Tips for Surviving the 1st Trimester of Pregnancy

For some women the first trimester of pregnancy is a breeze full of happiness and the start of a pregnancy glow. But for many,...

NurturMe: The Alternative To Traditional Baby Food

Jars of baby food take up far too much precious pantry space. Or even worse, you need to go on an all day outing...

The Burden of Overspending

    Today, many families are burdened with confusing their best intentions to give kids all that they want with what they need. Nice cars, the...

5 Signs Your Child is Ready to Give Up Naps

  Sleep. It's one of the things parents think about, talk about and sometimes stress about most. As children get older, they will start to...

WHY MEN REALLY LOVE DOING LAUNDRY

… also known as a 5 step guide to get your husband to do laundry. Men around the globe have a confession to make –...

10 Books for your Middle Schooler to Encourage a Love of...

Middle school is a tough time for all children. It is an awkward period of pre-teen adolescence that, let’s face it, has even been...

Kindergarten: The First Steps in Understanding the World is Bigger Than...

  Sending my first baby off to kindergarten is a huge milestone for our family, finally concluding the end of toddlerhood, the first test of...

Creating a Registry for Baby #2

Are you of the mindset that each child is deserving of their own baby shower, regardless of their birth order? Check out our suggestions...

Choosing The Best Formula For Your Infant

Though the number of breast feeding mothers is on the rise, it will not always be an option for every family. Thankfully, there are...

411 on Car Seat Safety

  As a parent, we want nothing more than to protect our children. From the minute we bring them into this world, we do everything in...

How Lessons Learned From College Soccer Prepared Me For Being A...

From age 11 through my early adulthood, I played soccer. The game was my passion, the field was my home. I never planned to...

Mom Cards: A License to Friend

Have you ever been handed a mommy business card? You probably thought that mom was straight-up crazy. The small, rectangular-shaped card may have served...

The Surprising Benefits of Extended Breastfeeding

Nursing beyond your child's first birthday is referred to as Extended Breastfeeding. This is a common, healthy act practiced in many countries. The western...

DIY Play Dough

Photo Credit: Cookies For Breakfast Ever wonder what the ingredients are in store-bought play dough? Ever wonder if you could make it yourself and save some...

A Letter to my (older) Adopted Child

It is not your fault. It is not always your fault that you are all alone. It is the nature of the beast. It...

Best Books To Read Before Trying To Conceive

So you think you're ready to have a baby. At least, you and your partner agree that you're ready to begin trying to conceive....

The Ultimate Halloween Reading Guide for Kids of All Ages

As the weather cools, the leaves begin to change and pumpkin spice everything takes over our newsfeed, we know Fall is in the air...

Carrier Guide: JJ Cole

You want to be cradling your baby from birth to long beyond but you don't want the hassle of long strands of fabric or...

Teach Your Kids to Snack Healthy

photo credit: Little Miss Eclectic Photography Stop fighting with your kids at snack time. Help train them to enjoy healthy eating with these simple ideas. Make...

8 Easy Ways to Engage a New Big Sibling

If you’re pregnant with your second child, you may be wondering what life will be like once the new baby arrives. Will you be able...

COPING AFTER A MISCARRIAGE

Why did this happen? These are usually the first thoughts of a woman being given the news about one of the most horrible situations...

10 Quick and Healthy Snacks for Toddlers

You want to help your kids nourish and energize their little bodies with the best foods that you can get your hands on. Unfortunately,...

To Nanny or Manny? That Is The Question

  If you ever thought about hiring a nanny… think again. There are “Manny’s” out there too! Meet Florence Ann Romano, author of Nanny and Me,...

5 Ways to Help Morning Sickness

If you're one of the unfortunate ones that suffer from debilitating morning sickness, know that you are not alone. One must also snicker at...

10 Tips: Bath Time Fun for Everyone

  Bath time is an essential part of any child’s routine. While some kids just love splashing away, others are more hesitant. And of course,...

Beyond the bows and bow ties: the baby clothes you actually...

  Baby clothes: it’s easy to be overtaken by the cuteness overload. There are so many accessories for babies – just look at the bows,...

Baby’s 1st Art Supplies: Safe Options for Your Little Artist

Introducing art to your baby at a young age not only gives you something fun to do with them on a daily basis, but...

The Coolest New Baby Books

 {Photo credit: With A Red Bird On My Shoulder} Baby books are all the rage these days. You can find them in bookstores, grocery stores,...

Celebrity Fitness Expert Brings You Yogalosophy

  Meet the creator of the yoga-hybrid DVD Yogalosophy, Mandy Ingber. As popular as yoga is around the world, Yogalosophy is in a world of...

8 Ways to Deal with the (Almost) Terrible Twos

  So you think your child is a little ahead of the game and is already showing signs of the terrible twos months before their...

Is my child ready for a sleepover?

photo credit: Little Miss Eclectic Photography T he childhood tradition of sleepovers can be a scary step to take for both kids and parents alike. Determining...

6 Ways to Calmly Respond to Your Toddler

Toddlers regularly experience big emotions. In some cases, it’s the excitement of realizing something for the first time and they want our full attention....

I’m Pregnant! 18 Ways to Tell Your Husband & Family

Photo Credit: The Whimsical Photographer Y ou have checked and double-checked, in fact you probably tested with 3 home pregnancy kits and still aren't sure...

Family Therapy: The Benefits and Reasons to Consider

As a society, we’ve come a long way with de-stigmatizing mental health issues, but we still have room to grow. Therapy can help anyone...

7 Ways to Overcome Poop Withholding

For some parents, potty training proves to be one of the toughest battles of child rearing. And if you managed to convince your child...

When Your Baby Has a Fever: What to Know and What...

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of FeverAll® Acetaminophen Suppositories. The opinions and text are all mine. When your little one...

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