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  • Researchers probe link between newborn health, vitamin A

    Infant's Health News -- ScienceDaily
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:38 pm
    The impact vitamin A has on newborns is virtually unknown, but nutrition researchers have published two papers that may provide a framework for future investigations of the vitamin and neonatal health.
  • Moodies! Change The Mood & Light Color, Not The Bulb

    Posh*Little Blog
    26 Oct 2014 | 8:33 am
    We are that family that decorates pretty intensely for the holidays. All the way down to the outdoor entry light colors. We change the outdoor bulbs each Halloween & Christmas (orange, black red or green to match the season). My hubby gets a little obsessive when it comes to decorating for the holidays and I fully encourage it. But it takes him forever so I love cool, time/money saver gadgets like these colored light bulb covers called Moodies. When our Moodies arrived, I was thrilled. These little things are fantastic. You slip the silicone (like the bakeware) Moodies over the regular…
  • Ding Dong!

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    Just Add Kids JAK Chat
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:03 pm
    Trick or Treat! Smell My Feet! Written by Just Add Kids Founder, Paula Herrmann  Remember the days when Trick or Treat landed on Halloween, October 31st regardless of what day of the week it landed on? Not so much these days, eh? If you’re out of the loop on when your community is hosting its Trick or Treat event or just need to confirm…No fear, my peeps! Just Add Kids has got ya covered. Beware though, your town’s may be sooner than you think!  Read more…   Bay View, October 25th 5 8pm Big Bend, October 31st 6 8pm Bristol, October 31st 4 7pm Burlington,…
  • Teresa Giudice Shares Her Daughters’ Halloween Costumes

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    BabyRazziSherry
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:51 pm
    Teresa Giudice’s daughters are getting into Halloween!  The Real Housewives of New Jersey star showed off Gia, Gabriella, Audriana, and Milania’s fun Halloween costumes!  The girls struck a pose for their mom and proved once again that they are too too cute! RELATED: TERESA CELEBRATES AUDRIANA’S FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL Teresa’s oldest daughter Gia and her friend went as firefighters while Milania dressed up as a “pretty nerd” and Gabriella opted to go as a policewoman.   Little Audriana dressed up as two different things – Queen Elsa from Frozen and…
  • Robert Downey, Jr. Jokes: This Pregnancy Has Been ‘Extraordinarily Tough’ on Me

    Celebrity Baby Blog
    Sarah
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Though Robert Downey, Jr. was the one being celebrated for his body of work by the British film and television community based in Los Angeles, The Judge star made a point to pay a loving tribute to his pregnant wife and soon-to-be-born daughter. “It’s going to be a good date night,” Downey, 49, told PEOPLE as he and his very expectant wife and film producing partner Susan, 40, arrived at the BAFTA Los Angeles Jaguar Britannia Awards in Beverly Hills on Thursday, where he was receiving the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film. The actor was in high spirits…
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    Infant's Health News -- ScienceDaily

  • Researchers probe link between newborn health, vitamin A

    30 Oct 2014 | 6:38 pm
    The impact vitamin A has on newborns is virtually unknown, but nutrition researchers have published two papers that may provide a framework for future investigations of the vitamin and neonatal health.
  • Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders prevalence in U.S. revealed by study

    30 Oct 2014 | 12:06 pm
    Nearly 5 percent of U.S. children may be affected by fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD), according to a new study. FASD are a group of conditions that can occur in the children of mothers who drank alcohol during pregnancy. Characteristics are both physical and cognitive and can include abnormal facial features, smaller-than-average physical growth, poor coordination, learning disabilities and vision and hearing problems.
  • What do American babies eat? A lot depends on Mom's socioeconomic background

    30 Oct 2014 | 10:35 am
    Dietary patterns of babies vary according to the racial, ethnic and educational backgrounds of their mothers, pediatrics researchers have found. For example, babies whose diet included more breastfeeding and solid foods that adhere to infant guidelines from international and pediatric organizations were associated with higher household income -- generally above $60,000 per year -- and mothers with higher educational levels ranging from some college to post-graduate education.
  • Size matters: Baby's size at birth may predict risk for disease later in life

    30 Oct 2014 | 8:49 am
    Being overweight might be better in the long term than being underweight, at least when it comes to infants. "These findings support the hypothesis that common long-term variation in the activity of genes established in the womb may underpin links between size at birth and risk for adult disease," said one of the authors.
  • Case study: Hearing loss in one infant twin affects mother's speech to both babies

    29 Oct 2014 | 5:39 pm
    Is it possible that hearing loss in one infant from a pair of twins can affect the mother’s speech to both infants? A new acoustics study zeroes in on this question and suggests that not only is this alteration of speech entirely possible, but that mothers speak to both infants as if they are hearing impaired.
 
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  • Moodies! Change The Mood & Light Color, Not The Bulb

    26 Oct 2014 | 8:33 am
    We are that family that decorates pretty intensely for the holidays. All the way down to the outdoor entry light colors. We change the outdoor bulbs each Halloween & Christmas (orange, black red or green to match the season). My hubby gets a little obsessive when it comes to decorating for the holidays and I fully encourage it. But it takes him forever so I love cool, time/money saver gadgets like these colored light bulb covers called Moodies. When our Moodies arrived, I was thrilled. These little things are fantastic. You slip the silicone (like the bakeware) Moodies over the regular…
  • Russbe Reausable Snack & Sandwich Bags

    23 Oct 2014 | 10:17 am
    I've been really making an effort to switch to re-usable products for the kids lunches. Russbe snack & sandwich bags are a few in my lunch prep arsenal. Since I am officially making 4 lunches, with my 3 year old in preschool, we would otherwise be going through a plethora of packaging. It could gets spendy and wasteful fast. The Russbe bags are durable and washable so they and are standing up to my rough kids beautifully. Literately. They stand up. The propped/standing feature, outside of the modern the designs and colors is my favorite part. Filling them with snacks (or soapy water) is…
  • My Eyelash Envy Solved: Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes

    10 Oct 2014 | 11:06 am
    I admit I've had eyelash envy lately. My kids were all blessed with my husbands long luscious eyelashes. Like seriously long. Like touch your eyebrows long. I used to love my eyelashes for their natural curl and not ever having to use an eyelash curler but compared to my hubby/kids... they are super short. So short in fact that my eyelash envy has lead me to start using Latisse. I'm loving my longer lashes thanks to Latisse but I am not great about putting it on every night, don't love the cost and my lashes aren't really any thicker. They didn't quite have that is-she-wearing-fake-eyelashes…
  • TechStyle: Jewelry Just Got A Lot Smarter W/@GetRingly

    11 Sep 2014 | 10:12 am
    Meet Ringly. Kind of like a mood ring but instead of telling you you're cranky, it tells you that you have a text, phone call, email, etc via light & vibration. It's smartphone jewelry and a busy moms stylish new best friend. Beautiful, brilliant and I totally can't wait to get my hands on one. Available right now for pre-order ($195.) @ Ringly.Com Read More
  • Chowabunga Dudes! Back To School Lunches #TMNT Style

    10 Sep 2014 | 12:21 pm
    With 3 little sisters, My son Alex is surrounded by pink and usually doesn't get a lot of super boyish things when it comes to communal supplies like reusable containers. I generally try to be somewhat neutral but things generally end up more girlish so he definitely lucked out for back to school this year. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! I loved TMNT when I was a kid so it's really fun to see them still jumping out of the sewers, the big screen and now in the kids lunch boxes. I also love Glad reusable containers. They are so perfect for when you're not sure if you'll see the container again:…
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  • Ding Dong!

