New Mom Notes: This time last year

This time last year, I was going to have a baby—but I didn’t know it yet.

New mom notes: Growing Pains

Yesterday, I gently held my infant son’s upper -body still as a nurse administered his first immunizations. I knew it wouldn’t be a picnic. I was right.

New mom notes: Birthday twins

Baby Gallagher shares a birthday with his great-grandfather

Due dates are a little like the expiration dates on milk jugs.

New Mom Notes: The final stretch

The reality of what’s to come finally becomes clear

Last week, my son kicked his father in the face. Through the womb.

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Kidz Expo: 2015 vendor list

The following is an alphabetical listing of the organizations taking part in the Kidz Expo, which will be held Saturday, March 7, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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New Mom Notes: Two blue lines

The countdown begins for the arrival of Baby Gallagher

A common adage advises us that whenever life closes a door, it also opens a window. This past July, a prime example of this came to me in the form of a pregnancy test I took at my workplace.

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Acorn Advice: It takes two to parent

There is this assumption that mothers just instinctively know how to soothe crying babies and can meet their baby’s needs in ways fathers just cannot.

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Pick a winner

It’s officially fall in the Capital District. Pumpkin patches are a riot of orange and apples are ready to be picked. Fall turns this region into an exciting outdoor playground for all ages just waiting to be explored.

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Busy bodies

A new gym in Colonie aims to get kids active

Cold weather and early nightfall are not good enough excuses to keep children from participating in physical activities.

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Mixed Media – All about babies edition


Cool new baby gear for the discerning parent and child.

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Domestic delivery

More local moms are choosing at-home birth, and a growing number of Capital District midwifery practices are there to help

Twenty-eight weeks into her pregnancy, Chrissie Morrison walked out of her OB/GYN’s office feeling frustrated and disappointed.

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Editor's note: Oh, baby, baby it’s a wild world

So much changes so fast.

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Students extend a helping hand

Blue Creek classes collect books, PJs for Parsons Center Head Start kids

Charitable donations tend to skyrocket during the holiday season, but they’re also traditionally followed by a lull when the snow starts to melt. But for programs like the Parsons Child & Family Center’s Early Head Start, assistance is needed year-round.

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Triple Threat: The challenges and rewards of parenting triplets in the Capital District

Sometimes there are no easy answers

My kids ask questions. Lots and lots of questions. While we are having dinner, reading books, cooking and their favorite time: when I am driving.

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A time for TEARS

When Brenna Uline of Stillwater, suffered the loss of her stillborn son in September 2010, not only did she face the obvious heartbreak, but she was forced to make some really tough decisions.