2014
Nov
Oct
30
21
Taking a Sick Day
“This past weekend Nora came down with the crud that is going around. As I ...”
12
10
Sep
Aug
Jul
Jun
May
Apr
Mar
31
20
Nora at 6 Months
1 comments
10
Embracing Our "Girly" Toys
“As the mother of three little girls I find myself very intrigued by all the ...”
07
Why, Why, Why???
1 comments
06
Feb
Jan
27
Were You Trying For A Boy? And Other Not So Nice Things I Hear Daily
“As soon as I began showing with Nora the general public took that as a ...”
3 comments
16
Nora at 4 Months
1 comments
14
Anna at 2 1/2
1 comments
2013
Dec
31
19
New Christmas Tradition
“I love Christmas jammies. Maya loves Christmas jammies. Every year she gets super excited about ...”
16
06
Nov
27
Thankful
“As I enjoy this holiday weekend with my friends and family I have much to ...”
22
Family Photos
1 comments
15
12
11
08
Oct
Sep
27
25
11
My Experience With "False Labor"
“Today I am 38 weeks 4 days, the most pregnant I have ever been. Both ...”
1 comments
05
Aug
29
28
Prep, Prep and More Prep
“I feel like I've been in prep mode forever. Between getting things ready for Maya's ...”
22
20
15
Getting Ready for Back to School
“Things have been a bit crazy around our house lately, at least for me anyway. ...”
09
Parental Right of Passage
“There are certain things we parents experience during parenthood that can only be described as ...”
05
Jul
Jun
27
25
20
18
17
14
05
Gearing Up For Summer
“ It is that time of year again, time to get ready for the ever ...”
03
New Neighbors, New Friends
“The hardest thing for me about leaving St. Louis and moving to Seattle was knowing ...”
1 comments
May
Apr
25
22
17
Impatiently Waiting
“In a few days I'll be 18 weeks into this pregnancy. It blows my mind ...”
1 comments
15
10
08
First Flutters
“It has taken me a while to feel connected with this pregnancy. Between the surprise ...”
07
03
New Friendships
“Tomorrow I am hosting a little play date for a new friend that Maya made ...”
01
Mar
25
Meeting My New Doc
“I had my second OB appointment last week, the first with my actual OB. My ...”
19
Musical Rooms
“One of the big issues that has come up as a result of the upcoming ...”
2 comments
15
13
11
06
Feb
27
25
18
Another 19 Months of Breastfeeding in the Bag
“Friday night, for the first time since she was born, I didn't nurse Anna before ...”
2 comments
11
04
My Run In With a Crazy
“I had a run in with a completely crazy woman this weekend at none other ...”
Jan
2012
Dec
31
21
16
Take A Stand
“Words fail me. I am sickened, saddened, crushed by the devastating events in Newtown, CT ...”
1 comments
10
She's Walking. Finally!!
“When I had Anna at the pediatrician for her 15 month check up the doctor ...”
06
03
Introducing Louis!
1 comments
Nov
Oct
31
29
24
22
19
15
12
08
05
A Bit of The Familiar
“This week has been chaotic to say the least. Exhausted doesn't even begin to describe ...”
Sep
28
26
24
18
Recent Adventures
2 comments
14
11
Two Steps Back
“Maya is extremely shy and nervous, she has been since birth. Even as a baby ...”
2 comments
05
04
Aug
29
23
It's About That Time
“ It is about that time of year again, back to school time. Maya starts ...”
22
21
Finding My Groove
“We've been in Seattle for 4 full days now. The vacation that was our road ...”
17
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15
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11
10
Goodbye St. Louis
“This week has been full of bittersweet moments with the friends and places that made ...”
3 comments
08
Packing But Not Packing
“With just a few days before we move I find myself at a loss when ...”
1 comments
03
T Minus One Week
“This time next week I'm going to be in full panic mode. I'll be running ...”
01
Jul
29
20
From Seed to Flower
1 comments
16
One Year
1 comments
14
Happy Birthday, Anna!
“One year ago you came into this world a tiny little bundle of sweetness. Today ...”
10
Breastfeeding Challenges: Nursing When You Have Other Kids Who Need Attention
“When I was breastfeeding my first daughter I had all the time in the world ...”
06
Big Changes
“There are some big changes on the horizon for us, great big changes. Next month ...”
3 comments
03
Jun
28
26
Summer Camp! Yay!
“Maya is in summer camp this week. It is her second summer camp and to ...”
20
Here Kitty Kitty
1 comments
18
14
12
08
05
01
May
30
Book Review: No Biking in the House Without a Helmet
“If the title of this book doesn't spike your curiosity the tag line on the front ...”
29
24
21
18
15
11
Mom's Day
1 comments
08
Thank You, Mrs. M
“This week is Teacher Appreciation Week at Maya's school. Today is National Teacher Day. Around ...”
04
Busy, Busy, Busy
1 comments
Apr
30
A Little Knowledge is a Dangerous Thing
“Living in the midwest strong, violent storms are pretty common place. Spring rolls around and ...”
1 comments
24
19
Balance
1 comments
16
12
Playing the Compare Game
“We parents often get sucked into playing the compare game. A mother in the waiting ...”
09
Easter Firsts
1 comments
07
Remembering Maddie
1 comments
06
03
Mar
28
26
21
16
15
Baby Poop: Constipation
“Once you have a baby poop becomes a fairly common topic of conversation between you ...”
4 comments
12
Breastfeeding Challenge: Is It Something I Ate?
“Babies have sensitive, still maturing, digestive systems during their first months of life. Their sensitive ...”
07
05
Shaping Up
“Working out is something I'm always glad I did after the fact, but I've always ...”
01
Feb
29
27
And the Winner Is...
“The winner of last week's Wooky Baby giveaway is... Commenter #1 - Kristi!! Congratulations Kristi, you'll be ...”
22
Night and Day
“This time last year Maya was enjoying her gymnastics class at The Little Gym, on ...”
1 comments
20
Wooky Baby Giveaway
14 comments
14
10
09
06
5 Signs Your Body is Getting Ready for Labor
“In those late weeks of pregnancy with all the aches and pains that go along ...”
2 comments
03
Oh, The Sounds of Babes
“Anna has entered a very vocal stage. Since she has been such a quiet baby ...”
Jan
31
27
A Musical Soul
1 comments
26
23
19
Talking to Children About the Death of a Pet
“Our pets are a part of our family. Often times they are our babies before ...”
16
6 Months
1 comments
12
10
04
02
2011
Dec
31
23
19
Happy Holidays!
9 comments
16
14
13
Sleeping Beauty
“I feel like I was just writing about Anna's sleep regression and the resulting lack ...”
12
08
06
When to Keep Your Sick Child Home from School
“Schools and germs go hand in hand. Every child has to go through more than ...”
01
The Tough Questions
“I knew this day was coming, eventually. I had hoped I’d get a little more ...”
1 comments
Nov
29
Sleep Regression
“When Maya was about 4 months old she started having trouble staying asleep at night. ...”
28
21
16
15
4 Months
3 comments
11
10
Squeals of Delight
1 comments
08
07
01
Trick or Treat!
1 comments
Oct
31
26
24
Backyard Makeover
1 comments
21
Second Time Mom
1 comments
19
17
14
12
10
Car Seat Equals Ancient Torture Device?!
“Apparently, an infant car seat is equal to some sort of evil torture device, or ...”
1 comments
06
Sitting This One Out?
“In a couple of weeks Maya will be going on her very first field trip. ...”
05
03
Sep
30
Postpartum Hair Loss
“As a woman with already thick hair I don't look forward to those luscious locks ...”
27
Check Out My New Digs
“Welcome to the new and improved look of Let's Talk Babies. Can I just say I ...”
26
School Cooties
“Maya has always been a relatively healthy child. In her first year of life she ...”
1 comments
20
Just Mom
1 comments
19
15
13
12
07
06
Happy Spitter
“These days I spend a lot of time doing laundry, like seriously A LOT. Some ...”
5 comments
03
01
Aug
31
29
24
Fading Memories
1 comments
22
Happy Faces
1 comments
18
16
15
Breastfeeding Challenges: Overactive Letdown
“When it comes to breastfeeding there are a lot of challenges a mom can face ...”
