Traveling can be stressful. There is so much to think about, plan for, and prepare in advance. Traveling when pregnant adds another component to the usual logistics, making it even more important to plan ahead, so that your trip is as smooth and stress-free as possible.
Eating is one of the first life skills your baby will learn, and good nutrition is key to keeping your growing family healthy & happy. Healthy food is synergistic with healthy children, and the best way to ensure this is to start them young – from a baby’s very first foods! Below are some key tidbits of information for parents starting to introduce solids to their little ones. In the end, remember to trust your intuition – you know your baby best – and have fun with it. It is an exciting time of growth and development not just for your child, but also for your whole family.
After raising eight children, I’ve been through many important transitional phases. One of the biggest transitions comes at the beginning of the school year. Your child could be getting ready to start at a new school, move to a new classroom or attend a child care centre for the first time. Each child is unique and deals with this time of year differently. It’s important to take these differences into account when preparing for any potential shifts in routine.
Every day, something reminds me of my son’s traumatic start in life. Sometimes it’s a glimpse of his many scars that are culprit. This morning, the stimulus is the large ceramic mug full of tea that weighs more than he did at birth.
If you could go back in time and change something, would you? We all say “I wouldn’t change a thing”, but I believe some well thought out advice would have benefitted me greatly. For example, take my stint as a teenager.
Well hey, y’all! I’m Olivia from DIY Mother and today I’m sharing a little painting experiment I conducted over the weekend: saran wrap-painted coasters.
I have missed my mom every day since she passed away over five years ago but her presence is noticed even more on holidays and especially on Mother’s Day, a day we celebrate and spoil those that have tirelessly looked after us since we were born.
We’ve all seen it before, the stressed out Mom with the screaming children getting on the plane. The silent prayers going up, “please don’t let … Read more
I love baby massage – I did it. I teach it, I made a DVD about it. I tweet, blog and facebook about it. But I still found it hard to do all the time when my children were babies. Sometimes it feel like yet another thing you should be doing – in between the baby swimming, baby signing and baby brain-training.