Our kids our home from nursery school for two weeks. We constantly need to find things to do to entertain them, so we have been dressing them up as Santa.
The Christmas season is already pretty hectic, with the shopping rush, hosting of get-togethers, and not to mention all the gift wrapping, if you’re doing it all by yourself. Add a baby into the mix and, well, you’ve got yourself a wild and restless holiday party. It’s not hard to imagine why. Babies love new things, and […]
Giving your baby an unusual name is one thing, but giving your baby a ridiculous Halloween costume is just nuts.
We’ve got potty chairs on the brain lately.
The baby clothes-with-a-joke market is extremely crowded. So sometimes, a onesie gets through with something that seems more like word salad than a joke.
You know this thought and this moment well: When it hits you that, oh dear, Valentine’s Day is here! Now certainly I knew it was coming up soon, two packages of paper cards with various inspirational messages (and puppies) had been purchased for the kids classmates. I had even obtained organic “healthy” lollipops to attach […]
Having a baby doesn’t mean you have to give up your pet dogs. In fact, your home could be extra warm and fun (and cuddly!) with both around, so you may want to consider keeping your pet even after you’ve welcomed your baby. However, there are a couple of steps that you’ll need to take […]
Surprise, surprise. If you think you can finally chow down fast food and eat all those unhealthy snacks that you used to enjoy before getting pregnant, you’re sadly mistaken. When we nurse, you’ll need a healthy diet to stimulate milk flow and assure top quality supply for your growing baby. At the same time, it […]
Travelling with kids can be difficult. Well, imagine if you were travelling with your baby! If you have a trip planned, whether it be one that requires you and your family to go via plane or land automobile, we’ve got a few easy tips for you and your baby to feel comfortable on the way […]
Breastfeeding benefits: Up for debate again? Perhaps you are a mother or soon-to-be parent and have seen some outrageous headlines lately. Along the lines of: “Breastmilk is no better than formula and increases asthma risk”. Maybe you even took the time to read about the study by Dr. Colen that is being referenced in these articles. It may have left […]
Ten dollars an hour? Four? Twenty? How much should you really pay your babysitter? Recently, the childcare website Sittercity listed average rates for babysitters in major US cities. They opened the article with exactly what we parents know to be true: “It’s important to set a competitive rate to attract the most qualified applicants, but you also […]
Should happy couples invite children to weddings? Should parents accept and bring kids along? One mom explores both sides of the debate. In a few weeks, my daughters and I will fly to the other side of the country to attend a wedding. My girls will be flower girls and I will be there parenting […]
Before our baby is even born, their gender plays a role in our parenting decisions. At around 18 weeks, one of the first big decisions we make as parents revolves around gender. Should we or should we not find out the sex of our new family member? From that point on, it is an endless […]
One subject to which we frequently return is moms of growing children finding themselves bored with their growing amount of “free” time. We like to present different solutions in the hope that there will be something for every mom.