4 comments
10
09
05
03
I Practically Live in the Bathroom
“Maya is struggling with some bladder issues. Her bladder issues have become a big strain ...”
2 comments
01
Routine Change
“This month, around our house, is going to be all about routine change. In less ...”
Jul
28
27
What Food and Exercise to Avoid or Continue While Pregnant
“A few weeks ago I was contacted by an OBGYN group from Columbia, Missouri, who ...”
25
22
Sister Love
1 comments
21
What's In A Name?
“Naming a child is a big responsibility. The name we give them, they carry for ...”
1 comments
19
Anna's Birth Story
3 comments
15
Welcoming Baby Anna
3 comments
11
Living With Allergies
“Somehow Lorne and I, neither of us being sufferers of allergies beyond the very mild ...”
2 comments
08
Nursery Complete!
3 comments
06
Daddy's Home
“I cannot tell you how huge a sigh of relief I exhaled when Friday finally ...”
05
01
Jun
29
27
24
22
20
Settling In At Home
“We've been home for a little over 2 weeks. It feels, at times, like Australia ...”
16
Buried in A Mountain of Preschool Paperwork
“Who knew that enrolling your child in preschool required practically as much paperwork as buying ...”
13
34 Weeks
“It actually kind of freaks me out a bit to see the number in the ...”
10
Single Parenting
“When Lorne got the offer to do a rotation in Australia we knew it would ...”
1 comments
07
06
Home Sweet Home
“We are home!!  22 travel hours, lots of time spent standing in security lines, much ...”
May
Apr
28
27
5 Days of Easter
1 comments
26
Anzac Day
1 comments
20
One of My Favorite Things About Downtown Brisbane
“Music is an important part of our household.  We all love music and listen to ...”
19
Everyone's Favorite Glucose Tolerance Test
“Being that I'm now in my 26th week the time had come for every pregnant ...”
1 comments
17
14
A Day in the Life
1 comments
12
The Lingo
“It is truly amazing to me how the language, the lingo, among English speaking countries can be ...”
1 comments
10
07
05
24 Weeks
1 comments
04
03
Mar
31
30
28
Our Beach Weekend
1 comments
24
Observations
“I thought I would share with you some of the observations I've made since arriving ...”
1 comments
22
A Fruit Bat Shat on My Back!!
“Every evening starting at dusk large fruit bats take to the skies over Brisbane.  So ...”
20
16
Pregnant and Far From Home
“There is something to be said for the comfort that comes from seeing your own ...”
15
13
Sun, Surf and Sand
1 comments
10
Grocery Shopping from the Comfort of My Couch
“The plan before we arrived in Australia and got a lay of the land, was ...”
09
My 1st Australian Prenatal Appointment
“On Tuesday I had my first appointment with the obstetrician I'll be using while we ...”
3 comments
08
Homesick
“So far Maya is having a wonderful time here in Australia.  She is keeping busy. ...”
1 comments
07
06
Halfway There!!
“I've made to the halfway point of my pregnancy.  I'm now 20 weeks pregnant!  Some ...”
03
Feb
25
Sisters
3 comments
23
Adventurous, Brave or Just Plain Crazy
“The other day the lovely Princess Jenn mentioned in her comment on one of my ...”
1 comments
22
18
And Let The Games Begin
“We finally got word this morning that our visas were approved and we are all ...”
3 comments
16
Little People, Big Imaginations
“There is nothing quite like living through the imagination of a child. Seeing the world ...”
14
11
Air Travel During Pregnancy
“Since I have a couple of very long flights in my future my doctor and ...”
08
4 Months!!
“Yesterday I hit the 16 week mark of this pregnancy.  I'm 4 months into this ...”
4 comments
07
Packing for a 3 Month Trip
“Our departure for Australia is looming in the not to distant future. Although, we don't ...”
1 comments
03
Jan
31
Very Long Flights and Children
“Ever since we found out we are heading to Australia I've been thinking a lot ...”
3 comments
27
Heading Down Under
“One would think that having another baby would be adventure enough for this year?  Not ...”
4 comments
25
Tiny Pitter-Patters
“Monday I turned a big corner in this pregnancy when I hit the 14th week. ...”
21
Wonders Never Cease
“If you had asked me earlier this week how I thought Maya's first trip to ...”
3 comments
20
Too Many Snow Days
1 comments
18
Subchorionic Hematoma
“A subchorionic hematoma (also commonly referred to as a subchorionic hemorrhage) is basically a pool of ...”
17
Tough Love
“Let me just start by saying that having to parent with tough love sucks. Today was ...”
7 comments
13
One of Life's Sweetest Sounds
“Life is full of sweet sounds.  Sounds that become music to our ears.  Sounds that ...”
1 comments
11
10
06
A Trip to the Dentist
“Maya has her very first dentist appointment coming up in a couple of weeks.  I'm ...”
1 comments
04
This Pregnancy is Kicking My...
“When I was pregnant with Maya I remember enjoying my pregnancy from the very beginning. ...”
2 comments
2010
Dec
31
Out With the Old, In With the New
“Today is the last day of 2010. I can hardly wrap my head around the ...”
28
Our Christmas
3 comments
24
21
20
17
Trying to Avoid the Christmas Crowds
“I'm all done my Christmas shopping. I love that I'm all done already.  Every year ...”
14
Gingerbread House
2 comments
13
10
07
06
The Holidays Will Be Different This Year
“For the last 7 years or so we have made the trek up to Canada ...”
03
Maya's Favorite Things
“Now that our Christmas decorations are out Maya is on cloud nine, not only because ...”
02
Nov
30
Dental Health During Pregnancy
“Many pregnant women don't think about their dental health.  The focus is on the growing ...”
29
Introducing Nuts Earlier
“The long standing warning from pediatricians and other health care professionals to avoid introducing nuts ...”
24
Happy Thanksgiving
1 comments
22
Who Is Tippy?
“So, my daughter either has an imaginary friend that she doesn't like or she sees ...”
2 comments
19
Run, Jump, Tumble, Swing
“A few weeks ago Maya started a gymnastics class for 3 and 4 year olds. ...”
2 comments
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11
09
08
05
02
Motherhood
3 comments
01
Oct
27
25
Weekend of Fall Fun
2 comments
22
20
Keeping the Cold and Flu Bugs Away
“Cold and flu season is upon us.  No one likes being sick, and no parents ...”
1 comments
18
Good-bye Naps??
“I do believe Maya may have reached a milestone I've been, admittedly, dreading. It appears ...”
15
Conversations with a 2 Year Old at 3am
“Maya never, like never ever, wakes up the middle of the night unless she is ...”
1 comments
14
13
Summer Dresses
2 comments
12
12 Years
4 comments
11
Pumpkin Carving
2 comments
08
It's That Time of Year Again
“Cold and flu season is upon us. I really dislike cold and flu season.  It ...”
1 comments
05
04
Fall is Upon Us
1 comments
01
Sep
30
Using An Ovulation Predictor Kit
“Ovulation predictor kits are a great way for women to determine exactly when, during their ...”
1 comments
28
24
23
Uncommon and Unusual Early Signs of Pregnancy
“We all know and hear about the common early signs of pregnancy, things like nausea, ...”
23 comments
21
Hitting the Road...Again
“We are hitting the road.  I know, you're thinking to yourself, didn't they just "hit ...”
1 comments
20
Dreams and Memories
1 comments
17
Maya, at Almost 3
2 comments
16
Baby Massage
“Baby massage is a wonderful way to bond with your baby while helping your baby ...”
14
The Best Laid Plans
“Plans are made to be broken, or so they say.  I don't like when my ...”
7 comments
13
10
Goodbye Pull-ups
“Truth be told, I thought it would be quite sometime before I'd be all done ...”
2 comments
09
Summer Vacation
3 comments
07
Comfort Food for My Soul
“Reading is a big part of my life.  For as long as I can remember ...”
5 comments
02
01
Early Pregnancy Weight Gain
“It is tempting in early pregnancy to just give into temptation and eat whatever you ...”
Aug
30
Preschool Decision Time
“It is preschool decision time at our house.  The plan is to have Maya to ...”
2 comments
27
Stay in Routine on Vacation?
