Archive for 'Family Life'

Parents and Power Naps

Parents and Power Naps

Why grabbing a power nap is good for you and your children. Parents and Power Naps Whether it’s dealing with the sleep deprivation of the newborn phase, or the energy- consuming period of the toddler and [...]

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 [...]