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Baby Shower Gift Ideas

A few guests can get together and get a big laundry basket. Place in it a long clothes line with outfits, diapers, bibs, etc. pinned to it. It can also be used as a room decoration. It has a bit of everything and something to carry it in!

Planning the Perfect Baby Shower

One of the most exciting events an expecting mother looks forward to is celebrating her baby shower.

Selecting a Baby Shower Theme: Easy as One Two Three

No aspect of party planning is more crucial and sometimes mind boggling to a baby shower planner than selecting the baby shower theme. There are almost too many ideas available today, and often the host of a party finds themselves suffering apoplexy at the idea of selecting a baby shower theme.

Life Stuck In Fast Forward

the woes of being a parent of an ADHD child.....

Its OK for your child to be bored. In fact, its recommended!

NY -- Strange as it may sound, bordom promotes happier, creative kids who are better problem solvers. When children use their own creativity with unstructured play, they find ways to amuse themselves -- even if it means simply daydreaming.

Birth of a Parent

So you’re pregnant. Congratulations! Your life is about to change in ways you might find unthinkable and we’re not even talking about the surrender of your once slim waistline to proportions most comparable to that of a Dr. Suess character. Pregnancy is the beginning of a new life for a baby, but also a new life for you as a parent. If this is your first baby, you may be filled with an endless list of questions and concerns. If you’re a veteran of the labor and delivery room, you’ve got a better idea what to expect, yet every pregnancy, like every mother and child, is different.

The Pregnancy Glow and Other Myths of Motherhood

It happened during the ninth month of my first pregnancy. I was going through a department store check-out lane where a teenage girl was ringing up my purchases. She looked shyly at my burgeoning belly with an expression that could only be described as reverent.

Spending time with Chuck

I have been waking up thinking about something that happening to me and my son Chuck. I have decided to write it down while it’s on my mind.

Am I Really A Stroller-Monger

I was reading "A Modern Infant Armada", a humor column in Macleans Magazine written by a fellow humor columnist. Writing about it now is a bit like a painter painting another painter or a singer singing about another singer but it not like a cook cooking another cook..

Preventing Obesity in Young Children

Do you have a young child whose weight or eating habits are out of control Need some real world help with ‘taming the cookie monster Here are some things that worked for our family.

So You Want to Start a Home Daycare

I hang out with the other mommies. No, I am not a "Mister Mom" or a "Househusband". I do have one enviable situation, though. I work from home and I have the flexibility to say, "This morning I am going to spend with my daughters. I can play with them. I can sing with them. I can laugh with them. I can clean up their ice cream that drips all over me."

The "B" Word

Former students would probably attest to the fact that few things tried my patience as much as did the statement, “This is boring!” As I reflect back on my many years in the classroom, I can’t help but feel a tad bit sorry for the first kid who made the mistake of uttering those words each year. It was rare to hear the phrase a second time because most kids vividly recalled my “sermon,” and they didn’t want to risk a repeat performance.

Choosing Baby Names for Twins

Choosing a baby name for your new born can be quite a stressful decision. With thousands upon thousands of names at your disposal, you may begin to feel a little over whelmed. Well, for twins, you can double the trouble! This article is aimed at helping soon to be moms and dads of twins to choose those perfect baby names.

When Parents Disagree

Moms and dads, are there times you think that parenting would be easier if you didnt have to make family decisions Having a partner that is not in agreement with your parenting ideas or discipline approaches is more than just frustrating. It can be a cause of division in even the best of relationships. Furthermore, how you handle your disagreements will have a direct impact on your relationship with your partner and with your children.

Developing Fluency in Young Children

Questions to Ask when Developing Your Child’s Literacy Skills.

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