Daily Archives April 13, 2015

Alternative Clothing For Babies

Alternative Clothing For Babies

by: Kirsten Hawkins

While the concept of “baby tees” has taken on a whole new meaning in the new millennium, some companies have made a real dedication to the original intent of the phrase. Of course there is always the basic “I Love My Mommy” and “Someone in Tallahassee Loves Me” t-shirts, but in keeping with the times, some companies have designed some shirts that really let baby and parent’s personality shine through.
Take, for example, Wry Baby, a company that specializes in humorous baby t-shirts. Some of my favorites include “I’M NOT A BOY,” “NEW,” “SCENTED,” and a special twin set that reads, “STOP COPYING ME.” There are also onesies that come complete with baby care directions for everything from feeding to carrying.
For the breast feeding baby, ther...

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Bed Wetting Alarms Can Be Useful

Bed Wetting Alarms Can Be Useful

by: Graham Jones

Whenever parents discuss how to deal with bed wetting, the topic of alarms inevitably gets raised. Bed wetting alarms can be useful devices, but in spite of the popularity with which they get discussed, they should not really be considered a first line option. Bed wetting alarms are highly useful, but they are probably only worthwhile once you have tried a few other methods.
Children all develop at different rates. A child who hasn’t been able to master staying dry at night, may well be able to do some other task that a ‘dry’ child cannot do. Never forget, if your child wets the bed, they are almost certain to be better than other children at some other developmental achievement. All children are different.
That’s why patience is the best o...

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Jesus’ Birthday: Sacred Children Series – 2 of 3

Jesus’ Birthday: Sacred Children Series – 2 of 3

by: Skye Thomas

I had visions of my daughter for about five years before she finally showed up. She turned out exactly like the little girl in my dreams who had haunted me all that time. I was so very glad to see that she was alive and real. I always thought she must somehow be more magical and special then other normal kids.
Her older brother had told her about reincarnation when she was only two years old. She would later yell at me during her tantrums, “Next time I’m born, I’m not gonna be your daughter!!!” I’d always laugh at her and say, “Oh yes you will! You have to be my daughter forever and ever!” She’d storm off to her room until she was done being angry about whatever it is that little girls get angry about.
She always acted like a...

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Keeping the Stress out of Single Parenting

Keeping the Stress out of Single Parenting

by: Marta Dodd

Researched through personal experience! by Marta Dodd
Budget Your Money. Even if you are living paycheck to paycheck like most of us, knowing how much money goes to where can be a big help. This gives you the relief that the bills are being paid, with a feel of how much you can spend on allowance, school photos, birthday gifts, entertainment or just You!
Keep a Daily Schedule. Time is important, so teach that to the kids by implementing a routine. Put together a schedule reflecting chore & homework time. If the kids know their daily routine then it gives them something fun to work for when the Room is clean or the garbage is taken out. Don’t be afraid to make your own chores so that your children see you set a positive example.
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Incredibles Kid Birthday Party Idea

Incredibles Kid Birthday Party Idea

by: Mike Dougherty

Mr. Incredible and Elastiwoman to the Rescue.
The Incredibles based on the hit Disney movie has become a favorite fun kid birthday party theme.
The Incredibles Invitations
Have fun creating a “top secret” message as your Incredibles child birthday party theme invitation.
You might say something like this. “Calling all superheros… The Incredibles need your help!”
“You’re invited to help Mr. Incredible and Elastiwoman protect our city from the evil villain, “syndrom” at (insert the first and last name of your birthday child)’s birthday party… And we’re celebrating with The Incredibles.” “The superhero birthday action begins on (date of party).”
“Our superhero birthday party location is top secret and will be known only to our superhero g...

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What’s Troubling Your Teenager? – Peeling Back the

What’s Troubling Your Teenager? – Peeling Back the Onion Layers

by: V. Michael Santoro, M. Ed.

Onion layers are a good analogy for problem solving. Like onions, problems can have multiple layers, and if you do not dig deeply enough, you may end up not solving the real problem.
A good way to indicate whether or not you have “peeled back” enough layers is to see how you “feel” during the problem solving process. At times it will seem like you have discovered the proper solution, but something just doesn’t “feel right” about it. At that point, it is advisable to trust your instincts and discuss the problem with someone.
I have often said myself, “You know, everything seems right, but it just doesn’t feel right.” You may not even be able to articulate why at the time...

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Baby Car Seats Safety – Frequently Asked Questions

Baby Car Seats Safety – Frequently Asked Questions

by: Martin Smith

In this article you will be provided with information about baby car seats and keeping your baby safe while in the car. There are tips for buying new and used baby car seats. Answers to some of the most asked questions about car seats are provided as well.
Q. What is the best baby car seat?
The best car seat is the one that matches your baby’s size and weight. It also fits properly in your car and is easily installed.
Q. What types of baby car seats are available?
There are several types of baby car seats such as infant seats, front facing car seats, and convertible seats. There are also combination seats (can face front or rear), booster seats and integrated car seats. With each type of seat there are variations.
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Baby Room Themes: Fun Ideas Your Baby Will Love

Baby Room Themes: Fun Ideas Your Baby Will Love

by: Alli Ross

Decorating a nursery for your new baby can be a fun and exciting experience. It will be the first place for your baby to dream, to experience, and to grow. Here are a few things to keep in mind:
Location. Calm surroundings are critical to a newborn’s development. Avoid room’s that are close to a busy street, where there could be more noise. Will the baby’s room be on the same floor as your bedroom ? This makes it more convenient to monitor your baby. However, you can always opt for an audio or video monitor.
Time to decorate! Choosing a particular theme and design for your baby room depends on how much you want to spend, how much space you have, and whether it’s a boy or a girl...

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Fun In The Kitchen – Age-Appropriate Activities Yo

Fun In The Kitchen – Age-Appropriate Activities Your Children Can Do

by: Shelly Howard

1 Year Olds

grab the rolling pin and let your toddler roll it across the floor
wooden spoons are great for increasing your 1 year olds hand coordination (and they make great sounds too!)
let your toddler play with the lids from your pots. It’s like they have started their own little band!

2 Year Olds

help mom wash fruits and vegetables.
take a plastic juice container or pop container and fill it with rice or dried pasta, or even coins. Tape the top so your curious one is unable to get the lid off, and let them shake the container to make the loudest sounds. You can do several of these with varying amounts of rice, pasta, or coins and let them hear the difference.
pretend mixing – get a small wire w...

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7 Powerful Ways to Show Love to Children

7 Powerful Ways to Show Love to Children

by: Steve Brunkhorst

Our children are our most important legacy to the world. However, our love is our most important legacy to our children. Here are seven ways to show love that will help children build sturdy foundations for the future.
1. Spend Time with Your Children.
Time is the most loving gift we can give to our children. It allows for the mutual exchange of ideas, emotions, actions, and words that help our children develop and learn to communicate.
Enjoy a toddler’s tea parties as well as a teen’s ball games. Help your children build things and create art. Begin new family traditions that you can enjoy together each year. Ample time spent in mutually enjoyable activities will create memories you will always treasure.
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