Archive for 'Family Life'

Support for New Parents

Support for New Parents

Why taking care of yourself, not just your newborn is a must. Support For New Parents Taking care of yourself as well as your children is an important lesson for new parents to learn.  After all, [...]

Adoption

Adoption

 Preparing yourself emotionally for your newly adopted child. Adoption Before a child is even born, parents begin to bond with their baby by observing the growing belly and feeling those first kicks.  However, if you’re adopting, [...]

The New Mom Blues

The New Mom Blues

The emotional challenge of being a new mom. The New Mom Blues While post partum depression can be a serious concern that needs to be addressed by a physician, the more common baby blues are another [...]

New Dads

New Dads

 A look at the fears and challenges of being a new dad. New Dads As with moms, first time dads experience a range of emotions, from elation, to the fear that they won’t be adequate providers, [...]

Toddlers and Newborns

Toddlers and Newborns

Toddler and newborns. Tips for keeping jealousy at bay. Toddlers and Newborns Introducing a toddler to a newborn can be quite a challenge.  After all, until now your toddler may well have been the one and [...]

Dogs and Newborns

Dogs and Newborns

Tips on introducing your family dog to your new baby. Dogs and Newborns Bringing home a new baby can raise all sorts of jealousy in the family, and I’m not talking about siblings here.  I’m talking [...]

Raising Baby Green

Raising Baby Green

In this illustrated and easy-to-use guide, noted pediatrician Dr. Alan Greene, a leading voice of the green baby movement, advises parents how to make healthy green choices for pregnancy, childbirth, and baby care—from feeding your baby [...]

Life with a Newborn

Life with a Newborn

A closer look at how newborns change our lives. Life with a Newborn One of the misconceptions many new moms have is that they’ll have a little extra time on their hands during maternity leave.  But [...]

Tips for Choosing Child Care

Tips for Choosing Child Care

Finding good childcare requires patience, persistence and a few detective skills. Here’s what to look for in a qualified day-care center. For most of us, returning to work and finding alternative care for our child is [...]

How to Communicate with a Newborn Baby

How to Communicate with a Newborn Baby

Interacting with newborn babies through words and songs builds the bond between parent and child now and into the future. From the moment our children are born they’re capable of communicating with us through sounds and [...]