    Just Add Kids JAK Chat
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:03 pm
    Trick or Treat! Smell My Feet! Written by Just Add Kids Founder, Paula Herrmann  Remember the days when Trick or Treat landed on Halloween, October 31st regardless of what day of the week it landed on? Not so much these days, eh? If you’re out of the loop on when your community is hosting its Trick or Treat event or just need to confirm…No fear, my peeps! Just Add Kids has got ya covered. Beware though, your town’s may be sooner than you think!  Read more…   Bay View, October 25th 5 8pm Big Bend, October 31st 6 8pm Bristol, October 31st 4 7pm Burlington,…
  • Online Purchasing Takes The USA by Storm as Many Manufacturers Change to Online Only Presence

    sandimrhs83
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:07 am
    In the late 1990’s, going shopping online was a convenience appreciated by some, yet not many. As the years have passed, even more individuals than ever are going shopping online. According Invesp, over 80 % of the on the internet populace has gone online to buy something. E-commerce sales are increasing by 10 % every year. Marked by this financial shift in the direction of e-commerce, many producers are choosing an exclusively on the internet existence, thus removing the conventional brick-and-mortar shop entirely. One such firm is Tumpety Tots Baby Products; a premium infant product…
  • Under Armour Little Girls' Infant UA Spine Evo Running Shoes 5K Steel

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    23 Oct 2014 | 6:33 am
    Save $ 10 order now Under Armour Little Girls’ Infant UA Spine Evo Running Shoes 5K Steel at Best Running Shoes store. Daily updated top running shoes reviews and find the best running shoes for men, best running shoes for women consumer reports on Ebay, Amazon. If you have been looking… http://toprunningshoesusa.com/under-armour-little-girls-infant-ua-spine-evo-running-shoes-5k-steel/
  • I think you're cute, but...

    ashleykimlinger
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:16 pm
    This is a hard one to write. I have no problem being open about these feelings, and I’ve shared them with family and other expecting friends before. But putting it in writing is a little bit harder. Admitting some of these feelings could open myself up to some harsh judgement. But here we go. I always like to say that I wasn’t “ready” for my baby until 4 weeks after he was born. And it’s true. He came out of me, and I had always envisioned that magical moment where they place him on your chest and suddenly the world becomes right and you fall instantly in love.
  • 2 Month Photoshoot

    jstainton
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:38 pm
    It’s baby photoshoot #2 time! Well, #2 as in 2nd, not the smelly one. Here is a quick selection of Maxton’s 2nd month photos. A real cutie really posing for the camera. One of them really reminds me of the “Strutting Leo” meme. Makes me laugh every time.
 
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  • Teresa Giudice Shares Her Daughters’ Halloween Costumes

    BabyRazziSherry
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:51 pm
    Teresa Giudice’s daughters are getting into Halloween!  The Real Housewives of New Jersey star showed off Gia, Gabriella, Audriana, and Milania’s fun Halloween costumes!  The girls struck a pose for their mom and proved once again that they are too too cute! RELATED: TERESA CELEBRATES AUDRIANA’S FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL Teresa’s oldest daughter Gia and her friend went as firefighters while Milania dressed up as a “pretty nerd” and Gabriella opted to go as a policewoman.   Little Audriana dressed up as two different things – Queen Elsa from Frozen and…
  • Robert Downey Jr. Jokes That Susan’s Pregnancy Has Been Tough For Him

    BabyRazziSherry
    31 Oct 2014 | 11:49 am
    Robert Downey Jr. and his wife Susan are expecting a baby girl any day now.  Robert and Susan attended the BAFTA Los Angeles Jaguar Britannia Awards last night, where he shared that Susan is ready to give birth any minute now. RELATED: LIFE’S A BEACH FOR RDJ AND EXTON While giving a speech, Robert gushed, “How is she so darn pretty and functional and mood stable.”  He then joked, “This pregnancy has been extraordinarily tough for me—self prescribed mandatory bed rest. There’s some benefit, at least my milk is finally coming in.” The Avengers star added,…
  • Photos: Celeb Moms Support Healthy Child Healthy World

    BabyRazziSherry
    31 Oct 2014 | 11:09 am
    Celebrities turned out to support a good cause this week in L.A.  Ali Landry(who was one of the event’s hosts), Brooke Burke, Rebecca Gayheart and many other celebrity parents attended the Healthy Child Healthy World ‘Mom On A Mission GALA’ 2014. The celebrity moms glammed it up for the big night out.  Other famous faces in attendance: Vince Vaughn, Johnny Knoxville and his wife, expectant mom and actress Sydney Tamiia Portier, and pregnant actress Meredith Monroe.  Check out all of the photos in the gallery below! The Mom on a Mission® Awards & Gala celebrates moms…
  • Kim Kardashian Shows Off Daughter Nori’s Halloween Costume

    BabyRazziSherry
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:17 am
    How cute is she!? Kim Kardashian’s daughter Nori was up bright and early this morning and couldn’t wait to put on her Halloween costume and show daddy Kanye West.   Kim’s little lady dressed up as the cutest skunk ever! RELATED: CELEBRITY PARENTS SHOW OFF THEIR LITTLE PUMPKINS Kim took to Instagram to show off her darling daughter.  She wrote, “My little stinker is waiting to show daddy her costume. Halloween has started early this morning.” Kim also shared that she has four costumes lined up for herself this year!  We can’t wait to see what she comes up…
  • Lunchtime Links With Anthony Kiedis

    BabyRazziSherry
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    Beyonce and Jay-z enjoyed a six hour dinner! (OK!Magazine) Rocco and dad Guy Ritchie dress up together for Halloween (Celebrity Baby Scoop) Jenna Bush Hager dishes on what her mom taught her about motherhood (Celebrity Babies – People) School vaccinates without parent permission! (Lil Sugar) Why is Taylor Swift so happy being single? (SheKnows Entertainment) Which celeb kid had a blast at the Hello Kitty convention? (BlackCelebKids) Mike Tyson reveals childhood secret (Hollybaby) Julianne Moore and Kristen Stewart team up (I’m Not Obsessed) Don’t miss Dancing with the Stars next…
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  • Robert Downey, Jr. Jokes: This Pregnancy Has Been ‘Extraordinarily Tough’ on Me

    Sarah
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Though Robert Downey, Jr. was the one being celebrated for his body of work by the British film and television community based in Los Angeles, The Judge star made a point to pay a loving tribute to his pregnant wife and soon-to-be-born daughter. “It’s going to be a good date night,” Downey, 49, told PEOPLE as he and his very expectant wife and film producing partner Susan, 40, arrived at the BAFTA Los Angeles Jaguar Britannia Awards in Beverly Hills on Thursday, where he was receiving the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film. The actor was in high spirits…
  • Happy Halloween! Celeb Kids Show Off Their Spooktacular Costumes

    Anya
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:32 am
    Move over Pepé Le Pew! Sixteen-month-old North West may not yet be old enough to fully understand the delicious candy that comes along with a good trick-or-treat outing, but she sure does make the sweetest little skunk for Halloween. Mom Kim Kardashian shared some Instagram pics Friday of her toddler wearing her black and white skunk suit, complete with a curled tail and some spiky white fur. “A skunk is on the loose!” wrote Kardashian, 34, in another shot that shows North romping across a matching black and white checker-boarded floor. “My little stinker is waiting to show…
  • Alicia Keys: Egypt Is ‘Excited to Be a Big Brother’

