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Combating GST

Combating GST

It’s become clear to me that no matter where I have to be with three children, I will almost always be ten minutes late. I’m pretty sure it’s one of the unspoken laws of parenthood. And to fight it, is like trying to fight gravity.

Web Exclusives 2014
TV Alternatives for Tots

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.

August 2014
Make Baby's Birthday a Smash

Make Baby's Birthday a Smash

For many parents, a baby's first birthday celebration wouldn't be complete without a messy, hands-on cake tasting. According to a recent Betty Crocker survey conducted by KRC Research, 58 percent of moms think watching the birthday baby scoop, smear and smash their first cake is the most memorable moment of the party.

Winter 2014
Biggest Scare of the Winter:

Biggest Scare of the Winter:

Hearing the diagnosis of RSV for a sick child—your own or one your baby has been exposed to—can strike fear in a parent’s heart. But knowing the facts and being vigilant in prevention can bring a little peace.

Winter 2014
Bye, Bye Naps

Bye, Bye Naps

Oh, nap time. Such a wonderful thing created for parents, especially when it goes according to plan. I remember my first baby’s dropping her morning nap and my wondering what I was supposed to do with her!

Winter 2014
The Twos Are Terrific, Not Terrible!

The Twos Are Terrific, Not Terrible!

There seems to be such a negative connotation associated with your child’s turning 2, and toddlers always get a bad rap for being defiant. Some of us would like to just try to survive the year of the terrible twos, but what if you actually enjoyed it? If you are able to understand and adjust your parenting to what is going on in their very developing little minds, you might find that the “terrible twos” are not so terrible but actually are terrific!

Winter 2014
When Loveys Get Lost

When Loveys Get Lost

According to an article titled “Life with Lovey,” on www.Parents.com, “About 60 percent of toddlers are devoted to comfort objects.” These objects can vary per child, ranging from pacifiers and bottles to prized stuffed animals and blankets.

Winter 2014
Surviving Newborn Isolation

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.

Fall 2014
Milestones That Make You Go “UGH!”

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!”

Fall 2014
Simple Tips for a First Birthday Fit for Royalty

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.

Fall 2014
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