Is this your first pregnancy? Wondering what different types of contractions feel like and when they should start? Here’s how to tell true labor contractions apart from other types of contractions — including false labor and Braxton Hicks contractions.
If you want to engage children in some physical activities that are disguised as play, these outdoor physical education games will be a big hit! They’re great ideas for a kids birthday party or simply as ways to increase physical fitness with your child’s neighborhood playmates.
The fourth trimester begins when your baby is born and continues until she reaches 3 months old. It’s a time of adjustment for both the mother and the newborn — who was quite content for 9 months inside the womb and now must learn to adapt to all new sights, sounds, and activities. Here are 5 pediatrician-recommended ways to re-create that feeling of being inside the womb during your baby’s first 3 months of life.
See how homemade baby food compares to store-bought baby food, the advantages of making baby food yourself, how you’ll save money making homemade baby food at home, how to puree/store/freeze/thaw baby food, and how to make your own healthy baby food recipes quickly & easily. Plus 10 tips
to ensure that your homemade baby food is safe, healthy… and tasty!
Leg cramps can be excruciatingly painful. They’re one of the most common side effects of pregnancy. Here are 10 ways to prevent pregnancy leg cramps. Plus, 5 ways to get leg cramp relief quickly once the cramping starts. Try these easy home remedies, pregnancy stretches, and simple diet changes.
As your pregnancy progresses, it becomes easier to determine the different baby positions your little one is enjoying inside the womb. Here are the most common signs that indicate your baby’s fetal position at any given moment. Yes, you can look for these yourself to determine your baby’s position right now!
A huge list of free baby stuff that new parents can receive (at no charge) just for asking! I do my best to keep this list of free stuff for moms updated.
Tired of taking the same ordinary gifts to baby showers? You’ll LOVE these clever baby shower gift ideas! A helpful list of unique baby gifts. These are the best gifts for new parents and first-time moms.
You’re a busy mom. Caring for a baby leaves little time for yourself – and exercise. Struggling with losing weight after pregnancy? Here are 5 things to try.
Want to save money on baby supplies? Here are 2 simple diaper rash cream recipes that will prevent and heal diaper rash at a fraction of the cost.
They’re called pew babies, church dolls, angel babies, prayer dolls, handkerchief dolls, and hanky dolls. Here’s a simple handkerchief doll tutorial for you
For the really little ones who will be making an appearance at Halloween events this year, check out these one-of-a-kind newborn Halloween bunting costumes that you can buy… plus some simple infant Halloween costumes you can make!
Exercising while pregnant with twins is highly recommended. Here are all of the safe ways you can exercise, as well as the risky moves that you should avoid
Baby sign language is good for you AND your baby! It’s a simple and easy to learn. Here’s how and why baby sign language works…
Wondering about buying baby registry gifts vs unique & creative gifts? Here are 3 things I learned that have changed the way I buy baby shower gifts: 1) Registry gifts are better than unique gifts, 2) Don’t give baby clothes as gifts, and 3) Think beyond the newborn. See why…
Pregnancy after miscarriage is a difficult thing to talk about. Here are some of the problems you may face if you try to conceive a child after suffering a previous miscarriage. Plus, advice for overcoming those issues.
Prepare for it now… your cell phone will become your baby’s favorite new toy! In order to protect your smartphone from the drool, drops, and accidental button pushing, check out these fun phone cases. They enable your little one to watch video, play games, listen to music, and more — and your phone stays safe.
You are sure to have questions with your first pregnancy or if you’re trying to conceive for the first time. Is Vaginal Bleeding Normal When Pregnant? Are Acrylic Nails Safe During Pregnancy? How Much Should You Eat During Pregnancy? How Do You Know When You’re Ovulating? Here are the answers to these 4 common pregnancy questions.
Have you tried compression hosiery, tights, and power panties made just for the pregnant woman yet? They work wonders at helping to control the sudden jiggling and lumpiness that pregnant women often experience.You may be wondering if it’s safe to wear compression body shapers during your pregnancy.The answer is yes, it is completely safe. Here’s what you need to know.
Trying to get pregnant, but finding it difficult? Between 40% and 50% of infertility cases are due to male infertility. Here’s what you need to know.
Being on bed rest while you’re pregnant can be one of the most frustrating things… ever! Finding things to do from bed can be challenging, but it’s not impossible to find things that will help to pass the time and let you maintain your sanity as well. Here are some ideas for for passing the time on pregnancy bed rest.
If you’re pregnant and looking for a fun Halloween costume this year, rest assured there are lots of maternity Halloween costumes to choose from! Plus, there are plenty of costumes you can make yourself:
Here’s a collection of all the best tips for creating a pregnancy scrapbook, a pregnancy journal, or even a pregnancy video to document the days when you were pregnant. By saving your personal thoughts & experiences in one place, you’ll have a treasured keepsake for both you and your child!
How to save money when you’re having a baby at the hospital. Defray the cost of having a baby with these 4 simple tips.
Yep, the SSA keeps track of the most popular names each year, based on newly registered Social Security numbers. What a neat way to see which names were popular each year!