A new study has revealed that sleeping in bed with your baby raises the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) significantly. Though in America pediatricians have long recommended that babies sleep on their backs in an empty crib, many parents still choose to co-sleep, especially in the early days when night wakings are frequent and everyone is exhausted. But the study suggests that even parents who co-sleep and take measures to lower the risk of SIDS such as breastfeeding and not smoking or drinking, are making an unsafe choice.Continue Reading >
There are plenty of reasons to have a baby, the most important being that you want to be a parent and provide a child with food, shelter and never ending unconditional love. It sounds like a big investment because it is. It is the hardest thing you will ever do, but it is also the most rewarding. I know, I've done it twice and I am a better person for having done so.
Some people don't want children and that is fine. Parenting is not for everyone. There is nothing wrong with knowing yourself well enough to know that perpetual self-sacrifice is not for you. Some people like their sleep, money and privacy. I can certainly understand that. Of all the things I've sacrificed, I miss my sleep the most.
Imagine getting an email from your 10-year-old daughter's teacher telling you that your daughter has been relentlessly harassing another student about her clothing, so much so that the other student no longer wants to come to school. What would you do? You would probably start off by having a serious talk with your child about her bullying someone else, right? That's what Ally, a mother in Utah, did when she found out via email about her daughter's misbehavior. But when her daughter, Kaylee, showed no remorse for what she had done, Ally knew she had to do something more, so she got creative.Continue Reading >
An Australian dad recently set up a video camera in his house in hopes of capturing some paranormal activity--but what he found was actually much more disturbing. When he reviewed the footage, the father caught his 28-year-old partner making out with his 16-year-old son (her own stepson)!
Can you believe that?! Disgusting!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 >
We all already know that there's pretty much nothing cuter than watching little kids rock out to their favorite tunes ... except, perhaps, when they're rocking out in their car seats! Lucky for us, a lot of parents feel the same way and have been able to capture those adorable moments on camera, which can be seen in the HILARIOUS compilation below.
The super cute 2-minute clip mashes together some of the best and funniest car-seat dances to ever be posted on YouTube. And trust me, watching it will bring a smile to your face and brighten your day in no time.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 >
Puerto Rican football star Victor Cruz has a message to all the parents out there: Get your kids out of the house! At a recent event supporting the Victor Cruz Foundation, the 26-year-old athlete credited his mom for getting him involved in sports at a young age and urged other families to do the same.
I chatted with Cruz, who was hosting an early screening of the upcoming animated film Epic for the children involved with his foundation, about the one surefire way to get your kids off the couch, his future plans for motivating his daughter Kennedy, and how he celebrated Mother's Day with the woman who put him on the path to success.Continue Reading >
An Australian mom is understandably outraged after staff at a childcare center lost her 5-year-old son--and didn't even notice until a full hour later after he had been found!!Continue Reading >
Breastfeeding supply company Medela just announced a partnership with the Hard Rock Hotel Chicago that will help make life a lot easier for mothers who need to pump milk for their nursing babies while they are traveling. While it appears that this program is currently one-of-a-kind (it's not even offered in any of the other Hard Rock outlets), a number of establishments throughout the U.S. and the rest of the world are instituting practices and offering amenities to support nursing moms and babies. Read on for more info about the new Medela/Hard Rock Chicago program and some of the other venues that are discreetly lending a helping hand--or room actually.Continue Reading >