When you are a single mom and have to take care of your home and kids, a 9-to-5 job is not always a great option. You just cannot commit to something that requires your full attention Monday through Friday and sometimes all seven days of the week. With that being said, you have to do […]
Pregnancy can be a beautiful thing, but it also wreaks havoc on your body. With your body changing so much, along with dealing with fatigue and morning sickness, the last thing you think about is your feet, until you start having problems with them. While most of the complications and foot pain will go away […]
The National School Act provides healthy low-cost and free lunches to millions of children each day in school. It was signed by President Truman in 1946, as a federally assisted meal program for public, nonprofit, and private schools in all 50 states. The program serves over 100,000 institutions and provides low‐cost or free lunches to […]
Child care costs are on the rise and are very expensive. The average cost of full time day care in the United States is $11600, however it ranges from $3400 all the way up to $18000 per year depending on the location and child care center. This is just the price for one child, multiple […]
Even on days when weather is not a friend of mine and my hands could not be fuller, as soon as I manage to get everyone and everything in the front door, my house feels transformatively complete if one of my bundles is a new package of diapers! There is an aroma in the home […]
Being a new mom is hectic, stressful and chaotic. Your whole life gets turned upside down and often parenting doesn’t turn out quite like you anticipated pre-baby.
Here’s a selection of advice on some common situations you might face as a new mom. However, the number one rule is to trust your instincts:
Moms (and Dads) don’t […]
Swaddling (wrapping) your baby makes them feel secure and calm, so is a good way to get them settled. It reminds them of the feeling of being warm and safe in the womb, so for those initial weeks in the world it provides security and a familiar feeling for them.
A new baby also needs time […]
You’ve decided breastfeeding is best for your baby – but should you stay off the bottle yourself? Women are often warned to not consume alcohol during pregnancy, as there is plenty of evidence that it poses a severe and avoidable risk to the unborn baby.
The risks of consuming alcohol while breastfeeding are not as well […]
If you’re pregnant or planning a family, figuring out how much it costs to have a baby can be tricky in the wake of health care reform. Under Obamacare, maternity and newborn care are required to be covered by insurance, which is great news, as families in the U.S. face the highest birthing costs in […]
Everybody will be an expert on the topic of the best age to have a baby. I think different ages have different advantages and disadvantages, so I will try to discuss some here.
Most women are at their most fertile between the ages of 23 and 31, though the rate at which women conceive begins to dip slightly in […]