Three Inexpensive DIY Ideas on Decorating Around the Baby’s Crib

For many mothers and fathers, decorating the nursery is just one of the many exciting parts about becoming a parent.  However, the expenses that come with a baby could tighten your budget, making nursery decorating seem like another stress on your to-do list. In addition, the safety of your baby is an immediate concern when[…]

Happy Mother’s Day: Here’s to You, Mom

“Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother” -Oprah. We all have one. Whether biological or influential, we all have that woman who shaped us into who we are today. And let’s face it, most of us wouldn’t be where we are today if it wasn’t for our moms. Moms, you’re the everyday[…]

Understanding Your Baby’s Sleep Schedule

Parenting an infant can be both a blessing and a challenge. Part of the challenge is figuring out how to navigate their confusing sleep schedule and understanding their sleep behaviors. For adults, getting some much needed sleep at night after a busy and exhausting workday feels natural. However, we must remember that sleeping, just like[…]

Baby Bonding Tips

Many parents believe that bonding occurs when the baby and parents are both sleeping in the same bed, but this is not the case. Bonding occurs when the baby is awake and is feeding, bathing and playing with you throughout the day. Last week’s post talked about the dangers and high-risks that bed sharing poses[…]

Finn Klingel’s Story

Julie: Finn is technically my great nephew — and he was great.I went to Charleston to visit when he was a month old and I got to spend like a week with him, when he was tiny. He was not a good sleeper. He had colic, and from about 5 o’clock in the evening all[…]

Holiday Gift Recommendations for New Parents

The holidays are just around the corner! It’s a time for enjoying the company of friends and family, enjoying the winter weather, and avoiding the crowds while trying to find the best gift for that friend, cousin, or co-worker that just had a baby or has one on the way. It can be very hard[…]

The Danger of SIDS ‘Prevention’ Products

Some products claim they can prevent SIDS, but currently there are no known products or ways to prevent SIDS completely.   The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and other organizations warn against using these products because of the dangers they pose to babies. You should not[…]