Dealing with Gender Disappointment

Feeling sad that you’re expecting one gender when you’d hoped for the other? Experts say there are ways to manage your feelings.

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6 things I’ve learned in the first month of school

There came a point by early October that the sheen had worn off and it felt more like business as usual, instead of an exciting new beginning.

4 amazing bento boxes (and what to put inside them)

A bento box aficionado dishes on her fave boxes and best ways to fill them.

Are We Going Overboard To Make Childhood Magical?

Birthday parties straight off of Pinterest. Over-the-top Halloween costumes. Fairy doors and fairy gardens. Elaborate responses from Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny. These days, it’s basically a full-time job to build whimsy into our kids’ lives.

Expecting

Secondary infertility: When your family feels incomplete

Your heart is set on having more than one child, but your body won’t cooperate. Welcome to the world of secondary infertility.

The benefits of breastfeeding

While fed is best, if you can breastfeed (trust us, we know the struggle), here are the benefits of breastfeeding your babe.

20 food-inspired baby names

You might have food on your brain, especially if you're having cravings. Check out these sweet inspired baby names for inspo.

Can I Eat Sushi While Pregnant?

There's so many things to avoid during pregnancy, but do you really need to quit sushi, too? We asked a doctor to weigh in.

Baby

Dealing with new-parent anxiety

Wracked with new-parent anxiety? It's totally normal. Here are ways to deal with it.

Keep your baby active with tummy time

Less confined sitting and more tummy time will help babies get on the right track toward being active.

How to babyproof your home

While it's not possible to make your home completely baby-proof, there are lots of things you can do to make it as safe as possible.

Is thumb sucking really that bad?

For many, the reaction to thumb sucking is that it should be nipped in the bud before it develops into a habit through the toddler and preschool years.

Toddler

Is full-day kindergarten too much for four-year-olds?

For parents and children, full-day kindergarten means a consistent routine with less juggling for alternative child care, but is it right for kids, parents and teachers alike?

5 ways to help you and your child cope while you’re away

Being away from your kid isn't easy. But it's important for parents to manage their pre-trip anxiety to make it easier on both of you.

Tips to feeding your kids fruits and veggies

We know how much kids are supposed to get each day, but in many cases, it's easier said than done.

The importance of teaching resilience

We bend over backwards to give them every advantage in life. Well, that’s all well and good, Mom and Dad, but there’s something missing in that list of admirable character traits: resilience. And the question is, in this era of parenting, are we letting our kids fall down enough?

Preschool

Should all classmates get invited to your kid’s birthday?

The whole class, or just a few friends? That is the birthday party dilemma. Two moms and an expert weigh in.

8 Ways To Make Your Child’s Old Toys Seem New Again

If your child is losing interest in her playthings, or you’re tired of finding abandoned toys all over the house, try these tips to regain a sense of order and keep things fresh at playtime.

So your kid’s in a cast… now what?

Not only are fractures and breaks painful for little bones, but thinking of ways to keep your little one entertained for the next six weeks until the cast comes off can seem an impossible task. Here are a few ways we’ve discovered can make life with a cast tolerable for your kid—and you!

Is running a home daycare worth it?

With the cost of daycare only going up, if you have the credentials, opening your own home daycare can be tempting. Here's some helpful tips to help you decide if it's the right route for you.  

 

School Age

Take An Educational Trip As A Family

Kids LOVE days away from the classroom with their teachers and fellow students—that goes without saying. But is a learning experience disguised as a vacation with parents and siblings in tow just as fun? Educational trips, or edutrips, are definitely cool, and there are plenty of reasons to plan one the next time you travel with your brood.

How to communicate with your kid’s teacher

Establish a productive relationship with your child’s teacher from day one.

4 tips for encouraging kids to write

Penning letters and jotting down stories and plays are all ways to get your kids to practise writing. (And we bet they won’t even notice.)

Why you should increase how often you walk your kids to school

Increasing how often you walk your kids to school, even just a bit, makes a huge difference.

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