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What You Should Know About Meltdowns… From a Tween on the Spectrum

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What You Should Know About Meltdowns… From a Tween on the Spectrum
(Inside: Meltdowns aren’t fun, but there are a few things you should know about meltdowns, from a tween on the spectrum who just wants people to understand.) I knew who was calling before I even reached my phone. He had another meltdown. Sure enough it was another call from the school. “Your son is out of […]

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8 Casualties of Parenting an Explosive Child That No One Tells You About

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8 Casualties of Parenting an Explosive Child That No One Tells You About
(Inside: When you are parenting an explosive child, there are casualties from each and every explosion whether you can see them with your eyes or not.) One-one thousand, two-one thousand, three-one thousand, four… Breathe. Just breathe. He doesn’t mean what he says. He’s not trying to hurt you. Five-one thousand. Six. Sigh… You’ve got this.  Stay […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Having a C-Section

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Everything You Need to Know About Having a C-Section
As I went through my most recent C-section with Zion, I could not stop thinking about how I wanted to write a blog post sharing practical details about the surgery, what to expect pre- and post-op, and an insider’s encouragement/tips.  I know how nervous I was to have one with our firstborn, so my goal […]

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Everything You Wanted to Know about Christmas Markets in Germany

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Everything You Wanted to Know about Christmas Markets in Germany
One of the most magical experience we have ever had as a family was visiting Christmas Markets in Germany. While it might not seem like the most welcoming time of the year in terms of weather, I think after having experienced it that I would have to say that everyone should see the magic of […]

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Everything You Wanted to Know about Christmas Markets in Germany

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Everything You Wanted to Know about Christmas Markets in Germany
One of the most magical experience we have ever had as a family was visiting Christmas Markets in Germany. While it might not seem like the most welcoming time of the year in terms of weather, I think after having experienced it that I would have to say that everyone should see the magic of […]

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The Wicked Witch of the West Talks to Mr. Rogers About a Deep Childhood Truth

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The Wicked Witch of the West Talks to Mr. Rogers About a Deep Childhood Truth
And it’s not about fear — it’s about discovering what you love, as a kid! Check out the clip and our short analysis over at Let Grow — here’s the link!

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You Know It’s Christsmas When Your Local Facebook Page Starts Warning You About Santa

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You Know It’s Christsmas When Your Local Facebook Page Starts Warning You About Santa
All the joy of the season…is Scrooged by folks who post things like this, from a Facebook page in New Hampshire. Join the discussion at Let Grow!

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What’s Wonderful About a Phone-Conquering, Heart-Led Teen? Find Out For Yourself

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What’s Wonderful About a Phone-Conquering, Heart-Led Teen? Find Out For Yourself
I’d pretty much assumed our hand-holding days were over. She’s 15, after all. But during an African Road Learning Trip this summer to Rwanda, my daughter repeatedly reached for my hand. Yes, hearing personal accounts from survivors and perpetrators of the 1994 Genocide was extremely difficult. Yes, we were thousands of miles away from anyone […]

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What I know now… About Infant Sleep

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What I know now… About Infant Sleep
When our first baby arrived in my family, we almost couldn’t believe it when he slept for a 5 hour stretch at just 3 weeks old. We’d heard all the sleep-deprivation, nightmare stories from our friends who assured us that a good night’s sleep would be a distant memory for at least 6 months. Of course, he didn’t always […]

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Trying for a baby – 12 things no-one ever tells you about when you don’t get pregnant

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Trying for a baby – 12 things no-one ever tells you about when you don’t get pregnant
What are the things no-one ever tells you about trying for a baby…when you don’t get pregnant? And NO, this isn’t a surprise pregnancy announcement… The post Trying for a baby – 12 things no-one ever tells you about when you don’t get pregnant appeared first on A Baby on Board blog.

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15 THINGS NO-ONE TELLS YOU ABOUT POSTPARTUM RECOVERY

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15 THINGS NO-ONE TELLS YOU ABOUT POSTPARTUM RECOVERY
I don’t want to scare you but don’t expect your postpartum recovery to be all rainbows and unicorns. It’s messy, exhausting, painful and beautiful. I remember how confused I was about everything that I was experiencing after my first child… The post 15 THINGS NO-ONE TELLS YOU ABOUT POSTPARTUM RECOVERY appeared first on You, Baby […]

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The Secret Every Mom Should Teach Her Daughter About Her Weight

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The Secret Every Mom Should Teach Her Daughter About Her Weight
Every week I take my toddler to swim lessons, and every week it makes me think about girls and their bodies. Not because of my body or because of my toddler’s body, but because of a 9-year-old girl who takes lessons on the other side of the pool. I don’t know this girl, but I […]

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The Ultimate List of the Best Children’s Books About Kindness

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The Ultimate List of the Best Children’s Books About Kindness
Inside: Reading these children’s books about kindness will teach your child to be a kind and compassionate person. Add these titles to your collection of the best picture books. As parents, we want to raise kids who grow up to be kind and compassionate and maybe even thoughtful enough to return their grocery store cart […]