    Anya
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Alicia Keys is just two months away from giving birth to her second child — and no one’s more psyched than her 4-year-old son Egypt Daoud. “He is excited to be a big brother,” the singer told PEOPLE at Keep a Child Alive‘s Black Ball at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City on Thursday night. “I think he’s super excited because he’s not going to be the youngest anymore,” she shares. “He’s always kissing my belly.” Kevin Mazur/WireImage The 33-year-old, whose second child is due Dec. 31, went on to say that having…
  • Jenna Bush Hager: What My Mom Taught Me About Parenting

    jeffnelsonpeople
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Jenna Bush Hager has always gravitated toward kids — she was a teacher before traveling Latin America with Unicef meeting mothers and their children — but the NBC correspondent says everything changed when she had a baby of her own. “Having Mila has really changed everything for me. It’s put in perspective what really matters,” she told PEOPLE over the phone Thursday. “There are days that something doesn’t go your way and you feel frustrated, and then I realize I have this amazing, beautiful being that’s part of my life.” The former…
  • SwitchCrafted Solves Halloween’s Sugary Situation

    Anya
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    The Halloween witches are brewing up something sweet! Before your costumed kiddies crash from a surplus of sugary treats, cuddle up with your little ones to read the tale of SwitchCrafted – and introduce them to a few wise witches, who are in need of a helping hand. Written by Audrey Kinsman, the 20-page book tells the story of the Switch Witches, a group of whimsical witches who rely on piles of candy that they can convert into energy. And from the fuel for their brooms (because the gas station just won’t do!) to keeping their haunted huts warm, the little ladies are in need…
 
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  • 1 Week Pregnant – The Journey Begins With Your Period!

    Paula
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:33 pm
    Menstruation and disappointment. But also the 1st week of pregnancy if you conceive this month! Learn about baby development and mom's body. Info & videos. The post 1 Week Pregnant – The Journey Begins With Your Period! appeared first on Easy Baby Life.
  • 2 Weeks Pregnant Means Ovulation Time

    Paula
    28 Oct 2014 | 1:19 pm
    How about arranging a romantic evening..? Being 2 weeks pregnant means almost being pregnant, well hopefully! Info & videos about baby and mom in pregnancy. The post 2 Weeks Pregnant Means Ovulation Time appeared first on Easy Baby Life.
  • 3 Weeks Pregnant – Time For Conception!

    Paula
    28 Oct 2014 | 12:40 pm
    3 weeks pregnant means finally actually being pregnant Fetal age is 1 week. Confusing? Learn about baby development and mom's body here. Info and videos. The post 3 Weeks Pregnant – Time For Conception! appeared first on Easy Baby Life.
  • 4 Weeks Pregnant – Implantation Time And Menstruation Due

    Paula
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:41 am
    3 weeks pregnant 5 weeks pregnant When you are 4 weeks pregnant, most women will receive a positive pregnancy test result. Congratulations! And even if you still haven’t tested positive, you may notice other early signs of pregnancy. Inside your body, your baby’s heart will start to beat 22 days after conception, which is by ... The post 4 Weeks Pregnant – Implantation Time And Menstruation Due appeared first on Easy Baby Life.
  • 5 Weeks Pregnant – Due For A Positive Pregnancy Test

    Paula
    19 Oct 2014 | 8:36 am
    5 weeks pregnant, the embryo's heart is developing rapidly. You may see a positive pregnancy test. Read about baby development and mom's body. Info & videos. The post 5 Weeks Pregnant – Due For A Positive Pregnancy Test appeared first on Easy Baby Life.
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  • Trick or Treat

    Shaman Mother
    19 Oct 2014 | 3:47 pm
    October is the season filled with displays of witches, ghosts, skeletons and ghoulish items.  They represent the dark side of us all and the fears that permeate our minds.   Horror movies pique interests on watching the terror a person must face to survive.  The HBO series Dexter is an example. (He’s a serial killer that kills other murderers;  a hero and a villain, all at the same time.) Do we need to watch horror flicks to stimulate our fears and darkness when the daily news fills our minds with fear everyday?  Ebola flashes across the TV screen like a red flashing light warning us…
  • What is the T word?

    Shaman Mother
    9 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    Trust, according to Webster’s dictionary is: “the belief in and reliance on the integrity, strength, ability, surety, etc, of a person or thing.”  If you look back on your own life experiences, how many times your trust has been violated on many different levels of life?  I think every single one of us can share a story of how a trust was broken and how painful it was.  We can look at organized religions that have broken a sacred trust, as well as governments, banks, businesses, and personal relationships in which trusts are broken frequently.  You might ask ‘Is trust humanly…
  • The Joy of Eating

    Shaman Mother
    26 Nov 2013 | 12:41 pm
    Americans are obsessed with dieting; billions of dollars are spent by consumers on weight loss companies and diet literature.  Yet, one third of Americans are obese and out of shape.  Eating disorders are rampant on college campuses and women who are petite, lament how fat they are.  The new word for diet now is “CLEANSE” OR DETOX.  No one is happy with themselves, no matter what weight they are and the joy of eating is gone! Food experts are everywhere; everyone has an opinion about food: …..Do not eat meat it’s not spiritual. …..Raw food has all the nutrients in them so do not…
  • Integrity

    Shaman Mother
    8 Sep 2013 | 12:47 pm
    Integrity is an important virtue to cultivate. In our fast paced society many people over commit themselves and never follow through on their promises.  Honesty goes hand in hand with integrity like a harmonious chord.  People are conditioned to say what people want to hear, rather than speak the truth. Recently I made hotel arrangements with an online company that had “ Price Assurance”; I thought that this was the lowest rate possible.  I booked with them and then discovered I was over charged by hundreds of dollars.  The travel service told me that the hotel did not have the right…
  • Moment of Surrender

    Shaman Mother
    17 Jul 2013 | 5:14 pm
      Do you feel like life is one big struggle?  There is always some inner or outer conflict that seems to be upsetting our inner peace.  The lists of obstacles are endless: money, health, jobs, relationships, traffic, weather and so on.  I had a client come to me recently and tell me how tired she was of the struggle.  I decided to tell her this story.  A man discovered a chrysalis on his property one day.  Observing the progress of the metamorphosis fascinated him.   But after a period of time he watched helplessly as the caterpillar was struggling to be free of her encasement.
 
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  • My child won’t stop crying!

    Zen Mommy
    11 Oct 2014 | 5:07 am
    The next time your little one is losing it over something you think is silly (like maybe they asked you for a banana but not a PEELED banana, and, well, you peeled it! Who knew this could cause such pain and upset, right?!? but they are kids - not mini adults, and believe it or not, it DOES...) and you're tempted to stay "Stop crying" or "Don't cry", take a deep breath and as you offer them the peeled banana anyway, say instead... (read more)
  • Helping Kids Make “Good” Decisions

    Zen Mommy
    3 Sep 2014 | 2:13 pm
    Like learning to balance, learning to make "good" decisions takes practice and encouragement. It takes allowing our children to listen and follow their intuition, not simply our rules and directions.
  • Am I Raising An Entitled Kid?

