Feeling cooped up and need to get the kids out of the house, but exhausted all your outing ideas? The simplest places sometimes hold the greatest wonder for little ones, and a backyard might be the only thing you need for your next adventure. Here are 15 places your toddler will be thrilled to explore–and none of them require tickets or a suitcase.
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When I was told I had to go on an elimination diet while breastfeeding, I was committed to doing whatever it was I could do to keep allergic colitis flare-ups at bay while continuing to nurse my daughter. At first it was difficult and was sometimes in tears as I struggled to find foods to eat, especially as I needed to eat enough to keep my supply up. At three months on an elimination diet of eating no dairy, eggs, nuts, fish, or shellfish, I’ve finally got the hang of this eating thing that is full of variety and taste! And really, I’ve found it a blessing in disguise for me as I’m probably eating the healthiest I ever have in my life. Here are 13 of my go-to elimination diet foods.
When these celebrity parents say, “eat your veggies!” — they really mean it! Here are seven famous moms (and a dad!) raising their children as vegetarians and vegans.
There’s some kind of magic with the simple “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” lullaby when it soothes Baby. This small ditty has made a resurgence in my home, soothing baby sister just as it soothed big sister before. Check out how this song casts its enchanting spell and some amazing baby products that tap into this lullaby’s miraculous abilities.
With Mother’s Day right around the corner, check out this roundup of beautiful personalized gifts for Mom. Then, forward it to your partner and kids!
If you’ve ever discussed the home life of Oaken or found yourself saying to another adult, “It’s not African tribal music, it’s called ‘joiking’ a traditional Norwegian Sami chant-like.” And then rolled your eyes. You know you’ve watched too much Frozen.
Having babies can get pretty expensive. You don’t need to splurge on everything, but here are 10 items that are definitely worth the splurge!
My mother-in-law told me once that her son (my husband) didn’t take a bottle for the first year of his life. “How did you get away?” I asked. “I didn’t,” she said. There was a sadness in her eyes.
We had this conversation, back when my son was 5 months old and refused a bottle. We tried all the bottles out there. I tried scalding my milk to control for a lipase issue (I read about it on the internet, it could not be a real thing for all I know), I gave him formula, I gave him pumped milk both hot and cold. We tried low flow nipples, fast and medium flow. We tried bottles and sippy cups. We fed him lying on the floor and propped up by the boppy. We had him sitting up with a shirt that smelled like me and we had him in the car seat with a lovie. My mom tried. My sister tried. A friend who claimed she could get kids to do anything tried. Nothing. Without fail, every time he was given a bottle he would scream.
Want to pamper yourself, Mom? Want to do it in a non-conventional, perhaps even a bizarre way? Check these not-so-mainstream procedures out.