“Do you keep your kids on a routine while you are away on vacation or ...”
25
My Girlie Girl
2 comments
23
Things to Avoid When Pregnant
“During pregnancy there are, of course, the obvious things you need to avoid, like drugs ...”
20
We're Hitting the Road
“Tomorrow morning, bright and early, we will hop in the car and hit the road ...”
3 comments
19
Toddler Beds Are Not Comfortable
“Last night, well actually in the wee hours of this morning if you want to ...”
3 comments
17
16
Back to School Time
1 comments
13
10
09
Project Time
1 comments
06
Caught in a Power Struggle
“I'm currently caught in an epic power struggle, also commonly referred to as nap time, ...”
4 comments
04
Bathing Beauty
2 comments
03
Helping Your Child Master Language
“This morning, while Maya and I were at the nursery picking up a few flowers ...”
02
Big Girl Bed
2 comments
Jul
30
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22
20
I Hear it With My Heart
“Before I got pregnant, before I became a mom, I remember hearing people say they ...”
1 comments
19
The Book Nook
3 comments
16
Expert Negotiator
1 comments
14
12
Community
3 comments
08
Our New House
2 comments
07
Fetal Development: Feeling Your Baby Move
“In the early part of pregnancy the idea that a small little person is growing ...”
1 comments
06
Moving With a Toddler
“One thing I've learned about toddlers from my brief stint as the mother of one ...”
1 comments
01
There are Your Own, and then there are.....The Others
“Today's guest post comes to you from a very dear friend of mine, Heather.  Currently ...”
2 comments
Jun
30
You've Been Banned
“Today’s guest post is courtesy of the ever talented Jenn of Princess Prose.  I was ...”
10 comments
29
cast your stones but know i will throw them back at you
“I am beyond delighted to bring you today's guest post.  It comes from my sister ...”
12 comments
28
When God Negoiates
“While I am knee deep in boxes and other related moving tasks this week I ...”
4 comments
25
Ch-Ch-Changes
“Next week will mark a very big change for my little family.  On Wednesday of ...”
1 comments
22
21
Toddler Stuttering (Transient Dysfluency)
“A couple of weeks ago Maya started stuttering a bit.  She was getting caught up ...”
3 comments
17
Home Sweet Home
2 comments
15
14
Top Baby Names 100 Years Ago
“The popularity of baby names changes over the years.  What is super popular one year ...”
2 comments
11
08
Babywearing
2 comments
07
Potty Training Update
“It has been a while since I updated all of you on our potty training ...”
1 comments
04
The Chimes at City Garden
“As I mentioned the other day, one of the things we did this past weekend ...”
03
02
When Breastfeeding Doesn't Work
“My friend Heather over at The Spohrs Are Multiplying, wrote what was for me, a ...”
5 comments
01
The Waiting Game
4 comments
May
27
Making Memories
2 comments
25
It's Hot Out There
4 comments
24
Teaching Children About Money
“Children learn about money, especially young children, by observing what their parents and other respected ...”
1 comments
21
Ring Around the Rosy
“At any given time, on any given day, if you were to stop by my ...”
2 comments
19
Making a Garden
4 comments
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Tackling Those Bad Habits
“Kids, like adults, get stuck in the rut of bad habits.  Though they often aren't ...”
13
11
Fevers, When is it Cause for Concern
“Anytime your child or baby comes down with a fever, no matter how old they ...”
09
Happy Mother's Day
1 comments
07
04
03
Apr
29
First Haircut
3 comments
27
26
Inducing Labor
“Labor inductions are much more common nowadays than they used to be.  Today approximately 1 ...”
1 comments
23
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20
Navigating the Grocery Store
“Walking through the grocery store pushing a shopping cart, trying to remember all the things ...”
19
16
15
Color Coded Fun
3 comments
13
12
Seasonal Allergies in Babies and Toddlers
“Allergy suffers are always the first to know when spring has arrived.  The itchy eyes, ...”
1 comments
09
The "Sam Ham" Book
2 comments
07
Never Forgotten
6 comments
05
02
01
Mar
30
29
Breastfeeding Challenges: Nipple Confusion
“Nipple confusion, in basic terms, is when your baby forgets how to nurse or how ...”
26
Entertaining Her Stuff Animals
“Maya is big into singing and dancing, I know I've mentioned this before.  Every day ...”
3 comments
24
22
Tired of Saying "NO"
“NO NO NO NO As parents it is the one word we feel like we say ...”
1 comments
19
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15
Successfully Breastfeeding in Public
“For many pregnant moms who have decided to breastfeed their babies there is often one ...”
12
Miss Dress Up
3 comments
11
Preventing Preterm and Stillbirths
“Infant mortality is a difficult subject to talk about.  No one wants to think about ...”
09
08
04
02
01
Nut Allergies: Teaching Your Child to Steer Clear
“Having a child with a nut allergy (or any food allergy for that matter) poses ...”
Feb
26
I Love These Women, and So Will You
“Writing is a big part of who I am.  I have always been a writer. ...”
5 comments
25
My Blankie, My Love
3 comments
23
22
Getting Pregnant, It's All About Timing
“About half of all pregnancies in the United States are planned, meaning that the couple ...”
1 comments
19
Singing and Dancing
1 comments
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12
Hair Affair
2 comments
11
10
09
Newborn Screenings and Ethical Issues
“I came across this article yesterday regarding an ethical dilemma that researchers are finding themselves ...”
08
04
New Text4Baby Campaign
“The US government announced a new national campaign today called Text4Baby that will use cellphones and ...”
2 comments
02
01
Jan
29
28
26
25
Toddler Diarrhea
“When our children are babies we worry a lot about poop.  Are they going often ...”
1 comments
22
21
19
Color Me Beautiful
2 comments
18
Best Fur Friends
3 comments
15
14
11
Happy Babies
1 comments
08
Snowmen
2 comments
07
04
Prenatal Screenings
“When we are pregnant we love to dream about what our baby will look like, ...”
2 comments
01
Happy New Year
“HAPPY NEW YEAR Happy New Year, everyone :) This past year has definitely had some highs and ...”
2009
Dec
28
Pregnant Over the Holidays
“Being pregnant often comes with a lot of aches and pains, weird cravings and food ...”
25
Merry Christmas
“I hope everyone is having a fabulous Christmas with their families.  We are busy spending ...”
23
Favorite Christmas Traditions
“Christmas was always a big deal around my house when I was growing up.  My ...”
1 comments
21
18
Ho Ho Ho, Merry Christmas
“One of Maya's favorite games is the " What Does A ______ Say?" game, it's ...”
16
Christmas Travels
“Time for Christmas travels.  Saturday we'll load up the car bright and early (and I ...”
1 comments
15
14
Santa Pictures
1 comments
11
Meaning
4 comments
09
07
Someone's Missing
“At this time of year I feel his absence more than at any other time ...”
2 comments
03
01
Nov
30
26
25
Teaching Through Play
“As parents I think we all struggle to find the right balance of play and ...”
23
Birth Control
1 comments
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Fight For Preemies
1 comments
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11
09
08
06
Party Preparations
2 comments
04
02
Oct
30
28
26
Fall Fun
1 comments
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Common First Trimester Complaints
“As you go through pregnancy you'll have an ever changing array of things to complain ...”
15
13
Baby Denied Health Insurance For Being "Too Fat"
“I read about Alex Lange the other day in an article in the Denver Post ...”
1 comments
12
11 Years
3 comments
09
07
Miss Maddie
3 comments
05
02
Sep
Aug
Jul
Jun
30
29
Rainy Day Toy Bag
1 comments
25
22
21
Happy Father's Day
“I wanted to take a moment today to wish all the wonderful fathers out there ...”
18
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12
10
Surviving the Summer Heat While Pregnant
“With summer right around the corner and temperatures already on the rise now seems like ...”
1 comments
08
03
Nut Allergy: High Risk Foods
“I've learned that having a child with a nut allergy means you have to read ...”
01
May
29
New Recommendations for Pregnancy Weight Gain
“The Institute of Medicine is out with new recommendations regarding weight gain during pregnancy.  The ...”
28
Urinary Tract Infections in Children
“A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection anywhere along the urinary tract.  The urinary ...”