    Zen Mommy
    17 Aug 2014 | 4:05 pm
    As parents, we hear much these days about entitlement. We talk about it, think about it and read articles/books/posts about it because lets face it, NO ONE wants to raise an entitled kid. Quotes like the following leave us quaking in our boots lest we end up the parent of the sniveling brat who will never learn to take out the trash, tie his shoes or appreciate the world around him: "A lack of discipline is apparent these days in just about every aspect of American society. Why this should be is a much larger question, one to ponder as we take out the garbage and tie our kids’ shoes." -…
  • Could Spanking Be the Answer?

    Zen Mommy
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:49 am
    If you spank your kids as a form of discipline or you believe in spanking, let me say this to you before you go any further:
  • When did “like a girl” become a put down?!

    Zen Mommy
    28 Jun 2014 | 1:49 pm
    A group of actors, young and old, are audition for a commercial. They are all instructed to perform simple tasks but “like a girl.” Run like a girl. Kick like a girl. Throw like a girl.
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  • Can we all breathe a great big FINALLY for our health care going digital?

    Rebecca Cuneo Keenan
    28 Oct 2014 | 9:09 am
    Big thanks to the Canada Health Infoway for sponsoring this post and, more importantly, bringing digital health technology to our health care. If there’s one place we don’t want cutting edge technology, it’s in our doctor’s offices. Wait. What? That doesn’t make any sense. And yet all the tech does seem a little weird at ... [Read more...]The post Can we all breathe a great big FINALLY for our health care going digital? appeared first on Playground Confidential.
  • People I won’t be giving candy to this year

    Rebecca Cuneo Keenan
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:45 am
    Gone are the innocent days of yesteryear when you could count on young children to go door-to-door donning masks and extorting candy from vandalism-fearing citizens. Now it seems everybody wants in on the action regardless of age and proficiency in egging. There’s been a growing sense of discontent among people who have access to internet ... [Read more...]The post People I won’t be giving candy to this year appeared first on Playground Confidential.
  • “Step on the scale, Mom,” he said.

    Rebecca Cuneo Keenan
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:22 am
    My thighs are killing me. So is my ass. And also the sole of my foot because I stepped on a stray game board-game piece, but that’s a different story. You see, I knew I’d slipped up. The regular exercise routine I had last winter and early spring had been knocked off course by a ... [Read more...]The post “Step on the scale, Mom,” he said. appeared first on Playground Confidential.
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  • Bibles for Uganda… and Answered Prayers You Didn’t Even Know You Had Prayed

    Heather
    26 Oct 2014 | 11:19 am
    I had to share my God moment that happened this week… even though it wasn’t something I had on my sadly neglected blogging calendar that was put aside for sick kids with fevers, field trips to the pumpkin patch and getting my handgun license this week. Somehow God was able to sneak in one of His own to-do list items on my overbearing checklist, even though I was totally unaware of Him doing it. He’s awesome like that. First of all, we use Mystery of History curriculum, if you didn’t know that already (if you don’t know what that is, click the Bright Ideas Press…
  • Chipotle-Sesame Beef Tacos with Cotija, Avocado and Cilantro

    Heather
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:37 am
    El Picosito Copycat Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post and I’m proud to be working with the Beef Checkoff. I would have shared this recipe with you regardless, so the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association is a perfect partner (since I already use Beef at home every week). Also, you need to know, that although they did provide me with some tips to share about beef, I’m going to share a bunch of additional health information with you that DID NOT come from them. I’m kind of on a bit of a soap box about proper nutrition lately, and I think beef and fat in particular…
  • PSAT Week

    Heather
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:10 am
    Last Wednesday my teenagers took their first high-school standardized test: the PSAT. It was the bomb that went off in our week. I don’t mind tests. I like to compare how my kids are doing along side public school kids. However, I’m not sure even with the scores – when we finally get them – how I’ll be able to compare much, because we are on a totally different scope and sequence. But… college money sounds good, so loaded the big kids up and took them to take the test this past Wednesday at a local Christian School. They spent all of 3 days studying for…
  • When Autumn Leaves Begin to Fall

    Heather
    12 Oct 2014 | 8:16 pm
    I miss the Arkansas leaves this time of year. Texas trees never know what to wear in Autumn. We are lucky to get a couple of weeks at Thanksgiving with reds and yellows; unless you count the few yards where some brave soul has dared to plant a more showy tree and has taken the time to nurture it. Even my red oak was hardly red last year – and my husband is the “tree whisperer” (he gives our trees organic fertilizer and lots of water all year at the perfect times). I’ll take this cooler weather, though… and I can make do with brown (it is one of my favorite…
  • Mostly Grain and Sugar Free Lunch Ideas

    Heather
    9 Oct 2014 | 3:57 pm
    I did a BIG List of Lunch Ideas Post a year or so ago – right before we began our journey to live a more “paleo-ish” lifestyle and ditch inflammatory grains and disease-and-obesity-causing sugar. We were really doing well with our low-grain and sugar diet until my oldest teen started slipping up. The closer he gets to 18, the more he thinks he deserves a cheat every day (or two). I’m coming to grips with the fact that I have to let go… which is hard when he’s eating sprouted grain toast and honey in front of his little brothers (who are decades away from…
 
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  • Name Quotes for the Weekend #25

    Nancy Man
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    From an interview with Elton John on Larry King Live: Well, I was making a record, and I had to choose a name, because they said, you know, you can’t make a record under the name of Reg Dwight, because it’s never going to — you know, it’s not attractive enough. And I agreed with that, and I couldn’t wait to change my name anyway, because I’m not too fond of the name of Reginald. It’s a very kind of ’50s English name. So I picked Elton because there wasn’t — nobody seemed to have the name Elton. And I picked John to go with it. And it…
  • Will the Baby Name Idina Debut in 2014?

    Nancy Man
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Idina MenzelSpeaking of Pharrell… “Happy” was up for Best Original Song at the Oscars earlier this year, but it lost to “Let It Go” from Frozen. The movie version of “Let It Go” is sung by Idina Menzel, who has a very pretty first name. Pretty enough that I expected to see plenty of little pink dots on the Idina popularity graph…but when I checked, what did I see? Nothing. No graph at all. This means that the name Idina was never given to more than 4 baby girls per year in the U.S. from 1880 all the way to 2013.* Surprising, isn’t it? So…
  • The Baby Name Pharrell – Trendy Again?

    Nancy Man
    29 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Pharrell Williams rose to fame in 2003 with his first big hit, “Frontin’.” That year, the baby name Pharrell debuted impressively on the SSA’s baby name list: 2013: 16 baby boys named Pharrell 2012: 10 baby boys named Pharrell 2011: 14 baby boys named Pharrell 2010: 18 baby boys named Pharrell 2009: 16 baby boys named Pharrell 2008: 19 baby boys named Pharrell 2007: 16 baby boys named Pharrell 2006: 37 baby boys named Pharrell 2005: 31 baby boys named Pharrell 2004: 44 baby boys named Pharrell 2003: 67 baby boys named Pharrell [debut] 2002: unlisted Not only was the…
  • How Do You Feel About Your Name, Ebony?

