The day has arrived, quicker than you could ever imagine, your baby's first birthday! You want to make this first celebration of life fun, significant and memorable for both your little one and your guests, but how? We suspect you still find it challenging to shower and dress by noon, let alone plan an elaborate complicated party.
Celebrations and Traditions
In June families around the world honor fathers. Let's take this opportunity to recognize dad's active role in a child's life.
So my first pregnancy was when i was 15 years old and it was during my sophomore year of high school. not really my fault or anything, just put myself in a bad situation but hey couldn't change the past. but i found out my child was gonna be a boy and i was happy. when i was 16 i had him. he was due may 1st but he came 2 wks and 4 days early. it was apr. 13th 2007. he was 7lbs 6 oz and 20.5 in. long. i named him trentyn xavier. his labor/delivery was really easy, only about 5 and a half hours long and with no pain meds and vaginal, with an episiotomy. i gained about 45 pounds with it.
Lots of parents tell me they rely on screen activities such as GameBoys, DVD players, and computers to entertain their kids when waiting. "It's so easy." Yes, the screens do engage kids, for sure. But are there ways to occupy kids that are more beneficial to them?
My parents 50th wedding anniversary is this year. I'm hoping/planning/wanting to throw them a party, but on a budget. I was wondering what things I can do with this theme in mind.
I keep thinking I'd like to make a special scrapbook for them, but I know time will be an issue for that. I was thinking instead, maybe just a more simple photo album with pictures.
I also keep wanting to make them a memory quilt, but I don't know if I would really have time to do that either.
Our family isn't religious. Do you have ideas to engage children in the community during the holidays that aren't focused on religion?
What are some activities that will help the kids focus on others and giving during Christmas? It's hard to change the focus when our children are being bombarded with ads for toys.
Do you have any ideas on how to keep my kids from breaking into the "gimme, gimme's" with all the holidays coming up?
We're having the whole family over for Thanksgiving. There are several little ones, ages 2 to 8. I need a project to keep them busy. Do you have a suggestion for me?
A Thanksgiving tree can be drawn, cut out and hung up on the wall. Then cut out leaves in fall colors to add to the tree. The fun part is writing something that you are thankful for on each of the leaves. Be sure to include everyone in the fun, even the pizza delivery boy!