It's a subject that pregnancy books tend to gloss over and prenatal classes frequently choose to ignore -- the possibility that you might give birth to anything other than a picture-perfect baby. Consequently, those couples that do end up giving birth to babies with special needs can find themselves feeling shocked and alone.
The daily grind. Another day in paradise sans paradise. You get up at an indescribable hour to begin preparation for the day ahead. You quietly tiptoe around to try not to wake the sleeping children so that you can have those ever-sought-after moments of peace in the shower alone.
While reading with little ones may not be exactly as you had expected, with an awareness of common baby reading behavior and some tips from the trenches, you can create a fertile soil for the love of reading and watch it grow.
The "R" word. Well, that's progress. At least we are calling it the "R" word, suggesting the entire word should not be spoken aloud. Retard. Retarded. As in, "I'm so retarded." "What a retard." Bantered about without much forethought--by most. It hurts those of us who have children who are, in fact, mentally retarded.
The first four years of life are critical for language development. How do recurrent ear infections affect your child's early literacy? Can using sign language help? Find out.
If you have your child circumcised, it's important to remember that he will feel pain, and that Acetaminophen (such as Tempra or Tylenol) or EMLA cream, which numbs the skin, will not be adequate to dull surgical pain.
What is your working mother method? Some really helpful info on the choices that working mothers make. www.primarydilemma.com
Working mothers are not all the same. Why then are 16 million working mothers treated as one undifferentiated group?
Cloth diapers have come a long way over the last few years and most of the styles are as easy to use as their disposable counterpart. Here's a look at the different options:
Your baby's first Christmas can be fun -- just relax and be prepared! Happy holidays!