Monday, June 27, 2011

10 Kid and Toddler Superfoods

It's a fact of life: Chips, cupcakes, and lots of other not-so-nutritionally-noble foods are going to find their way into your child's mouth. Heck, if left to their own devices, a lot of kids wouldn't eat anything that didn't come out of a pizza or pasta box. But that's all the more reason to make sure the meals you serve up are packed with as much good stuff as possible.

Serve up these colorful, tasty, nutrient-packed superfoods, like blueberries, cocoa, cinnamon, and more healthy foods for kids. Plus, get healthy eating tips, exercise ideas, and more ways to shape up with Parenting’s Fit Generation 2011!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

10 Pregnancy Myths

We all know them: Women who sail through their nine months loving every minute, full of the promise of the new life they carry within.

What's with the rest of us? It turns out that a host of factors - biological, psychological, and social - can trip up women on their way to delivery day.

Minefields can range from the stresses of work, to the monumental things happening to your body, to the worry over the life changes that come with bringing a child into the world.

Monday, June 20, 2011

New from Magnolia Baby - The Payton & Penny Collections

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. Featured here are a few of the latest lines from Magnolia Baby the Payton & Penny Collections.

Friday, June 17, 2011

10 Best Towns for Families

When Americans choose an area to live in, most of us yearn for the same things: fewer crowds; less concrete and hassles; more serenity, nature, and neighbors we can count on. That's why Family Circle singled out these small cities, where living costs, commute times, and crime rates are low, and the educational and cultural scenes are way above average. In all of them, moms and dads are stepping up to help their children thrive; they volunteer in schools, coach sports teams, and keep bike trails clean. As the people in these top towns will tell you, life is good. And if your community isn't among the winners, read on to learn ways you can make it warmer and friendlier.

Monday, June 13, 2011

The Truth About Labor Pain

It may seem surprising that labor pain varies dramatically from woman to woman, and even from pregnancy to pregnancy. Until you go through childbirth, you won’t know where on the spectrum you’ll fall. In this article, experts in the field as well as other labor veterans talk about the pain from both the professional and personal points of view.

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Now Available at The Pink Juicy Scooter from Juicy Couture

This Juicy Couture Pink Scooter is a sure way to keep your child active and stylish this summer.

You won't find a better way to scoot around town! This exclusive two-wheel scooter features rubberized grip handles with streamers at sides, pink easy pivot wheels, Juicy Couture base and collapsible bar for easy storage and portability. Age range 8 - 12. Board measurement: 24"L x 4"W.

Check out the scooter and the other Juicy items carries today.

Monday, June 06, 2011

Mad-Mommy Makeover

Hell hath no fury like an overtired, overstressed, overworked mom. Hard as it is to admit, we’re perfectly capable of freaking out and screaming at our kids—then beating ourselves up for it afterward. A full 93 percent of moms with 4-year-olds yell at their little ones at least once or twice a week, according to University of Texas research. In another survey, two thirds of moms say yelling is a primary guilt inducer.

If you find yourself snapping at your kids during breakfast, fuming in the car after work or losing it during the dinner-and-homework scramble, it’s time for a mad-mommy makeover.

Thursday, June 02, 2011

25 Secrets of Happy Moms

Before you have a baby, it's impossible to imagine the highs you'll feel -- what can match seeing that big, toothless grin or watching him take those first wobbly steps? But it's just as hard to conceive of how stressful raising kids can be -- the worry, the fatigue, and the occasional pang over your lost freedom. The truth is, staying in good spirits with a little one at home can take some effort. But it's well worth it: Your happiness is not only vital for your own body and soul, but for your baby's too.

So how do you find your bliss amid diapers and dirty dishes? First, try to recognize the humor in the ridiculousness. Research shows that laughter can relieve stress by "resetting" your nervous systems. And employ a few (or all!) of these proven pick-me-ups to stay on the sunny side of mommyhood.