    Nancy Man
    28 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Today’s name interview is with Ebony Anne, a 15-year-old from Australia who happens to be the blogger behind Baby Name Obsessed. How did she get her name? My parents just liked it. My mother has never really given me a reason for it but I do know Ebony was near the bottom of her list. Anne is my mums middle name, my grandma’s middle name and my great-grandmother was named Annie. What does she like most about her name? It’s common but not everywhere and it’s a name that is [not] hard to pronounce or spell. (Here’s the U.S. popularity graph for Ebony.) What does…
  • Mystery Baby Name – Wilba

    Nancy Man
    27 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    In the early 1900s, the baby name Wilba popped up on the SSA’s baby name list for the first time: 1915: 7 baby girls named Wilba 1914: 7 baby girls named Wilba 1913: 18 baby girls named Wilba [debut] 1912: unlisted 1911: unlisted It was the top debut name of 1913, along with Vilas. But SSA numbers from the early 1900s aren’t too reliable, so let’s see how many Wilbas are in the Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for the same time period: 1915: 8 people named Wilba 1914: 7 people named Wilba 1913: 32 people named Wilba 1912: 3 people named Wilba 1911: 4 people named Wilba The…
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  • Friday fun: Happy Halloween!

    ebabee likes
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:25 am
    Happy Halloween!  After trying a whole load of outfits, in the end Anya decided on being a cat or a cat girl.  The outfit was really easy to put together so if you’re still looking for a last minute costume idea, this is the one to go for.  To put this cat outfit together, all you need is charcoal or black tights and top (Anya wears a super soft charcoal polo neck sweater) or you can even go for any other dark colour like chocolate brown or navy.  Next cut some ears from card paper, paint them black and I have attached with simple bobby pins.  Then you need a mask which I have…
  • 6 stylish decor ideas for kids bathrooms

    ebabee likes
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:58 am
    We are hoping to move house soon (fingers crossed it all goes through).  So I’ve been busy collecting all sorts of home decor inspiration over on my pinterest boards.  From kitchens to living rooms to kids rooms because this new place will need everything doing from scratch.  While it’s always fun choosing new furniture, for me it’s even more fun to decorate and customise rooms with your own personal touch.  Especially rooms like bathrooms where lets, face it, bathroom furniture doesn’t exactly excite me.  So I’ve been looking at ways to add some style and…
  • Something fishy!

    ebabee likes
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:39 am
    A quick shop update today as there some adorable new pieces that have landed on my doorstep.  First up is this fish sweatshirt.  In a dark navy with a mustard fish printed on the front, this sweatshirt is such a cute piece for either boy or girl.  It’s versatile enough to wear with jeans, skirts or even with our very own blue bloomer shorts. These leggings have got to be the cutest I’ve seen with those three little ants crawling over them!  In a dark beige, these ant leggings will go with anything.  Visit the shop for a more detailed view and to see the little ants up close.
  • 9 of the best DIY Halloween party decorations

    ebabee likes
    28 Oct 2014 | 5:28 am
    Are you having a Halloween party?  They seem to be getting more and more popular in the UK and while I’ve never had one, we’ve been invited to one every year for the last four years.  Next year I am determined to throw my own party as I’m feeling so inspired by all the DIY Halloween party decorations out there.  If you’re having a party or even if you just want to decorate your home for the kids, here are nine of the best DIY Halloween party decorations that are easy to put together in a short time and once done, your home will look pretty spooky but in a fun way. …
  • Polar bear themed decor

    ebabee likes
    27 Oct 2014 | 4:23 am
    Polar bears as we all know are one of the most dangerous creatures on earth but they look completely the opposite.  They look so soft and furry, cuddly and cute that it seems impossible that they could harm.  Dangerous or not, they do make adorable decor for a kids room.  They lend themselves to all kinds of kids stuff from bedding to cushions and so much more.  And besides their cute looks, I love the whole black and white colour scheme which is both modern and stylish.  So today I’ve picked out some of the best polar bear themed decor for a kids rooms.  How fun is that…
 
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  • Obesity in children and teenagers

    Macy
    27 Oct 2014 | 3:53 am
    Let’s face it. Being overweight as a teen is unpleasant to say the least.Many overweight and obese teens find themselves at the butt of many jokes and are often the target of bullying and ridicule. Many teens who are overweight or obese suffer from a lack of self esteem because of their inability to participate […] Related posts: The Best Gifts for Autistic Children How to cheer up sick children with get well gifts
  • Zazzle store introduces refreshing flowers on your baby and daily products

    Macy
    14 Oct 2014 | 5:53 am
    I recently met with a lady who had walked down to our office for some official work. Interestingly, she carried a bunch of flowers for the person she came to meet. Those were from her garden and she wished to share her happiness, as she called them, with people around. Flowers and gardens are a […] Related posts: Looking for Cheap Baby Care Products – Buy Online Be in Budget Uk Baby Box online Store review Baby Headbands Collection from babybooheadbands.co.uk
  • The 15 Most Important Baby Proofing Tips

    Macy
    5 Oct 2014 | 3:54 am
    Preparing for the arrival of a little one means a lot of excitement and changes, and it is important to focus on making your home as safe as possible for your new baby. The following tips will help you as you seek to create a safe space for your child. 1. If you have a […] Related posts: Pregnancy Tips for Surviving your First Trimester Tips for calming colicky babies
  • Notes from a Baby Model’s Mother

    Macy
    27 Sep 2014 | 2:20 am
    All mothers know that their baby is the cutest. Baby modelling can be a great idea for those years before they go to school. What better way to document your child’s development than with professional photos, whilst also being able to put some money aside for later. Here is a story from a mother who […] Related posts: Britain’s Cutest Baby Model Is Modelling Right for Your Baby? Baby Modelling is fun for Parent and Baby
  • Baby Modelling is fun for Parent and Baby

    Macy
    26 Sep 2014 | 8:14 am
    Lots of parents wonder whether their baby is suitable for baby modelling and in this article you may find answers to your questions. Every new parent will tell you that their bundle of joy is the cutest little baby on the face of the planet, and who knows, they could be right. But what many parents don’t […] Related posts: Is Modelling Right for Your Baby? Baby Modelling for New Mothers Britain’s Cutest Baby Model
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  • Inspirational Quote - Lebron James

    30 Oct 2014 | 4:03 pm
  • Remove The Bull

    29 Oct 2014 | 7:32 pm
    I went to visit my little darlings this past weekend so we could pick out pumpkins for Halloween. We decided to go to a different pumpkin patch this year, oh my.  When we arrived, we decided to jump on the hayride, which was quite different from what we were used to when visiting the other pumpkin patch we normally go to.  The idea was to take us on the opposite side of the farm where the kids could play on the haystack slide, bounce house and other activities.  As we were riding along, I spotted these beautiful horses.  So cute with the foal taking a nap, but my grandson…
  • Turn It Up Tuesday - Week 58

    27 Oct 2014 | 6:53 pm
    Welcome to Mother 2 Mother and the 58th week of Turn It Up Tuesdays!!! We're so happy to have you here this week - and thanks for the amazing posts last week!Happy Halloween!!! The holiday is right around the corner, and it makes me realize that the year has flown by! What are you doing for Halloween? Going to any parties? Dressing up your kids in those adorable costumes? Share them all with us this week - present or past!Turn It Up Tuesdays is all about being happy, excited, energetic...and having fun! Link up your favorite posts (old or new) and meet some awesome bloggers in return! Link up…
  • Inspirational Quote - Being Mom

