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Bringing Summer Reading to Life for Little Ones

Bringing Summer Reading to Life for Little Ones

One of the best gifts a parent can give a child is a lifelong love for books. Reading to infants, toddlers and preschoolers not only helps them develop the building blocks for reading, but also opens their imagination to new worlds. This summer, add to the fun of favorite books with great outings.
Mini Animal Canvases

Mini Animal Canvases

Make a colorful and playful collage of artwork for your baby’s nursery using canvases and plastic animals. This funky and adorable DIY decor can be customized to coordinate with any color scheme. Both boys and girls alike will love mini animal canvases adorning their nursery walls.
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Summer Editor's Letter

Summer Editor's Letter

Archive »Child Health & Wellness

Do Away with Diaper Rash

Do Away with Diaper Rash

As parents we do everything in our power to avoid an uncomfortable and painful rash for our little ones, but realistically, even the most diligent parent has to deal with diaper rash sometime in the first few years of parenthood. Knowing the common culprits of rashes and how to treat them will help keep Baby happy and rash free.
The Bathtub

The Bathtub

A multisensory playground to nurture Baby’s development

Archive »Family

Mistakes New Moms Make

Mistakes New Moms Make

After our son was born, I made a classic new mom “mistake” when we had our first pediatrician visit at a mere 5 days old. He wee’d as I was getting him dressed, soaking his outfit. Feeling totally prepared, I whipped out a diaper and wipes, only to discover I hadn’t a single change of clothes for his naked little body.
Financial Planning Concerns for New Parents

Financial Planning Concerns for New Parents

Congratulations! You will be welcoming a little bundle of joy into your household! A million things are running through your mind: What will he look like? What will we name him? How will our lives be different? I can’t answer any of these questions for you, but here are a few financial planning topics to keep on your radar:
Complete

Complete

We are pretty sure our family is complete after our third baby is done cooking. My husband was pretty certain we were done with two, and I had to convince him for a third. But how do you know that you are done having children?
Belly Laughs

Belly Laughs

Fess, up! What parenting responsibility would you secretly like to pawn off?

Archive »Outdoor Fun

Camping with Babies and Toddlers

Camping with Babies and Toddlers

In the summer, campgrounds are crawling (sometimes literally) with babies, toddlers and young families. But many new parents may hesitate to head into the wild, as they wonder whether camping with a tot will be safe, enjoyable or worth the hassle.

Archive »Pregnancy

Map Out Your Pregnancy

Map Out Your Pregnancy

The 40 weeks leading up to the arrival of your baby are filled with exciting milestones, as well as changes in your body, your family and your life. “At first, it didn’t feel real,” Kelly Gadett, Gladstone mom, says. “As the months passed, I suddenly looked back and realized my whole life looked different since I found out I was expecting!”
Our Baby Story: Learning From Five Years of Infertility

Our Baby Story: Learning From Five Years of Infertility

After four years of wasted efforts and tearful nights, we had finally decided to take on in-vitro fertilization. The doctors had successfully taken more than 20 eggs from Cheri’s ovaries, but now she was suffering from ovarian hyperstimulation. Her abdomen filled with fluid that needed to be drained with a siphon, while the rest of her body ached from dehydration.
Top 10 Things Googled from the Delivery Room

Top 10 Things Googled from the Delivery Room

Congratulations! You’ve got your go-bags packed, a childbirth class behind you and a birth plan devised. But if you’re anything like most pregnant women, you may still find yourself researching up until the moment you meet your little one face to face. Save yourself the hassle by reading up now so you can devote your energies to what really matters during labor. Here are the 10 most common questions Googled from the delivery room.
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