When is it safe to feed baby rice cereal?

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Wow, this is a challenging question to get a definitive answer on. You will find multiple thoughts, opinions, and perspectives on this question. Further, you’ll see that most of these thoughts, opinions, and perspectives….ALL DIFFER! 4 months? 3 months? 6 months? 7 months? Seriously? What is a first time parent supposed to do? I can … Read more

How to Teach My Toddler Not to Hit Me

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Toddler hitting is a challenge, no matter who they are hitting. The baby sitter, their little baby brother or sister, dad, mom, grandparents. For the parent, toddler hitting brings out a lot of feelings. Hurt/pain (especially when you really get nailed), frustration (because the behavior won’t stop) and also embarrassment, as other people see your … Read more

Babies 18 Months Apart (I SURVIVED)

Toddler Language Development Activities

My sons are close to 18 months apart. Actually, if we want to get technical and I use my tired mom brain to do the math…..they are 16 months apart. Ugh! 16 months! My head hurts just thinking about it. What was I thinking? In hindsight, I can tell you that I am grateful that … Read more

How To Keep Baby Cool in the Summertime

how to keep baby cool in the summertime

As a new parent, it can be a challenge to take care of every single thing needed by your baby. You may not even realize how your baby differs from you, especially as it relates to being able to handle moving from cool to warm (or even hot) weather. Not only that, (unsurprisingly, baby skin … Read more

Babies Are Awful: 50+ Reasons Not To Have One

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Babies are awful. They are. More and more, people are choose voluntary childlessness, not from infertility but because they just DON’T WANT CHILDREN. In this day and age, announcing to your parents or friends that you don’t want children of your can can be met with varying degrees of shock and skepticism. They don’t believe … Read more