Monday, January 31, 2011

How to Teach Your Kid Anything

Parents are many things: Providers. Protectors. Boosters. Butlers. And, above all, teachers. If we can't instill a basic (and long) list of life skills in our children, we'll unleash substandard human beings on society. And that should be a felony.

We asked child-development experts across the country for strategies to break through the disinterest and resistance that usually stymie your efforts. Along the way, you'll cultivate a stronger, more satisfying relationship with your kids, which means they'll be more receptive to all the other wisdom you'll want to impart later in life.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Sure Shots: Your 18-Month Vaccine Timeline

When it comes to their tiniest patients, docs sure know how to stick it to 'em. Nearly every checkup during your baby's first two years ends with at least one shot, and at some visits, she may need to have as many as five injections. Seeing your little one cry out in pain can be torturous. So who can blame you for wondering: Is it really necessary -- or even safe -- for your infant to receive so many vaccines?

Sunday, January 23, 2011

New Kissy Kissy Honey Bear Line Now Available at

The new Kissy Kissy Honey Bear Line features and adorable bear trying to catch honey bees with a net. The pattern also features bee hives, honey jars, and more. Kissy Kissy features 100% soft Pima cotton - you can't get any softer! carries the largest selection of Kissy Kissy available. Check out all the lines today!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Proven Ways to Help Baby Sleep Through the Night

“Is your baby sleeping through the night yet?” may be the most annoying question for a new mom. According to the National Sleep Foundation, 70 to 80 percent of infants sleep through the night by nine months of age -- but that statistic provides little comfort when you’re up at 2 a.m. (again!) desperately rocking the baby. Besides, who wants to wait a full nine months to get a full night of sleep?

Here are some tried-and-true tips to help your baby settle in for the night so you can both get the sleep you so desperately need!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Most Controversial Parenting Stories of 2010

From Katy Perry's sexy Sesame Street appearance to major baby product recalls and cyber bullying cases, this article presents the controversial parenting stories that got readers at talking.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

14 Surprising Myths About Parenthood

Kids are undersize adults who are perfectly capable of holding down a job. Children should be seen and not heard. That's probably what you would have believed if you'd raised a family 100 years ago. Today, of course, you know such ideas are utter nonsense. So why are you still convinced that sugar makes your preschooler bounce off the walls? Or that bribing your child makes you a bad parent? Because you're no more immune than your Victorian ancestors were to conventional wisdom that's tossed at you by friends, family, and the media. To help you sort facts from fiction, we've taken a look at some myths that circulate widely among today's parents.

Monday, January 10, 2011

New from Magnolia Baby - the Monkey Business Collection!

You will go bananas over the new Monkey Business Collection from Magnolia Baby, which is now available at

Magnolia Baby specializes in Layette and Occasion wear. The designs are subtle and sophisticated, with no detail overlooked. Made with the highest grade pima cotton and the most delicate of hand embroideries.

To view all of the Magnolia Baby Collections, click here.

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Study: Whether mom works or not, the kids are OK

Parents who worry they are forever damaging their children by dropping them off at day-care every morning can find some comfort in a recent study that looked at academic achievement and behavioral issues of children whose mothers work outside the home versus those with moms who stay home.

An analysis of 50 years of research found that kids of working mothers don't turn out to be much different than those with stay-at-home moms, at least when it comes to academic achievement and behavior issues.

Sunday, January 02, 2011

For Hire: Baby Dream Team

New moms can use all the help they can get—and sometimes they are willing to pay for it. From planning for a new baby in the house to mom’s medical needs, skilled practitioners are only a web click away.

Click here to learn about the different resources available.