26
Simpson Lake
Fun in Missouri
“I've decided to start a new series of posts on my site called, Fun in ...”
21
19
Appointment with the Allergist
“As I mentioned last week Maya was referred to an allergist for some testing due ...”
18
Be A Great Parent; Make Your Marriage a Priority
“Between juggling your job, raising a family, tackling household responsibilities and finding a few minutes ...”
13
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Child-led Weaning
“Child-led weaning is just what it sounds like it is, letting your child lead the ...”
10
Happy Mother's Day
“Happy Mother's Day to all you fabulous moms out there. Whether your children are ...”
08
06
04
Making the Move to a Big-Kid Bed
“I’ve noticed on a few of the forums I follow that the whole “when should ...”
2 comments
01
Swine Flu and Your Family
“Swine flu (or H1N1) has been all over the news for the last week or ...”
Apr
29
28
Weaning from Before Nap Nursing Session: Update
“It has been just over a week since I started weaning Maya from her before ...”
27
March for Maddie
4 comments
23
Weaning from Before Nap Nursing Session: Day Four
“Day four of the weaning process and I am still sane, well for the most ...”
22
Weaning from Before Nap Nursing Session: Day Three
“Well, we are on day three of weaning Maya from her before nap nursing session.  ...”
Marching in Honor of Maddie
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Weaning from Before Nap Nursing Session: Day Two
“As i mentioned in my post yesterday, day one was a huge success.  She went ...”
20
Weaning from Before Nap Nursing Session: Day One
“My daughter is 17 months old and I've been very slowly weaning her from breastfeeding ...”
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Marching for Maddie
4 comments
08
06
Arts and Crafts for Easter
“With Easter coming up this weekend you may find yourself interested in tackling some fun ...”
02
Autism Awareness
“Today is World Autism Awareness Day.  In 2007 the United Nations adopted a resolution creating ...”
Mar
30
Misconceptions About Conception
“When you are trying to conceive it can be hard to weed through all of ...”
2 comments
26
Facing You or Out in the Stroller?
“I read about this interesting new study done by the University of Dundee in Scotland ...”
4 comments
23
16
Working Mothers becoming Stay-at-home Moms
“A vast majority of the recent layoffs have affected men, however, many women are also ...”
12
Teens and Internet Safety
“With all the stories filling the evening news about internet safety, cyberbullying, and sexting, parents ...”
1 comments
09
Turn Toothbrush Battles into Toothbrush Successes
“Parents who struggle with their children over dental care can sometimes feel like they are ...”
1 comments
05
Introducing the "Magic Words"
“Children don't generally use the "nice" words like remembering to say hello and good-bye, please ...”
02
When to Introduce Peanuts
“The recommendations on when it is OK to introduce peanuts to your child vary widely ...”
3 comments
Feb
26
My Baby: Ever Growing Communication Skills
“We are a long way from the days when our daughter could only use crying ...”
2 comments
24
Pregnancy and Depression
“Depression during pregnancy, or antepartum depression, affects 10-20% of women, and 25-50% of these women ...”
1 comments
19
Vaccines Don't Cause Autism
“Last week a US federal special court ruled that there was no scientific evidence to ...”
3 comments
16
Give a Little Bit to March for Babies
“Every parent of a preemie or special needs baby understands the full impact that March ...”
13
Using Gestures with Toddlers Helps Language Development
“A new research study conducted by the University of Chicago found that toddlers who point, ...”
1 comments
12
10
David Goldman Finally Gets to See His Son
“I was thrilled when I heard on the Today Show this morning that David Goldman ...”
2 comments
09
The Top Baby Names of 2008
“With 2009 now in full swing I thought it would be a good time to ...”
2 comments
05
02
California Octuplets....Revisited
“Since posting the news story about the arrival of California's octuplets last week a lot ...”
2 comments
Jan
29
Octuplets Born in California
“It has been all over the news this week, on Monday January, 26th a California ...”
1 comments
26
How Much Sleep Does Your Child Need?
“Sleep is very important for the growing minds and bodies of both babies and toddlers. ...”
1 comments
22
Breastfeeding Challenges: The First Few Weeks
“Often new parents prepare for the arrival of their new baby by putting a lot ...”
19
My Baby: These Legs Are Made For Walking...
“My daughter is 14 months old already, my how time flies.  I guess she is ...”
15
Parents Magazine's 10 Best Children's Hospitals List
“Parents Magazine is out with their list of the 10 best children's hospitals in the ...”
1 comments
12
Is Your Child Ready to Stay Home Alone?
“There is no magic age when children become old enough, mature enough, or responsible enough ...”
4 comments
08
Eating for Two: The Don'ts
“Finding out you can now eat for two may seem like a free ticket to ...”
05
Eating for Two: The Do's
“Finding out you are pregnant and can now "eat for two" may sending you flying ...”
2008
Dec
31
New Year's Eve, Pregnant Style
“For many people celebrating New Year's Eve involves getting together with friends, enjoying a few ...”
29
Nursing a Post Christmas Cold: Toddlers and Babies
“After all the holiday travel and visiting with countless relatives many babies and toddlers end ...”
25
Merry Christmas
“I wanted to take a moment to wish everyone a Very Merry Christmas.  I hope ...”
22
Happy Hanukkah
“Happy Hanukkah everyone! Today marks the beginning of the Jewish holiday also know as the Festival ...”
18
It's A Green Christmas...
“The environment and globe warming are often in the news these days. Everyone is ...”
15
11
Support for Pregnant Teens
“I frequently get comments on my posts, Early Signs of Pregnancy and What to Do ...”
1 comments
08
What About Santa When You Are Traveling at Christmas?
“Traveling over the holidays is a pretty frequent event for a lot of families. ...”
1 comments
04
Christmas Decorations and Babies
“Babies and toddlers love things that sparkle, jingle, make noise; the description of pretty much ...”
2 comments
01
Christmas On a Budget
“The holidays can be a very expensive time of year if we're not careful. ...”
1 comments
Nov
27
Happy Thanksgiving
“I hope everyone enjoys a wonderful Thanksgiving with their family. You can't beat a ...”
1 comments
24
20
Fetal Development: The Heartbeat
“It is something all pregnant moms wait to hear, that first sound of life, the ...”
17
13
Extended Breastfeeding
“Extended breastfeeding is breastfeeding beyond the first year. It is a very common practice ...”
11 comments
10
My Baby: Happy 1st Birthday
“We celebrated our daughter's first birthday over the weekend. I kept wondering all day ...”
2 comments
06
Time to Clean Up
“As your little one begins to grow up and gains a little independence you can ...”
4 comments
03
Election Day 2008
“Tomorrow is November 4th, Election Day!! I encourage everyone to head to their local ...”
Oct
30
Halloween Craft Ideas
“Tomorrow is Halloween.  If you are home with the kids over the next two days ...”
1 comments
27
Halloween Safety Tips
“Halloween is a time for kids to dress up and have a great time trick-or-treating ...”
23
It's Time for Flu Shots
“Flu season is upon us, again. (I know you probably feel like we just ...”
20
17
Pregnant Vegetarians: Getting Enough Protein
“During pregnancy, while your baby is developing, protein plays a crucial role in your diet. ...”
1 comments
14
Saving On Your Grocery Bill
“These are trying financial times. It seems like every time you turn on the ...”
1 comments
11
Finding a Good Dentist for Your Child
“Not many people enjoy a trip to the dentist, but for your child those first ...”
1 comments
06
Transitioning from Baby Food to Table Food
“It is a big step in the transition from baby to toddler, giving up those ...”
03
Circumcision Care
“Circumcision rates are declining in the United States, though it remains a fairly common procedure. ...”
Sep
30
Fun Fall Activities
“Fall is a great time for fun-filled activities for the whole family. The weather ...”
2 comments
25
Am I In Labor?
“As you approach the end of your pregnancy you'll probably begin feeling a bit anxious ...”
2 comments
20
Baby's Cruising...Time to Redecorate!
“As your little one gains the much anticipated skills of crawling, pulling himself up on ...”
16
12
Walking Together as a Family
“There is no denying that poor nutrition and lack of exercise have become a major ...”
08
Afraid of the Dark
“It seems that every child goes through a phase where they are afraid of the ...”
