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 […]
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 […]
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.
When you have a baby, you register for a lot of crap. As well you should.
Why do people have kids? Once upon a time, back in cave days, they couldn’t help it.
Don’t get us wrong, we totally want Coachella to turn into a family-friendly place with musical performance and celebration, just like Chuck E. Cheese.
Mario Lopez and his wife are doing the typical vacation thing at Joe Francis’ Mexican mansion
Cute outfits for babies don’t have to be like these 20 awesomely bad baby animal costumes. But when you make a costume of your dog and put it on your baby, it’s time to wonder if you maybe should have gotten another dog, instead.
In 2007, 20-year-old Faterna Al Ansari was given a new liver, pancreas, stomach and small and large intestine at a Miami hospital. Just a few short days ago, she became the first known case of a five-organ transplant patient giving birth. Al Ansari said Wednesday that she was overjoyed after her cesarean section delivery on […]
Sometimes it seems like babies hate you and everyone else. If they didn’t wear diapers they’d fling their poop at everyone, too.
How you can help prevent birth defects
Generations of lazy parents parking their kids in front of the boob tube for hours have made us wary of electronic device usage by young ones. But, it turns out, iPads might be really useful for helping teach babies with disabilities. So when you see a mom whose baby has an iPad, don’t circle around her and throw stones: Her […]