Ojus Patel

Ojus Patel is currently based in Chicago, where, when not chasing her two little boys, she writes. She lives on tacos, oceans and daydreams. IG @ojuspatel.

15 High School Graduation Quotes To Inspire Your Own Graduate

It may be hard to believe, but commencement season is officially underway. All over the country, graduates are getting ready to don their caps and gowns, celebrate their achievements, and embark on their next adventures. If you have a graduate to…
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The Reading At The Royal Wedding Honored Princess Diana In The Sweetest Way

After tons of speculating and anticipating, the big day is finally here — Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are getting married today. Royal affairs have a way of bringing the public together and letting us forget the stress of our own daily lives by…
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Here's Why You Don't See A Line-Up Of Bridesmaids At Royal Weddings

It's true — the royal wedding is officially here. And, really, we're loving it. Not only are Prince Harry and Meghan Markle a super charming couple, but with their sense of style, this royal wedding will not disappoint fashion-wise. Sometimes it's…
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So Apparently It Kind Of *Is* Possible That You'll Never Go Into Labor, & UGH

OK, we've all been there. You're at the end of your pregnancy and you're supremely uncomfortable. You can't sleep, can't eat more than two bites at a time, and require assistance standing and sitting and walking. It feels like this baby is never…
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Yes, You *Do* Need To Reapply Sunscreen To Your Baby, & Here's How Often

For a while there, we thought warmer days may not be coming, but spring is finally here. And with that lovely, warm sunshine comes a whole other world of parenting — how to protect your baby's sweet, sensitive skin from the sun. Like most other…
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30 Baby Names That Start With "T" & Are Actually Unique

Deciding on a name for your little one is definitely no easy feat. It has to be just perfect, right? Fortunately, choosing baby names is one of the most exciting and fun to-dos on your list as you get ready to welcome your little one. In fact,…
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Royal Wedding Dresses Traditionally Have Sleeves, & It's Not Hard To See Why

It's official — royal wedding fever has taken over, once again. We all love keeping up with the charming royal family, but as Prince Harry suits up to get married, all eyes will be on his bride. Those of us who love fashion, and royal fashion to…
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How To Celebrate Cinco De Mayo Without Being Culturally Insensitive

It's that time of year again. Cinco de Mayo is upon us, and that marks how many years that we've enjoyed an extra plate of tacos and toasted our margaritas to, what exactly? Mexican culture? A battle of some sort? Wait, isn't it just another…
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This Is How Cinco De Mayo Is *Actually* Celebrated In Mexico

Cinco de Mayo has become a pretty major celebration in the United States. Many of us look forward to the day as another reason to enjoy some Mexican food and drinks, but don't actually know the reason behind celebrating Cinco de Mayo. Historically,…
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10 Mother's Day Gifts From Toddlers That Don't Involve Macaroni Noodles & Glue

There's no question that toddlers love their mothers, but, let's face it, when it comes to gift-giving, they tend to not be the best. Of course, mothers are going to love the handprint cards and dandelions picked by the sweetest, chubby fingers,…
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Simple Toys Are Proven To Be Better For Your Kids & It Makes So Much Sense

For parents, decision fatigue is a real thing. From sun-up (or earlier, if you have my kids) to sun-down, you're constantly making decisions for the little people in your life with the intentions of doing what's best. The choices in everything — the…
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Here's How To Know If Your Child Is Ready To Read Chapter Books

Unless you're well-versed in Early Childhood Education, it can be hard as a parent to really know what your child is "supposed" to be doing at what age — like, reading. Of course every child is different, and though we shouldn't compare their growth…
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Here's Why Your Baby Always Seems To Throw Up Their Formula

Let's face it — babies are completely confusing. Consistency is not one of their strong points, and as a result, we're left guessing most of the time. And of course, everything related to breast and bottle feeding is typically the most distressing.…
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If You Have Royal Pram Envy, Here's Where You Can Find Similar Styles

Princess Kate and Prince William welcomed their latest addition yesterday — a sweet baby boy. With the birth of the newest royal baby comes the inevitable onset of royal baby fever. I mean, it's hard to not get sucked in. Those kids are awfully cute…
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8 Green Habits You Should Do Every Day, Not Just Earth Day

Earth Day is obviously a great day to focus on the planet and how we do our part to take care of it, but obviously, it's not the only day we should do so. There's plenty we can do day to day that can create positive impact, and not only will these…
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Day Care *Can* Affect Your Baby's Sleep Habits, But It's Not Always Negative

Infant sleep is probably among the most consuming parts of early parenthood. After all, if your baby is not sleeping, neither are you. As soon as you have things figured out, something changes. Whether it's a cold, a developmental leap, cutting…
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8 Earth Day Activities For Preschoolers They'll Totally Love

Earth Day is just around the corner, and you might be thinking that your kiddo is too young to really understand the concept of Earth Day and all it encompasses. The truth is, kids probably understand the earth better than we do, and our job as…
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Here's How To Know If Your Child Is Ready For A Pet Cat

We've all been there — your little one is begging and begging for a pet, but you just don't know if it's the right time. After all, it's pretty much guaranteed that you'll be doing all of the work, and what about safety and health concerns with…
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Here's How Weaning Your Baby Can Really Do A Number On Your Own Body

When you have a baby and decide to nurse, it's a learning process to get into a routine that works both you and baby. You don't really have much control over what's happening — you just have to take the situation as it comes and go from there. When…
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Here's How Being Stressed During Pregnancy Affects Your Risk Of Preeclampsia

Pregnancy can often be a stress-filled period of time, even if you don't want it to be. After all, there's so much to consider and worry about — what to buy, what to eat, what to read, how to prepare, and oh yeah, how to best raise that baby that…
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