• Old Wives' Tales

    Mums have always been curious about the sex of the child they are carrying. In the days before scans were available, women used all kinds of weird and wonderful methods of defining the sex of their child.

  • Endometriosis: Two New Options for Pain Relief

    There is no cure for endometriosis, but there are ways to reduce the pain it causes, restore fertility, and shrink the size of the "lost" tissue. However, the best long-term treatment option is to remove the offending tissue if possible.

  • Heart Cut-Out Picture Frame

    You're looking for something unique, personalized, creative and one of a kind, right? Look no further and grab a pen and paper because you'll want to write down the materials needed and the very, very, very simple instructions to this adorable photo frame.

  • Key Secrets to your Baby's Development

    Human beings appear to have approximately nine built-in feelings at birth. These findings are based on the work of researchers such as Darwin, Demos, Ekman, Izard, Nathanson, and, especially, Tomkins. These feelings later combine with each other and experience to form our complex emotional life. Understanding these feelings and how they work can make a world of difference for you and your baby.

  • Parenting 101: Being There

    Be there for your children after school when you can. Be there for your child at dinner five or six times a week (yes, five or six). Studies prove this one gesture lowers the incidence of underage drinking, drug use and other potentially harmful behaviors.

  • Self-Awareness for Kids and Grownups

    You're talking about self-awareness, which is one of the five essential inner skills (the others are letting go of painful experiences, insight into oneself, taking in positive experiences, and choosing well).

  • Teach Your Child the Charity Habit

    Charity and the spirit of giving have been elevated to a new level following the recent Asian tsunami. After witnessing the horrific images of pain and suffering streaming steadily across their TV sets, more people than ever before have dipped deeper into their own pockets to offer needed relief to the survivors of this unprecedented tragedy.

  • Building Your Child's Self-Esteem

    When a baby finds that her signals are validated and responded to appropriately, that troubles are soothed and pleasure enhanced, she begins to sense that her feelings, expressions, of her very being, are of value and important. A baby learns that she counts for something. This is the foundation of the development of self-esteem -- a combination of who you are, how you feel about yourself, and what you think about your future potential.

  • Birth Bag Tips and Checklist

    Whether you're giving birth at a hospital or birthing center, it doesn't so much matter the where as the 'what' to bring with you. Remember, only bring what makes sense to you and leave your valuables at home -- it will be one less thing to worry about. This is a comprehensive list that you can use as a guide to pick and choose the items that seem right for you.

  • Kid's Activity: Teach Basic Science Skills

    Children are natural scientists -- curious about the world around them and more than willing to explore. Encourage your child to learn more by offering them the basic science skills of observing, predicting and evaluating their subject.