All Blog Posts Tagged 'child' (227)

Does My Baby Need a Specialty Formula?

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…

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Added by Christy Garrett on May 30, 2013 at 5:14pm — No Comments

I'm Not Done Yet...

“Go into the process of creating with a big healthy dose of uncertainty and be prepared to adjust as necessary.”



I read the above quote in a blog the other night before I went to bed and it reminded me about a young boy I had met earlier that afternoon while volunteering at the Building for Kids. For those of you who don’t know the Building for kids, it is a child centered museum. In this museum is a room called “the DaVinci Room,” which is a place where budding artists can get… Continue

Added by Phyllis Collar on May 10, 2013 at 1:41pm — No Comments

Hearing Aids Were an Epic Fail – My Daughter’s Story

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…

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Added by Christy Garrett on May 2, 2013 at 5:58pm — No Comments

Failed Newborn Hearing Screening – My Daughter’s Story

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…

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Added by Christy Garrett on May 1, 2013 at 4:10pm — No Comments

13 Signs that Your Toddler Is Ready to Start Potty Training

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…

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Added by Christy Garrett on April 18, 2013 at 5:24pm — No Comments

Deep Cleaning Your Child’s Bedroom

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…

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Added by Christy Garrett on April 8, 2013 at 5:02pm — No Comments

4 Alternative Ways to Discipline Your Toddler or Young Child

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…

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Added by Christy Garrett on April 3, 2013 at 4:27pm — No Comments

5 Ways to Keep Your Child Entertained While Sick

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…

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Added by Christy Garrett on March 29, 2013 at 11:21am — No Comments

Do You Feel As If You Are Constantly Missing Work Because Your Baby is Sick?

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…

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Added by Christy Garrett on March 21, 2013 at 5:48pm — No Comments

Coloring is a Great Way to Spend Time With Your Child

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…

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Added by Christy Garrett on March 7, 2013 at 11:03pm — No Comments

Happy Mother's Day by Silverbird Family

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…

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Added by Tania Mara on February 22, 2013 at 6:25pm — No Comments

Being Quoted In The Wall Street Journal Didn't Mean As Much As This Child

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.

I…

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Added by Lisa Cash Hanson on February 12, 2013 at 4:20am — No Comments

My Kid Has a Black Eye Because She Fell Down the Stairs… For Real!

This week when my daughter fell down the stairs, I had to take her to the doctor... and that was a bit uncomfortable.

http://breezysmommy.blogspot.com/2013/02/my-kid-has-black-eye-because-she-fell.html

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- New Look at Parents/Kid Relationships - We're Not Friends

Serene Sunday - there is serenity in realizing that you are supposed to be a parent, not a friend.

Each serene Sunday throughout the month of January will take a new look at ways of looking at the parent/child relationship. In upcoming weeks we will look at:
  • parents as stewards
  • raising children to leave and cleave
  • what will your kids shrink say later
This week, the serene Sunday article is all about the fact that you are…
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Added by Janeane Davis on January 6, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Create a Well Disciplined Child From the Start

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…

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Added by Christy Garrett on January 4, 2013 at 4:38pm — No Comments

To Tell Or Not To Tell

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…

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Added by Jessica Rector on December 30, 2012 at 11:15am — 4 Comments

Are Child Birth Classes Necessary for Expectant Mothers?

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…

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Added by Christy Garrett on December 21, 2012 at 10:23pm — No Comments

What No Mommy Should Have to Face - A Prayer for You

This is a very difficult post for me to write. But I am hoping that if any of my readers is facing a similar situation, you will know that you are not alone. My heart goes out to you. 25 years ago today, I received a phone call at work that would forever change my life.



This day started a four day ordeal of doctors, nurses, specialists......and tears. Buckets upon buckets of tears. My almost 11 month old baby boy was gone, one week before what would have been…

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Added by Penny Roach on December 11, 2012 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Expecting My Second Child - My Birth Story

My second pregnancy was a bit of a surprise as I wasn’t actively trying to conceive.  I found out in February 2000, that I was pregnant and was due October 9th, 2000.  When I was almost 20 weeks, I found out that I was having a little boy.  I was excited and nervous at the same time.  I had that feeling that I was having a boy since my cravings were totally different that my first pregnancy.  Continue reading my birth story at:  …

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Added by Christy Garrett on November 21, 2012 at 9:19am — No Comments

How to Treat Mommy in an Emergency

It was Saturday morning, so after a long, stressful week I was looking forward to taking a run around the block. By "run" I mean "mostly walk," but I managed to break into a slow jog a couple of times along the way. (I'm not much of a runner. My theory is that my ancestors were royalty from England, so it is not in my blood to be active or athletic in any way. But I occasionally attempt some sort of physical activity in order to avoid dropping dead of a laziness-induced heart… Continue

Added by Momniscient on November 11, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

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