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Tuesday, Apr 15th 2014
Clean diaper, full belly, peaceful white noise, the softest pajamas on the planet and the scent of soothing lavender after a calming bath—she should be sleeping, but Lena, my 7 1/2-month-old, is working the night shift. When my daughter wakes in the middle of the night, I always assume it’s because one of the perfect sleep ingredients listed above has gone awry.
Tuesday, Mar 26th 2013
by Megan Horst-Hatch
It's a working parent's nightmare: your nanny just called in sick. You have to get to work, but what do you do with your kids?
"Have a plan in mind before it happens. You don't want to figure out what to do when your nanny calls in sick," advises Becky Cavanaugh, co-president of the International Nanny Association and a nanny for more than 22 years.
Thursday, Mar 21st 2013
by Jennifer Geisman
Your spouse is out of town, your office is short-staffed and your toddler woke up with a sore throat and runny nose —uh-oh! Many households today rely on two working parents and depend on child care, primarily child care centers, to get through the workday.
Monday, Mar 18th 2013
Don't you just loathe those mommies who brag about their children sleeping through the night at six weeks? If you're like me, it's been five months or more of regular night waking. And in the past few weeks, it's been hourly, which has been tolling to say the least.
Monday, Jan 28th 2013
Are you expecting? Wondering how to manage all the baby gear that will soon be taking up residence in your home? The list is endless: cribs, strollers, swings, high chairs, baby clothes, etc.
Here are a couple of tips to help you keep baby gear under control:
Friday, Dec 07th 2012
by Jenny W.
I feel lucky to have given birth to a beautiful and vibrant baby boy this September, after an unplanned C-section. And despite that joy, and the incredible depth of my love for him, it's not always fun and games. I'd heard about "baby blues" but didn't really know what it meant. I also feel like I could never have known the difficulties I might have, because people forget over time and recount mostly the good baby stuff.
Wednesday, Dec 05th 2012
Britain's Royal family announced that the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton is pregnant and was admitted to a London hospital with severe morning sickness. The hospitalization prompted an early public announcement of the pregnancy -- she is said to be less than 12 weeks pregnant.
Wednesday, Dec 05th 2012
by Judy Laufer
It seems that laughing can be contagious. Have you ever found yourself laughing after you see someone else laughing? You don't know why you are laughing but just seeing someone laugh can cause you to do the same. Wouldn't you rather catch a laugh than a cold or the flu?