6 comments
04
01
My Baby: 9 Months (well almost 10 actually!)
“I've added a couple of new skills to my repertoire over the last little while ...”
Aug
28
Huggies Supreme Natural Fit Diapers
“Diapers are a necessity for any parent, whether you use cloth or disposables you know ...”
25
Adoption Options
“If you are considering adoption all the options can seem a little overwhelming at times. ...”
1 comments
21
19
Let's Talk Babies Honored as a Top Women's Health Blog
“I am honored and pleased to announce that Let's Talk Babies has been named as ...”
4 comments
18
15
Sex During Pregnancy
“"Can I have sex during my pregnancy?"  It is the question lingering in the back ...”
2 comments
12
Make Summer Learning Fun
“Summer is a time for kids to unwind, relax and enjoy being a kid.  However, ...”
09
Cord Blood Banking
“The umbilical cord that supplied your newborn with all the nutrients he needed while he ...”
2 comments
06
03
Introducing Finger Foods
“Some where around 7-9 months old your little one will begin to show an interest ...”
Jul
30
Mommy Brain
“All mommies know it exists.  You forget where you put your keys, you get to ...”
1 comments
27
Getting Rid of Stubborn Cradle Cap
“As any parent of a baby with cradle cap surely knows it can be stubborn ...”
1 comments
18
Group Writing Project : Let’s Talk Sleep
“ Welcome to the first ever group writing project here at Let’s ...”
2 comments
15
Chances of Getting Pregnant
“I receive a lot of questions from readers of my Early Signs of Pregnancy and ...”
4 comments
11
Teen Pregnancy On The Rise
“It seems that stories about teen pregnancy are in the news all the time nowadays. ...”
07
Pregnant During the Dog Days of Summer
“As any pregnant woman will tell you being pregnant during the hot months of summer ...”
03
My Baby: 8 Months
“It has been a while since I posted something about my daughter and my life ...”
Jun
30
Introducing Table Manners
“Many adults don't have good table manners (I know surprising isn't it!).  Teaching your child ...”
1 comments
28
Study Finds Better Hospital Equals Better Birth Experience
“We all know how important it is to choose the right doctor or midwife for ...”
25
Jardine Cribs Recalled
“Jardine has recalled 320,000 cribs sold between January 2002 and May 2008.  The cribs were ...”
23
Family Camping Trip
“With the summer season in full swing and kids out of school many families will ...”
18
Clipping Coupons Online
“It seems like everyday the news is filled with more stories that impact our pocket ...”
15
Happy Father's Day
“Happy Father's Day to all you wonderful dads out there.  I hope you get to ...”
14
Father's Day Gift Ideas
“Tomorrow is the big day, time to celebrate all the dads out there.  Dads can ...”
10
Common Complaints: Constipation
“Many pregnant women suffer from a very common problem during pregnancy, constipation.  It often begins ...”
06
Summer Safety
“Now that schools have started letting out for the summer it is time for great ...”
04
Infant Dental Care
“Caring for your child's teeth begins even before he gets his first tooth.  Tooth decay ...”
1 comments
02
Timing Your Contractions
“When labor starts and you begin feeling those early contractions many of us grab for ...”
May
29
Falls During Pregnancy
“Falls are the most common cause of minor injury during pregnancy.  Most falls during pregnancy ...”
25
Adoption: Financial Considerations
“The average cost of an adoption in the United States is $10,000 to $20,000.  Some ...”
2 comments
23
Unsung Milestones
“There are the big milestones that often get talked about, written down in baby books, ...”
1 comments
21
Naptime
“Babies need a lot of sleep.  Their bodies are growing, their brains are growing, and ...”
15
Buying for Twins: Do I Need Double?
“Shopping for a baby is a ton of fun, but also pretty expensive if you ...”
1 comments
12
Most Popular Names of 2007
“The Social Security Administration has released the list of the most popular names of 2007.  ...”
08
Mother's Day Gift Ideas That Don't Cost a Thing
“It is fun for kids to come up with their own Mother's Day gifts for ...”
05
Is Your Baby in Pain?
“Unfortunately our babies can't tell us what is wrong.  Life would be so much easier ...”
01
3 out of 4 New Moms Breastfeeding
“The CDC has released a new study showing a rise in the number of new ...”
Apr
29
Stages of Labor
“Labor is often a little unnerving to think about for most new moms.  It is ...”
24
Cord Blood Donation
“Your baby just entered the world and can already make a donation that could save ...”
2 comments
21
Nutrition in Late Pregnancy
“Getting adequate nutrition becomes quite a challenge during the final weeks of pregnancy.  Not only ...”
18
Having Fun on a Rainy Day
“The kids are home from school and it is raining outside, what can you do ...”
16
Some Fun Baby Growth Tools
“I found some fun tools on BabyCenter including one to determine your child's growth percentile ...”
3 comments
12
Successful Family Portraits
“Family portraits are a wonderful way to preserve memories and document how the family grows ...”
09
Babies and Shoes
“It is amazing to me how many different shoe options there are out there for ...”
1 comments
06
First Aid Kits, A Must Have
“Scraps, bumps, cuts and bruises are all part of being a kid.  There is no ...”
03
Cradle Cap
“Cradle cap is like baby dandruff.  It is often shows itself as flaky, dry skin ...”
Mar
31
What if I Want a Natural Childbirth?
“As soon as you find out you are pregnant one of the things you begin ...”
28
Long Term Effects of Prematurity
“A study released this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association has found ...”
26
Vehicle Safety and Your Child's Identity
“What would happen if you were involved in a motor vehicle accident with your child ...”
1 comments
24
Episiotomy
“Episiotomy, it is the word that every pregnant woman dreads, and tends to avoid talking ...”
20
My Baby: 4 Months
“Each time I sit down to write about my baby I am amazed how quickly ...”
2 comments
18
Benefits of Breastfeeding
“The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends breastfeeding exclusively until age 6 months and continued breastfeeding ...”
15
Celebrities and Baby Names
“Something seems to happen to the common sense of a celebrity when it comes to ...”
2 comments
12
Websites for New Dads
“It seems that most parenting and pregnancy websites are geared more towards mom.  Dad can ...”
2 comments
10
Family Finances
“There are many reasons that you may want to take a look at your family ...”
05
The Great Diaper Debate
“The great diaper debate, cloth or disposable?  Until the mid 20th century there wasn't really ...”
5 comments
03
Toddlers and Bedtime Battles
“If you have a toddler you probably know all about bedtime battles.  It seems to ...”
3 comments
Feb
29
New Recommendations Regarding the Flu Shot
“New recommendations have been released regarding the influenza vaccine.  Currently it is recommended that children ...”
26
Childproofing
“Do you have a little one who is now on the move?  Those little hands ...”
24
The Flu and Pregnancy
“There is nothing worse than being pregnant and sick all at the same time.  Not ...”
20
Fertility and Food
“Before you start trying to get pregnant you want to do everything you can to ...”
3 comments
18
Signs of Teething
“Teething is a right of passage for all babies and all new parents.  You suddenly ...”
15
My Baby: They Change So Fast
“It is hard to believe but it has already been 3 months since our daughter ...”
13
Valentine's Day Crafts
“With tomorrow being Valentine's Day I'm sure there are lots of moms out there looking ...”
12
Don't Forget to Pack the Diapers
“Remembering to pack everything you will need on a trip is hard enough when you ...”
1 comments
11
Pregnancy Complication: Placenta Previa
“Placenta previa occurs when the placenta is lying low in your uterus and is either ...”
07
Breastfeeding Challenges: Clogged Milk Ducts
“Breastfeeding is not without its challenges, issues can arise throughout the time you are breastfeeding ...”
152 comments
06
Valentine's Day Gift Ideas for A New Mom
“Hey dads, Valentine's Day is just around the corner, are you stuck on what to ...”
2 comments
05
Safety Tips for Cleaning During Pregnancy
“Life doesn't stop when you become pregnant, the house still gets dirty, laundry still needs ...”
04
Baby Goes to The Movies
“I received the January/February edition of Mothering in the mail the other day.  It contains ...”
03
Politics and Family
“We are currently in the midst of the Primary Election season here in the United ...”
