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Should Parents Be Limited When Naming Their Child

Just recently in the United States a court ordered a couple that was fighting for custody of their son, to change their child’s name from Messiah – to something else. The Tennessee judge handed down a court order that...

Crib Safety – Is your Baby Safe at Night?

Because babies spend a lot of time in their cribs, whether asleep or awake, crib safety is a major concern of parents. As these tips show, crib safety goes beyond the actual crib to include the mattress, the location...

Finger Foods for Toddlers

One of the challenges to raising children occurs when they are toddlers. This is the transitional stage when they are weaning from breast milk, or formula, to more solid foods. Children at this stage can become very fussy, and...

Maternity Leave – Are you Getting Your Fair Share of Time Off?

The amount of time off a woman gets after having a child varies around the world, but by how much? How much time does/should a new mom get off of work to spend with her new child? Is 6...

A Child’s First Bed – The Transition from the Crib

It is a momentous occasion when Junior gets to bring home his or her first real big kid bed. Most parents make a pretty big fuss over the whole ordeal, even throwing the occasional party and snapping some photographs....

Feeding a Baby Solids

In the life of a new parent there is nothing more exciting than that special time in their life when you can begin feeding your baby solids. For months you wondered if that high chair tucked in the corner...

When is the Best Month to Have a Baby?

Is there a better month of the year to have a baby? Sure, some people prefer to have their babies in the spring so they don’t have to endure hot and humid summers pregnant and swollen. Others, think that...

Buying Sleepers – Keeping your Baby Warm at Night

It is hard to walk through the baby aisle of your favorite store without stopping to coo at every cute and comfy piece of clothing adorning the racks. Most infants and babies have more clothes in the closet than...

How Lack of Sleep Affects New Parents

Having just had my second baby, I can see the familiar signs of sleep deprivation in my appearance and demeanor: dark circles under my eyes, slouchy posture, slow pace, forgetfulness and, occasionally, a rather short fuse. I’ve even had...

When to Have a Second Child – Is There Ever a Right Time

The luxury of deciding when to have a second child is not one that every couple has. Truth be known, it is quite common for married folks to be caught off guard by an unexpected pregnancy, which steals away...

Including Grandchildren in Your Will

Many grandparents wish to include their grandchildren in their will. They may set up life insurance policies or specifically bequeath dollar amounts of possessions to the grandchildren in order to see that they are provided for. Some go so far as to set up provisions for how the money...

I Have Three Grandma’s – When Grandparents Remarry

Poor Miss Jenny. She handed each child in her class two sets of cards for her 1st grade class to prepare Grandparent’s Day cards for the upcoming grandparent’s day at school. Suddenly, little Susie throws up her hands and says she needs more because she has three grandmas. Before...

Should You Get Your Baby’s Ears Pierced?

For many parents, having a baby girl ahs them looking forward to all things girly. Big pink bows, pretty dresses, sparkly shoes, princess outfits and of course, pierced ears. In many parts of the world, ear piercing is done directly after birth, often in the hospital. However, in North...

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