Wow, I can’t believe it has been two years since I was impatiently awaiting for you to arrive. I remember when I was on my way to my final doctors appointment, I didn’t know that it would be my final visit as a pregnant mom. I had a previous history of low amniotic fluid during my previous pregnancy and she order the ultrasound to ensure that I still had enough fluid…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on May 24, 2013 at 5:17pm — No Comments
Many new dads don’t know what to expect during the labor and delivery process, especially, if they are a first time dad. If you have ever seen a tv show or movie that shows a woman giving birth, let me assure you that most labors don’t look anything like what you have seen on television. A woman typically labors for many hours before she is ready to deliver her baby and it…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on May 22, 2013 at 5:20pm — No Comments
Dad, do you feel as if you are having trouble bonding with your baby? Many dad’s feel as if it is harder to bond with their newborn baby, especially, if mom chooses to breast feed their baby. If you are feeling left out and can’t participate in your baby’s feedings, use these 15 tips to help bond with your…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on April 15, 2013 at 8:05pm — No Comments
Does your car need some tender loving care? Have your kids helped trashed your car? If you have kids, you probably are already aware of how much stuff tends to accumulate in the car and if you are a new parent, here is what you can look forward to in the future. I know that if I went out to the car right…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on April 11, 2013 at 4:12pm — 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
Taking care of your child’s teeth is very important and many parents don’t realize that you should begin taking care of them before they come in. When my son was an infant and we were at the doctor’s office for a well check, his doctor informed us that we should begin wiping my son’s gums with a wash cloth and water. Wiping down his mouth and gums with a wash cloth will get him used to getting his teeth cleaned before he is ever introduced to a toothbrush. I was a bad mommy and this…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on March 18, 2013 at 5:32pm — 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
When I found out that I was pregnant with my third child, words couldn’t describe how excited I was after the initial shock wore off. It took us a while to become pregnant and though the timing might have been off slightly everything worked out. I was blessed with a beautiful, healthy little…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on March 4, 2013 at 5:51pm — No Comments
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Most teenagers enjoy hanging out at the mall for several hours on the weekends so that they can spend time with their friends and window shop, unless they have money to spend. In fact, I remember doing this when I was a teenager, I enjoyed roaming around the mall and catching up with my friends. Most…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on February 28, 2013 at 3:15pm — No Comments
Babies begin to hear your voice around 16 after they are conceived. So they begin learning how to listen while inside of the womb. As, your babies hearing develops they will begin hearing other sounds besides their mommy’s voice and can even recognize those sounds once he or she is born. A baby is similar to a sponge and takes in everything that he or she hears or sees, even before they are born. If you don’t want your child to exposed to certain language or behaviors, you should…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on January 3, 2013 at 9:38pm — No Comments
I wake up the next day, and before I’m out of bed, BOOM it hits me just like that. Everything in my mind has changed. This isn’t just a good thing, it’s a great thing. It is a blessing. I want kids. So maybe it didn’t happen the way that I thought it would. It definitely didn’t happen the way I envisioned, but that doesn’t mean it’s anything but great. I say it again to myself It is a blessing!
My brother’s statement from last night plays again in my head, “If you think of it…Continue
The moment you find out that you are expecting, many women are often overwhelmed and have mixed emotions. Most women are thrilled to be expecting while other’s are scared to death. All of these emotions that you are feeling are normal.
Learn ways to deal with your pregnancy hormones at Uplifting Families.
Added by Christy Garrett on December 4, 2012 at 11:24pm — No Comments
Sally is a stay at home mom to her newborn infant. She planned on exclusively breastfeeding her baby; however, one day Jacob decided to skip a feeding. When Sally was pregnant, she never researched breast pumps or what to do in case she ended up with engorged breasts. She wasn’t prepared when her breasts became engorged and they began hurting.
Learn more at: Uplifting…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on November 23, 2012 at 3:18pm — No Comments
Every parent has a different way of parenting their children. There is no right or wrong way; however, many parents find that they have to tailor their parenting styles depending how their children respond to our guidance. Every child learns differently, so what may work for one family or child might not work for another. As a parent with multiple children, you may find yourself frazzled and stressed out because what is working for one child isn’t working on another. Read more…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on November 14, 2012 at 12:20am — No Comments
Katie can put a smile on your face when you are having a bad day or when you are feeling down and out. She will greet you when you walk in the door and follow you around wanting your attention, all while wagging her tail.
She loves you unconditionally and always has a smile on her face. To…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on November 6, 2012 at 2:33pm — No Comments
What is it about women- Is it their clothing? Makeup? Personality?
Over the years, there have been many misconceptions about women- stereotypes, to be exact. You may be familiar with some- a woman’s place is in the home cooking, cleaning and taking care of the family, while the man is at work making the money.
While these stereotypes still play a prominent role in society, women are now more powerful than ever before.
Case-in-point, Sara Blakely- she founded Spanx, which…Continue
Added by Randi Goodman on October 27, 2012 at 1:36pm — No Comments