While millennials continue to get fair amount of flack for the things they do [job hop, travel, kill off napkins, love the color pink], more millennials are becoming parents each day. According to Pew Research over 17 million moms in the U.S. are Millennials (born between 1981 and 1996) and that number continues to grow.
“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’ ” – Fred Rogers The baby books never mentioned how to go about discussing tragedy with children. Thankfully, our generation grew up with
One of the perks of homeschooling is that you have the freedom to choose your own curriculum and homeschooling style. There are a variety of options for homeschool curriculum, so much that it can become overwhelming to decide what is right for you. If you are new to homeschooling, you may be unfamiliar with some
If you are looking for some inspiring Bible verses about mothers, Ecclesiastes is a book in the Old Testament of the Bible that seems to have an answer for everything, and that answer is “To everything, there is a season”. Things will come, and things will go, but God’s Word will be there through all
The most significant benefits of babywearing include keeping your baby within your presence during those early days (and months) and helping your baby relax and feel at ease through all their “first” transitions in life. Newborns need to be close to their mommas. It is the skin to skin contact right after birth that begins
Being home for the family is important, but sometimes it is nice to have some quality alone time with your daughter. There are many mother daughter activities that you’ll love, it just depends on interests. This time together creates a special bond and friendship which your daughter will cherish forever as well as continue with
Reading is an important part of education and intellectual development. It also creates a sense of imagination within young children. Some kids love reading while others have a harder time making it part of their daily routine. There are various ways to develop reading habits in new readers such as reading with your child daily
April showers bring May flowers…While the much anticipated spring and summer seasons means warm breezes and rising temperatures, it also means rainy days are upon us. With just a few short weeks until summer, the sun is shining and long, hot days are also just around the corner. Getting our children up and active outdoors
Anxiety does not discriminate based on gender, wealth, or even age. Children are just as susceptible to anxiety as adults, with lots of possible factors to blame for its cause. Sometimes it is a genetic predisposition, sometimes something triggers it, and sometimes it pops up out of nowhere. While the conversation has gotten better, society
Most women go through a life-changing experience once or several times in their life and it is called ‘giving birth’. It is both a beautiful and traumatic experience at the same time. Although most mothers heave a big sigh of relief once their baby is in their arms, the experience of ‘birth’ doesn’t end there.
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, by the time children have reached the fifth grade, around 80 percent of them have been physically punished. They also report that physical punishment, which includes spanking and hitting, has been shown to be ineffective and lead to more aggressive behavior. They recommend that parents use more effective
Baby eczema is a common skin condition that appears as red patches on the surface of the skin and is often crusty in texture. In most cases, eczema is passed from parent to child through heredity. If you suffered from eczema when you were a child, it’s more common that your newborn will also experience
It seems pretty unlikely that there are any parents out there who want to talk to their children about divorce. It’s an ugly, messy word that’s hard to explain, especially to children. When you think or hear about having to explain divorce to little ones, most often you probably think about parents having to explain
Families large and small all know the struggle of trying to create, design and develop ideas for sharing a bedroom. Whether the children in your family are bunking up out of necessity or simply because they enjoy one another’s company (enjoy it while you can!), we have a few tips, tricks, and ideas for sharing
Parents will always worry about how their child will do academically. Academic success is found to be linked to DNA genetics and some parents may not know that their child was probably already born with what they need to succeed. Children are more likely to succeed in subjects either parent was good at. One study
A 1995 study found that by the age of three, children in low-income homes knew 30 million less words that children raised in upper-class homes. They found that this word gap was due to the fact that children in lower-income homes were not spoken to as often as children in high-income homes. Newer research shows
Considering a trip to Europe? You might want to plan for a winter ski vacation in Austria for your next adventure. If you need any convincing, these 26 photos will have you booking your flights and packing up your snow gear in no time. Visual tour of a Ski Vacation in Austria Our Austria ski
There are so many things I know now, two babies later, that wish I could have told my younger self when having my first baby. And even more after having my second. Both babies were so very different from one another, but loved just as much. Now, I am pregnant with my third child (and
One of the scariest things a person can experience is choking on something. The feeling of not being able to breathe no matter how hard you try is terrifying and creates uncontrollable panic. Although many associate choking with eating, choking can be caused by any foreign object being lodged in the throat, preventing air from
New (and new again) nursing moms are often concerned about their breastmilk supply. Lactation supplements and lactation herbs like galactagogues can help increase a mother’s breastmilk supply naturally and safely, giving her baby the best nutrients possible as well as giving mom the peace of mind. There are several different kinds of lactation supplements and
There are also some children who need a little extra help in regulating their emotions. Emotional outbursts can happen for a variety of reasons outside of typical child behavior including anxiety, emotional disorders, or mental disorders. Children may need some extra help in learning how to self-regulate especially as they grow older and are away
Are you considering donating your eggs? Or are you looking for an egg donor in the next step of your fertility journey? Then you’ll no doubt have Googled (and found) plenty of information about the egg donation process. From how to apply to become an egg donor to what’s involved in the implantation process, you’re
An internationally recognized curriculum for children from infancy on, the gift of a Montessori Education is one of the best things a parent can give their child. Becoming a parent comes with a lifelong set of challenges – breast or bottle, cloth or disposable, organic or local – the decisions are endless and can get
He forgot to write his name on his paper. It wasn’t the first time, and unfortunately, I knew it wouldn’t be the last. While he was smart, a great student with good grades, considered gifted actually, his ability to forget menial tasks was uncanny. I struggled with it both at home and in school. He
Quick disclaimer: Sometimes, having children is a choice. If you don’t want children, then don’t have them. No judgment here. If you have one child and want to stick with your one child, that is awesome. If you have your heart set on 10 and your partner and bank account are willing, you go, girl!
Stress is a natural part of everyone’s daily lives. It can be due to lack of sleep, hectic schedules, getting kids to school, work and even something as simple as dinner not being ready. Stress is just a part of life. Everyone deals with some sort of stress, but not all stress is equal. Many
Move over, Orlando. There are no words to describe how deeply you will fall in love with Panama City Beach, Florida. There are so many things to do in Panama City Beach with toddlers. This is the most family-friendly destination that you could imagine, bursting with affordable activities, sunshine, delicious food, and a whole lot of
Camping with a toddler can be both fun and challenging. It’s an experience all children should have at some point. Sleeping in the wilderness will give your child a thrill and make the trip exciting for everyone. A lot of planning goes into a camping trip whether you have a child accompanying you or not.
We cannot keep rescuing our children from their own consequences. Your time spent with your child and the collaboration with their teachers is paramount to ease the stress both at school and at home. According to Dana Gerendasi, principal of the Waterside Elementary School in Queens, New York, she suggests that parents take an active role
Transitioning into motherhood is not always easy but it can be super rewarding. When you have the right tools, gadgets, and support system, you will wonder why you were even sweating the small stuff. Now that the growing belly is about to reveal a new life, we have complied the best pregnancy gifts for a