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.
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Buy Buy Baby's President's Day Sale Actually Has Deals On The * Biggest * Brands

There's nothing America loves more than celebrating holidays with shopping. You can always expect a great sale on most any holiday, and President's Day is no exception. And, the fact that President's Day includes a long weekend means that these sales…
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These 3 Signs Of The Flu Can Also Be Early Pregnancy Symptoms

With this year's record-breaking flu season in full swing, it's understandable that most everyone is hyper-aware of flu symptoms and what the flu could look like in both children and adults. Since flu symptoms can be so common to cold symptoms, it ca…
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Breastfeeding Can Do A Number On Your Sex Drive, But Here's When It Should Come Back

Breastfeeding may be natural, but it can often be one of the most difficult parts of new motherhood. Building and managing a nursing relationship that works for both mother and baby is overwhelming and can take time. In many instances, moms also have…
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16 Tweets That Totally Nail What Valentine's Day Is Like As A Parent

As they say, a baby changes everything, and that certainly applies to holidays. Kids breathe new life into almost any holiday, but their impact on Valentine's Day is totally different. It's safe to say that being a parent adds a chaos to your life th…
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Valentine's Day 2018 Chocolate Sales So You Can Get Something Sweet For Your Boo

It's no secret that chocolate sales skyrocket this time of year — Valentine's Day is known to be the day to gift your sweetheart with sweets, and chocolate tops the list. If you or your loved ones have a sweet tooth, it's worth looking into Valentine…
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Newborn Diapers Don't Last Forever — Here's How Many Your Changing Table Will Need

When you're expecting a baby, it's common to want to prepare yourself as much as possible. This typically includes getting a nursery ready, reading some parenting or birthing books, pre-making meals for the postpartum period, and stocking the house w…
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People Are Using This Chinese Test To Predict Their Baby's Sex, But Does It Work?

When you are pregnant, or trying to get pregnant, it's hard to not think about the baby you're having. What will they be like, what will they look like, and of course, the question you're most asked — is it a boy or a girl? There are plenty of old wi…
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The Flu Can Live For Several Days In Your House, So Here's How To Get Rid Of It

This flu season has been serious and seemingly endless. Families who have had the flu go through all the members of their household are even seeing the other strand come through weeks later. If you're not completely homebound and isolated, it seems i…
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Here's When You Should Officially Stop Spoon-Feeding Your Baby

You've been waiting to hit the solid foods milestone so you can finally feed your sweet babe teeny spoonfuls of something delicious, but the recommendations vary on when and how to start feeding your baby real food, and they pretty much vary on when …
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Here's How Using A Bottle After 1 Actually Affects Your Kid Later In Life

When it comes to babies, we know that every child is different. No one method works for all kids, parents, or families, so it's hard for us to decide what to do. If your little one is nearing her first birthday, you might be considering weaning optio…
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4 Signs Your Toddler Has The Flu, Even If They Don't Have A Fever

If you're concerned about your little one catching the flu this season, you're definitely not alone. This year's flu is reportedly the worst and most widespread in a long time, and young children are among the most susceptible to catching it. Since c…
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If You're Feeling Exhausted During Ovulation, Here's What's Really Happening

If you're someone who tracks your cycle and is aware of differences in your emotional and physical needs throughout the month, you might have noticed some particular changes. Maybe your weight or skin or mood fluctuates, or maybe you're more energeti…
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Apparently Your Vagina Can Hurt During Pregnancy Before You Even Give Birth — Great

Pregnancy typically brings about a slew of aches and pains, sometimes in parts of the body you didn't expect to be affected. Many women have pain in their mouths or swollen gums, stinging pain in their legs, and swollen or tender hands. Often, parts …
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OMG, Abercrombie Now Has A Gender Neutral Kids' Line & It's So Good

Parenting sometimes brings about difficulties in ways you may not expect. Besides all of the sleepless nights, food struggles, tantrums, and potty training, the trickiest parts of parenting often involve the personalities of your kids. Managing your …
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Apparently Your Breast Milk Can Look "Stringy" Sometimes & Here's Why

Breastfeeding is one of the hardest things many women go through — sometimes even harder than pregnancy or childbirth. It takes time to build a solid nursing relationship, and even then, there are so many wildcards that could influence your journey. …
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Here's How To Keep A Toddler Awake Until Bedtime, Because Missed Naps Are The Worst

It's happened to all of us. You're counting down until your kid's bedtime, but just a couple of hours before that wonderful hour, you find them dozing off on the couch or floor or in their car seat. The panic is real, isn't it? You know that if they …
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Here's What Happens If You're Induced & Labor Still Doesn't Make Its Way

Being pregnant often comes with a head full of worries, primarily surrounding labor and delivery. There are many options when it comes to birthing and many women spend a lot of time deciding between hospitals, birthing centers, and home births. There…
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Real Moms Share How Pregnancy Made Them Feel Totally Touched Out

Pregnancy is an exciting time, but it also brings a slew of changes, many of which are entirely unexpected or not often discussed. You might develop aversions to your favorite foods, constant nasal congestion, or even sensitive gums. If that's not en…
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Here's What's Actually Happening If The Epidural Only Works On One Side Of Your Body

There's one thing on the forefront of most pregnant women's minds — labor and delivery. As if growing and carrying a child (or multiple children) isn't the absolute hardest work, the culmination of that experience involves actually having to give bir…
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Thrush Is Common, But Here's What Science Knows About How Babies Actually Get It

Parenting is one of those things where you learn a lot on the job because there's no instruction manual that comes with babies (unfortunately), and through the course of parenting, you're often faced with a ton of confusion. Infant feeding, breastfee…
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