Parenting

Prenatal & Newborn

Life after Miscarriage

The day that you miscarry, you become part of a club that no one wants to belong to. It’s a club shrouded with secrecy, pain and even misplaced shame. You’re no longer pregnant, but everywhere you look, there are reminders of the baby that you had already loved and been preparing for. The box of maternity clothes you had just brought up from the garage. Your What to Expect When You’re Expecting book sitting on the nightstand. The emails reminding you of your baby’s progress.

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Music to Their Ears - Nurturing Babies With Music and Melody

Babies love music, and music is good for their development. If you can’t carry a tune, don’t fret. There are lots of ways to bring music into your baby’s life. For hundreds of years, mothers have crooned their babies to sleep with lullabies, fathers have sung nursery rhymes to their toddlers and families have made folk music a part of everyday life.

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Going Visiting with Your Baby - Simple Ideas for a Great Visit!

 

Babies love new places! There's so much to investigate and new things to touch. But many people aren't too happy to have your little one crawling or toddling freely about the house exploring everything in sight. While you think its adorable that Baby found the Tupperware, your host may not think it's cute that her tidy cabinet has been rearranged by sticky baby hands. 

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New Baby Old Pet, Introducing Baby to Rover

When expectant mothers and fathers think about preparing themselves and their families for childbirth and a new baby, one family member often gets left out: the family pet!

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