01
You Might Be Pregnant If...
“I have a lot of readers coming to my site in search of information on ...”
14 comments
Jan
31
Another Reason to Get Enough Folic Acid
“The Today Show this morning featured a segment on a research study that found some ...”
29
Carnival of Family Life
“This week's edition of the Carnival of Family Life is now available.  The host of ...”
1 comments
27
Baby Poop, What's Normal
“Suddenly when you become a mother poop takes on a whole new meaning and you ...”
162 comments
25
My Baby: Sleep Challenges
“Sleep challenges are par for the course when you have a newborn.  Every baby is ...”
4 comments
23
Breastfeeding and Chocolate
“There is an old-wives tale out there that you shouldn't eat chocolate while you are ...”
77 comments
21
Caffeine and Miscarriage Risk
“A new study conducted by Kaiser Permanente in California, and published in the American Journal ...”
19
Bottle-feeding Basics
“Breastfeeding is best for your new little bundle of joy.  The American Academy of Pediatrics ...”
2 comments
17
6 Week Postpartum Doctor Visit
“Having a baby is a lot of work for your body and it takes time ...”
3 comments
15
Pregnant Again After a Miscarriage
“Suffering a miscarriage can be devastating and it can be difficult to make the decision ...”
13
Good versus Bad Babysitter
“Finding a good babysitter can be quite the chore.  If you have friends who have ...”
11
Breastfeeding and A Healthy Diet
“Breastfeeding is the healthiest way to nourish your baby.  Just as important though, is making ...”
09
My Baby: 2 Months
“My how time flies when you're having fun.  I can't believe it has been over ...”
07
Unsafe Foods for Babies
“When your baby reaches 4-6 months of age you will begin introducing solid foods into ...”
05
03
A Place to Share Stories
“Recently I was contacted by the creator of a new blog, PPDConnect, who is trying ...”
02
Prenatal Care for a Multiples Pregnancy
“When you are pregnant with multiples your prenatal care will differ from that of a ...”
2007
Dec
31
Postpartum: Hemorrhoids
“One of the more annoying little common postpartum complaints is hemorrhoids.  Hemorrhoids occur when the ...”
4 comments
29
Medicine No-Nos
“We are now in the midst of cold and flu season, and every parent knows ...”
2 comments
26
Baby Shower Gift Ideas
“An invite to a baby shower often means a trip to the local baby store ...”
24
Is My Baby Getting Enough to Eat?
“It is a question that every new parent asks, how do I know if my ...”
22
Getting More Sleep with a New Baby
“Sleep deprivation is one of the leading causes of postpartum depression, not to mention cause ...”
2 comments
19
Pregnancy Exercise: Weight Training
“Exercise is important throughout pregnancy, as long as your doctor advises you it is ok, ...”
17
Introducing a Bottle to a Breastfed Baby
“Breastfed babies often have a hard time transitioning from breast to bottle.  You can't really ...”
2 comments
15
Can You Spoil a Baby?
“One mother asks this very question on a thread over at Babycenter and the answer ...”
12
First Visit to the Pediatrician
“Your baby's first trip to the pediatrician's office will take place some time during his ...”
10
Let Your Baby Cry it Out or Not?
“There are so many different opinions when it comes to whether parents should let their ...”
3 comments
08
Traveling with Your Child
“With the holiday season upon us many families will be getting ready for holiday travel.  ...”
1 comments
05
Diaper Rash: Treatment and Prevention
“Diaper rash is one of those things that just seems to come part and parcel ...”
03
How to Keep your Baby from Getting Overstimulated
“The holidays are upon us, which means family gatherings and parties where your baby will ...”
5 comments
01
My Pregnancy: Postpartum Complications
“I have to admit that I had a very easy pregnancy.  Not all women are ...”
1 comments
Nov
28
My Baby: Breastfeeding Challenges
“I am a huge advocate of breastfeeding and have written several articles on the topic.  ...”
26
24
When to Call the Pediatrician
“New parents are often terrified that their little one will get sick and they won't ...”
2 comments
21
Breastfeeding After Returning to Work
“It is often when a mom returns to work that she ends up giving up ...”
19
17
Recommended Vaccinations
“Thanks to the vaccinations that have become common place in our society we have been ...”
14
Prenatal Massage
“A massage can be relaxing anytime, but imagine how wonderful it would feel for the ...”
1 comments
12
Trimming Your Baby's Nails
“Is there anything more frightening than approaching your new baby's little, tiny hands with a ...”
10
Pregnancy Exercise Safety
“Exercise is important during pregnancy just as it is throughout life.  It is an excellent ...”
1 comments
07
Advances in SIDS Research
“The rate of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) are continuing to go down every year.  ...”
05
Screenings for Postpartum Depression
“Good news on the postpartum depression front.  The State of New Jersey became the first ...”
01
Food Pyramid for Pregnant and Nursing Moms
“Weight gain during pregnancy is both something pregnant women hate to talk about and something ...”
1 comments
Oct
30
New Autism Screening Recommendations
“The American Academy of Pediatrics has released new recommendations with respect to autism screenings.  In ...”
28
24
Breastfeeding Classes
“My husband and I attended a breastfeeding class last night at the hospital we will ...”
22
Deciding Whether to Stay Home or Return to Work
“ The decision of whether to stay home with your baby or to return ...”
17
Kangaroo Care
“Skin to skin contact between a mother (or father) and a premature infant has shown ...”
2 comments
15
Denver Blizzard Baby Boom
“A little over nine months ago Denver and the surrounding area were hit by a huge ...”
10
Playtime with your Newborn
“From the very beginning playtime is an important tool for bonding, development and parent/child interaction.  ...”
08
New Recommendations: Fish Consumption During Pregnancy
“Last week the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition released new recommendations for fish consumption ...”
06
02
Another Reason to Breastfeed
“Just in case you needed another reason to breastfeed, besides the great health benefits for ...”
Sep
27
Large Russian Newborn
“I came across this story today about a baby girl born in Russia that weighed ...”
24
Reading to your Child
“Reading to your child is not only a very important part of their development but ...”
1 comments
22
Important Recall Notice: Simplicity and Graco Cribs
“The baby product manufacturer, Simplicity, has recalled over 1 million cribs, including some with the ...”
19
Fetal Development
“There is nothing more exciting when your pregnant than keeping track of how your baby ...”
17
How to Save When Buying for Baby
“I have to say there is nothing more fun than shopping for your new baby.  ...”
12
Breastfeeding and Facebook
“Breastfeeding has yet again found itself in the news. Once again the question has been ...”
10
Review of Let's Talk Babies
“Let's Talk Babies has been reviewed by babyhold.com along with 4 other pregnancy sites in ...”
06
Glucose Screening and Glucose Tolerance Test
“When I tested high on my glucose screening test several weeks ago I immediately started ...”
1 comments
03
Having a Baby Changes Everything
“I came across this article on the Baby Center website the other day.  The article ...”
Aug
29
Symptoms that Shouldn't be Ignored
“During a pregnancy you will experience many symptoms ranging from morning sickness early on to ...”
27
My Pregnancy: Week 28
“Well this week marks the beginning of the third trimester for me.  It seemed like ...”
25
Umbilical Cord Care
“When your baby is born the umbilical cord will be clamped and cut. A small ...”
22
Swelling during Pregnancy
“A very common complaint during pregnancy, particular in the later months, is swelling of the ...”
20
Postpartum Depression
“The birth of a new baby is a joyous and happy occasion, but it can ...”
2 comments
18
SIDS Rate Continues to Decline
“Researchers have found a continued decline in the rates of SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome) ...”
15
Americans Stop Breastfeeding too Early
“A new survey conducted by the US government concluded that only 30% of new moms ...”
2 comments
13
Pregnancy and Loving Your Changing Body
“As your pregnancy progresses there will be a multitude of changes that your body goes ...”
11
Your New Baby and Bath time
“It is a fear of many new parents, bath time.  Your baby is so small ...”
08
Predicting Baby's Gender with Old Wives Tales
“I was reading a Baby Center magazine that I got in the mail and came ...”
06
Third Trimester Prenatal Appointments
“During the third trimester you will begin seeing your doctor every two weeks, instead of ...”
