Telling your kids where babies come from is one mortifying experience every parent can relate to. But now that awkward talk is a LOT easier thanks to author and sex educator Cory Silverberg's picture book: What Makes a Baby: A Book for Every Kind of Family and Every Kind of Kid.
This book doesn't sugarcoat the 'birds and the bees' for your kids, but it won't be too much for them (or you) to handle. Basically, it gives every kid the answers they are looking for in the most straightforward, realistic manner you can ask, all while taking in to account that some kids have one parent, a mom and a dad, or two moms or two dads.Continue Reading >
Having a very active son who loves to play just about every sport and whose membership on multiple baseball teams posed a huge challenge for us when it came to his nutrition. Hours of practices and games made my already hungry child a ravenous monster. We call him a vacuum cleaner because he can easily take down three plates of food well before any of us have finished our first serving.
He is constantly hungry when he's going through a growth spurt or has had a long day of running around. Rather than limit his food intake, we took certain measures to set him up to make choices that set him up to eat healthy as an adult without making him feel like he's missing out on food.
Here are some tips to feeding an active and growing child:
Would you be okay with your 14-year-old being asked to write a suicide note as a school assignment? I ask because young teen students at the expensive private school York Preparatory School in Manhattan were asked to do just that. The English class homework was assigned by teacher Jessica Barrett and asked students to write a suicide note in the first person from the perspective of a character who kills herself in the best-selling book The Secret Life of Bees.Continue Reading >
Parents who for whatever reason decided not to speak Spanish to their children when they were bore often wonder if it's too late to start. I always answer the same way: It's NEVER too late. It may be more difficult, but people can learn a new language at any age. My dad, for example, didn't learn English until he was in his early twenties and he mastered his second language like a native speaker.Continue Reading >
Sarah Gilliam, una fotógrafa profesional de Tennessee, casi se muere de un infarto cuando se metió a un blog llamado "Remembering Reilly" y vio las fotos de su hijo Jack como víctima de cáncer infantil. Al parecer, la persona a cargo del blog decidió inventarse una terrible historia acerca de su hijo Reilly que murió de cáncer antes de cumplir los 4 años. Y, para ilustrar su blog, se robó las fotos de Sarah.Continue Reading >
Having kids involved in sports is great… and also hectic! From schedules to gear, keeping organized can be a challenge. I make sure to get the whole family involved. Kids pack their own equipment and we have a big calendar in the kitchen where we keep track of practices, games and team events. Here is one more handy aid I can't live without.Continue Reading >
Un hombre que esperaba ser recogido para ir al trabajo en Bayamón, Puerto Rico se llevó tremenda sorpresa esta madrugada cuando vio a un niñito de 2 años deambulando sólo por la calle. Eran las 4:40 de la mañana, así que el hombre tomó al niño—que estaba vestido sólo con pañales, una camiseta y unas chanclas—y lo llevó a la gasolinera de en frente para llamar a la policía.Continue Reading >
Ashlyn Julian is a sweet little baby from Olathe, Kansas that was born on May 16. Her parents Gina and Jared Julian, who also have three other children, say that Ashlyn isn't a big crier, so when she started crying and spitting up, they knew something was wrong and rushed her to the hospital.
They were told that Ashlyn had suffered a seizure and that she had an aneurysm that had already bled twice. Absolutely terrifying!Continue Reading >
A mom in her 20s using the London Underground suffered a huge scare when the train took off with her baby and left her standing on the platform. Can you imagine? She was pushing her child onboard in a stroller when the subway doors closed on her hands and the train took off. It's like the doors were trying to steal her baby.Continue Reading >
Are you team babysitter or team nanny? Do you know what the difference is between the two? Basically, they are both the same profession the only difference being that sometimes a "nanny" lives in. Both a babysitter and a nanny care for your child, a babysitter can perform her duties in your home or in her own home while a nanny usually comes to the child's home to care for them. For some reason, when we hear the term "nanny" our reaction is completely different than when we hear "babysitter."