For some toddlers, hair accessories serve a practical purpose and keep those fine, baby locks out of their eyes. And for others, who are less “tress-ed,” they are there simply to accent and adorn that already adorable baby. Whether your little one has luscious locks or is a bald beauty, here are some hair and head accessories to fit every day of the week.
Andrea Wada Davies
Andrea Wada Davies is a writer, actor, and comedian who grew up on a potato farm in Idaho where she and her Japanese-American family ate either potatoes or rice every day. She blogs for BabyZone, Mom.me, and her own blog, The Evolution of Annie. Andrea spent six years dating in L.A as a single mom to her son. Once she decided to settle down and get serious, she met her husband while playing beer pong in Vegas. They were married (not by Elvis), had a baby, and now all four of them reside in Los Angeles together. She can currently be seen on NickMom pulling hidden-camera pranks on Parental Discretion with Stefanie Wilder-Taylor.
Musicians have been known to request some pretty crazy things in their tour riders. The rider is an artist’s wish list–detailing things from travel to dressing room accommodations and meals. And musicians aren’t shy about their demands. Mariah Carey has been known to request 20 white kittens and 100 white doves on a tour rider. Everything in J-Lo’s dressing room must be white–couches, flowers, candles, tablecloths, even the walls. Katy Perry has strict instructions that chauffeurs are not to start conversations with her nor stare at the backseat through the rear view mirror. And of course, there’s the infamous Van Halen request that all brown M&Ms be plucked from the group’s candy bowl. Divas! I say! Well, I know a 14-month-old who is also pretty demanding. She wants things her way, and when they’re not delivered, she loses her cool. Now, I’m definitely not saying I give in to all of her requests, but here is what my daughter’s rider would look like if she had one.
You would think it would be easy. Feeding a toddler. A little human so active should surely be eager to take in some nutritious sustenance after expending all that energy dancing to Doc McStuffins songs, emptying all of Dad’s socks from his sock drawer and tearing out all the pop-ups and flaps from every accessible book. My husband and I watch our 14-month-old daughter buzz around, and think, yeah, she’s going to be sooo ready to refuel, she’s totally going to eat well. Mm, not so much. Not much. Not. This is what feeding our toddler looks like in our house. Try not to judge me.
While the rest of the nation has been dealing with the Polar Vortex, we over here in sunny LA have been enjoying temperatures of 70 degrees and above. It’s the middle of the winter here, but other than an increase of UGGs being worn (with cut offs and skirts, mind you), you won’t even realize it. Birds are chirping, we’re spending time at the beach, we’re lunching al fresco… and we’ve been rubbing it in to our friends in other parts of the country (who are wearing four layers as they scrape the ice off their car windshields) by posting Facebook photos of us barbecuing in shorts and a tank top with the hashtag #polarvortex. Yeah, we’re jerks. But even though we have some undeniably beautiful weather, we are still prone to getting sick. In fact, uncannily enough, I am writing this article as I sit in my bed with the flu. And it’s awful. I can tell you, even sunny blue skies and the sight of people rollerblading make no difference when you feel like crap. How can I make sure that my family, especially my 14-month-old doesn’t get sick, too? Well, Pediatrician and dad, Dr. Jack Maypole, has some sound advice for keeping Baby and the rest of the family clear of those dreaded winter viruses.
Check out these moms who ‘fessed up to the things they were obsessed with doing when they had babies. But after learning about what Keyshia, a 22-year-old woman from Queens, is addicted to doing, maybe our weird mom habits aren’t that weird, after all.
As babies see the world through their sweet, little baby eyes, common, everyday items are sure to take on different meanings for them. How would they define certain things? Well, what if there were a dictionary written by babies for babies? Perhaps it would look a little something like this…
Need some quick and easy pizzazz in Baby’s nursery? Sometimes one print or piece of art can make all the difference.
Morning sickness: the ultimate “I’m having a baby!!!” buzzkill… You have just discovered you’re going to be a mother, that you’re housing human life, that in nine months you’ll welcome a sweet little bundle of joy. And then, you puke all over your shoes. What a sick joke, Mother Nature. Literally.
Pregnancy books are filled with suggestions and tips for staving off or treating morning sickness. But, as many of you know, not all kinds of “queasy” are the same, and sometimes relief is found in unexpected ways. Check out the interesting remedies for morning sickness that worked for these real moms.
It’s a new year! Time to get pumped about a new, fresh start and about making good resolutions that you’ll stick to. Need a little help in actually keeping those resolutions? Here are some apps that will help a mama out in 2014.
On New Year’s Eve, I listed all my New Year’s resolutions on my phone’s Notes app. I figured if I recorded them on my phone, they would be more official, etched in more than just my mind, encouraging me to hold strong to them. I made a list of several, solid, mostly parenting resolutions. Yep, mama has plans for the coming year. In 2014, I’m going to up my parenting game.
…Or so I thought. You see, as it turns out, my resolve was pretty weak. Yeah, I’ve already broken them. One day into 2014. Here’s how it all went down.