    27 Oct 2014 | 3:23 pm
  • Capturing the Unexpected

    26 Oct 2014 | 6:23 pm
    Have you ever had a moment where the most unexpected thing happens? I stepped out on my deck this evening to sip a cup of coffee and wind down after a 5 hour drive from visiting my grandchildren.  As I was exhaling and enjoying the crisp air, I noticed this beautiful sunset in front of me.  It was amazing, and just what I needed to wind down for the day. I love my property and home, I never know what I'll found when I step outside. I had actually thought about selling and downsizing, but when you're surrounded by this type of beauty I find it hard to do. I actually had a lady drop…
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  • Avoid the Pitfalls of “Fall Back”

    Sleep Sisters
    16 Oct 2014 | 5:22 am
      Image courtesy of photostock at FreeDigitalPhotos.net On Sunday, November 2nd, most of us in the U.S. will be turning our clocks back one hour. Just the thought of this change instills panic in parents who have just gotten their little one on that great routine! This fall time change is more challenging than our “spring forward” change. Changing our clocks even one hour disrupts our circadian rhythms, the natural cycles that control many of our bodies functions, including sleep, hunger, elimination, acuity, dexterity, and more. It will take our systems several days to adapt…
  • 6 Travel Hacks for Sound Sleep with Kids

    Melissa Zdrodowski
    15 Aug 2014 | 2:12 pm
    Image courtesy of khunaspix at FreeDigitalPhotos.net. We all want a change of scenery now and then, especially during the summer months. But if you have a baby or young child, you may wonder if that beachfront vacation is going to be worth it when your kid can’t sleep! Changes to routine and environment can derail even the best sleepers. Here are a few of our favorite hacks for keeping your kids sleeping well when you travel. White noise is great at muffling ambient sounds in a new environment and help your kids sleep during naptime and at night. But don’t try to lug your fancy white…
  • Understanding Common Sleep Training Methods

    Melissa Zdrodowski
    10 Jul 2014 | 11:07 am
    Your baby isn’t born knowing how to sleep through the night. Sleeping through the night is an acquired skill, one we need to teach our children, once they are old enough (4-6 months or more). What exactly is sleep teaching? Our recent blog outlines the basics. The most important factor in sleep teaching is consistency. There are many methods you could use, but the key is to find the one that you can use consistently. Consider these factors: Age of the child (older children often take longer to adapt) Temperament of the child (Is your child stimulated or calmed by your presence? Is he…
  • Kindergarten Sleepover

    Melissa Zdrodowski
    16 Jun 2014 | 5:10 am
    My daughter’s school has a cute tradition. At the end of the school year, all the kindergarteners have a sleepover at the school with just the teachers (no parents!). This is the first time for many of them to be sleeping away from their own beds and their parents. Our teachers are very brave (or very crazy!). The kids really look forward to it all year. But as a parent, I was a little worried. Some parents worried about leaving their kids for the first time, or getting the dreaded midnight call to come pick up their home-sick child, but I was worried about my daughter not getting enough…
  • Stop Watching Your Video Monitor Like It’s Your Favorite TV show!

    Debbie Sasson
    19 May 2014 | 2:54 pm
    Baby Julia on our Dropcam One of our first blog posts was one Melissa wrote about turning off your monitor.  It was a helpful article about the importance of allowing you, as parents, to get a sound night’s sleep without being disrupted by the small and frequent noises our babies make when they shift between sleep cycles! I remember when our youngest (now 8-months-old) was about 4 months – I had moved her into her own room and was still using the baby monitor. I was being woken up frequently throughout the night – not only when she needed to be fed and cried but also when she was…
 
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  • What You Need to Know About Bathing a Newborn

    Heather
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:39 pm
    The topic of "bathing a newborn" is a popular parenting subject on the Internet. B-O-R-I-N-G. It's usually a snoozefest of dumb steps: Fill the tub. Put baby in tub., etc. Usually. Until I got my hands on it, anyway... Enjoy this appetizer? Indulge on the whole post! What You Need to Know About Bathing a Newborn
  • 3 Ways to Find More Money at the Bottom of Your Bank Account

    Heather
    13 Oct 2014 | 10:28 pm
    Learn the 3 hidden ways to scrape extra money from the bottom of your bank account. (And I do mean HIDDEN...) Enjoy this appetizer? Indulge on the whole post! 3 Ways to Find More Money at the Bottom of Your Bank Account
  • Solved! The 4 Most Agonizing Problems for Formula Feeding Parents

    Heather
    27 Sep 2014 | 3:29 pm
    Ever wonder if you picked the right formula? Or if there's a formula you're NOT using but should be? Finally, these questions (and 2 more) are answered! Enjoy this appetizer? Indulge on the whole post! Solved! The 4 Most Agonizing Problems for Formula Feeding Parents
  • 5 Fabulous Fall Fashion Trends for Mom & Baby in 2014

    Heather
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:20 pm
    No more frumpy feelings. No more milk stains on EVERYTHING. This article shares five of this Fall's greatest fashion trends from Elle, Vogue, and others. Enjoy this appetizer? Indulge on the whole post! 5 Fabulous Fall Fashion Trends for Mom & Baby in 2014
  • Do You Struggle with the Baby + Toddler Balancing Act?

    Heather
    13 Sep 2014 | 3:11 pm
    It's a lot tougher than it seems. Here are several ways to savor and survive life with more than one child terrorizing the house. :-) Enjoy this appetizer? Indulge on the whole post! Do You Struggle with the Baby + Toddler Balancing Act?
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    Baby Flat Head Syndrome

  • America’s First Baby Spa: Float Baby

    Vijay Elance
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:31 pm
    There’s a new business in Texas that’s turning heads internationally. Float Baby is a spa designed for infants, but more than just a place to pamper little ones with massage and relaxation, it may be the first step towards a new treatment method for infant torticollis. The owner of the spa, Kristi Ison, is a […] The post America’s First Baby Spa: Float Baby appeared first on Baby Flat Head Syndrome.
  • Help Your Child Pick a Helmet Design

    Vijay Elance
    12 Sep 2014 | 2:59 pm
    Wearing a helmet to correct a cranial deformity can be an emotional struggle for younger children. If your toddler is undergoing helmet therapy, you can ease the process by helping them decorate their helmet in a way that shows their personality. Although they are still very small, by the time your little one starts helmet […] The post Help Your Child Pick a Helmet Design appeared first on Baby Flat Head Syndrome.
  • Why You Shouldn’t Be Excited About the Latest Study on Positional Plagiocephaly

    Vijay Elance
    12 Aug 2014 | 2:58 pm
    In response to the pleas of parents and the requests of insurance companies, doctors are starting to pay more attention to the need for randomized, controlled studies on the diagnosis and treatment of positional plagiocephaly. In May, a study in the British Medical Journal revealed that in a sample of 84 infants, the treatment of […] The post Why You Shouldn’t Be Excited About the Latest Study on Positional Plagiocephaly appeared first on Baby Flat Head Syndrome.
  • How do you know if your baby has plagiocephaly, brachycephaly, or scaphocephaly?

    babyflathead
    24 Apr 2014 | 11:54 am
    How do you determine if your baby has plagiocephaly, brachycephaly, or scaphocephaly? These conditions are generally determined by abnormal skull measurements. Plagiocephaly, brachycephaly and scaphocealy can be identified using a craniometer or a medical laser designed for the same basic purpose. A phcraniometer looks a lot like the protractors we all used in elementary school for […] The post How do you know if your baby has plagiocephaly, brachycephaly, or scaphocephaly? appeared first on Baby Flat Head Syndrome.
  • What to do if your helmet insurance claim is denied

    babyflathead
    1 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
    What to do if your helmet insurance claim is denied Some insurance companies have a bad reputation where helmeting and banding treatments for flat head syndrome are concerned. Many parents have reported significant problems with Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Health Care, and TRICARE. It is difficult to generalize because these companies offer so many […] The post What to do if your helmet insurance claim is denied appeared first on Baby Flat Head Syndrome.
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    Nursery Design Ideas and Parenting Advice | Baby Cafe

  • Nursery Design Tips for Busy Parents

    Chantal Maddocks
    16 Oct 2014 | 11:06 am
    Ok, lets get real soon-to-be parents. Most of us are incredibly busy, whether it is your full-time job or family, we have a mountain of responsibility that consumes our daily lives. Whether you’re a first-time or seasoned parent, balancing work and family life is often a circus act that never ends! So when you first… Continue reading →The post Nursery Design Tips for Busy Parents appeared first on Nursery Design Ideas and Parenting Advice | Baby Cafe.
  • Fall Nursery Decor Ideas for 2014!

