Thursday, August 9, 2012
Kids love the outdoors, digging, playing in water and getting dirty. Why not combine those activities and make a garden together? Encourage your child to be involved in all parts of the planting, growing, and harvesting process – here are some ideas for fun gardening projects with your kids.
Friday, August 10, 2012
There are many benefits to breastfeeding, both for you as a mother and for your child. Breastfeeding is a very natural thing to do, but can also be intimidating and challenging. You can start by taking a class and doing research while pregnant to prepare yourself for breastfeeding. If possible, breastfeed your baby as soon as you can. The nurses can help you with any questions you might have. And your hospital will also have a lactation consultant available if you need additional help or are having any problems. Don’t hesitate to ask for help. The sooner you can establish a good nursing routine the better, and it is easiest when you are at the hospital with professionals just down the hall.
Monday, August 13, 2012
If you have a picky eater, you know how challenging it is to get your child to eat a healthy well-rounded diet. There is nothing you can do to force your child to eat certain foods, but here are some tips to encourage healthy eating habits.
Friday, August 17, 2012
Have you heard? Pottery Barn Kids now carries an exclusive line of HALO SleepSack Swaddles and wearable blankets, available in geometric prints and animal appliqués. Pure organic cotton and snuggly polyester chamois keep your baby comfy and safe while sleeping. Embroidery can be added to personalize with your child’s name. This exclusive line offers the perfect gift for a new baby! Look for these adorable styles and popular registry items in Pottery Barn stores and online at www.potterybarn.com.
Monday, August 20, 2012
Let’s face it: when it comes to feeding a toddler, there comes a time when many of us throw our hands up in the air and say “Let them eat whatever they want!” Me? Guilty as charged. My little girl ate everything during the first year and a half of her life. Seasoned parents always warned: “She will be picky by the time she is two.” I didn’t listen; I had no reason to!
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
During the first few months with a new baby, sleep can be hard to come by. Between feedings and night-wakings, newborns are notorious for keeping weary eyed parents up at all hours of the night. The fact remains that night time feedings are a necessary period for any newborn as they adapt to life outside the womb, but it doesn’t last forever. With a little patience and consistency, there are things you can do to help your baby become a great sleeper!
Friday, August 24, 2012
Children cherish time spent with their father. Are you looking for ways to bond with your kids? Here is a list of fun activities to do together:
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
My oldest son, Noah, is about to start kindergarten in just one week. Is he ready? Am I ready? I know I am certainly not the first mother to worry about this, and won’t be the last either. He went to preschool the past 2 years, but somehow this feels so different, and more scary to me.
Thursday, August 30, 2012