

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