    Chantal Maddocks
    24 Sep 2014 | 1:30 pm
    The Fall season is a beautiful and transitional time when the excitement of summer winds down and we prepare for Halloween and Thanksgiving. When I think of Fall, I think of warm, earth-tone colors: reds, oranges, yellows, etc. I think of trees, leaves, and harvest vegetables. Comforting meals with cinnamon and pumpkin spices, lots of… Continue reading →The post Fall Nursery Decor Ideas for 2014! appeared first on Nursery Design Ideas and Parenting Advice | Baby Cafe.
  • More Unique DIY Nursery Fun!

    Chantal Maddocks
    12 Sep 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Ok, confession time. I am still trying to get the DIY Nursery bug out of my system, but being pregnant again has really got my DIY creative juices flowing! Even with our 3rd baby on the way, DIY projects for the nursery just never gets old. That and Pinterest has turned me into a pinning… Continue reading →The post More Unique DIY Nursery Fun! appeared first on Nursery Design Ideas and Parenting Advice | Baby Cafe.
  • 10 Nursery Wall Treatments You Will Love

    Chantal Maddocks
    27 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Dressing up your walls are a fantastic way to create a unique setting for your nursery theme.  You can have an accent wall that brings attention to the focal point of your nursery (the crib), or you can have a uniform design across all walls, your options are endless.  Treating your nursery walls doesn’t need… Continue reading →The post 10 Nursery Wall Treatments You Will Love appeared first on Nursery Design Ideas and Parenting Advice | Baby Cafe.
  • Nursery Ideas: Have Fun with Chalkboard Paint!

    Chantal Maddocks
    9 Jul 2014 | 4:23 pm
    For those of you who’ve read my previous posts, you’ve probably figured out that I love DIY projects and even more so, love to save money.  Creating your nursery is not just about a pretty space, it’s about making it functional and organized so you can take great care of baby with everything you need… Continue reading →The post Nursery Ideas: Have Fun with Chalkboard Paint! appeared first on Nursery Design Ideas and Parenting Advice | Baby Cafe.
 
 
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    The Fussy Baby Site

  • Preparing your Child for Daylight Savings: A Quick Guide

    Holly
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:11 pm
    Remember before you had children when gaining an hour was such a luxury? Not so when it leads to overtired, cranky little ones and 5 a.m. wakeup calls. Don’t panic parents! Here are some tips to help you prepare your little ones for the change in advance. Option #1: Do Nothing If your child is generally well rested and adaptable and wakes at a reasonable time then you have the option to do nothing in advance of the time change. When your family wakes that morning simply shift the day’s schedule and activities to the new clock times and roll with it. Your child may be a little overtired…
  • 7 Great Products for High Need Babies

    Holly
    15 Oct 2014 | 5:43 pm
    When Sammy was a baby, I tried all sorts of products that promised to help him sleep, calm him down or keep him entertained. But guess what? I discovered that the products recommended in baby books and websites were more often than not designed for ‘easy’ babies! The thing you realize very quickly about high need babies is that they need MORE: MORE movement, MORE stimulation, MORE variety! They’re clever, these high need babies, and it’s up to us to find clever products that meet their needs! Following are 7 great products for fussy, high need and spirited kids. Please…
  • Kimberly’s Story: How to Survive with a High Need Baby

    Holly
    11 Sep 2014 | 12:12 pm
    I write this story as my 10 month old daughter sleeps quietly in her crib. She is sleeping alone, in her room, self-soothing, and for more than 20 minutes. I write this story as a survivor. That is what we parents of high need/colicky babies are; we are not only parents but we are survivors. My story starts off as many of yours does. When I was pregnant with Liliana I dreamt (literally) of the magical day of her birth. I would cuddle her for hours on the couch as she reached up and cooed into my face. Instead, my face was slapped with a big dose of reality!! I noticed that Lili was “not…
  • You’re Not Letting Me Have the Happy Home I Wanted (A Letter to My High Need Child)

    Holly
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:16 pm
    To my darling high need child: Before I start, let me emphasize that I love you more than life itself. I would do anything for you, and wouldn’t trade you for anything in the world. BUT…….. The past _______ months/years haven’t been easy for me and your father/mother/sibling(s). I know they haven’t been easy for you either, so you know what I’m talking about. Before you were born, I had a certain image of what life as a parent would be like. I was prepared for some sleepless nights, occasional crying fits due to teething or colic , and some tough times…
  • Meg’s Story: An Invitation to Meet Colicky, High Need and Spirited Moms Near You

    Holly
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:48 am
    Becoming a mom is amazing. BUT. Why does there always have to be a “but” attached to something good? Well, as with any major life change, becoming a mom can come with growing pains… and pretty tough ones at times. For me, it was the colic. The damn colic. My son didn’t sleep for about a year. Ok maybe longer. He’s 2.5 now and still wakes up in the middle of the night screaming. “He’ll outgrow the colic,” the doctors told me. “Most kids outgrow it by the three month mark.” He didn’t. I still can vividly remember one evening when I was rocking him, feeding him, rocking…
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    Parent Guide

  • How to choose the best baby jumper for your baby

    Jess Miller
    6 Oct 2014 | 1:56 am
    There is nothing more adorable than the sound of your baby’s laughter as he bouncers up and down in his baby jumper. With so many different baby jumpers available how can you choose the right one? Read on to learn everything you need to know about baby jumpers.Click a link below to jump to the relevant section.Baby jumper basics.What to look for in a baby jumper.General baby jumper safety.The best stationary baby jumpers.The Best Door Baby Jumpers. Door Jumper Safety.What is the purpose of a baby jumper?A baby jumper is a fun activity that allows your baby to use his still developing…
  • How to choose the best toddler pillow for your child

    Jess Miller
    3 Oct 2014 | 12:41 am
    As your toddler continues to grow there will come a time little one will need a pillow in order to remain comfortable throughout the night. Toddler pillows, also known as infant pillows were designed for the sole purpose of providing your baby with a comfortable nights sleep.This buyers guide will provide you with everything you need to know about toddler pillows. Use the links below to jump to the appropriate section or read the guide through from start to finish, it’s all great information!1. Why a regular pillow just wont do.2. When to introduce a toddler pillow to your child.3. What…
  • The short moms guide to baby cribs

