Travel memories are often the fondest – all the bonding time, the new adventures, and the break from routine can feel magical to children, whether it’s a road trip to a town a few miles away or a weeks-long jaunt around the world.… Read the rest
When you’re pregnant, it can be difficult to stick to a safe & healthy plan at events, especially BBQs—but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy yourself and the food during this classic American tradition. Take out the guesswork and use my cheat sheet guide below help navigate your Independence Day festivities.… Read the rest
I just read this great book – Raising Your Spirited Child: A Guide for Parents Whose Child is More Intense, Sensitive, Perceptive, Persistent and Energetic, by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka.
To get a picture of the spirited child, look at two children watching the TV together.… Read the rest
Summer is here, and along with the BBQs and vacation planning and end-of-school-year activities comes something that many women dread: swimsuit shopping. Even if you are one of those blessed souls who actually love searching for the perfect suit, being pregnant or
newly postpartum adds an entirely new twist. … Read the rest
There are so, so many things to worry about when you become a parent.
While it can feel overwhelming at times, I think that that “worry” is actually the best sign that you are doing it right. After all, we will all have some parenting decisions that we will look back on and wish they had gone the other way, but as long as you are actively trying to make the right choice for your family (or, worrying about what the right choice is!) more often than not you are doing exactly what you need to be for your child.… Read the rest
The Today Show recently did a piece on a new trend in the maternity world: baby showers for grandmothers. As soon as I read the quote “(But) it’s a fun stage of life and I think all stages of life you need to celebrate, especially when there’s a birth of a child,” I was hooked.… Read the rest