New Parents

Older Kids in Strollers: A Health Issue or No Big Deal?

Posted June 21, 2011 by Rhonda Franz

Should young children be walking, rather than being hauled in strollers? With concerns about the lack of physical activity in children, some believe strollers are being used inappropriately.

Should Circumcision Be Illegal?

Posted June 17, 2011 by Alyssa Chirco

Circumcision is controversial, but could it actually be illegal? It just might happen in San Francisco, where a proposed circumcision ban has recently been added to the city's November ballot.

Coming Out Too

Posted June 9, 2011 by Maggie Wells

June is national coming out month for gays and lesbians across the country. But gay and lesbian parents aren't the only ones that need to come out and be accepted for who they are — the children of gays and lesbians have a need to come out too.

Top Books to Buy for Mom This Mother's Day

Posted May 2, 2011 by Alyssa Chirco

Looking for a quick and easy Mother's Day gift that you know mom will love? What about a book? Check out this list of the top books to buy for Mom this Mother's Day.

10 Household Items to Help With Sensory Integration

Posted April 29, 2011 by Nancy Flanders

Sensory integration products can be expensive. Using items you already own, you can help your child with his sensory integration therapy without breaking your budget.

10 Easy Freezer Friendly Meals

Posted April 20, 2011 by Sonja Stewart

Running out of time to make dinner? Whether it's a new baby or a full time job, these freezer meals can help you have a home cooked meal and save you money at the store.

Top 10 Items You Will Need for Your Newborn

Posted April 16, 2011 by Nancy Flanders

There are a ton of baby items out there to choose from when shopping for a new baby. Don't get distracted by gimmicks and sly advertising. There are only a few key pieces of baby equipment you will need to get through the newborn stage.

Similac Is Not a Breastfeeding Resource, THESE Are Breastfeeding Resources

Posted April 14, 2011 by Alyssa Chirco

Similac and other formula companies offer various forms of "breastfeeding support." But if you want to breastfeed and need help, a formula company is not the best place to turn for information. These are six of the resources you really need.

Book Review: Raising Lions by Joe Newman

Posted April 9, 2011 by Rhonda Franz

A book for parents and educators of children who are strong-willed, or are diagnosed with behavior disorders, Raising Lions is a must-read.

5 Ways to Protect Your Special Needs Child From Bullies

Posted March 6, 2011 by Nancy Flanders

Children with special needs are 2 to 3 times more likely to suffer bullying at school. Disable Bullying is a nationwide campaign to provide parents and teachers with the tools to put an end to the bullying and to raise awareness for the issue as well. While parents can't be at the school to defend their children, there are steps they can take to protect them.

Disney Develops New Marketing Campaign Aimed at Newborns

Posted March 5, 2011 by Alyssa Chirco

The Walt Disney Company has been aggressively (and very successfully) marketing its princesses to young girls for years. Now, they're looking to capture a new market: newborns.

Home From the Hospital: Practical Tips for C-Section Recovery

Posted February 28, 2011 by Rhonda Franz

Are you planning a C-section? Have you had one? Read through these tips to help make the transition from giving birth to getting back to real-life a little bit easier.

8 Simple Ways to Avoid Toxic Baby Care Products

Posted February 7, 2011 by Alyssa Chirco

Potentially toxic chemicals are standard ingredients in many popular baby care products. Here are 8 simple steps you can take to start avoiding them.

Questions to Ask Your Pediatrician About Vaccines

Posted January 30, 2011 by Sonja Stewart

Whether you choose to vaccinate your child or not, it's good to know where your child's pediatrician stands on the issue. Here are some questions you can ask her to let you know where she stands and if she's the right fit for your family.

Tax Information for Parents and Families: New Babies and Childcare

Posted January 17, 2011 by Rhonda Franz

Kids are worth good money — on your taxes, that is. Make sure you are getting the tax breaks and tax credits that help parents with new baby and childcare costs.

Questions to Ask Your Pediatrician About Your Child’s Development

Posted January 16, 2011 by Rhonda Franz

Your child's regular checkups with the family doctor or pediatrician may be a good place to start when learning about your child's development. Use the general information here to help you ask informed questions of your child's doctor.

Choosing the Right Doctor for Your Child: Questions to Ask

Posted January 9, 2011 by Rhonda Franz

There are several things to take into consideration when choosing a pediatrician or family doctor as your child's primary care provider. Use this list of questions to help you get the answers you need to make an informed decision.

Getting Your Finances in Order Before Baby Comes

Posted December 28, 2010 by Debbie Dragon

Other parents may tell you that you can never be fully prepared for a baby, financially or otherwise, but there are a number of things you can do to help the situation.

10 Ways to Take 10 Minutes for Mom

Posted December 27, 2010 by Alyssa Chirco

Moms work hard taking care of everybody else, but we often find it difficult to make time for ourselves. Check out these 10 relaxing and rejuvenating activities that you can complete in 10 minutes or less (which means you'll still have time to fold the laundry).

VIDEO: Top Baby Names Of 2010

Posted December 16, 2010 by Lela Davidson

The top baby names for 2010 are in and you may be surprised by a few on the list. I know I was! But not Linda Murray. As the Editor of, she's seen them all. Find out what influences parents today and where some of the most popular baby names of 2010 came from!