Daily Archives April 27, 2015

Buying & Selling Gently Used Baby Clothing, Stroll

Buying & Selling Gently Used Baby Clothing, Strollers, Toys, and Other Baby Items & Products on eBay

by: Christina Khan

Hi Moms and Dads,
So, you had your precious baby, and you couldn’t resist — all of those cute and beautiful baby dresses, rompers, suits, jean sets, christening gowns, onesies and unique designer baby clothes (like Tommy Hilfiger) that called to you when you were in the Gap, Old Navy, Osh Kosh or Little Me. Not to mention the countless baby clothes that relatives gave you that weren’t quite your style, or too big or too small for your baby and still have the price tags on them, never worn
Well, if you have these baby clothes taking up lots of space in various closets and dressers around the house and thought you would just have to take a loss on these baby items, think a...

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What does that new baby really need?

What does that new baby really need?

by: Jennifer Gove

What your baby needs and may not need.
There are so many gadget out on the market, so many cute little out fits, so many baby thing that we think we need, so many we don’t need. Simply Moms offers you a list to get you started and steer you clear of the don’t needs.
Layette
Don’t spend TONS of money on these first little out fits baby will grow really fast and many clothes they may not even get to wear!!!
Onsies about 6-8
Sleep and plays 5
3 cute out fits
Snow suit if winter
Socks about 4 pair
Blanket sleepers for cool nights about 2
Hat for winter or summer
2 Blanket sleepers for cool nights
A sweater
6-7 receiving blankets
Other stuff
2 pack packages small diapers
Wipes
Baby lotion
Alcohol
Cotton balls
Baby nail clippers
Gentle...

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Marriages May End But Families Are Forever

Marriages May End But Families Are Forever

by: Malti Bhojwani

It was at that time when our marriage was falling apart and we completely hated each other when we needed to work constructively as parents, as our child’s world was crumbling too.
I have been divorced for over five years now and have a beautiful eleven year old daughter. My ex-husband has re married. They now have a baby girl. I get along very well with my ex husband and his wife and there are many reasons for this friendship.
Deciding to have a child was a separate commitment from the one we made to marry each other. So, from the time we divorced, we decided that we would not let that come in the way of us constructively being her parents.
Yes, but it was hard as we were both very childish back then...

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Families That Hit Pine Cones Together Stay Togethe

Families That Hit Pine Cones Together Stay Together

by: Duane Shinn

It is said that families that pray together stay together. I think it’s almost equally true that families that play together stay together. If play time is the glue of family life, our family is a sticky crew!
One scorching August day we were trying to escape the heat by retreating to a summer cabin rental at Diamond Lake, high in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon. Our little league star, Garin, suggested that we play baseball.
“But we don’t have a ball up here,” I objected.
“We don’t need a ball. We can use pine cones,” answered Garin.
“Where would we play? There’s no clearing big enough,” I countered.
“We can play in the driveway if you move the car.” Garin always was a problem solver.
“Alright,” I ...

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Parents — The No Child Left Behind Law Won’t Do Mu

Parents — The No Child Left Behind Law Won’t Do Much For Your Child

by: Joel Turtel

Past experience with federal education programs predicts that the No Child Left Behind act (NCLB) will also fail parents whose children are doing poorly in school. The federal government has spent over $120 billion on Title 1 programs for low-income students since 1965. Yet the literacy rates for these children today are appalling and the achievement gap between low-income children and their peers has not closed.
If the U.S. Department of Education wants to give real choice to parents, they should not be tinkering with a failed government-controlled school system that, by its very nature, strangles free choice and competition.
Americans have been blessed with a system that gives them almost unlimited ch...

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How Often Should A One-Month Baby Go For Check Up?

How Often Should A One-Month Baby Go For Check Up?

by: Amy Fadden

What happen during the first month of your newborn, does your baby need check up? In the first weeks after birth, your newborn begins a series of routine check ups. These are called well child visits. All healthcare professions have individual approaches to the timing and frequencies of these visits. In general, you should take your baby for a checkup within a week after delivery and thereafter, one or two visits during the first month as recommended by your doctor.
During the well child visits, the doctor will perform the following:

Measure weight, length, and head circumference of the baby...

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Stop Lying NOW

Stop Lying NOW

by: Kim Olver

Do you have a consistent problem with your child lying to you, even though he or she is normally a “good” child? Sometimes the lies are even about things that don’t really matter or your child continues to lie in the face of overwhelming proof to the contrary?
It is my firm belief that we will not end lying behavior in our children until we take away the consequences for telling the truth. This is a concept explored in greater detail within Nancy Buck’s book, Peaceful Parenting®.
How many times as a child were you told by your parents that you wouldn’t get into “as much” trouble if only you would be honest and tell the truth? I think this must be a rule in Parenting 101 because almost every parent I know has uttered this inalienable truth at least once...

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Helping New Parents and Infants Transition

Helping New Parents and Infants Transition

by: Veola Momon

Of all the research done on childcare and early childhood education you’d think someone would do studies on the fear that make couples looney in the head after they become parents. The biggest thing for a new parent is fear. Fear of what they would do if anything happened to their little Johnny or little Sue. This advice was given to them by their loving and caring family, friends, experts and professionals that never had a child. Truly all of that wonderful advice was meant to help the new parents, but it set off a stampede of stuff inside of them even they didn’t know they had.
So for three months they are homebound with their new baby while entertaining their family and friends, hearing all of the protection laws for the infant ...

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Clean Your House in Half the Time!

Clean Your House in Half the Time!

by: GranMamma

When cleaning your house, the first thing you need to do is to find a supply and tool apron. (gardening apron works well) The apron should contain several large, deep pockets. In these pockets, you will keep your cleaning supplies …. (glass cleaner, vacuum nozzles, bathroom supplies, etc.). This little known secret can cut your cleaning time in half.
Wear microfiber cloths at all times (they are the best dusting tool for all surfaces.) This way, you have your dusting tool handy at all times.
Work your way around a room. Start at the top with your high dusting and proceed to your low dusting.
Buy filters for your home that minimize dust.
When you begin your cleaning routine, move clock-wise around the room...

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Parents – What Kind of Role Model Are You?

Parents – What Kind of Role Model Are You?

by: Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Are you being the person you want your children to be?
Many parents today really try to be better parents than their parents were. They attempt to be there for their children – to listen to them, support them, spend time with them, as well as hold and nurture them. Their children grow up feeling loved and valued by these loving parents, yet often these same children struggle as adults in many areas of their lives. I have numerous clients who tell me that they had wonderful parents who truly loved and nurtured them, yet these clients are struggling with their work, their relationships, or their lives in general. Why is this?
The common issue is that their parents did not role model for them personal responsibility for their...

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