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Raising Bilingual Babies

Raising Bilingual Babies

As the world becomes more accessible through technology and globalization, today’s children have more opportunities than ever to interact with a variety of cultures and languages. Increasingly, advantages arise for children to be able to communicate in more than one language, so it is no wonder that many parents are interested in exposing their babies to another language.
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Summer Editor's Letter

Summer Editor's Letter

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Starting Solids

Starting Solids

It is the moment you have been waiting for. Dad is standing by with the video camera to capture the moment while mom is mixing baby’s cereal for his first meal! As you lift the silver spoon that Aunt Janet gave you into the baby’s mouth, what happens? Your baby spits it out! You were looking forward to the day when your child would be eating food, but you did not know it would be so difficult!
Bye-Bye Crib, Hello Bed!

Bye-Bye Crib, Hello Bed!

It never occurred to me that when our son was 2 ½ we’d spontaneously be switching him to a big boy bed—it wasn’t even on my radar! We had no time to prepare, set it up, talk it through or build it up. In short, that transition was one of my hardest parenting moments, but for a lot of area moms, that isn’t the case.
Summer Greens: Raising a baby who loves veggies

Summer Greens: Raising a baby who loves veggies

Planning to start your baby on solid food this season? Think green. Research shows that babies who eat a wide variety of vegetables and fruits before their first birthday are more likely to be veggie lovers at age 6. Here’s how to get more of summer’s best produce on your baby’s plate.
Five Tips for Choosing a Pediatrician

Five Tips for Choosing a Pediatrician

After your baby is born, you will visit the pediatrician often. In the first year, your baby will have seven well visits. Studies show that first-time parents may visit their child’s pediatrician up to 16 times before Baby’s first birthday.

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Remembering Childhood

Remembering Childhood

I have a love/hate relationship with all the well-wishers who give me advice when I’m pregnant or when I’m wandering the aisles of Target with my little ones. I love that they take the time to stop and offer words of encouragement or advice that made their lives easier. What I dislike is the reminder, though kind and coming from a positive place, that this phase, this age is fleeting and time goes fast.
DIY Silhouettes

DIY Silhouettes

Framed silhouettes are a traditional way to add some personal decor to a child’s nursery. You could spend a lot of money having one custom made, but why not just create one yourself? These are so easy to make and they can be updated every year as your child’s silhouette changes. Make one in classic black and white or use fun colors and patterns for a more modern spin to suit your decor style!
TANTRUMS 101: HOW TO PREVENT AND MANAGE THEM

TANTRUMS 101: HOW TO PREVENT AND MANAGE THEM

No fool-proof manual exists for parents on how to deal with a toddler tantrum. After all, each child and each situation is unique. However, here are a few general tips that might help prevent some tantrums and also help nip them in the bud when they do happen.

Archive »Pregnancy

Bringing Home Baby

Bringing Home Baby

The nurses have waved their final good-byes, you’ve loaded up the government approved car seat and you are driving ever so slowly back home. You are officially the parent of a brand new, living, breathing child. And you are on your own.
Pregnancy Pains

Pregnancy Pains

How to manage the common aches, pains and general discomfort associated with pregnancy.
Placenta Encapsulation

Placenta Encapsulation

For thousands of years, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has revered the placenta as a powerful and invaluable part of the postpartum healing process. After giving birth, many new mothers experience blood loss, fatigue and a drop in their high pregnancy hormones, all of which are thought to be key factors in the development of the “baby blues” and postpartum depression.
Belly Laughs

Belly Laughs

We asked KC Parent’s 20,000+ Facebook Fans: Since having a baby, I’ve learned I can ______ with just one hand.
Choosing Your OB/GYN

Choosing Your OB/GYN

With impending parenthood come many decisions. Will you stay home or continue to work? Will you breastfeed or bottle feed? Will you co-sleep? Which car seat should you choose? Arguably, one of the first and most important decisions, however, is the one which most soon-to-be moms find completely overwhelming: Who’s going to help me get this baby out when it’s time?
Pregnancy and Zika Virus

Pregnancy and Zika Virus

Images of babies born with microcephaly caused by the Zika virus have pregnant women everywhere worried about the health of their unborn babies. What if they get bitten by a mosquito?

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Real Mom Reviews

Real Mom Reviews

New products reviews by real moms for real moms.
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