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

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