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Here's to a year of special families

While I'm grateful for such an awesome opportunity to get to share a little bit of my life every week, as the year draws to a close, I'd like the spotlight to shine on some of the other incredible families we've met this year. My biggest privilege here at the Daily is getting to know some of them.


That's life

jessica.jpg "That's Life" is a column by Daily features editor Jessica Wiant. She will be writing a column each Monday and will be blogging - when she has time - about being a new mom, a working mom, a wife, a sister, getting dinner on the table and other aspects of family life.

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Holiday ads try to sell baloney

A History Channel special the other day reported that Santa has pitched everything from department stores to cigarettes since he first started showing up in advertisements however many years ago. There are countless other gimmicks out there as well, like the big red bow atop a luxury vehicle or carolers heralding the latest sale or gadget.

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Holiday magic returns

This time last year, my son was still a mere newborn.The most he could appreciate the holidays was to gaze for a few minutes at the colorful lights of a Christmas tree in between naps, feedings and diaper changes.So, last...

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Babies bring on 'mama brain'

Each day my 13-month-old son confounds me with new skills I never even thought to teach him.He spins in circles to make himself dizzy, or picks up the hand motions to "Itsy, Bitsy Spider," at day care. He learns to...

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Gadgets from your childhood date you

Undoubtedly, all the Santas out there are well on their way toward sorting through holiday wish lists by now.The more organized ones might even have wrapped up shopping over the weekend. As for me, about as far as I've gotten...

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A new 'Kid' is in town

Winchester stay-at-home mom Ashley Woods says there's only so much you can do to entertain a 2-year-old and a 3-year-old within the confines of home.

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Wasting time to save a dollar

Keys, check. Store list, check. Purse, check. Baby, check. Now where did I put those two baby wipes coupons I clipped out of the paper?

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Babies have their own fads, lingo

For those of you would-be mothers, or maybe just those who haven't been around babies in several years, here are a few of the key words and phrases you may be missing out on.

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Moms unable to afford diapers

According to a study done by Huggies this year, one in three American mothers struggles to provide diapers for their babies. This, the diaper brand concluded, can lead to babies being kept in wet, dirty diapers or even being made to wear used disposable diapers a second time.

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Learning curve in first year is huge

As I have often shared, my son's first birthday is coming up on Sunday.There will never be another phase of my life that's quite the same. During that first pregnancy, I read all the books, and read even more online....

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Buying for first baby is difficult

By about this time last year, I had mostly gotten through what was, for me, one of the most difficult parts of being pregnant for the first time: shopping.













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