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Cost Of Raising A Kid, Parenting Podcasts, Importance Of Grandma

The Run-up: Week 18

Your kids eyes (which are yours, BTW) are developed enough to detect light, though they’ll stay behind closed lids for now. What’s also cool is that all the facial features are pretty much where they’re supposed to be, which is awesome because you weren’t planning on raising a Picasso.

Your Partner: She may need to take a quick nap or two during the day. Support this behavior by taking one with her.

Here’s everything that you should know for this week. (You can also look back to Week 17 or skip ahead to Week 19)

The Cost Of Raising A Kid To 17 May Not Shock You, But It Will Terrify You

Can you afford to have a baby? Learn the real cost, from birth to college age, by region and income level, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s most recent data. College not included!
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The 7 Parenting Podcasts You Should Be Listening To

Parenting podcasts covering sex, education, play, gender and more, from WNYC, Slate, Adam Carolla, NPR, and more. Start listening now to see what you’re in for.
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The Evolutionary Importance Of Your Kid’s Grandma (Also Your Mother-In-Law)

You might have thought grandmas were just good for destroying all of your disciplinary tactics. Turns out you may owe them for your longevity.
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