If there were a magic wand that could do one and only one thing for our infant….  the majority of us would choose to have that magic wand put our baby to sleep.  Those nights when we’re able to just fall into bed and stay sleeping until morning are few and far between when we [...]

In this fast-paced day and age, one of the last things that you may think of as a parent is having your toddler help you with dinner, or a mid-day snack for that matter. For some, it’s scarier than any ghoul or goblin soon to be out this Halloween. When we get home from a [...]

A father came home one day from a long day at work to loud children’s music coming from the house. He hesitated at the door, knowing his children inside were wild with energy and couldn’t wait to expend it on him. He took a deep breath and entered the door. “Daddy, we’re dancing, come dance [...]

It’s funny how a person remembers that when she was six, she ran down the street, tripped on a pebble and ended up in the hospital getting stitches, but she doesn’t remember the pain. However, as parents, when we start talking about what it was like raising our two-year old, we find ourselves talking faster, [...]

At some point, parents of more than one child begin to question some things… They ask each other, “Why are there far less pictures of our youngest child?” and “Did we let the oldest eat that at this age?” They begin to wonder if birth order really determines the type of person we become.  In [...]

Have you ever told your child that you loved her, but felt that maybe she didn’t quite get it?  It’s hard for them to understand what those words really mean….. Especially when you’ve just taken her away from her favorite BabyFirstTV show in order to get ready for bed. Nonetheless, we keep trying – if [...]

We all want our child to be the one that everybody likes – teachers, friends, family and even the nice woman passing us by in the store. We want him to be well behaved at the playground, act courteous to friends and family, and learn to be respectful of others. For a toddler, that doesn’t [...]

Have you ever sat back and taken inventory of the toys that have been collected over the years?  Not only taken inventory, but then created a spreadsheet of the ones that are played with everyday, three times a week, once a week, a couple of times lately, and even the “I didn’t know we still [...]

Music is all around us, and therefore all around your child, even in the womb.  Our child’s ability to hear is fully developed by the fifth month of pregnancy, and it’s appropriate that the first beat she hears is the music of her mother’s heart. Your unborn baby depends on that constant beat, even after [...]

Need to plan your child’s birthday party? Read on as our friend and host of Baby DIY, Sharen Pearson, shares some perspective and fabulous tips for throwing a child’s party…. Enjoy! As a mother of five and now grandmother of seven, I’ve planned my share of birthday events. I am a creative person, so my [...]