Wise Moms Share How to Mother Without a Manual

If only there were a manual for motherhood! The internet overflows with tips. Your friends may offer all kinds of advice. But like most mothers, you may wonder, “Is that right for my child, in this situation?” To help build your confidence as a mom, we asked a few moms we know to share a […]

8 Ways to Play: Indoor Winter Fun with Toddlers

Are frigid temperatures and icy sidewalks keeping you stuck indoors with your active toddler this winter? Don’t let cabin fever rule the day. Here are eight ways you and your little one can burn some energy and get some good playing in—even indoors! All are toddler-approved and budget-friendly. 1.      Hold a Toddler Dance Party Turn […]

Relax: How to Enjoy Summer Even with a Baby

Remember when summer days were carefree and fun? You could hang out at the pool or the lake, watch fireworks, and eat watermelon to your heart’s content. If you’re afraid being a parent might keep you from relaxing during the sunny summer months, take a look at these tips to help stress melt away. You […]

How to Keep Your Baby Warm This Winter

Winter weather. Brrr! Are you dreading the days of dressing your baby like a marshmallow while wrestling with windblown blankets and a diaper bag? Wondering if you dare to take your child out in the cold? If dropping temperatures get you down, relax. We’ve got you covered. And your baby, too. Here’s our collection of […]

Nurture: A Lifestyle of Love

At your child’s birth, you are handed a tender-hearted infant ready to be shaped by all the experiences to come. She squints up at you in innocent expectancy. And you realize that if she is ever to become a happy, healthy person, it’s up to you. You need to nurture her. Nurturing isn’t a one-time […]

Discipline Your Toddler: Training a Gold Medal Grown-Up

Toddlers are like drivers in a snowstorm: they desperately want to know where the lines are. As your toddler’s parent, you can provide the limits she craves. You do this through discipline. After your love, discipline is the most essential gift you can give your child. And you can start your discipline when she’s a […]

Watch Me Grow: Your Baby’s Development in months 12 to 24

Is your child becoming a toddler? Get ready: it’s going to be an exciting ride! Your baby’s second year of life outside the womb is like a year full of Independence Days—fireworks and all. He is learning to walk confidently, eat finger foods, and express himself in short sentences. This year he’ll also test limits, […]

Watch Me Grow: Your Baby’s Development in Months 7 to 12

Scooting, crawling, standing, walking. . . Watch out world! Here she comes! Your baby will assert her independence in big ways during these second six months of life after birth. By the end of her first year, she will be ready to walk, to climb stairs, and to use new words and gestures to get […]

Rock Fatherhood With On-the-Job Training

Dad, it’s time you knew. All parents feel inadequate. Even moms. That’s right: women are no more wired to be parents than men are. Everybody’s gotta learn how to be a parent. When you fear you’ll drop the baby, say the wrong thing, play too rough, or fail to provide some basic need, you’re not […]

Sign Language for Babies: Help Them Tell You What They Need

Don’t you wish you could read your baby’s mind? You know he wants something, but he can’t tell you. And both of you get frustrated. He starts screaming, and you soon feel like it, too. “If only he could talk!” you think, trying not to pull out all your hair while his cries get louder. […]