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 [...]

An expecting parent can prepare for a lot of things before their child comes.  They can set up the crib, store up on diapers and wipes, blankets and onsies.  But they often get so excited we often forget one major detail: emotional development. Whether or not you are an expecting parent or have been blessed [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

To where does our inner child go?  At what point in our lives does the Tooth Fairly flutter away and out of our lives?  When does “real” become “real,” and who says that we have to grow up?  Who knows what that really even means? For those of us experiencing sleepless nights and supermarket tantrums, [...]

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 [...]

As parents of an infant, we may tend to find ourselves concentrating on teaching our child to speak.  We coo with them, la la la, and even do some raspberrying.  We have read up on development and very early on begin to read to them while in the crib or on our lap.  It’s important [...]

It’s easy for us parents to forget what exactly is our job. Is it to raise a Nobel Prize winner or the doctor that cures a cancer? Is our parental role to maintain a high moral standard in our children so pure that Confucius would stand, staring wide-eyed in awe of our child? Who is [...]

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 [...]