02
Fisher-Price Toy Recall
“Fisher-Price announced today that they are recalling close to 1 million toys because the paint ...”
01
Potty Training
1 comments
Jul
30
Babies and the Sun
“Summer in full swing and many of us spend a lot of time outside in ...”
28
Is 40 the New 35 in Pregnancy?
“I recent came across this article, in The Globe and Mail (a Canadian newspaper).  It ...”
2 comments
25
Tummy Time
1 comments
23
A Very Successful Carnival of Family Life
“This week's edition of the Carnival of Family Life is one of the most successful ...”
1 comments
21
Rooming In at the Hospital
“Many hospitals and pediatricians advocate the practice of rooming in with your baby at the ...”
16
Single Parents
“Being a parent is hard enough when there is another person to share the work ...”
6 comments
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11
Premature Births
“Here in the United States 1 out of every 10 babies is born premature, and ...”
09
How to Pick the Right Baby Gear
“ Walk into any Babies R Us or similar baby gear store ...”
3 comments
05
Two Perspectives on Infertility
“Today on MSNBC.com there were two very interesting and informative articles regarding infertility, fertility treatments, ...”
03
Fun Pregnancy Facts
“I received a magazine from Baby Center that is all about the second trimester.  The ...”
1 comments
01
Picky Eaters
“Kids, especially toddlers, are notoriously picky eaters. It can be difficult at times to get ...”
Jun
27
Smoking During Pregnancy
“You don't need me to tell you that smoking is bad for your health, I'm ...”
3 comments
25
20
Prenatal Visits: What to Expect
“A typical pregnant woman can expect to see her prenatal care provider 10-15 times during ...”
18
Circumcision Rate Declines in US
“A new study released by the National Health and Social Life Survey says circumcision rates ...”
1 comments
16
Happy Father's Day
“Happy Father's Day to all the dads and dads-to-be out there.  This is another one ...”
13
What Type of Dad Are You in the Labor Room?
“I figured I would stick with the dad theme this week since Father's Day is ...”
1 comments
11
Paternity Leave
“For many families these days it is necessary to look into the options that are ...”
09
Belly Touching
“I found this interesting discussion on Babycenter today about the dilemma pregnant women face when ...”
06
My Pregnancy: Week 16
“The past week or so has been a really neat and interesting time in my ...”
04
May
30
What to Do if You Think You Are Pregnant
“I have received several comments on my article, Early Signs of Pregnancy, from readers wondering ...”
322 comments
25
Pregnancy Symptoms and Natural Cures
“Pregnancy comes with many common symptoms ranging from fatigue to morning sickness to heartburn.  During ...”
22
Stress Busters
“Whether you are pregnant and trying to keep your stress levels down, or already a ...”
1 comments
19
Reasons Babies Cry
“Babies cry, it is a fact, an unavoidable fact. They cry because that is really ...”
14
Making Your Own Baby Food
“Many families are opting to make their own baby food. There are several reasons to ...”
12
Happy Mother’s Day
“So tomorrow is Mother’s Day. Just think of all the moms as they receive those ...”
2 comments
07
Happy Anniversary Carnival of Family Life
“The ever popular Carnival of Family Life is celebrating an amazing milestone this week, the ...”
05
My Pregnancy: Week 12
“I have almost reached the end of my first trimester, another week to go and ...”
Apr
30
The Resurgence of the Wet Nurse
“A wet nurse is defined as “a woman who breast feeds a baby that is ...”
9 comments
25
What is Your Family Pregnancy History?
“ Finding out your family medical history, especially as it pertains to ...”
23
18
New Show About Pregnancy
“I caught an episode of ABC’s new show about pregnancy, Notes from the Underbelly. The ...”
16
Food Cravings and Aversions
“Food cravings and aversions during pregnancy have always been a bit of mystery. Not a ...”
14
11
Baby Names from Around the World
“I was looking through a baby name book the other day, The Complete Book of ...”
09
The Stages of Labor
“Labor and delivery are divided into three stages. Each stage plays a very important role ...”
07
What is a Doula?
“The dictionary defines a doula as “a woman who assists another woman during labor and ...”
04
Neat Shower Idea
“I thought I would share a quick shower idea with you that I found to ...”
2 comments
02
Dressing for Work During Pregnancy
“Buying a bunch of new maternity clothing during your pregnancy can get expensive, especially when ...”
Mar
31
Fit Pregnancy’s Buyers Guide
“Every year the very popular pregnancy magazine Fit Pregnancy publishes a buyer's guide in their ...”
1 comments
28
Fun Pregnancy Calendars
“The baby inside of you is growing and changing everyday. It is amazing really when ...”
26
Airline Travel and Pregnancy
“Travel during pregnancy is one of those things you should certainly discuss with your doctor ...”
3 comments
24
The Cost of Childcare
“It is something every couple planning, or even just thinking about having a child thinks ...”
21
When to Call the Doctor
“ During pregnancy every little thing that your body does takes on ...”
19
The Carnival of Family Life This Week
“The Carnival of Family Life is a wonderful collection of articles and posts related to ...”
1 comments
17
Introducing Your New Baby to Your First Babies
“It is something all pregnant pet owners think about, what will my first babies think ...”
1 comments
14
Helping Prevent Childhood Obesity
“Obesity is a major problem here in the United States, and many other ...”
1 comments
12
Are They Ready?
“On the Today Show this morning they ran a segment on when a child is ...”
2 comments
10
Cravings During Pregnancy
“Cravings are a very natural and common part of pregnancy. Cravings can be a good ...”
07
Newborn Essentials
“Most parents tend to go over board with buying new things for their new baby, ...”
05
03
Dads and Pregnancy
“During pregnancy it can often seem like all the energy and attention is on your ...”
2 comments
Feb
28
Common Complaints: Third Trimester
“As your pregnancy approaches the end there are still a few more symptom plagued months ...”
40 comments
26
Risk Factors of Premature Births
“A premature birth is a birth that occurs prior to the 37th week of pregnancy. ...”
24
Second Trimester: Prenatal Visits
“During the second trimester you will typically see your healthcare provider every four weeks, unless ...”
1 comments
21
A Couple of Carnivals to Check Out
“I am involved in two great carnivals this week. Both had a ton of submissions. ...”
1 comments
19
Prenatal Excercise: Yoga
“Yoga has seen a significant rise in popularity over the years. It goes beyond exercise ...”
2 comments
17
Children's Songs
6 comments
14
UNICEF Study on Child Well-being
“UNICEF released the results of a study conducted to determine the well-being of children in ...”
12
International Adoption: Travel
“Many families are opting for international adoptions. They are becoming more and more common ...”
1 comments
10
Tackling the Challenges of Bedtime
“It doesn’t seem to matter how well behaved your child is, or how hard you ...”
1 comments
07
A Healthy Family
“Something that I think is important to all of us is a healthy family. ...”
1 comments
05
How Much Do Children Cost?
“There is no denying that having a family costs money, everything costs money. Just ...”
2 comments
03
Jan
31
The Carnival of Family Life
“This week’s edition of the carnival of family life, hosted by Island Life is up. ...”
1 comments
29
First Trimester: Prenatal Tests
“During your first trimester prenatal visits your doctor or midwife with use certain prenatal tests ...”
27
Finding the Right Preschool
“Many children between the ages of 3 and 4 will attend a preschool program. ...”
4 comments
25
Early Signs of Labor
“As the end of your pregnancy approaches you are probably becoming a little nervous about ...”
283 comments
23
Stay-at-home Mom or Working Mom
“I don't know if you had a chance to watch today's episode of The Oprah ...”
1 comments
22
This Week’s Carnival of Family Life
“This week’s Carnival of Family Life if now up at An Island Life. The ...”
20
Making Time for Your Child's Teacher
“It is inevitable, at some point during your child’s educational career you are bound to ...”
3 comments
17
15
What to do When Your Child is Shy
“Shyness is something many people experience. I am one of them. Some would ...”
8 comments
13
The Third Trimester: Fetal Development
“Ah, the end of the road is in sight. In just a few more ...”
11
National Geographic's In the Womb: Multiples
“I wanted to tell all of you about this fascinating show that will be on ...”
