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Charissa West

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Charissa West is a high school classroom teacher turned stay-at-home, work-at-home mom. When she’s not chasing around her three young sons, she works as an online teacher and freelance writer. She shares her honest, sarcastic, hilarious thoughts on parenting on her blog, The Wild, Wild West, with the goal of helping moms laugh at anything motherhood may throw at them.
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Do Hemorrhoids Go Away? A Painful Postpartum Reality

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If you’ve never experienced the painful burn of a hemorrhoid, count yourself extremely lucky! Many women manage to go their entire lives without one...
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Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy: What Is It And Do You Need It?

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If you’re starting to look into pelvic floor physical therapy, chances are you’ve had a baby. Possibly more than one. After all, one of...
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Diastasis Recti – What Is It And Can You Treat It?

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If you’re anything like me, you never heard of diastasis recti until you had it (or suspected you had it). I had strong, taut...
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Body Changes After Pregnancy – What to Expect and How to Deal

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It’s a given that your body undergoes a ton of changes during pregnancy. What surprises a lot of postpartum women is how the body...
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Is My Child Getting Enough Sleep? Sleep Calculators Can Help

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There are few things parents obsess over like sleep. It’s a topic that leads to countless questions and self-doubt: Is my child getting enough sleep? Am...
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Sleep Regression Ages – When Does It Happen?

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Nearly every parent understands the sleep challenges of early childhood. Ask a great-grandmother in her eighties, and she can likely still recall some of...
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4-Month Sleep Regression — Tips for Getting Through It

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If you’ve ever experienced the 4-month sleep regression, you know it can be a real beast! You finally escape the sleepless newborn hellscape and...
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4 Of The Best Bedtime Stories For Kids

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Reading bedtime stories to your kids is a parental rite of passage. I’m in my mid-thirties and I still remember my parents reading to...
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Getting Your Child To Go To Sleep And Stay Asleep

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Getting your child to go to sleep and stay asleep is one of the biggest challenges of early parenthood. A far as major undertakings...
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Ultrasounds During Pregnancy – Your Guide To What, When, And How Many

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Ultrasounds are an amazing part of pregnancy. It’s incredible to see your unborn baby moving around on the screen. But ultrasounds during pregnancy can...