Are you need some great gift ideas for your baby this Christmas? As you know babies don’t need very many toys, especially during the first four months. Once your baby turns 4 months old, he or she will need to begin spending time on their tummy to help develop their motor skills and strengthen their core muscles. Even if your child isn’t quite ready to play with the toys, babies are always interested in looking around and exploring objects around them. Playtime is also a great way…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on November 21, 2013 at 8:01pm — No Comments
Any parent who has survived potty training/toilet learning/whatever you want to call it deserves a medal, or at the very least, deserves to have that accomplishment listed on their resume. Parents who have survived potty training have acquired a bevy of skills which includes patience, high-stakes negotiation and grace under pressure. I believe that parents who have…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on November 21, 2013 at 7:04am — No Comments
I was by a peaceful lagoon somewhere, having a glass of something multicolored and delicious with an umbrella in it. There was soft music playing and someone was approaching me to ask if I was ready for my massage, which I could have by the lagoon in a private cabana if I so desired.
Then I woke up to…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on November 20, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments
I was bummed with the thought of having to return to work after I had my baby. Due to the circumstances, I was unable to stay at home with my baby after my maternity leave was over. I remember counting down the days until I returned and I felt a deepening sadness overwhelm me. Once, I returned to work…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on November 17, 2013 at 5:40pm — No Comments
It is difficult to determine how much milk your baby is drinking while on the breast. This causes some moms to become concerned and then they get worried that their baby isn’t getting enough to eat. If your baby is gaining weight and seems satisfied after a feeding session then you…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on November 12, 2013 at 7:44am — No Comments
We love baby pajamas around here – the full footie, long sleeve kind made out of the softest cotton. They are a necessity for my son, Grayson because of my sleep habits. I can’t sleep without the air conditioning on 72 degrees and poor Grayson has the coldest room in the house despite us closing the air duct into his room. To make up for it, he gets…Continue
Added by Marni Mutrux on November 8, 2013 at 1:20pm — No Comments
I'll be upfront about this - I am not qualified to write about circumcision. And it's because I am a woman. But I want to talk about it anyway.
The Center for Disease Control reports that the choice to circumcise boys is on the decline in the U.S. The…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on November 6, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments
Whether your adopted child is your first or your fourth, savor these precious first moments. Now, to bond with your adopted child and make him feel he has always been a part of your family.
Added by Laurie Colton on November 6, 2013 at 8:22am — No Comments
Halloween can sometimes be a scary holiday for smaller or younger children, with all the ghouls, monsters and witches. If you still want your children to be involved in this holiday, but don’t want them to be frightened, there are a few activities you can do with them.Continue
Added by Laurie Colton on October 29, 2013 at 2:51am — No Comments
Hopefully by now you've seen this really great gif that shows the most popular baby girl's names since 1960 (in the U.S.). If not, please take a look at it here; it's a fascinating view of how name popularity spans the country.…
Added by Lauren Markman on October 22, 2013 at 6:42am — No Comments
Traveling with kids is a bit like opening up Forrest Gump’s box of chocolates – you never know what you’re gonna get. After all, even the best kids can be moody and unpredictable, whiney and unruly. So the best thing that you can do is pack plenty of patience, be (at least mentally) prepared for anything and have a few tricks up your sleeves.
Although the patience and mental strength necessary for traveling with kids is something that only you can muster, the tricks and techniques…Continue
Added by Vanessa Chestang Reed on September 25, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments
As a parent, one of the biggest challenges is being prepared. Being prepared for baby to learn how to walk & crawl, being prepared for their first day of school, and being prepared when vacations or circumstances take you and your little ones away from their familiar home. Here are some great advantages to consider when it comes to baby equipment rentals and tips on how these services can help you be prepared and keep baby comfortable…even far away from home.
Added by Vanessa Chestang Reed on September 24, 2013 at 9:11pm — No Comments
I was thrilled to be included in the Super Baby Food, 3rd edition Blog Tour! If you know me, you know that I love amazing resources to #1 make my life easier and #2 are healthy for my family. This book does BOTH! Written by Ruth Yaron, a nationally recognized author and media veteran. She is known…Continue
Added by Stephanie Person on September 19, 2013 at 9:59pm — No Comments
One of the hardest things for me about parenthood is the constant change. I like a slow, easy schedule that is both flexible and predictable. My mornings need to be quiet. I need to get all my work done before 3. I need to get dressed early or it will never happen. All of these things are not what parenthood is about, and I constantly struggle with getting my head back in the game.
Things are not working for our family right now. Ben is getting older, and Baby Sister is getting older,…Continue
Added by Mary Thomas on September 17, 2013 at 2:03am — No Comments
Co-sleeping is a fairly common practice and many parents sleep in the same bed or room with their young baby or toddler. This is a very controversial topic in the United States and most people think co-sleeping is completely dangerous and that it should be avoided. However, as a mom I know how hard it is to be able to get a good night sleep especially…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on September 11, 2013 at 7:40am — No Comments
A recent study by the Center for Environmental Health (CEH) revealed a cancer-causing chemical in 98 shampoos, soaps and other personal care products sold by major national retailers such as Palmolive, Biosilk, Organix, Paul Mitchell and many others.
Added by Katka Konecna-Rivera on September 10, 2013 at 1:03pm — No Comments
I'm also in the process of trying to lose weight to get my Tubal Reversal so me and my new husband can have a baby. It's been 11 years since I've held a baby in my…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on September 2, 2013 at 2:07pm — No Comments
I can’t believe that school will be starting soon and in some areas classes have already started. It is crazy to think about who fast this summer has gone by. Last weekend I decided to take advantage of tax free weekend and I bought my children most of the items that they will need on the first day of school. I also bought extra basic…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on August 15, 2013 at 8:05pm — No Comments
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