Waking up in a hotel room this morning, an out of routine place, Samuel started early. His constant sounds demanding cereal won’t let us rest. Ralph distracted him with a couple of stroller rides but we finally pulled out the goods, much to Samuel’s delight. Our routine time for cereal snacks is between 3 – 5pm. Not today, 10am.…Continue
Added by Evelyn on July 7, 2015 at 4:14pm — No Comments
Have them cook with you :-)
If you make it fun to participate in making the meals, they will look at the food differently... AND as a bonus, they might LIKE cooking and keep on helping :-) I have an 11 year old and he LOVES to cook.…Continue
How do I juggle being a good mother and running Filihood?
I can tell you this... I definitely do not always succeed! It is obvious that when you regularly have to "downgrade"…
Added by Dorte Damgaard Sejthen on June 23, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments
My husband is a wonderful man. (And that is not just because he reads this blog.) He is a supportive spouse, an intelligent person and a fantastic father. In our hurried life, we pass messages via text, talk while he is standing in the kitchen and cozy up on the couch together. I hope that he feels the same level of support from me that I feel from…Continue
Soon after Samuel was born, I remember seeing a friend’s baby at the mall. I leaned over to get a closer look at the little girl. She was sleeping soundly in the stroller.
I marveled not at the color of her hair or her cute outfit but at how long her arms and legs were and how her breathing was calm and in perfect rhythm. I was comparing her to Samuel whose chest could be clearly seen rising and falling and occasionally out of sync. This was one of the first signs my journey would be…Continue
Added by Evelyn on April 23, 2015 at 11:49pm — No Comments
My son likes to tap on my fitbit. He likes to see how many dots I have and (after I explained what the dots are measuring) he encourages me to move around more to get all my dots for the day.
Most parents admit that they are uncomfortable talking with their children about…
I was in the store with my son, when a woman remarked at how well behaved he was being. I smiled (because I was filled with mommy happiness at the compliment) and agreed - he is a really great little guy. Then, the conversation took a turn for the worse.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on April 15, 2015 at 6:47am — No Comments
I know people have been worried but we needed a day to ourselves today. Please be patient as we adjust to what is going on.
Jude has good hours and bad hours. Fortunately last night he had a very good hour. He was very smiley and looked much more like himself. His respiratory and heart rate was still high but he was much better than the day before. Here is a great shot of how he looked and how responsive he was to me. …
Added by Jenn on April 3, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Majority of the parents who are concerned to buy baby car seat have just one primary consideration in their mind- the child’s safety. Generally, an average family spends majority of their time in deciding about the safe and comfortable car seat for their baby in order to keep them safe. Choosing the one that is best for your baby is not an easy task as it needs to be according to your car, your budget and most important the baby who is going to use it.…Continue
Added by Julia Gomes on March 4, 2015 at 7:51am — No Comments
PepsiCo would have you believe that its brand Quaker Oats puts “wholesome goodness in everything we do.” We highly doubt that.
That Quaker Oats Chewy Bar in your child’s lunch? Well, we’re not sure if its full of wholesome goodness, but it certainly may be full of Conflict Palm Oil.
With your help, we’ll set…Continue
Added by Ashley Schaeffer Yildiz on February 26, 2015 at 3:48pm — No Comments
Whether you are parenting a child for the first time or you have three or four children you can always benefit from a parenting course to help you improve the way you are raising your children or to help you address a certain problem your child is having. A parenting course is beneficial to parents so they can better develop their techniques for raising their child, but these courses are also beneficial to the children involved and it might be a good idea to involve children in the process…Continue
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People love to ask me if I'll have another child. (I try to look at that as a compliment to my awesome parenting skills and not as an invasion of privacy.) My answer is very diplomatic and a little enigmatic, in that we would love a second child if one came along, but we are not currently planning to have one.…Continue
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Sometimes when I see my son playing by himself in his room on a Saturday afternoon, I stand in the doorway and ask him a very complex question:
Are you lonely?…
Added by Lauren Markman on October 31, 2014 at 6:26am — No Comments
As children gradually grow, they learn to recognize and understand a particular situation and emotions related to it. They learn the difference between anger and frustration and put words to explain what they are feeling inside. Children must learn to recognize what’s going on in their mind and what they feel inside their heart. This proper equilibrium will help children in dealing with different situations. Click to read more on …Continue
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Being a dad is hard. You can read about it, you can hear about it, you can even learn about it, but it’s an unique experience that will get the best of anyone. This is a reality and even if we see so many movies and documentaries of great father role models and what to do in order to bond with your child, there is not a single method that applies to all cases. Here are some ideas of what to look for when it comes to bonding. Some of them might work for you, some will not. It’s up to you how…Continue
Added by Laura O. Tolentino on September 14, 2014 at 4:06pm — No Comments