Family Planning

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.

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.

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.

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.

Infant Mortality: Dads Matter

Posted June 21, 2010 by Fred Lee

New research indicates that a father’s presence before their baby is born can reduce certain health problems in the child’s first year of life and increase their chance for survival.

When to Cut the Umbilical Cord

Posted June 3, 2010 by Fred Lee

While it is standard procedure to cut the umbilical cord soon after birth, some experts make a compelling argument that delaying the cutting may have certain health benefits.

The Perils of Dropside Cribs

Posted June 2, 2010 by Fred Lee

Lawmakers are working towards banning drop-side cribs, which can pose a health and safety hazard for your baby.

Predicting Your Baby's Gender: Don’t Count On the Chinese Lunar Calendar

Posted May 31, 2010 by Fred Lee

According to a recent study, the reliability of the Chinese lunar calendar is no better at predicting your baby's sex than flipping a coin.

The Lasting Impact of Daycare

Posted May 20, 2010 by Fred Lee

Low quality daycare can have a lasting influence on a child's behavior and learning abilities.

Marriage May Protect Men from Strokes

Posted April 12, 2010 by Fred Lee

It turns out that men who are in happy marriages have a lower risk for fatal strokes. In the first study of its kind, investigators may have found a link between stroke risk and the quality of married life.

Trouble Getting Knocked Up? Cut the Coke.

Posted April 5, 2010 by Fred Lee

Excessive consumption of cola may have an adverse effect on male fertility.

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.

Trouble Getting Pregnant? PDBEs May Be to Blame

Posted February 2, 2010 by Fred Lee

A common flame retardant may actually delay pregnancy in women.

Best of Parenting: Best Ways to Break the News That You're Pregnant

Posted November 1, 2009 by Linsey Knerl

Welcome to the Best of Parenting weekly roundup! This week, we're reeling from the effect of a candy-laden holiday, while we ruminate on the addictions of those refundable Baby Einstein Videos. Those of you with new buns in the oven may like our list of fun ways to break the news! Enjoy.

Best of Parenting: The Mysterious Case of the Continuously Evolving Due Date

Posted September 18, 2009 by Linsey Knerl

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Welcome to Parenting Squad's weekly Best of Parenting Round up! This week we look at the hilarious ways moms can mistakenly predict the big birth, how to keep little kid costs under control, and why veggies burgers rule!

Feed the Pig and Win!

Posted July 7, 2009 by Lynn Truong

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Feed the Pig is part of a national campaign sponsored by the AICPA and The Advertising Council to encourage and help Americans aged 24-34 to take control of their personal finances. To help spread the word, they sent us 6 prize packs to give away to Parenting Squad readers

Ladies; Will You Ask Your Guy To Get The Male Contraceptive Injection?

Posted June 9, 2009 by Paul Michael

Broadly speaking, our society has put the burden of contraception on the ladies. But with the male contraceptive injection testing at almost 99% effective, women may well be asking the guys to shoulder more responsibility.

The Nadya Suleman Story – The Opinion Of An Average Joe.

Posted March 23, 2009 by Paul Michael

Unless you’ve been on Jupiter for the last few months, you’ll know the story of Nadya Suleman. Already a mother of six children, Nadya gave birth to octuplets in late January, a result of some very questionable in vitro fertilization practices. And the whole thing is winding me up.