There are so many decisions that modern day parents must make immediately before your infant even leaves the hospital. If you are expecting a boy, one of the biggest, and possibly toughest, decisions you and your partner may have to contend with will be the age old question: “Will you be circumcising your son?”
Are you the mom of three boys and you are just dying to get that baby girl you’ve always dreamed of? Or, maybe you have always wanted your first born to be a boy. Well, according to modern science, some popular research and many people who swear by these methods, there are several things you can try to increase your chances of conceiving the gender you desire.
Kids today are surrounded by technology. It’s tempting as a parent to say “no” to all the requests for smart phones, tablets, or what-have-you, but the fact is that these devices, along with the the instant, real-time connections they provide, are becoming more and more essential to our lives.
Discipline can be one of the hardest parts of parenthood. So, finding a tool that helps parents communicate with their child in times of trial is very important. Parents of toddlers, especially very active, passionate, and heated toddlers, often have to go through a number of different tools to find a those that work. A “calm down jar”can be a great tool to help toddlers during tantrums. Read on to learn how to make a quick and easy jar for your toddler.
Being a new parent is overwhelming. Throw in sleep deprivation and it can even make you a little crazy! Between book “experts,” doctors, pediatricians, and even well-intentioned grandparents, there is so much conflicting advice on how to raise your little one. But what happens when a tried and true expert method just doesn’t work for you and your baby? Do you stay the course? Or is it ok to ditch the books and figure out what is right for you and your family?
It’s time to start thinking about having sex again. What? That doesn’t sounds appealing? Whether it be the fear of pain or your physical changes psyching you out, you’re not alone on wanting to skip out on your once-favorite nighttime activity. We have a few tips to get you back in the swing of things, when you’re ready.
It’s almost a secret. A secret initiation of motherhood. We don’t know if it’s because it’s too hard to talk about, we forget, or we are afraid to scare first time moms. While all of those could be valid reasons, we believe the best way to remedy a situation is to tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Postpartum recovery is a lot more than depression and bleeding. We are here to let you know of common postpartum issues that no one talks about. Don’t worry, as most pass, and before you know it you’ve forgotten all about it and are expecting your newest edition to the family.
As a parent, it’s important to keep an open line of communication, and to make sure your kids feel comfortable coming to you for advice and support. As they become pre-teens or “tweens”, this becomes especially tricky, because of budding hormones, an ever-expanding social circle, tough classes, and their desire to have more independence.
Do you ever wish to know exactly what your tween is thinking? Here are some responses from real, and average 10-12 year-olds when asked the question, “What do you wish your parents knew?”
Everyone knows how important reading is, and the younger you start with your little ones, the better. Preparing for your child to build a love of reading starts early and can be done easily at home. Working with your child at home is an essential element in how well your child does in school and how quickly they pick up reading once they enter school full time. So, if you’re looking for some simple tricks to do with your toddler at home to help them gain those early reading building blocks, we’ve got you covered!
Today is the day to pop the champagne cork and celebrate love by pouring the bubbly. This year though, try to spice it up just a bit with our three favorite recipes that are easy to make as well!
Just a short 7 hours after the birth of Elliot Hart, the Daily Mom team excitedly welcomed in the fifth newest baby since our launch! Little Miss Julia Rose was born to Social Media Manager Heather, and her husband Derek. Julia Rose is filling the role of little sister perfectly to her big brother, Benjamin. Julia was born on January 18, at 12:55 a.m., and was 7 lbs 14 oz and 20 3/4″ long.
Join us in welcoming Elliot Hart, our fourth Daily Mom baby born since our launch! Elliot is the first baby for editor Kayla and her husband Michael. She made her grand entrance on January 17 at 4:53 pm via a home water birth. A whopping 9 lbs 6 oz and 21″ long, Elliot arrived after 16 hours of labor. Mom, Kayla says of her birth:
You don’t have to shower your little one with sugar to prove how much you care this Valentine’s Day. Instead, keep the box of chocolates to yourself and show your kiddo some extra love with these fun and healthy Valentine’s Day snacks.
‘Tis the season…for chocolate! With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, here’s Daily Mom’s spin on on a healthy, protein-packed treat that is delicious and easy for little hands to make. The oats, flax, and almonds are nutritional powerhouses while cocoa powder lends that rich, chocolate flavor we love this time of year.
Whether you need to build a stash of breast milk before returning to work, or just want to keep some expressed milk on hand for the occasional date night, storing that “liquid gold” can be done easily and safely by following just a few guidelines. Read on for storage guidelines as well as some handy tips and tricks.