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To highlight World Breastfeeding Week August 1 - 8, Attachment Parenting International celebrates the model of attachment by sharing the link between breastfeeding and their Eight Principles of Parenting through the eyes of one new mother.

How do you tell well-wishing people that the babies in your belly aren't really yours? Or do you share that part of the news at all? In this week's blog, three time surrogate Stacey Ashe explains what she did and didn't share, and how she was able to have a little fun with people in the midst of it all.

There's still more summer, but that doesn't mean you can't get prepared for the upcoming back-to-school season. The Deal Diva has a jump start on the savings with the hottest bargains at local stores.

We're heading toward a busy time of year, when moms everywhere begin to feel overwhelmed by kids, husbands, school, work, forms, papers, volunteering - everything! Life coach Mike Duralia takes on the challenge of creating balance in our lives with an explanation that will change the way you look at all you do as a mom.

Whether you have a large bank account or a small sum in your purse, your money should be handled with the future in mind. To get you on track for financial responsibility, Certified Financial Planner Cheryl Sherrard shares her top four guiding principles when it comes to money.

Much like choosing a name for your child, picking the right name for your business will distinguish it from others and convey the image you're seeking. Jennie Wong set out to find the best way to approach naming your other baby - your new business!

As summer rolls along and schedules go out the window, you don't have to abandon your fitness goals. Blogger Cathy Bortz shares her favorite workout for travel and days when getting to a class at the gym is impossible. Her three-two-one routine is flexible, fun, and fast, and doesn't require any special equipment.

Is it possible to carry a baby in your body and not become emotionally attached? Surrogate Stacey Ashe says the answer is not as simple as the question. Drawing on her three surrogacy experiences as well as her two personal pregnancies, Ashe explains how family relationships impacted her journey as a surrogate.

Whether you're exploring your own city or traveling to a new place this summer, travel blogger Sara Kendall has tips to make the most of traveling with your kids while getting in all the best sites. Happy travels!

Local author, educator, and social leadership strategist, Michelle Icard disagrees with columnist John Rosemond's parenting approach and suggests that we close the door on the no-door policy' that Rosemond advocates. Taking on his recent advice about teenage attitudes, Icard explains why understanding and respect is a better strategy.

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