A couple years ago, I was a first time mom scouring the internet for hospital bag essentials. I had no idea what to pack. Every list was very generic and similar- bring comfy clothes for after delivery, chap stick, your chargers, a camera, your favorite pillow, etc. All of this seemed obvious to me. I couldn’t find a list of things people really wished they had, or things people brought and never used. …Continue
Added by Claire Dovantzis on January 4, 2016 at 9:30pm — No Comments
I wanted to say, first and foremost, thank you for taking care of my son's medical needs for his entire life. I did not attend medical school, and I'm really queasy when it comes to giving shots--*insert any and all ironic jokes here about the tattoo artist who hates needles*--so I'm…
Added by McKenzie Austin on December 19, 2015 at 5:01pm — No Comments
Hello moms I just wanted to share with everybody to check out my blog at blissfuldiscountsblog.com to find out what the best educational toys are for your baby.…Continue
Added by Marianne Bliss on December 3, 2015 at 1:06pm — No Comments
Communication. At 28 years old, it's a skill I still haven't even fully developed yet. To expect a baby or toddler to master a skill that most adults haven't completely grasped yet is a recipe for disappointment. In my experience, most tantrums are caused by a toddler feeling like their wants and needs are going unheard. Since the vocabulary of wee ones is still limited, teaching our toddler sign language has saved us (at least several) arm flailing, back arching, high-pitched screeching…Continue
Added by McKenzie Austin on November 25, 2015 at 10:23pm — No Comments
Originally posted at Just Playing House.
Newborn milestones are exciting! Seeing the new baby grow, learn new things, and experience the world. However, for this mama, they are also sad. Sienna is our 3rd baby. She will also be our last. So with every new milestone, I am reminded that it is also the last.
Today I began the sad process of cleaning out our newborn clothes. Sienna is now 4-months old. Only recently did she…Continue
Added by Emily Graham on November 16, 2015 at 7:00pm — No Comments
When my first child was just a baby three years ago I was at a loss at how to start giving baby foods. What do you start with? Jars or homemade? How often and how much should I give? This topic is not something that is thoroughly discussed often in doctor’s offices and I found it difficult to find answers when looking online. My doctor just suggested that I could start rice cereals at around four months and start introducing other puree’s slowly from there. So that is exactly what I did. At…Continue
Added by Tori Hamilton on November 16, 2015 at 12:33am — No Comments
Lions, Danny Zuko, Donkeys, Pumpkins, Oh My?? Yes... that's what our Halloween holiday consisted of; a little bit of this and a WHOLE lot of that! I have always loved Halloween as a little girl. Trick or treating of course, was the commonly anticipated activity, second to dressing myself into a very…Continue
Added by Michelle Glaz on November 10, 2015 at 10:03pm — No Comments
Originally posted at Just Playing House.
It's 3 AM (or any other time in the middle of the night). The baby starts crying. She is awake for a bottle. I lay there for just a second to let my body get used to the idea that I'm about to wake up and climb out of a comfy bed. Ugh!
The baby is still in our room so I don't have to go far. She cries a little bit as I change her diaper and get her bottle ready. I usually sit on our bed…Continue
My son is in his room, talking away. He is talking about exploring a cave and there is treasure in the cave and he will need to gather some weapons to fight off any monsters or dragons that are guarding the treasure. But not the pet dragon that he has - that one he will not need to fight off, because it is a guard dragon similar to the pet tigers that guard his secret lair...It is quite an elaborate setup for a game. But, the truth…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on November 4, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments
Added by Vickie Ceccato on October 16, 2015 at 11:00pm — No Comments
iI just opened up a new toyu store. Everyone is elgible to stop and take a look. I sell baby, toddlers and kids toys for all ages. I was in education for thirty years working with Special Education Kids. I really enjoyed eqach day there was always something goin on. I raisd three kids who are all grown now. There mother walked out on them when the youngest was one. There all doing well. The oldest, Claire she works as a full time pharmacist at CVS Pharmacy. The middle one Jerry he…Continue
Added by Marianne Bliss on October 6, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments
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In the last 3 months, I have tried tons of different diapers on Oliver. Some were great and others were duds. I definitely made some diaper choices that I regret. I have figured out a system that works well for us and want to share it. I am going to break these diapers down by price, quality, and absorbency to determine the best diapers on the market.
Added by Shelby Simone on October 5, 2015 at 10:12pm — No Comments
This past year has brought a number of new babies to our family and close friends, so every few months, our boys were hearing about another baby being born. Either they were seeing those adorable newborn pictures in my Facebook feed, watching Mommy edit newborn pictures from the two sessions…Continue
Added by Kishona Lape on October 4, 2015 at 7:18pm — No Comments
There is a special moment between newborns and their parents, when the baby first smiles. Lots of people will try to ruin this moment, saying that it is just gas or that smiling is a learned response so the baby didn't mean it, but those people are awful, because as a parent you just know that the smile was because your baby loves you.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on September 30, 2015 at 6:15am — No Comments
My latest post: From 'baby brain' to 'mumnesia'.
Added by Helen C on September 29, 2015 at 4:17pm — No Comments
Marriage before baby or baby before marriage?
For my husband and I we chose to get married before having a baby. Even though we had been together for a really long time, it was important to us to have the contract in place before we brought a new life into this world.…
Added by Lauren Markman on September 23, 2015 at 6:38am — No Comments
The story I want to share with you is not just about happiness, but it is the testimony of the disease, faith, struggle, and healing.…Continue
Added by Rahela Vukusic Drusko on September 13, 2015 at 8:52pm — No Comments
Added by Della Preston on August 25, 2015 at 11:10pm — No Comments
I didn't believe that there was such a thing as a biological clock. And then I reached my late 20s and really, really wanted a baby. Fortunately for me, I already had the perfect guy and we were on the same path to marriage, baby and happily ever afterhood. I have a lot of friends who heard the ticking of their clocks earlier in life and had several children before I had my first. And I have a few friends who wanted to get their careers…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on August 25, 2015 at 6:23am — No Comments