Whether you're a new parent, or a proud aunt or uncle, it can be intimidating to hold a tiny, fragile bundle of baby - especially if you haven’t spent a lot of time around newborns. Don't worry, not every new parent automatically knows what to do!
We recently brought home baby, and everyone is thrilled that he’s finally here- including my toddler son, much to my relief. We braced for jealousy, regression, and anger. We read parenting books and heard horror stories.
A growing family often means needing a new space. So, after four years in our little apartment, it’s time to move on. We're leaving behind all of the little quirks and charms of this place that we’ve made our own.
Halloween – a night filled with excitement, costumes that range from cute to spooky, and a huge amount of candy. When your kids finish trick-or-treating and come home with an overflowing bag of sweets, how do you handle balancing their excitement with your desire to minimize their sugar intake?
Thinking about adding a new member to your family? If so, one of the things you may be considering is if you can afford to take the time you need to care for a newborn while still supporting your family financially.
What exactly is sensory play? It includes any activity that stimulates baby’s sense of touch, smell, taste, sight, or hearing. The idea is to encourage little ones to use their senses to play, create, investigate and explore.
Daycare or daily child care can be a beneficial arrangement for both children and parents. While parents are able to go to work or get things done kid-free, children are learning valuable social skills. However, the transition to allowing someone else to care for your child can be a tricky one.
When we’re out and about, I often hear parents scold their children for striking up conversation with an adult. Other times, a parent will apologize to the nearby grown-ups engaging in chat with the little ones.
When you think back to childhood, chores probably don't show up as your favorite or most cherished memories. But maybe you do remember getting to college and being grateful that important life skills (like being able to do your laundry!) were taught to you by your parents.