Gifts for mom to be

Are you looking for the perfect gift for a soon-to-be mom? Well, look no further. Our friends at Simply Mom to Be have provide a guide of the safe mom and baby friendly products available on their site. Check out the site, learn more about them, and read through their their list of recommended gifts… Read More

Child having a tantrum

Tantrums can be triggered for different reasons, or for what appears to be no reason at all. If you are reading this article you can probably relate to the following scenarios. Your child is on the floor in the middle of the supermarket, kicking and screaming because you won’t buy them apple juice. They don’t… Read More

Baby shower

Planning a baby shower is an exciting way to be a part of a loved one’s growing family—but what if you’ve never done it before? Are there trends that have become best practices? Will guests be expecting something totally different than what you’ve planned? Relax. A baby shower is supposed to be fun for the… Read More

Pediatrician and baby

So, your baby is due in a few weeks and you’re starting to get worried. What if your baby gets sick? Who do you turn to for help and advice? Choosing the right pediatrician can indeed be a challenging task, especially if you’re new to the parenting business. But there’s no need to panic. Every… Read More

Mom and dad building a crib for the baby

The two lines appeared on the pregnancy test. The doctor confirmed it. You’re having a baby! Once the euphoria ends though, you may find yourself beginning to stress. Preparing for a baby can definitely be overwhelming. The baby product industry alone is a $73.86 billion-dollar-a-year industry worldwide. And that’s just products your baby may need…. Read More

Baby Sleeping

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is a sleep-related syndrome that causes infant deaths. SIDS is an exceptionally heartbreaking situation, but thankfully, there are actions that you and all caregivers for your baby can take to reduce the risk of it and other sleep-related causes of infant death. 1. Know What to Avoid Before your baby… Read More

Mom feeding baby carrots

Your baby’s doctor will give you the best advice for feeding your baby, but it’s always good for parents to have an idea of why, when, and how to start a baby on solids so they feel prepared for the task. Starting solids is a necessary step in child development and nutrition, but every baby… Read More

Baby crying

When it comes to life-changing experiences, having a baby tops the list. A newborn alters every aspect of your life, and even with an “easy” baby, the transition is an enormous one. However, when your baby has colic, settling into your new role can seem like an insurmountable task. Beyond suddenly being responsible for someone… Read More

Pregnant women exercising

Staying fit during pregnancy and maintaining a healthy lifestyle can help alleviate many unwanted symptoms associated with pregnancy, and even result in an easier childbirth. Focus on what your body needs to perform at its best, inside and out, to aid your child growing inside of you. Follow these expert tips to maximize your vitality… Read More

Mom working out with baby in stroller

From the moment that we find out that we’re having a baby, we’re filled with excitement! While we think about practical things like what the gender of the baby is, and how to decorate the nursery, our little one is growing bigger each day! As you’ll be well aware, weight gain is part and parcel… Read More

Woman with morning sickness

Pregnancy can be an incredible and exciting time, but nothing puts a damper on that initial glow like morning sickness. As many 90 percent of pregnant women experience morning sickness and it’s often one of the first signs of pregnancy. Exactly how morning sickness manifests varies from woman to woman. About half of pregnant women… Read More

Mother trying to get daughter to behave

It’s natural that children test our boundaries. How many times have you told a child to do something and they refuse? Bad behavior, tantrums, and not listening to instructions are frustrating, but knowing how to deal with a naughty 5 year old will help you to take control of the situation without losing your temper…. Read More

Pregnant woman

When you and your partner want to have a baby, it’s hard to stop thinking about it. You’re so excited and can’t wait for all of the little moments that you’ll get to experience as a mom. You picture your son or daughter opening presents with a grin on their little face on Christmas morning…. Read More

Baby with infant reflux

If your baby brings up milk after every feed, especially if they cry, it can be very upsetting. You might well be worried whether your little one is getting enough nourishment and you may feel a bit helpless. The good news is that reflux is very common, and it’s usually nothing to worry about. That… Read More

Mother with baby on a plane

Traveling is a rewarding experience for any family, but getting there and back can be a daunting experience for new parents. Flying on your own is one thing, but flying with a baby is a whole different ordeal. While most of the basics remain the same—make sure you don’t miss your flight, pack everything you… Read More

Woman disciplining a toddler

Understanding “Bad Behavior” Most of the time, what we consider bad behavior in toddlers is the result of poor impulse control.  Most children don’t begin to develop impulse control until they are between the ages of 3.5 and 4 years old. For the most part, toddlers aren’t trying to be bad, they just can’t help… Read More

Pregnant woman

The word “miscarriage” can be a scary word for any woman who longs to be a mother. If you have recently been through a miscarriage or just want to learn how to avoid a miscarriage, there are certain steps you can take to ensure you are providing the best self-care to help welcome a healthy… Read More

Disciplining a child

You might think that disciplining a one year old sounds harsh. Discipline is frequently considered synonymous with punishment, but while punishment is a penalty for bad behavior, discipline is about teaching. In her book, The Good News About Bad Behavior, Katherine Reynolds Lewis says, “When I think of discipline, I think of the time and… Read More

Baby napping

While it’s true that babies need a lot of sleep, getting them to nap for long periods can be a major challenge for parents. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children 4-12 months of age sleep for 12-16 hours a day. The problem, of course, is that babies won’t sleep 12 or more hours… Read More

Toddler coughing in bed

As parents, we’ve all experienced the stress of trying to help our toddlers who are suffering from yet another seemingly endless cough. But no more. There is a solution for how to cure a toddler’s cough—in fact, there are a number of solutions you can try that we’ve detailed below. But first, before you start… Read More

Giving a Gift to Dad

What’s the best way to completely spoil the special man in your life? Whether it’s for their birthday, a special occasion, a congratulatory gift, or even just to express how much you love them, there’s a gift out there that they’re sure to love. That’s not to say the task of tracking down the perfect… Read More