A little over a month ago, I wrote a post on how baby formula was equivalent to brand name formulas such as Similac and Enfamil. When Hunter came into this world, I was torn between what the doctors, nurses, and friends were telling me what I should do, and what was right for me. When it was all said and done, I went down the formula path, and in the end It was the perfect choice. You can read that post… Continue
It's quite fascinating that we're able to say the baby is only 10 weeks away. It's just around the corner! The 30th week was quite a week for us. We had our monthly visit with the baby doctor and got to hear his heartbeat again. We love hearing his little heartbeat! She had everything looked wonderful and we would even get one… Continue
Added by Newly Parents on December 17, 2009 at 10:16pm —
There are several days during the week that have some sort of special meaning to them. Monday is the day we all dread as we are heading back to work. Wednesday we look forward too because that signifies that half the work week is over (don't say "Hump Day", you sound stupid), Friday is great because the weekend is here and Saturday and Sunday are… Continue
Added by Newly Parents on December 9, 2009 at 8:00pm —
When Padma Lakshmi, the celebrity host of the cooking show, Top Chef, declined to reveal the gender of her unborn baby on a talk show, she represented an exception to the rule among pregnant women: most want to know what they’re having and share the news with the rest of the world.
Women under age 30 still have a difficult time believing that pregnant women once had children without knowing the gender of their baby until birth. In the age of 4-D ultrasounds performed in strip malls,… Continue
Making a fun and functional boutique bib can make a great gift for a friend or for your own baby! I love to to mix and match fabrics to come up with something really unique and special. You can use chenille, fleece… Continue
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, you might think it is impossible to stick to a healthy eating plan-right? Wrong! Although high calorie foods and holidays go hand in hand, it is 100% possible to stay on track! Do not let the cornucopia of food options weigh you down; it is time to kick off the holiday season right. Follow these tips to ensure you have a happy AND healthy season!
Top 10 Thanksgiving Survival Tips
1. Eat a well-balanced breakfast and lunch before… Continue
Ok, so while I AM known for having difficult pregnancies, IE: 4 kiddies out of 8 pregnancies, my deliveries just got easier and easier as each one was born. Our 3rd child, Callie, pretty much jumped out of the womb and into the Dr’s arms! 30 minutes of active labor and BAM, she was out!
For some strange reason, I seem to have a major phobia of all things medical. So back in June, when told our daughter was breech and I’d require a… Continue
Many parents view their children’s excess weight as an aesthetic issue. They worry their kids won’t be liked in school, won’t be picked in gym, and won’t be pursued by members of the opposite sex. According to the American Institute of Cancer Research, parents have a lot more than looks to be concerned about. New research shows that about 100,500 new cases of cancer are caused by obesity each year.
Obesity is known to cause many deleterious health effects but this study is one of the… Continue
With all the recent talk of the stroller recall I thought this was a good time to put together the 2nd stroller we bought last weekend. After going back and forth through the stroller aisle in Babies R Us and trying out strollers ranging from $100 to upwards of $300 we decided on… Continue
Added by Newly Parents on November 14, 2009 at 4:02pm —
We had a little bit of fun tonight. While sitting on the couch we noticed that Mommy's shirt was moving up and down. Our growing boy is getting big enough to start having visible kicks at 25 weeks! So I took out my iPhone and recorded a couple of videos. Yay for babies!
ParentingPink.com has teamed with Children’s National Medical Center in Washington DC to bring ill little girls some “pink” this holiday season. We are collecting and distributing pink (we’ll take other colors too!) items such as toys, electronics, books, games, and clothing to girls ages 0-18 who will be spending the holidays in the hospital. It’s our way of helping to spread the “girl-power” and love that all girls – healthy and suffering… Continue
Added by Elizabeth on November 10, 2009 at 3:37pm —
Despite all of us feeling a bit under the weather, we got J all dressed up to go trickin’ and treatin’. The package claimed this was a horse costume, but I beg to differ. That, my friends, is a mini-cow if I’ve ever seen one. (Let me remind you that I live in Montana, so yes, I have actually seen one.) (Click here for a ridiculous amount of cuteness.)
Added by Rachel Rene on November 3, 2009 at 6:15pm —
Personality traits, genetics, and athletic ability combine to influence kids’ attitudes toward participation in sports and other physical activities. Help your kids figure out their fitness personality based on their overall personality to ensure a lifelong love of exercise!
If your child is very social, encourage team sports, dance classes, biking, or skateboarding with a friend. These activities will keep your child active and entertained for hours.
babies after mommy milk should not jump into adult food menu, only mixed. My daughter is 1yr and 8month old and we still are making her not only healthy food, but also we check the history of ingredients. We try to avoid buy frozen meator vegetables for baby, but we seek small fresh markets of farmers. Same pumpkins, same potatoes, but from eco ranches. Off course we start to give her vegetables and meat from usual stores step by step. I am amateur in cooking. I will try to share my… Continue
Added by Raitis on November 2, 2009 at 12:38pm —
At Bella and Gracie's we are so excited about our new family member Elise and would like to share the joy by hosting a giveaway. We are so blessed to have a new baby girl and thought a great way to celebrate would be to give other lucky mothers a chance to win one of our special burp cloths. It only requires to steps:
Last month, a colleague approached me about exploring the role of acupuncture in weight loss. As a traditional Western medicine physician, I was skeptical about its merits. While many of my patients have used herbs and other holistic treatments, I have never been a believer. But, since I am willing to do anything to help my patients, I decided to use myself as a guinea pig to see if acupuncture was something I should be recommending.
First, I did some research. I wanted to know the… Continue
Our worst fears have finally come true. Overweight teens are dying from heart disease. Pediatricians have long feared that the rising number of severely obese children and teens would soon start to suffer from adult complications of obesity, like heart attacks, strokes, and death. And now it is happening.
According to the St. Louis County medical examiner, a 13-year old football player who collapsed during football practice died as a direct result of “hypertensive cardiovascular… Continue
Two years and two months is a funny age. She is an amusing mixture- part baby and part little girl. She has just discovered what feeling “pretty” means. I thing that down deep every girl wants to feel pretty one time or another. We’ve just noticed that when she hears daddy coming home, she will run to put something fancy in her hair or put on a nice, clean outfit. She always meets daddy at the door with such enthusiasm. He scoops her up and tells… Continue