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The Name Game: Choosing the Perfect Name for Baby

Among the many decisions you will make during your pregnancy lies one that will affect your child for his or her entire life. A baby’s name will be with him forever. No pressure, right? Choosing a name for your baby isn’t easy, so here are some tips that will help you to pick the perfect name to last a lifetime.

Hola, Bebe!

Did you know that in other modernized nations like ours, the norm is raising children bilingual? Children around the world are growing up fluent in two, three or more languages while most American children are raised learning English only. Thankfully, parents and educators throughout the United States have begun to realize the endless benefits of bilingualism, and the trend is growing to expose young children to a second language.

Surviving Newborn Isolation

The newborn experience was a learning process for me for many reasons. I learned how to take care of my baby, but I also learned how to take care of me. You’ve heard the saying “a happy wife is a happy life.” I agree with that, but I think having a happy mommy and a happy baby are equally important.

Milestones That Make You Go “UGH!”

As I reached for the bathroom door only to find it locked (with my 2-and-a-half-year-old IN IT), I had visions of calling 911, sheepishly having to explain the situation. I tried coaxing my son to unlock the door because, by golly, if he locked it, surely he could unlock it, right?! WRONG. Instead of continuing to coax my son, I figured my energy was better placed in coaxing myself to remain calm. Our son’s not only being able to reach, but actually WORK, the locks in our house is definitely a milestone that makes me go “Ugh!”

Simple Tips for a First Birthday Fit for Royalty

Celebrating your little one’s first birthday is a special opportunity to create cherished memories. For a fresh theme idea appropriate for boys and girls alike, take a note from contemporary pop culture and plan a “royal” first birthday party for your little prince or princess.

Crybaby Café:

75 percent of American newborns are now breastfed. That’s good news; breastfeeding has amazing benefits for both Mom and Baby. But when a happily breastfed baby starts putting up a fight at every feeding, it brings anxiety and drama into an otherwise peaceful relationship.

Belly Laughs

What are some of your toddler’s funniest sayings or mispronunciations?

Baby Talk

Are you guilty of this? Most people who have interacted with a baby at some point have fallen into the trap of using a sing-song voice and cutesy “wittle” words. There is something hypnotic about snuggling a sweet baby that just opens wide the floodgates of made-up words in a high-pitched tone from the adult.

TV Alternatives for Tots

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children 2 and older get no more than two hours of screen time a day, while those under 2 watch none. For most parents, this isn’t new information. We all know excessive TV time is linked to some unfortunate consequences, such as childhood obesity, language delays and shortened attention spans.

Baby’s First Summer: Kansas City Style

Make your baby’s first summer extra sweet with fun-filled memories of enjoying the best summer has to offer.
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