From Guest Blogger & Author, Rachel Thomas Making your baby laugh and smile is one of the best feelings you can have. Of course baby humor is not complex. They will laugh at the simplest of things. In my experience raising two children I found a variety of ways to make them laugh. Most of [...]

As a parent in today’s world, we begin to think of how our child is going to measure up to the rest of the world.  We immediately begin comparing our child to the one next door, or down the street, or even in another country.  We begin early by encouraging reading and math, hoping that [...]

As the dog days of summer have fallen upon us, and going to the beach one more time seems like a chore rather than a fun activity, start thinking about some other family fun options to try with your little ones. One suggestion is to help your child create a scrapbook of his summer memories.  [...]

They whine about snacks, about sitting on laps, They fight from within about taking their naps Frustration sets in like a summer hot spell, The screaming continues, and you swear you’re in… well   Mommy has had it, dad loses control These two little beings are taking a toll Then in one single moment, a [...]

Even though our lives have become computerized, emailed and texted, it doesn’t mean we should give up completely on the past. There is one thing in particular that you may want to not give up on when thinking about your little one and his/her life ahead, and that’s the family meal. If nothing more than [...]

Summer is in full swing.  There is so much to do with your little one, and so much of the world for them to see, but it’s raining.  Of course there is nothing better than splashing in puddles and making mud pies, but you’ve just finished the laundry and cleaned the house.  So now what? [...]

Are you beginning to see your little toddler turn back to pick up a favorite blanket or stuffed animal?  Do you put your little one to bed lately only to have her whimper and whine, panic and point to a security blanket until it’s in her grasp and tucked under her chin?  If, as a [...]

Before we know it, we’ll be telling our friends and family how fast our child grew up and now lives in a flat downtown. Or we might start saying to a new parent, “Time flies so fast with a child,” and go on to explain all the things that we wish we would have done [...]

Whether or not your child was a planned operation or a surprise gift, the moment your baby arrived, your life was changed forever.  You learned more about life and yourself in the first three months than you would have spending a semester at college.  Parents learn they are capable of giving of themselves more than [...]

Parents, you work hard for your child and family, and you do deserve to get out once in a while.  You do get to refresh with friends or revive yourself with a short vacation.  What is standing in your way?  There is rarely anything more stressful than giving your child to the hands of another [...]