As a mommy of two and a professional photographer often hired to shoot birthday parties, I know how special this occasion can be. Each birthday marks a milestone you’ll want to remember as your child grows. Tell the story well, and you’ll be able to make an album or photo book – the first in
What you read with your infant isn’t as important as the fact that you spend time reading together; even your parenting magazine could work if you read it with plenty of expression! But some books do work better than others for babies. Infants hear very well, but their eyesight isn’t so great. Because they don’t
My kids are invited to an indoor pool party or three a year. Every time I open an Evite for a birthday party held at one of the local indoor pools, I quickly go from excited (yay, a party!) to panicked (how can I get out of this?). I can’t be alone in my dislike of these things,
Babies develop at different rates – some walk sooner than others, some talk later, and many don’t stick to the “official” schedule that parenting experts use as a guideline. Most of the time, the delay means nothing – even if you find yourself worrying once in a while. Sometimes, though, there’s reason to be concerned.
Most moms know to limit caffeine and skip sushi, alcohol, and fish that contain high levels of mercury while pregnant. There are other foods to avoid during pregnancy: cold cuts, unpasteurized cheese and milk, and some shellfish are also commonly known no-nos. But there are still more foods to avoid during pregnancy, or at least eat
Eating solids is not always the most natural new activity for baby – here are 10 ways to make it more fun for you both. 1. Take Off the Pressure For the first year most of baby’s calories should be coming from breast milk or infant formula—solid food is just icing. This means that if
Whenever a celebrity announces a twin pregnancy, as Beyoncé did recently, many of us can’t help but speculate. Did she use fertility treatments to conceive? After all, it is commonly known that the chance of having twins is higher with in vitro fertilization (IVF). How likely are twins for moms who get pregnant naturally? I don’t know if Beyoncé underwent