New Parents

7 Tips to Survive Having a Holiday Baby

Posted December 10, 2010 by Sonja Stewart

The Christmas season is already hectic. Now add having a baby, and it's almost overwhelming. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to make this season calm and peaceful.

Congenital Heart Defect: 5 Steps to Take After the Diagnosis

Posted November 26, 2010 by Nancy Flanders

One in 100 children born in the United States will have a congential heart defect. Parents facing such a diagnosis are often overwhelmed and feeling alone. Choosing the right doctors and finding support can help.

Celebrity Parenting Role Models

Posted October 25, 2010 by Nancy Flanders

Every parent has a bad day, but in the tabloid world, all celebrities seem to be parenting failures. Here are some that not only make parenting look easy, but seem to enjoy every minute of it.

Circumcision: Arguments For and Against

Posted October 23, 2010 by Julie Green

As far as parenting debates go, circumcision is as delicate as they come and as emotionally charged as breast versus bottle. If you are currently considering whether to inflict the final cut on your baby boy, consider the following arguments.

Use a Morning Routine to Set Boundaries for Young Children

Posted October 19, 2010 by Rhonda Franz

Do not let the morning become a free-for-all just because your young children are mobile. Remember, structure and routine are good for kids, and the start of the day is an ideal time to reinforce this.

Popularity of TV Family Comedies

Posted October 11, 2010 by Rhonda Franz

Research confirms: laughter is indeed great medicine when it comes to relieving stress. America knows it, and has once again made popular the TV family comedy.

Simple Halloween Costume Ideas for Preschoolers

Posted October 2, 2010 by Rhonda Franz

Why spend good money on an outfit that might only be worn once? This Halloween, use what you have at home and put together simple costumes for your preschooler.

Tips to Help Your Marriage Survive a Child With Special Needs

Posted October 1, 2010 by Nancy Flanders

Marriages involving the care of a child with a special health condition end in divorce nearly 80% of the time. If you have a child with a special need, or even if you don't, here are some ways to keep your marriage going.

Affording Life as a Single Parent

Posted September 29, 2010 by Debbie Dragon

In addition to trying to keep up with the daily routine, single parents often have anxiety or stress over the finances. Here are some tips for easing the transition into single parenting.

Major Infant And Toddler Developmental Milestones For The New Parent

Posted August 10, 2010 by Rhonda Franz

The first couple of years of life are a time of huge growth. Enjoy each of your child's milestones, and help them celebrate all that they are learning how to do.

Making Your Money Work For You: 8 Financial Tips For New Families

Posted July 28, 2010 by Rhonda Franz

Don't put off developing good financial habits until the kids are a few years from college, and you're wondering about retirement. Starting putting your money to work now.

Research Focuses On Babies’ Health Following Caesarean Deliveries

Posted July 7, 2010 by Rhonda Franz

New research focusing on babies' health shows evidence of protective bacteria in newborns delivered vaginally. The researchers believe the results call for more studies on how birth methods affect health and development of babies and children.

Getting Enough Sleep Helps Parental Relationships

Posted July 1, 2010 by Fred Lee

For new parents, getting enough rest could make the difference between a hostile or a blissful home environment.

American Academy of Pediatrics Reverses Position on Toddler Swim Training

Posted June 30, 2010 by Rhonda Franz

Swim away! Basing their decision on new research, The American Academy of Pediatrics has reversed their position on swimming lessons for toddlers.

Road to Re-Employment Can Be Tough for Temporary Stay-At-Home Dads

Posted June 28, 2010 by Rhonda Franz

The current economy has created a tougher-than-ever job market. In families where Dad has traditionally been the bread-winner, this sometimes means big changes. And men trying to find re-employment are finding out that the stay-at-home gap in their resume can significantly affecting their chances of being hired.

Bedtime Battles: Here's How to Win

Posted June 17, 2010 by Debbie Dragon

As a parent you know the value of sleep and how important getting enough rest is to the health and happiness of both your children and yourself. Here are a few tips to help parents win common bedtime battles.

Breastfeeding Could Save Lives and Money

Posted April 6, 2010 by Fred Lee

Doctors are recommending that new mothers breastfeed their newborns because it could save hundreds of lives and result in significant economic savings.

FDA Approves Prevnar, New and Improved with a 30% Price Increase

Posted March 4, 2010 by Lela Davidson

The latest FDA approval for Pfizer's infection immunization comes with a hearty price increase. Is this wonder drug better for the health of your family, or your stock portfolio?

Notes For Your Underbelly: Great Online Pregnancy Resources

Posted February 2, 2010 by Rhonda Franz

The World Wide Web has some fantastic resources for pregnant women. These sites have some of the best pregnancy tools and resources available.

Breast Feeding Problems? Antidepressants May Be to Blame

Posted February 1, 2010 by Fred Lee

Certain antidepressant medications might hinder a mother's effort to breast feed her baby.