1 comments
10
Getting Pregnant - Tracking Ovulation
“Your window of opportunity to get pregnant in any given month is fairly small. ...”
23 comments
09
More Great Carnivals
“There are lots of great carnivals going on this week that I am participating in. ...”
08
Maternity Fashion Trends for 2007
“Several months ago I wrote an article about maternity fashion, and how thanks to the ...”
2 comments
06
New Recommendations for Down Syndrome Screening
“The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists released a new recommendation this month regarding testing ...”
04
Jaundice
“Jaundice is a very common condition in newborns, affecting 50-60 percent of newborns. It ...”
3 comments
02
Early Signs of Pregnancy
“Think you might be pregnant? If you have started experiencing some early symptoms and you ...”
301 comments
2006
Dec
31
Top Baby Names of 2006
“Coming up with a good name for a baby is surprisingly difficult. Deciding on ...”
2 comments
29
Getting Through a Sick Day
“Having a sick child is never fun. When your child is sick enough to ...”
9 comments
27
This Week's Carnivals
“I recently participated in a couple of great blog carnivals, as well a group writing ...”
26
Eating Together as a Family
“In this fast pace world in which we live sitting down to a nice family ...”
23
Sharing the Holidays with Both Families
“The holidays are a wonderful time of year, my favorite time of year actually. ...”
20
The Year of the Baby
“2006 has certainly seen pregnancy and babies in the national spotlight. With countless celebrities ...”
2 comments
18
This Week's Carnivals
“This is a busy week for blog carnivals. I am participating in three carnivals ...”
16
Parenting Through the Teenage Years
“It is that part of parenting that everyone is afraid of, getting through the teenage ...”
13
Surviving a Trip to the Pediatrician
“Kids and the doctor typically don’t mix well. From the time of birth a ...”
11
Cell Phone Rings When You're Fertile
“Some people will go to any lengths!! I recently came across a story about a new ...”
09
Pregnancy Complications - Gestational Diabetes
“Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that some women develop during their pregnancy. It ...”
06
04
Underweight Women at an Increased Risk of Miscarriage
“A new study recently released by BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology concludes ...”
4 comments
02
Not Getting Enough Sleep
“Sleeplessness and moms seem to go together like spring and allergies. A recent study ...”
3 comments
Nov
30
Child Safety Seats
“Keeping our children safe is a big part of being a parent. When we ...”
28
Common Cures for Morning Sickness
“Morning sickness is one of the most common ailments during pregnancy. According to the ...”
17 comments
25
Sharing the Holidays
“Around this time of year, as the holiday season kicks into high gear I am ...”
22
Nursing Moms Unite
“A mother’s right to breast-feed in public is in the national spotlight thanks to a ...”
2 comments
21
Factors that Impact Fertility
“Most doctors will tell you that you have nothing to worry about if you have ...”
19
The Introduction of Solid Foods
“Kids grow up fast, especially babies. It might seem like just yesterday that you ...”
3 comments
15
A Multiple Pregnancy Means Unique Challenges
“When I think of a multiple pregnancy I think of twins, probably mostly because I ...”
13
Crying
“Do you sometimes feel like nothing works when you are trying to calm your crying ...”
2 comments
11
This Week's Carnival of Family Life
“Be sure to stop by Pink Diary to check out this week's Carinval of Family ...”
08
Is Dad Feeling a Little Left Out?
“During those first few weeks home from the hospital with the new baby dads often ...”
4 comments
06
Playtime for Babies 9-12 Months
“What is more fun than playing with your baby? Seeing their little face light ...”
7 comments
03
Carnivals to Check Out
“I participated in a few more carnivals this week that you should check out. ...”
01
Exercise During Pregnancy
“For most women experiencing a normal pregnancy, moderate exercise is not only allowed, it is ...”
10 comments
Oct
30
Too Many Multiple Births
“With the rise in the use of in-vitro fertilization and other fertility treatments comes a ...”
28
A Growing Trend of Intolerance
“Recently I read this article on MSNBC discussing our society's increasing intolerance of children. ...”
25
The Growing Family
“According to a recent MSNBC article, while couples in Europe and Asia are opting for ...”
5 comments
23
21
The Second Trimester
“The second trimester is full of more changes both with your body and with the ...”
More Carnivals
“Hi Everyone, I wanted to let you all know about some great blog carnivals ...”
18
Best Companies for Working Mothers
“Working Mother magazine recently released their list of the top 100 companies to work for ...”
16
14
Pregnancy Complications - High Blood Pressure
“Pregnancy is usually a very joyous time as a woman witnesses the creation of life, ...”
11
Subtle Hints About Fertility
“I came across this interesting article the other day about how our bodies maybe giving ...”
1 comments
09
The Truth Behind the Myths of Pregnancy Nutrition
“Nutrition during pregnancy is a big topic of discussion between an expectant mother and her ...”
9 comments
07
Birth Plans
4 comments
06
Pregnancy Carnival
“Hi Everyone, I am participating in this month's Pregnancy Carnival being hosted by Nerd ...”
05
Increased Infant Mortality with Elective C-Sections
“According to a new study released by the National Center for Health Statistics (a ...”
03
Telling Your Boss That You're Pregnant
“A big question faced by many expectant moms is when to broach the subject of ...”
02
Carnival of Family Life
“The latest carnival that I am participating in is now up at Play Library. ...”
Sep
30
Miscarriage - A Sad Fact of Pregnancy
“It is the topic that is often left out, or just merely touched on in ...”
27
Overscheduled Kids
“Between soccer practice, music lessons, tutoring sessions, art classes, karate lessons, and hours of homework ...”
14 comments
25
Tailor Made Babies
“If you could choose the sex of your baby would you? If you could ...”
1 comments
Two Great Carnivals
“Hi Everyone. I wanted to let everyone know that am participating in two more ...”
23
The Importance of Folic Acid
“Folic acid is something I am sure all of you are aware of. Every ...”
22
Pregnancy Carnival
“The lastest edition of the Pregnancy Carnival is now up at Nerd Family!! Be sure ...”
20
How To Save For College
“I know it is hard to imagine your tiny little baby being an 18 year ...”
8 comments
18
The Juggling Act That Is Motherhood
“It seems to be the eternal struggle of motherhood, how to juggle home life with ...”
2 comments
16
Adoption
“Not all families will welcome their new additions the same way. Pregnancy is not ...”
13
Pregnant and Exhausted
“Talk to any pregnant woman about how they feel and undoubtedly the response will be, ...”
11
Shopping for Baby
“Probably the best part about being pregnant, the idea of creating life, feeling your baby ...”
3 comments
09
When You are Stuck on Bed Rest
“The words no expectant mom wants to hear from her prenatal caregiver, "you need to ...”
06
Alternatives to Breastfeeding - The Bottlefeeding Option
“Not every woman will choose to breastfeed their child. For those who cannot or ...”
04
It's About More Than A Great School District
“At some point as we get older where we live suddenly is no longer about ...”
12 comments
02
The First Months of Pregnancy
“Before most women even know they are pregnant so many things are already happening with ...”
Aug
30
Maternity Fashion
“I don’t know if you've noticed but there seems to have been a bit of ...”
28
Choosing the Right Prenatal Caregiver
“Each of us is different, just as each of our pregnancies will be different. ...”
18
When Your Child Becomes a Sibling
“The prospect of adding a new little one to your family probably has you filled ...”
15
Premature Births On The Rise
“It is a worry of most expectant parents, "will my baby be born premature?". ...”
11
Agh, Morning Sickness
“Morning sickness is probably one of the most commonly known symptoms of early pregnancy. ...”
09
Baby Names
“What’s in a name? There can be a lot in a name. A ...”
2 comments
07
Maternity Leave
“For many mothers, and often for dad too, one of the biggest concerns they face ...”
2 comments
05
Breastfeeding in Public, What's the Big Deal?
“It appears that the mommy wars are still raging, especially on the very controversial issue ...”
9 comments
03
Pre-Conception Check Up
“What is a pre-conception check up you might ask...Well a pre-conception check up is a ...”
17 comments
01
The Truth About Breastfeeding
“So it turns out that breastfeeding isn’t all that easy, in fact some would tell ...”
Jul
30
First Post
“About a year ago I started throwing around an idea in my head to develop ...”
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