Having two children myself, I can safely say that no two children are exactly alike. In fact, mine are about as opposite as can be. My daughter loved pacifiers and was addicted to hers until age 3; my son had used a pacifier about 5 times total his first couple of weeks after birth and decided it was just not his cup of tea. My daughter was a very…Continue
Added by Amy Boyington on June 15, 2013 at 9:23am — No Comments
Is your child attached to a certain stuffed animal, lovey, or a blanket? Do they love to carry it around every where they go? Most toddlers go through a phase where they are attached to a a stuffed animal, lovey, or blanket. They want to take their security object with them everywhere that they go. When my son was born he was given several of those new…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on June 7, 2013 at 7:36pm — No Comments
Are you planning on returning to work after your maternity leave is over? If so, you need to begin thinking about where you want your child to go to daycare at while you are at work. In fact, you need to begin your researching your options roughly five or six months ahead of time to ensure that you will have a secure spot for your child. Many providers…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on June 5, 2013 at 4:59pm — No Comments
Yesterday day I wrote a post called “Choosing the Right Type of Formula for Your Baby?” If you read this post, you will find out how overwhelming it can be to pick a formula for your child. Most parents start out with a cow’s milk based formula which is tolerated by most babies. Some…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on May 30, 2013 at 5:14pm — No Comments
Added by Phyllis Collar on May 10, 2013 at 1:41pm — No Comments
I moved from Texas to North Carolina, when my daughter was almost 5 months old. It took us about a month to get settled into our new home. After we got settle it was time to begin determining what the next step was to correct my daughter’s hearing loss. Being new to the area, I found that it was difficult to find providers who specialized in advanced hearing loss, especially, since we were living in a small town. The closest specialists who were able to deal with my daughter’s…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on May 2, 2013 at 5:58pm — No Comments
Once I received news that my daughter failed her repeat newborn hearing screening, we were quickly referred to the local children’s hospital and to an ear, nose, and throat (ENT) doctor for further evaluation. Things moved fairly quickly and my daughter was scheduled to have another type of hearing test to determine how much hearing loss she had so that they could determine what course of action that we needed to take. The next hearing test was more extensive and my daughter had to…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on May 1, 2013 at 4:10pm — No Comments
A few weeks ago, I decided that it was time to let my son pick out a potty seat. We choose to get a potty seat that easily fits on the regular toilet, so that I wouldn’t have to retrain him to use the big potty once he had potty training down. Besides that the daycare he attends also uses a potty seat…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on April 18, 2013 at 5:24pm — No Comments
Does your child’s room need a deep cleaning? Does their room look similar to the one in the photo? If your child’s room looks similar to the photo then it is time to help them get their room organized and give their room a makeover. From time to time it is important for you and your child to purge and get…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on April 8, 2013 at 5:02pm — No Comments
If you don’t like using time out to discipline your toddler or young child, there are other forms of discipline that may work better for you and your family or you can use a combination of…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on April 3, 2013 at 4:27pm — No Comments
Yesterday I didn’t get the opportunity to write a new blog post. My baby normally goes to daycare during the day because it is hard for me to care for him by myself due to my current medical problems. Tuesday late afternoon I got the dreaded call from the daycare that my baby boy was running a fever and…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on March 29, 2013 at 11:21am — No Comments
Infants and toddlers seems as if they are constantly sick for the first years of their life, especially, if they attend daycare. When my son was younger and we put him in daycare, it seemed as if he was sick with something every few weeks. We have to alternate days off and one of us would have to end up…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on March 21, 2013 at 5:48pm — No Comments
Spending time with your children, especially, one on one time is important and makes them feel loved. I have been trying to make sure that I spend time with my toddler because he is growing up way to fast. I have a hard time getting down on the floor to play with him (due to my chronic back pain) so I have to be a bit more creative and find activities that work for me. He loves to “draw”, which is his favorite thing to do these days. So I scooped him up into my lap and grabbed the…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on March 7, 2013 at 11:03pm — No Comments
www.HappyMothersDayIsEveryday.com is a youtube video that can be given to any mom. The message says, "I love you mommy" from any child.
People would not exist if it were not for Mother. Even I did not understand why my Mother made such a fuss over me when I was child, but now that I have children of my own, I certainly understand what my Mother went through with me.
This is a wonderful fun calypso reggae style song and once…Continue
Added by Tania Mara on February 22, 2013 at 6:25pm — No Comments
I had a life changing moment recently. I've written a book been featured on major news outlets like the Business Insider, Wall Street Journal and more. I've been very blessed. I coach an amazing group of women who want to make money with their blog and they are writing books and doing great.
But in spite of all those accomplishments nothing filled my heart as much as the though of helping this young boy. I was a volunteer recently at an event and this was my experience.
Added by Lisa Cash Hanson on February 12, 2013 at 4:20am — No Comments
This week when my daughter fell down the stairs, I had to take her to the doctor... and that was a bit uncomfortable.
Everyone is so sensitive to child abuse, or maybe I'm just nervous in general? Who knows!
Thanks for reading, Megan
Added by Megan Lynch on February 4, 2013 at 5:08pm — No Comments
Serene Sunday - there is serenity in realizing that you are supposed to be a parent, not a friend.
Added by Janeane Davis on January 6, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments
A mother begins a connection with her baby, while he or she is in the womb. Any mother who has had a child can explain, that carrying a child is an amazing feeling. Those first few kicks, jabs, punches, to getting hiccups several times a day, and those nights where you can’t get comfortable. Once you have the baby, the real job as a parent begins. This tiny human being is dependent on mom and dad to fulfill all of their needs.
Learn how to create a well…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on January 4, 2013 at 4:38pm — No Comments
Sunday arrives. I still haven’t decided if I’m going to tell my family or not. I just don’t know what to say or how to say it. Well, let me be honest, my younger sister and my younger brother already know. So basically who’s left to tell are my older sister and older brother and my parents. My older brother won’t be there today, and my older sister is easy going and will probably be excited. She loves babies. My parents are my concern. I have no idea what reaction to expect from them. And…Continue
Child birth classes are designed to provide expectant mothers with information so that moms are prepared for labor and delivery. Every woman will have a different labor and delivery experience, but the techniques used to help minimize pain and prepare a mother for labor are similar.
I remember when I was a first time mom, I didn’t feel that I really needed to attend a child birth class, I had it in my mind that I was going to have a natural birth and knew how…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on December 21, 2012 at 10:23pm — No Comments