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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
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
Terrific Transitions

Terrific Transitions

In our household, we find ourselves constantly transitioning...to a big boy bed, from a bottle to a cup, to more finger and table foods, as well as to self-feeding. Change is difficult no matter the age, but there are a few things you can do to help the process.

Spring 2014
What to Keep and What to Toss

What to Keep and What to Toss

Reusing baby gear can be a great way to save money when expecting a new baby, but buying a car seat at a garage sale, accepting an antique crib from a relative or using the high chair that Mom bought for your first child may not be safe for your new bundle of joy. Four health professionals weigh in on which items are safe to reuse and which should be purchased new.

Spring 2014
Sleep Envy

Sleep Envy

When I hear a fellow mom talk about how her baby naps three times a day, how her preschooler electively lays himself down, or how she gets the bulk of her to-do list knocked out while the kids are catching some zzz’s in the afternoon, I’m quick to pipe up with, “So, when are you going to hire your children out to train my non-nappers?”.

Web Exclusives 2013
When the car is quiet…

When the car is quiet…

Years ago I saw an Oprah episode that included an interview with a mother who had forgotten that her daughter was in the car. She drove to work and got out of her car, leaving her daughter there asleep in her seat.

Web Exclusives 2013
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