Sarah Cottrell

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Latest from Sarah Cottrell
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Why Some Parents Are Embracing a 'Sleep Divorce'
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A Year-by-Year Guide to Different Generations and Their Personalities
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How Abortion Restrictions Impact People Who Miscarry
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How to Protect Your Family from Ticks in the Backyard
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A New Diagnostic Tool Will Help Children Previously Labeled Failure to Thrive Access Treatment Options
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Can Too Much Melatonin Be Dangerous for Children? This Study Says Yes
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This Organization Is Extending Services for Those Who Need Transport to Abortion and Gender-Affirming Care
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Stop Telling People To 'Just Breastfeed' When They Can't Find Formula
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TSA, Air Travel, and Your Rights When It Comes to Breast Milk
Mom scolds her brother, who is passionate about computer games and not listening
Study Finds Teens' Brains Block Sound of Mother's Voice—Yeah, Moms Know
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Redditor Wants To Know When To Intervene When Their Kid Experiences Conflict—Here's What We Learned
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Yes, Your Kid Can Be Addicted to Social Media—Here's How to Help
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Ashley Graham Praising Her Postpartum Body Is the Energy We All Need
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BeReal Is a New 'Unfiltered' Social Media App—Is It Safe for Kids?
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Is It Safe To Take a Bath While Pregnant?
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THC Edibles That Look Like Candy: What Parents Need To Know
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A New Law in Washington State Would Allow Foster Children To Stay With Relatives
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TikTok 'Blackout Challenge' Is Good Reminder to Talk to Your Kids About Social Media Dangers
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The National Suicide Prevention Hotline Is About To Get New Number—Parents Please Take Note
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Here's What Parents Should Know About Fake Vaping Accounts on TikTok
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How to Talk to Kids About Nuclear Weapons
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Study Reveals a New, Less Invasive Way to Diagnose Endometriosis
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Study Shows Use of Diabetes Medication Before Conception Impacts Sperm Quality and Risk of Birth Defects
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Man Reunites With His Long-Lost Sister—A Year Later She Delivered Twins as His Surrogate