Being Pregnant – Creating a “Birth Plan”

Probably one of the last things you're thinking of with a new baby on the way is a birth plan. Maybe you didn't know about them. It's basically a plan you pre-write to help the people delivering your baby understand your wishes, desires, and preferences for the labor, comfort, delivery, and afterbirth care of your … Continue reading Being Pregnant – Creating a “Birth Plan”

Practical Gifts Are the Best for Parents With a New Baby

Many times when we think of giving a gift to a couple that is expecting a baby we think of socks, toys, clothes, fancy lotions, hats, and baby blankets. What non-parents (and even some parents) don't realize is that these things are hardly needed OR used... ever. Babies don't begin to play with toys until … Continue reading Practical Gifts Are the Best for Parents With a New Baby

How to Raise an Adventurous Eater – No Short-Order Cooking !

Many parents believe that children only like "kid food" and therefore only serve things like macaroni and cheese, chicken nuggets, tater tots, etc when in actuality children can like a wide variety of foods, if done properly. The first time a child tries a flavor, they may not like it. Many parents will stop trying … Continue reading How to Raise an Adventurous Eater – No Short-Order Cooking !

Responsive Caregiving and How it Helps Children Learn

Many parents believe that infants and toddlers learn in a similar way that preschoolers do by adult-directed activities and a rigid schedule of daily events, or a "curriculum". Infants and toddlers learn in a very different way from preschoolers. It's not because they have a short attention span (infants can stay engaged in an activity … Continue reading Responsive Caregiving and How it Helps Children Learn