New Parents

5 Things Every New Parent of Twins Should Have

Posted March 16, 2008 by Sherry Pardy

Stocking the nursery for twins isn't just all about diapers, bottles and binkies. Check out this list for 5 sanity-saving must haves for new parents of twins.

Parenting 101 - a beginner's guide in glorious pictures

Posted February 26, 2008 by Paul Michael

I have been blessed with two beautiful baby daughters, but the path to fatherhood, for me anyway, was not always easy. Thank goodness I had the help of some wonderful visual aids in the form of two magnificent books.

How To Maintain Your Identity When Everything Has Changed

Posted February 12, 2008 by Corina Fiore

Motherhood, although joyous, often causes alot of women to lose their identity. The demands of the day to day leave very little time for a woman to take care of herself and her own needs. These are ACTUAL tips to help you maintain your identity when your life has been turned upside down.

Cutting the Cost of Having Kids

Posted January 22, 2008 by Meredith Cole

Everyone says that having a baby is expensive. And they are right… But there are a few things you can do to make sure some of your cash goes where it belongs—into that college fund.

Graco's New Mechanical Mama and a Real Mother's Internal Wars

Posted December 10, 2007 by Carrie Kirby

Graco calls its new product a "soothing center." I call it a very fancy and expensive swing that would probably be helpful to those with fussy babies. Viewing it brought up a longtime conflict within myself over just how much I should rely on mechanical gadgets in mothering my babies. Somewhere between wearing my baby every second of every day and replacing myself with one of Harry Harlow's "mechanical mothers," I have found an equilibrium.

The Big Wean

Posted February 27, 2007 by Maggie Wells

Whooooooooohooooooooo! It's finally happened. Paloma, the two year old, has completely weaned. Gone are the nights when only mama could put her to bed. Gone are the mornings of lopsided breasts, one rock hard with a gallon of milk and the other a deflated balloon (when babies and toddlers taper off they tend to just need one at a time). Yay!