Sunday, May 31, 2009

Brilliant Decorating Tips on a Budget

We all love our kids, but who wants to spend a lot of money on decor that's going to get drooled on, chewed on, sneezed on, and who knows what else? Luckily Cookie Magazine's readers shared these genius tips for kid-friendly decorating on the cheap—or free!

Read on!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

New Blog Review of Atterdag Kids

My Moms Review

New Lines by Kissy Kissy Premier at Atterdag Kids

Kissy Kissy Premier newest lines, Garden Butterflies are now available to preview or purchase at Kissy Kissy's lines are made with high quality, 100% Soft Pima Cotton, and each piece is comfortable, stylish and sure to please anyone who receives or wears them.Kissy Kissy Premier Garden Butterflies is 100% Pima Cotton.

Kissy Kissy Premier - Garden Butterflies

Kissy Kissy - Fall Gardener – at AtterdagKids

Kissy Kissy newest lines, Fall Gardener are now available to preview or purchase at The latest lines feature exciting and fun prints made from high quality 100% pima cotton.

Kissy Kissy - Fall Gardener

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Pixie Lily Designer Clothing at Atterdag Kids

At Atterdag Kids we feature Designer Baby Clothes from the latest top designers like Pixie Lily. Pixie Lily provides the ultimate in high-end and luxury baby clothing. The heirloom quality layette line is a favorite of celebrities and babies alike. Classic Designs use the softest 100% Pima Cotton and are finished with signature hand-made details.
Baby Clothes

Am I Nuts? Understanding Your Pregnancy Emotions

Between soaring hormone levels and the enormous physical and emotional changes we go through when we're pregnant, it's no wonder that during pregnancy, we find ourselves sobbing, laughing, and forgetting our own name -- sometimes all within a few minutes.

In this article, find out more what to expect.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Developmental milestones for your toddler

A toddler's newly learned skills such as walking, running and climbing may make for a much more adventurous child. At the same time, your child's new awareness of the consequences of independence can result in bouts of separation anxiety.

During these months, developmental milestones vary widely. Unless your child lags in several areas or is more than a few months behind in any one area, there is little need for concern. Keep in mind that a child born prematurely may reach milestones slightly later than a child who was born full-term. By age two, both the premature child and the full-term child will even out developmentally. Beside several delayed milestone achievements, signs that a parent should be concerned might include a toddler who is often irritable, seldom smiles or makes few or no sounds.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Is sass from kids of all ages out of control?

I walked into the dining room one night and asked a cheery and simple question of my seemingly well-rested 9-year-old as she sat at the table.
"Whatcha reading?" "A book," she sneered, not bothering to look up.

While people who know me might not be all that surprised by my child's capacity for a little lip, my husband's sweeter nature usually prevails. But neither of us had anticipated a teenager-y sass factor so early.

Were we the only ones with a wonderful but sometimes sassy kid? When did it begin? And most importantly, how do we make it stop while navigating that space between developmentally natural and vein-popping, consequence-inducing out of line?

As I set out in search of its origins, I quickly realized that sass wasn't just our problem. It's all around us, in toddlers to teens. And it seems to be wrapped up in the debate on helicopter parenting, aka overparenting, and what appears to be an overindulgence of an entire generation.

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Sunday, May 17, 2009

Boys vs. Girls: Who's Harder to Raise

I often say that I spend more time and energy on my one boy than on my three girls. Other mothers of boys are quick to say the same. Not so fast, say moms of girls, who point out that they have to contend with fussier fashion sense, more prickly social navigations, and a far greater capacity to hold a grudge. And as a daughter grows, a parent's concerns range from body image to math bias.

Stereotyping, or large kernels of truth? Read on.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Gardening With Kids

For most budding imaginations, gardens are magical places. And if you keep yours simple and choose hardy, quick-growing varietals, it can become an airy classroom. Gardening teaches kids patience, as well as where fresh food comes from. Watching tiny radishes, a bright tangle of morning glories, or an oversize pumpkin grow from a handful of seeds is thrilling to even the most indoor-centered child. Most important, early enthusiasm for plants can translate to environmental stewardship in adulthood.
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Monday, May 11, 2009

Amazon Dream Baby Registry Sweepstakes

Enter to win a dream baby registry valued at over $3,000 in apparel, feeding, gear and nursery products from top-name baby brands like Britax, Fisher Price, Graco, Quinny, Maxi Cosi and Skip Hop, including a one year supply of Huggies Supreme diapers!

One Amazon Dream Registry Sweepstakes winner will be selected each month from May through December for up to eight chances to win.

It’s easy to participate - you simply need to create an Amazon Baby Registry and add 10 items to be automatically entered into the sweepstakes. The sooner your readers create their baby registries, the more chances to win! NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Drawings monthly. Ends 12/31/09.

For more info or to participate, click here.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Ten Smart Snacks for Moms and Kids

Making healthy snack choices for you and your kids can be the toughest food decisions you'll make all day. We asked Tanya Zuckerbrot, M.S., R.D., author of The F-Factor Diet: Discover the Secret to Permanent Weight Loss and founder of the nutrition and lifestyle website, for her favorite nutritious snacks.

Here, the mom of three shares 10 delicious recipes for fiber-and protein-rich snacks that will keep you and your little ones full without any of the junk

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Must-Read Tips for Your First Week with Baby

I'd done the necessary prep work for my baby's arrival. But all that stuff is fluff when it comes to making it through the maiden days of motherhood. That's when you need to master new skills that you can't prepare for or practice until your baby arrives, like breastfeeding, soothing a crying child, surviving on no sleep, and tackling other areas of uncharted territory. To help you ease into your first week, we've asked experts and moms who've been there how to handle the most common challenges.
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Sunday, May 03, 2009

Made for Moms

Calling all dads and kids! Mother’s Day is approaching. These fun and creative ideas from are sure to please any mom who receives them.

View the ideas by clicking here.