Babywearing may be a new concept to many moms and moms-to-be. Its benefits, including having your hands free while increasing your bond with your baby, sometimes seem nearly endless to me. So, as someone who’s tried out several styles, I’d like to share a few of my favorite tips with you. Fave Benefit of Babywearing My favorite benefit is the bonding time. Many moms work, or there are days we have to be away from our child. When I get home I’m ready to reconnect with my son, so I put ... Continue Reading
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Do you have a large age gap in your children? Here are some ways to make the transition easier.
When I was a little girl, before I knew that God’s response to those who planned out their lives in detail was laughter, I decided that I was going to go to college, travel around the world, become a Broadway actress, write a bestselling novel, then marry a gorgeous, wonderful man, whereupon we’d be blessed with raising two children – twins – a boy and a girl, and, well, of course, I would live happily ever after. Instead, I married, divorced, married, birthed a boy, birthed a girl, ... Continue Reading
Learn how to start potty training your boys with these tips and tricks.
There is a theory that it is harder to potty train boys than girls. But as a mom of two boys and my closest friends having boys, I can say that our boys were potty trained by the time they were two. In other words, six boys were potty trained between the ages of 17 - 24 months. And it wasn't hard. So how do you get started potty training your boys? 1. Have a Potty Seat Ready: Have a simple, easy seat that doesn't have a lot of crevices to clean or a cushion that will soak up waste. When boys ... Continue Reading
Make New Year’s resolutions that include going green – both at home and in transportation.
January was named after the Roman god Janus, the god of gates, doors, and beginnings. It seems fitting then that we celebrate January 1 as a new beginning, a fresh start, a time to change for the better in the new year. This new beginning gives us pause to reflect on choices that didn’t work in the past and gives us a chance to make a positive difference in the future. Change can be difficult, especially when you are trying to do too much all at once. Take small steps that will ensure a ... Continue Reading
Steps for keeping your baby happy and comfortable so you can feel more relaxed throughout the holiday season.
You looked forward to your baby's first holiday season. It was to be a magical time of picture perfect festivities. However, your little bundle of joy is wailing and clings to you with a steel grip when anyone tries to hold him. How will you survive a holiday gathering without a happy baby? Breathe deeply and take comfort in knowing that you are not alone. Others have experienced the same let down, exasperating experience. Here's some pointers on how to handle your baby's crankiness ... Continue Reading
Having a baby doesn’t have to break your budget. Here are some quick tips to help keep the cost of taking care of your bundle of joy from breaking your wallet.
We have all heard the phrase "It takes a village to raise a baby", but it doesn't have to take a village's paycheck to raise one! Here are some tips to keeping your baby budget under control. Know What you Need Take stock of the products that you will actually use. There are so many baby gadgets out there it can be overwhelming. Stick with the basics. Do you really need a bath water thermometer? I promise the old elbow in the water trick will work just fine. I always suggest asking ... Continue Reading