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21 Amazing Things you May Not Know About Christopher Columbus

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21 Amazing Things you May Not Know About Christopher Columbus
For the month of September my boys and I have been studying explorers. We have learned of Magellan, Balboa and all about Christopher Columbus Nationality and his voyages. I have learned many things as I read story after story to my boys. One thing that has really resonated with me as we have studied these […]

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18 Things I have Learnt About Camping With Kids

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18 Things I have Learnt About Camping With Kids
So camping season is upon us! All around us wholesome families are frantically purchasing blow up mattresses, enamel mugs, antiseptic hand gel, ibuprofen and enough wine boxes to kill 5 medium sized horses. They cannot wait to get to get there, they have visions in their heads of fairy lights, bunting, marshmallow toasting, singing around the camp […]

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What ‘7 Years’ by Lukas Graham Taught Me About Parenting

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What ‘7 Years’ by Lukas Graham Taught Me About Parenting
‘7 Years’ makes me cry. It’s the whole of life wrapped up in one beautiful song but I just want to press pause. Lukas Graham’s hit song ‘7 Years‘ sure is a catchy tune – which also contains some sterling lessons for the parent. Such as: don’t tell your children to “make friends or they’ll be […]

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Kids and Tech: 3 Ways to Feel Confident About Your Kid’s Technology this School Year

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Kids and Tech: 3 Ways to Feel Confident About Your Kid’s Technology this School Year
This post is sponsored by Microsoft Education Part of being a parent is constantly worrying about our kids and anxiety peaks when they start a new school year. Will he like his new teacher? Will her classmates be kind to her? One concern I frequently hear from parents is how to ensure sure kids are […]

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How to Talk to Tweens and Teens About Sexual Consent

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How to Talk to Tweens and Teens About Sexual Consent
From headlines in the daily paper, morning radio talk show hosts discussing it on the air, and news outlets sharing breaking news through Snapchat, it’s hard for our kids to avoid words and current events that are associated with sex. It may be tempting to change the radio station, turn off the nightly news, flip […]

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5 Ways Asbestos Can Affect Your Family–And What To Do About It

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5 Ways Asbestos Can Affect Your Family–And What To Do About It
Visit us at Mamavation.com for more updates, healthy tips and challenges. Unsettling news has been circulating recently about asbestos, a deadly human carcinogen. This toxin is a fibrous mineral used widely throughout the U.S. during much of the 20th century. Even though negative health effects associated with asbestos have been known for over 100 years, […]

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How I’ve Talked to My Kids about 9/11 So Far

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How I’ve Talked to My Kids about 9/11 So Far
One of the hardest things we face as parents is teaching our kids about the evil that exists in our world. We would all like to shield our kids and protect their innocence for as long as possible, but we don’t live in a bubble and real life doesn’t always give you that opportunity. On […]

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FFF Friday: What I Learned From Robert Burns About Parenting

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FFF Friday: What I Learned From Robert Burns About Parenting
It’s been a long, long time since I’ve posted an FFF Friday feature, but I wanted to share this great piece from Fearless Admin Erin, who has recently spearheaded the resurgence of the #ISupportYou Movement along with a few other amazing women, who I’ll be introducing you to in the next few weeks. In Fearlessness, […]

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When hospitals are overly aggressive about breastfeeding promotion (Guest Post)

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When hospitals are overly aggressive about breastfeeding promotion (Guest Post)
A guest post by Yunyan Jennifer Wang, doctor cheap Ph.D. We’re reminded constantly that ‘breast is best’. The ads plaster the Metro, viagra 100mg hospital walls and my Facebook feed. Breast milk is touted everywhere these days as liquid gold, the ambrosia of life granting a sacred bond between mother and child. So of course […]

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We need to talk about childbirth

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We need to talk about childbirth
Hours after giving birth to my first child, I had the post-baby shower. I distinctly remember staring in the hospital bathroom mirror at my unfamiliar… The post We need to talk about childbirth appeared first on A Baby on Board blog.

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The truth about sex after babies

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The truth about sex after babies
Dear first-time mom, I am sorry yet not so sorry for what I am about to say because I think you need to get a glimpse of what your sex life will be like for the next couple of months… The post The truth about sex after babies appeared first on You, Baby and I.

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What I Wish First Time Moms Knew About Breastfeeding

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What I Wish First Time Moms Knew About Breastfeeding
When I was expecting, the concept of breastfeeding felt vague and distant. I just knew that moms nourished their babies through their breasts, but there was another choice — formula — that many seemed to prefer. Naturally, I was a little freaked out about everything from childbirth to changing diapers. I’m that person who attacks […]

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All about the Baby Box

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All about the Baby Box
Updated August 2018 Baby boxes are blowing up right now. We interviewed one of the co-founders of the Baby Box Co., Jennifer Clary, so we could tell you about them firsthand. Perhaps this is just my personal taste, but I think the baby box is visually appealing. The “design,” if you can call it that […]

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