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Published: Thu, 26 Apr 2018 07:25:49 -0500

 



Reading to Your Child

Mon, 15 Mar 2010 14:35:28 -0500

Studies show again and again that children become more literate and at an earlier age if their parents spend time reading to them. Reading introduces children to new vocabulary, it encourages them to make the connection between letters, words and sounds, and it helps foster a love of books and the written word. In this information age, all of these are relevant.



Picking a Stroller

Thu, 11 Mar 2010 13:07:56 -0600

A stroller is one of the "big-ticket" items that most people purchase when they are expecting a baby. One problem, however, is that they can be very expensive, and it's hard to test drive them, or anticipate your needs ahead of time. Below is a list of some things to consider when deciding which type of stroller to purchase.



Closet Organization - Seven Tips

Tue, 09 Mar 2010 14:47:51 -0600

Closets are one of those areas that quickly accumulate clutter, and when they get messy it becomes very hard to find things! Having a well organized closet means less stress when you are running late and trying to find your favorite shirt. It also means that, since there is a place for that shirt, it is more likely to be in wearable condition rather than in a wrinkled heap on the floor.



How to Survive Taking a Toddler to Church

Mon, 08 Mar 2010 22:29:16 -0600

For many people, attending church is an important part of their spiritual life. Usually, people who attend church also want to bring their children, since they want their children participate in their religion. Making church a weekly habit makes it more likely that one's children will continue to attend church when they are grown up.



How to Read Nutrition Labels

Mon, 08 Mar 2010 12:26:23 -0600

This article provides some important information about understanding nutrition labels. They aren't always as straightforward as they appear to be.



Making a Birth Plan

Mon, 08 Mar 2010 10:00:49 -0600

Many pregnancy books today talk about the importance of making a birth plan to show to your birth attendants and staff at the hospital in order to ensure that your birth experience conforms as much as possible to what you would like it to be. What exactly is a birth plan? It is basically a list of things that you would like to have, or avoid having, while you are in labor.



Five Classic Baby Toys

Mon, 08 Mar 2010 09:56:43 -0600

There are a lot of baby toys on the market today. Many of them are large enough to fill up most of your living room. Some come with claims such as "increases fine motor skills" or the more dubious "raises your child's I.



Surviving Grocery Shopping With Your Toddler

Fri, 05 Mar 2010 10:27:03 -0600

Those of us with small children need to shop for groceries just as much as anyone else. We have the added challenge of trying to simultaneously prevent said small children from destroying the supermarket in the process. One parenting book that I consulted on the matter of how to bring a child successfully through a trip to the grocery store simply said "don't".



Get a Better Night's Sleep by Understanding Circadian Rhythms

Tue, 02 Mar 2010 15:09:45 -0600

Getting enough sleep is important to our functioning. We feel refreshed and energetic when we have had enough sleep, and cranky and run-down if we don't. Getting enough sleep helps keep us healthy; we are more likely to catch illnesses when we are deprived of our rest. In order to figure out how to ensure we can fall asleep and stay asleep easily, it helps to understand some basics about how sleep works.



Designing a Nursery That Grows With Your Child

Mon, 01 Mar 2010 22:19:47 -0600

Decorating the nursery is one of the most fun aspects of preparing for baby's arrival. Once the nursery is finished, for many parents, it really begins to sink in that baby is coming soon.



Preparing For Breastfeeding Before Your Baby Arrives

Mon, 01 Mar 2010 14:46:34 -0600

Many women hope to breastfeed their babies. Breastfeeding provides the optimal nutrition for babies, is convenient, and helps mothers and babies bond. However, in our society, many women have trouble breastfeeding and end up switching to formula.



Selecting Curtains For Your Room

Sat, 27 Feb 2010 11:45:22 -0600

Window treatments can play a major role in the atmosphere of a room. Differing styles of curtains can be used to create many different looks. Changing your curtains can be an easy and inexpensive way to update a room.



Layette Items - The Basics

Thu, 25 Feb 2010 11:35:45 -0600

There is an amazing variety of clothing and other layette items available for your new baby. This can seem overwhelming to expectant parents. It is hard to know, before the child is born, which items will be useful.



Baby-Proofing Guide

Wed, 24 Feb 2010 06:42:10 -0600

Babies are a great addition to any home! Parents need to consider how to make that home a safe and welcoming place for them. Ideally, parents should be one step ahead of their children when it comes to safety, and begin baby-proofing the house before the child begins to crawl, usually when they are around 8 months old.



Pacifiers - Pros and Cons

Tue, 23 Feb 2010 11:43:40 -0600

Pacifiers are a seemingly ubiquitous baby item, so frequently seen and used that we don't stop to think about how they affect our babies. In this article I will discuss some of the reasons both for and against introducing a pacifier, and give some tips as to how to do it if you do decide to use one. If you are planning to breastfeed, you should be cautious about pacifier use, especially in the early weeks.



Soothing Fussy Babies

Mon, 22 Feb 2010 16:52:33 -0600

Many of us have only very limited experience in being with babies until we have one of our own. Consequently, when our baby gets upset and starts crying, we get very frustrated when we can't calm him or her down. Often parents begin to doubt their ability to care for a child when the baby fusses a lot of the time.



Mistakes People Make When Putting Art on Their Walls

Fri, 19 Feb 2010 16:56:39 -0600

Putting artwork on your walls is a great way to brighten a room. But how do you know what will look good? Here are a few common mistakes people make and how to avoid them.



Five Reasons to Breastfeed Your Baby

Fri, 19 Feb 2010 16:52:08 -0600

Having a baby, and haven't decided what you are going to do about feeding? Here are 5 reasons why you should make breastfeeding your first choice.