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May 2013 • #51
A Note from the Medical Editor

So often, moms try to be everything to everybody and forget to take time out for themselves.

Moms, this Mother’s Day pull out your ever growing list of ‘to do’s’ and put yourself on the top! Taking care of yourself is one of the greatest gifts you can give your child. Happy Mother’s Day to all our favorite Moms!

~Jennifer Shu, MD, FAAP
Medical Editor,

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Benefits of Breastfeeding for Mom
Did you know moms who breastfeed recover from childbirth quicker and easier? There are quite a few practical advantages to breastfeeding, as well. Go >
Recipe: Baked Vegetable Frittata
Planning a Mother’s Day brunch? Here’s a great dish to try this year…plus it is packed with protein to give you a boost of energy for your special day! Go >
Working Mothers
Managing both an outside job and parenthood is an ongoing challenge. Here’s some great advice to help you maintain balance and avoid guilt. Go >
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If you can’t fall asleep within 20 minutes, get out of bed, leave the bedroom, and try one of these strategies – snack, warm bath, soothing music, inspiring book, making a list or jotting in a diary.
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Mother's Day Sweepstakes
Already in progress, our Mother's Day Sweepstakes offers registered users a chance to win a free HealthyChildren parent library containing an assortment of award-winning books published by the AAP—now through May 12, 2013. Five winners will be drawn each day during the event.
Winners may select from 3 libraries, each geared toward parents of children within a specific age range: a Baby/Toddler Parent Library, a School-Age Child Parent Library, and a Teenager Parent Library. Each library features 5 titles, ranging from favorites such as Caring for Your Baby and Young Child: Birth to Age 5 and  Nutrition: What Every Parent Needs to Know, to My Child Is Sick! and Building Resilience in Children and Teens.
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