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By the time the New Year rolls around, the stress of holiday shopping, gift wrapping, cooking and partaking in all of the festivities has worn most families out! Then it’s back to the just-as-busy everyday routines, and it seems there isn’t a chance to fully recuperate. Sometimes even the little things, like pulling out crafts […]
Bringing home your first baby is spectacularly exciting, wonderful – and more than a little demanding. But baby No. 2 is a bigger challenge altogether, because your toddler is still a baby, too! Helping your toddler – who has suddenly become the Big Kid – get used to this big new change will help everyone […]
There is no one right way to be a good parent. Trust what’s best for you and your family! How do you celebrate being a parent?
You need time to recover and recharge, and that’s OK! What have you done lately to take care of yourself? Leave a comment below!
Don’t fall victim to the comparison game … strive to do YOUR best.
Defining success on your own terms can lead to a happier you! What does success mean for you?
What makes you a strong mom? Or maybe there is a mom in your life who leaves you amazed! Share your thoughts with us!
Playdough, that squishy childhood staple, gets kids’ hands pounding, poking, rolling, and shaping while their brains find the play a valuable learning opportunity which builds literacy skills. Whether store-bought or homemade, playdough is a great way to engage children in hands-on learning. Try one of these engaging playdough activities and your child will be […]
Last Mother’s Day morning, my little men did not awaken me with giggles, hugs, or even soppy cereal. Instead, I started the day in the hair and make-up room at 30 Rockefeller Center, preparing for one of the biggest moments in my professional life. My Good Enough Is the New Perfect co-author and I had […]
In the second chapter of Good Enough Is the New Perfect, my co-author and I conclude that the baby boomers left our generation of moms with two primary inheritances: guilt and inspiration. Lately, though, I’ve been worrying that today’s parents are letting rampant guilt get the best of them. It seems that no matter who […]
It seems like everyone is buzzing about Pinterest, the website where (mostly) women create virtual bulletin boards of the “beautiful things you find on the Web.” As someone who researches modern motherhood, I was intrigued to read a recent post by author Stephanie O’Dea, titled “Pinterest and Feelings of Inadequacy.” This popular blogger, a New […]
These Fantastic Firsts aren’t what you’re expecting. Sure, walking, talking, potty training, and the other usual milestones are impressive. But developmental experts really get excited about these lesser-known gems that display even more complex leaps in development: First “Conversation” (3-6 months): Those lovely back-and-forth exchanges of “oohs,” “aahs,” and sweet glances prove that your baby […]