    Jess Miller
    23 Sep 2014 | 3:41 am
    Baby cribs are one particular item that are not designed with short people in mind. If you are vertically challenged then this guide, focusing on making baby cribs easier to use, may be just the thing you have been looking for.Unfortunately for short moms and dads across America, the CSPC introduced new crib safety standards making it illegal to sell drop-side cribs in 2010. Most cribs now require you to reach up and over the crib rail in order to access your baby. As my sister who just scrapes over 5 feet tall will tell you, this is no simple task.So as a shorter mother, what can you do to…
  • How to make your own natural homemade baby wipes

    Jess Miller
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:32 am
    Whether you are serious about making your own baby wipes at home or just want to see what the fuss is about, you have come to the right place. This guide not only explores the advantages of using homemade baby wipes but also takes you through the process to make the three most popular variations.Use the links below to quickly jump to the relevant section.Why you should be making your own baby wipesOrganic cloth baby wipesMake your own baby wipe solutionHomemade paper towel baby wipesHomemade baby wipes that imitate the store bought varietyWhy make your own DIY baby wipes?There are two huge…
  • How To Remove Smells From Baby Bottles And Sippy Cups

    Jess Miller
    21 Sep 2014 | 4:36 am
    Have you ever scrubbed and cleaned your baby bottle only to discover that no matter how hard you try you simply can not remove the foul odor inside? This is a common problem among plastic sippy cups and baby bottles.While the bad smell wont have a negative impact on your babies health, it can transfer a foul tasting flavor onto whatever liquid you put into the bottle. Fortunately you don’t have to throw out your expensive baby bottle and buy a new one, simply use the following preventative and removal techniques below to banish funky smells for good.Click a link below to jump to your…
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  • 5 of Our Favourite Books for Babies

    berryblogger
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:04 am
    There are so many books out there for babies and toddlers, but the special ones are the ones that you will remember all your life and maybe even keep for the grandchildren.  Here are 5 of our favourites.  Happy reading! Jack and the Flum Flum Tree – by Julia Donaldson We love this book!  Written by one of our favourite others, it is an adventure story with a twist.  It is written in a brilliant wait with a rhyming, rhythmic style that make it fun to read and easy to remember.  Super popular with kids and suitable for boys and girls.  The Gruffalo – by Julia Donadlson We love The…
  • Top 5: Halloween Costumes For Babies

    berryblogger
    28 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    It seems to get here a little sooner every year doesn’t it? The temperature is dropping, the coffee shops have already started selling their seasonal specials, and the adverts have begun. Obviously there’s a big holiday coming up and it’s one that becomes even more important when you have a young child. Maybe this is going to be their first one! If so, you’ve probably been looking forward to this day all year. Maybe you’ve been saving up, hoping to get them something extra special to mark the occasion, and now, finally, it’s here. Get those decorations out of the…
  • 5 Great Products For Twins

    berryblogger
    27 Oct 2014 | 4:19 am
    Twins – they are everywhere now, and with them an ever growing array of baby of products specially designed to help out.  Here’s our list of the Top 5 products for twins used by twin parents and loved by twin parents.  Tiny Love Super Mat This playmat is great because it actually fits two babies on it easily. It is fun and colourful so wherever the babies want to play or roll over, there will be something to entertain them. It is washable, foldable and will allow mum to have a break. Check out what parents think of the Tiny Love Super Mat here My Brest Friend Twin Pillow This product…
  • Going To The Baby Show This Weekend? Here Are Some Of Our Fave Finds

    berryblogger
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:03 am
    If you’re thinking of going to the Baby Show at Kensington Olympia this weekend we highly recommend it. There are some great new products on show as well as some great talks from professionals and deals to be had. We perused the stalls at Olympia only yesterday morning and saw so many products we loved (and some we didn’t!). Here are 5 of our favourites! CuddleCo’s Doona – The Next Generation Car Seat From car to street in an instant This is the world’s first car seat with a fully integrated mobility solution. We were amazed at how easy it was to transform from…
  • 5 Reasons Why Reading To Your Baby Is Essential

    berryblogger
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:42 am
    Reading to your baby and enjoying stories together can be a wonderful experience for both of you, and you don’t need to wait until they’re talking to get started. Here are our top 5 reasons to read to your baby. 5. Intimacy Putting your little one on your lap and giving them a big cuddle as you read them a story is a great way to bond with your baby. Whether they’re still teeny-tiny or growing up too fast, setting aside a few minutes each day to hold them close to you and read them a book will help them to feel safe and loved. One of our favourite books to share is the adorable Guess…
 
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    Baby Monitor 101

  • Levana Jena Digital Video Baby Monitor Review

    Ben Lee
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:47 am
    The Levana Jena Digital Video Baby Monitor (Jena, meaning “Endurance”), was created after Raj, founder of the brand, found that an audio only monitor with low quality sound was not good enough and that seeing your baby rather than simply hearing him or her was something that needed to be addressed. From this, the Levana Jena was born and less than a year later the first wireless, full color and hand held video monitor was on the market.Optimal ControlThe Levana Jena Video Baby Monitor’s best feature across the board seems to be its almost hands on way of remaining in contact with your…
  • VTech Communications Safe & Sound Digital Audio Monitor Review

    Ben Lee
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:46 am
    Any new parent knows how important it is to ensure their precious bundle is safe and sound at all times. First time parents, especially, are very aware of the safety of their baby when they are not in the same room at any given time. Baby monitors are vital in ensuring both peace of mind for parents, as well as ensuring that baby is monitored and safe, and is an effective device should anything go wrong or if an emergency arises.BackgroundThe V-Tech company started up in 1986 in Hong Kong as “Video Technology Limited “and was originally a manufacturer of video game consoles. Since then,…
  • Infant Optics DXR-5 Video Baby Monitor Review

    Ben Lee
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:26 am
    IntroductionSleep better with the assurance that you will know your baby’s every move. That’s the beauty of the Infant Optics DXR-5 Baby Monitor. What’s more, this useful, user-friendly baby monitor isn’t going to cost you an arm and a leg. Forget paying more for gimmicks and added features the competition tries to convince you that you can’t live without. Odds are you are never going to use those “added value” gizmos!Simplicity and AffordabilityThe Infant Optics DXR-5 is simplicity personified. It is so easy to set up and operate that anyone can do it—no engineering…
  • How to Buy a Video Baby Monitor. Tips for Parents

    Ben Lee
    10 Oct 2014 | 10:17 am
    While not an absolute necessity, video baby monitors are nonetheless a reassuring tool for anxious parents who want assurance that their precious little one is safe and comfortable. Typically baby monitors are two components: a receiver (the parental unit) and a camera (the baby’s unit). As various monitor brands and models come with a variety of features, capabilities and price tags, parents and caregivers should evaluate products to determine what is best suited for the household’s needs.FEATURES TO CONSIDERSmartphone App Perhaps the most important addition to the newest…
  • Sight or Sound? The Pros & Cons of Video vs. Audio Baby Monitors

    Ben Lee
    23 Sep 2014 | 2:26 am
    In today’s hectic, multitasking world, a baby monitor is more or less essential for a child’s safety and  care. Baby monitors provide ears and, in the case of video monitors, eyes that keep track of baby in the crib or nursery. A wireless receiver provides parents and caretakers freedom of movement to move throughout the home or office while staying appraised of baby’s status. Baby monitors allow parents a break from constant supervision at close quarters. They can relax and unwind in the privacy of a room far removed from baby’s crib while still keeping tabs on their…
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