If you're a mamá looking to try some cool new bottles for your baby or if your baby is starting to drink on his own, then this is the giveaway for you! Transitioning from bottle to sippy cups can be difficult, but it doesn't have to be with the right equipment.
Our latest giveaway is perfect for the new mom or mommy-to-be, since it will give the mom or mom-to-be a large supply of the one of the best bottles on the market, as well as very effective training cups.Continue Reading >
Excuse me while I judge someone else's parenting. I know it's awful, but sometimes I start judging before I can stop myself. Finding out that 31-year-old model Vicky Antonia has spent over $30,000 on designer label clothing for her 8-year-old son made me judge her as a mother maybe just a teeny tiny bit. Vicky Antonia lives with her son Zak in Epping, Essex; they share the home with his Armani, D&G, Burberry, Ralph Lauren, Gucci, and Prada clothing and his over 200 pairs of posh footwear.Continue Reading >
What is it about kids not realizing that it is the parents that are in charge? Honest to goodness kids can really dig their heels in and refuse to do just about anything that they are supposed to. It can get really exhausting.Continue Reading >
Yes, the first year of motherhood is hard. When you hear other parents venting about it, they are not exaggerating. It pretty much goes that as soon as you think you have one issue under control, a slew of new difficulties will follow. There is so much to learn and master for both you and your baby, that there really is no respite. Nevermind the intense bouts of teething, ear infections, colds, and other problems that you're likely to experience in this short span of time.
Despite how physically and emotionally taxing it can be, it is incredibly rewarding and humbling in the best of ways.Continue Reading >
A Denver woman's coffee run recently ended in a dramatic call to the police after she changed her baby's diaper in the seating area at a local Starbucks.
Ruth Burgos first took her 1-year-old son Thiago to the restroom, but noticed there was no changing table. So she brought him back out and began changing him in the seating area--which is when things turned real ugly.Continue Reading >
Just last week I covered a story about the excessive amount of sodium found in convenience foods for toddlers, and not so surprisingly I've once again found myself pouring over a report chronicling just how little food companies care about what they are putting into foods prepared specifically for children, but this time around, it's chain restaurants. The Center for Science in the Public Industry has found that among nearly 3,500 kids' meal combinations, nutritional standards were not met 97 percent of the time, and some even contained enough calories to meet the recommended daily intake of 4- to 10-year olds. So what are parents to do when they want to enjoy a meal out with their little ones without loading up on fat, salt and calories?
When my daughter was just a few weeks old, I heard something I would hear often from then on. The first time, it came from my own mami: "When are you going to have another one? You can't just have one. She'll be too spoiled."
Now, just change spoiled with lonely, selfish, too attached, sad, etc., and you have heard everything I have for the past five years when I tell people that my daughter is, and will be, an only child. Normal for most parents of only children, but I am Latina, and for some reason, a Latina with an only child is just scandalous.Continue Reading >
Music is an excellent way to teach your kids Spanish or to get them to practice the vocabulary they already know. This is particularly true the younger your kids are, that's why so many Spanish classes for tots rely on music to teach them in a fun environment. While I've already shared some of my favorite Spanish music CDs for kids, the truth is that to get your kids signing in Spanish all you need is YouTube!Continue Reading >
It was just March when Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's chief operating officer, hit bookstores and has been making headlines ever since. Sandberg basically suggests that women should have faith in themselves and stick to their career goals whether they choose to have a family or not--that it is in fact possible to have the best of both worlds. Catherine Rampell of the New York Times, however, thinks that men also need to start leaning in--at home that is.Continue Reading >
Because you will always be mami to me no matter how old I get, gracias. Gracias for being the first face I fell in love with. Gracias for always being you even when I've stubbornly tried to change you.
Thank you for the laughter. Thank you for your idiosyncrecies and misspronunciations. Thank you for always saying "FARK" instead of "FART" even though it drives me crazy and I try to correct you every time. Thank you for saying "greem" when I know you mean "green." Thank you for calling him, her and her, him and confusing everyone around you except me because I know exactly what you mean.Continue Reading >