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Arguably, one of the best milestones of childhood is learning to read. It’s quite remarkable (and a bit emotional!) to watch your child blossom into a reader; suddenly an entire world of knowledge and imagination is opened to them. But what is a parent to do when their child just doesn’t like reading?
Twins: double trouble or double the fun? Either way, you are about to have your hands full with not just one, but two babies! Check out Daily Mom’s round-up of a few cool products to make your adjustment to life with twins just a little bit more manageable.
We’ve all been there, the invasive questions people think they deserve to ask when you have children. Is he circumcised? Did you have a natural childbirth? Will you vaccinate? Do you give antibiotics? Most people mean no harm but inevitably, some people get offended or upset when your philosophy differs from theirs. Being a parent means that you are responsible for your child’s well-being and therefore you get to choose how to raise them. You’ve done the homework and the research and picked a philosophy that is right for your family. So how do you defend these choices to others who might not understand?
It’s a big milestone when your little one gets his or her first tooth. It means that adorable little toothless smile you’re so used to seeing will soon be gone. It means that your baby is growing. It also means it’s time to start caring for those little pearly whites! Read on for everything you need to know about infant and toddler oral care!
Studies reveal that anywhere from 10-25% of all clinically recognized pregnancies will end in miscarriage. Odds are you have experienced pregnancy loss or know someone who has. There are many resources devoted to dealing with overcoming the pain and heartbreak of a miscarriage. But what happens when you get pregnant again? Instead of the exuberance of knowing that you are creating and sustaining a life, many women experience fear, stress and anxiety. Every trip to the bathroom is met with worry that something is wrong. Stomach cramps or twinges are met with anxiety that the baby is in trouble. If your thoughts are overcome with stress over miscarrying again, please read on for tips on pregnancy after miscarriage.
It takes time to establish house rules with your family. Old habits are hard to break. It might have been difficult to get your husband to adopt the habit of taking his shoes off at the door when he was raised in a house where that wasn’t a rule. It might have been even more difficult to get your children to wash their hands before meals or to not eat in front of the TV when they’ve seen you or your husband breaking these rules from time to time. But hard work pays off, and you’ve finally found yourself and your family in harmony with the rules you find necessary to maintain your home. But how do you get your family to continue to follow and enforce those rules when guests arrive at your door? The following are some helpful tips on maintaining house rules with guests:
There is a growing trend to avoid foods like hot dogs, bacon, and other cured items because, although they may be delicious, the nitrates found in these foods can be dangerous. While these are synthetic food preservatives, nitrates can be found in your real food diet as well.
Our sixth Daily Mom baby arrived to writer Danielle, her husband Stephen and son Graeme. They welcomed their baby girl Marley Layne February 9, 2014, and unlike her brother, she came very fast and quick; just over 5 minutes!
We are still deep in cold and flu season, yet the temperatures are starting to warm up and kids are venturing outside more. This puts them at risk for cuts, scrapes, bug bites, sore muscles from playing hard, and all manner of germs. While you’re tackling your Spring cleaning, take a few moments to purge old and expired items from your medicine cabinet, (be sure to properly dispose of any drugs or supplements!) and re-stock with a few of these essentials for taking care of those scrapes and sniffles. Many of these remedies can probably be found right in your kitchen, the rest are readily available at natural grocery stores or easily ordered online.
You’re expecting another child and, understandably, you’re concerned with how your older child will adjust to the new baby. It’s never too early to start preparing them for what’s to come. An easy place to start is with books! Here are ten amazing, easy to understand children’s books with beautiful illustrations that will help prepare your child for becoming an older sibling.