Dear Sassy Housewife: My husband and I are expecting our first child. I'm so excited about it and want to shout out to the world. But he doesn't want to talk about the baby on social media – and he's very against putting pictures up. This makes me sad because most of my family lives out of town. It would be an easy way to connect with them and let them see how baby is doing. I want to post them to Facebook at least, but he won't budge. What should I do?

"I know that we as parents – as our parents before us and their parents before them – often quip with “back in my day” ... but seriously, back in my day, third-grade Shea only cared about playing doll house, listening to my Fisher-Price alarm clock radio and watching "Full House." I was nowhere to the point of thinking about boyfriends, baby names or popularity," wrote local mom Shea Saladee.

The adenoids are patches of tissue that sit at the very back of the nasal passage and top of the throat. Like tonsils, the adenoids do important work for babies and young children. They are one of the first lines of defense when harmful bacteria and viruses are inhaled or swallowed.

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"There was the first time Matt wrote his name (with a rock in the body paint of my car), the first time Joey learned that rocks can break automobile windows and the resultant first realization that we should’ve gone with wood chips instead of rocks when landscaping the yard," wrote local mom Lynn Kirkle. All of these firsts are random, unpredictable moments; fleeting instances that elicit a quick smile or a passing gasp. The stories they leave behind, though, become the classics that are re-told on every holiday. They're the family legends.

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