New Parents

Maternity Leave & Time With Children: Join Our Tweetchat Today, 10/02 at 2:00 EST for a Chance to Win!

Posted October 2, 2013 by Rhonda Franz

Chat today with your thoughts on maternity leave and making time to spend with your children.

Top 10 Resources for Delicious and Nutritious Baby Food Recipes

Posted August 28, 2013 by Alyssa Chirco

Making homemade baby food for your infant or toddler? Don't miss the delicious and healthy recipes that these books and website have to offer!

9 Whole Foods to Feed Your Baby When She's Ready for Solids

Posted August 13, 2013 by Alyssa Chirco

Baby ready to eat solids? Keep her healthy by feeding her these 9 whole foods.

15 Household Chores for 5-Year-Olds

Posted July 29, 2013 by Alyssa Chirco

It's still a tender age, but it's not too young to teach and encourage responsibility in your children. Get your 5-year-old started on some of these simple household chores.

ProSquad: Keeping an Eye on Your Baby's Development

Posted July 24, 2013 by Rhonda Franz

Our Developmental Pro shares child development information and red flags for parents to watch out for in their children.

Hilarious Infant Sleep Advice From a Tired New Mom

Posted May 16, 2013 by Alyssa Chirco

When it comes to getting your baby to sleep, every expert has a different suggestion. Tired of all the conflicting advice? You're not alone.

Why Time Apart From Your Child Is OK

Posted May 3, 2013 by Christa Melnyk Hines

The idea of entrusting their child with another caregiver can leave many new parents feeling anxious and guilt-ridden. But short separations are necessary for your self-care as a parent, important for your marriage, and a critical developmental step for your child.

17 Reasons Why All New Parents Should Try Babywearing

Posted April 30, 2013 by Alyssa Chirco

Expecting a baby? Here's why you really need to give babywearing a try.

Interview With Tracey Beckerman, Author of Lost in Suburbia: A Momoir

Posted April 9, 2013 by Rhonda Franz

Tracey Beckerman, with Lifetime Television's The Balancing Act, talks about her new humorous book, Lost in Suburbia: A Momoir.

Preserving Memories: Capturing Your Children's Words, Guest post by Marilyn H. Collins

Posted March 25, 2013 by Rhonda Franz

Images in your smartphone, video footage, and perhaps even a hefty scrapbook album — you've kept your child's photos. How about their words?

ProSquad: Fantasy vs. Reality: Dealing With Children's Concerns About Their Adoption

Posted March 6, 2013 by Rhonda Franz

Children can have big feelings, and the adopted child's feelings may be even bigger. How do parents add "gray" into the child's "black-white" perspective? How do parents help the child develop an empathetic and nonjudgmental viewpoint of adoption and all it encompasses?

Confidently Connected: Interview With Squad Writer, Christa Melnyk Hines, About Her New Book

Posted February 28, 2013 by Rhonda Franz

Christa Melnyk Hines answers questions for readers about her new ebook, Confidently Connected: A Mom's Guide to a Satisfying Social Life.

Taking Care of Us: Join Our Tweetchat Today, 02/28 2:00 EST for a Chance to Win!

Posted February 28, 2013 by Rhonda Franz

How do you care for your relationships in your life with kids around? And how do you take care of yourself? Come chat with other parents today on the topic for a chance to win.

15 Classic Children's Books Every Young Child Should Know

Posted February 26, 2013 by Alyssa Chirco

Which classic children's books should you be sure to read your kids? We've rounded up a list of 15 timeless favorites!

8 Tips for Preparing a Birth Plan

Posted February 21, 2013 by Alyssa Chirco

Are you writing a birth plan? Here's what you need to know!

How to Evaluate and Choose a Pediatrician

Posted February 20, 2013 by Kelli Robinson

How do you choose the best pediatrician for your child? Do your research, ask the right questions, and trust your judgment.

ProSquad: Transracial Adoption: How Expansive Is Your Rainbow?

Posted February 6, 2013 by Rhonda Franz

Considering adopting a child from another culture? Check out some important information on transracial adoption from our Adoption Pro.

6 Tips for Throwing a Baby Shower With a Valentine's Day Theme

Posted February 4, 2013 by Alyssa Chirco

Planning a baby shower during the month of February? A Valentine's Day theme is a perfect idea that any mother-to-be will love.

Finding Your Happy Place: A Resource Roundup for Moms and Dads

Posted January 29, 2013 by Rhonda Franz

Need refreshment? We've pulled some resources for you to on staying happy while parenting.

How to Decorate a "Green" Baby Nursery

Posted January 25, 2013 by Alyssa Chirco

Looking to decorate a "green" nursery for your new bundle of joy? Here are some of the things you need to consider.