Newborn Care Choices You Need to Know About

Parenting

Newborn Care Choices You Need to Know About

Although parenting begins as soon as you discover you are pregnant, your parenting choices begin most dramatically at birth. In those first few hours and days, and the days and weeks leading up to them, you must make many decisions about your baby's care. In hospital births, there are procedures that are often done routinely, which you may want to consider refusing. Even in home births,[...]

How to Love Your Significant Other Every Day

Marriage

How to Love Your Significant Other Every Day

  Sometimes, we all need a reminder to actively love the one we've chosen to commit ourselves to. After all, love is a verb. Here are five things we can all do each day to love our significant other! Speak Kindly I often need to step back and check myself on this one. Sometimes my words and my tone towards my husband are less than[...]

5 Ways Breastfeeding Makes Life Easier for Moms

Parenting

5 Ways Breastfeeding Makes Life Easier for Moms

It isn’t hard to find information about the benefits of breastfeeding. There are so many! Breastfeeding provides health benefits for baby and mom, from optimal nutrition to cancer risk reduction. It helps babies’ brains develop better. It helps mom and baby bond. It’s convenient! Those are all great reasons to breastfeed. Breastfeeding is also an excellent parenting tool, and it makes life easier for moms[...]

6 Steps to Ruining Your Birth Experience

Pregnancy & Birth

6 Steps to Ruining Your Birth Experience

*Please understand that this post is sarcastic. Do not take these suggestions seriously!* 1. Start with Fear. Believe that pregnancy and birth are medical problems that you need to be rescued from. Remember that even though these are natural processes that our bodies were designed for, the medical community knows best. Work against your body at every turn, and you will be sure to have[...]

An Essential Guide to Tantrums

Parenting

An Essential Guide to Tantrums

Ah, the dreaded tantrum. We’ve all seen one. Many of us have judged a few parents for their inability to control their toddler’s public fits. Many of us have been those parents, unable to stop the embarrassing displays of unrestrained fury from our youngest family members. What’s a parent to do?   Remember That Tantrums Are Normal Study child development or have children of your[...]

4 Ways to Make Co-Sleeping Work for You

Parenting

4 Ways to Make Co-Sleeping Work for You

  I love co-sleeping. But it hasn’t always worked smoothly for my family. We’ve had to learn what works for us, and what doesn’t. Here are four keys I’ve found to making co-sleeping a practical and enjoyable choice. 1. Share a bed time. Like many parents, we’ve always put our children to bed by nursing, rocking, or snuggling. Many times, this works just fine, but[...]