Baby-proof your holidays with these festive ideas for shatterproof and/or flame-resistant tabletop trees, decorations, Christmas tableware, and more!
Jacqueline Tourville is a freelance writer and coauthor of the book, Big, Beautiful and Pregnant. A regular BabyZone.com contributor since 2009, Jacqueline’s writing has also appeared in Fit Pregnancy, the Huffington Post, Spoonful.com, and Parenting New Hampshire, where she writes a monthly travel column. Upon her thousandth reading of Fancy Nancy, she decided to try her own hand at writing children’s books, and her first picture book, Albie’s First Word, about the childhood of Albert Einstein, will be published in 2014. Jacqueline lives in Maine with husband and two young daughters. Connect with her on Twitter (@missmashable) or stop by jacquelinetourville.com to say “hi! “
Just say no to spendy stocking stuffers! Help that Man in Red fill your baby’s special sock with these cute little toys and gifts that each cost $5 or less!
Throwing a gender reveal party is an exciting way to share the big news of your baby’s sex with friends and family. So, the big question is: Boy or girl? Here are some party ideas that will keep your guests guessing until you’re ready to reveal all!
When reality star Kim Zolciak gave birth to twins Kaia and Kane, it brought the number of children she and husband Kroy Bierman are raising together to a grand total of six. “We are officially the ‘Biermann Bunch’ now!” Zolciak shared via Instagram. Other celebrities who believe that bigger is better? Check out these famous—and famously large—families.
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When you’re a couple dealing with infertility or undergoing fertility treatments, the holidays can be an especially stressful time. I know because I’ve been there! Here are some tips for how to handle those intrusive questions and awkward comments that always seem to come up at holiday gatherings.
From Pilgrim and Native American names to names taken from modern Thanksgiving traditions, if Turkey Day is one of your favorite holidays (or your due date is in late November), check out these Thanksgiving-inspired baby names!
Elizabeth Pantley, author of the bestselling childhood sleep guide No-Cry Sleep Solution, has just written an all-new flu prevention booklet that’s free for parents and filled with her signature, easy-to-practice advice and wisdom. What do parents need to know about keeping babies and toddlers healthy and flu-free this year? Here are some her favorite tips and answers to commonly asked questions.
For me, Thanksgiving means 12 hours or more of non-stop cooking and baking. And I love every minute of it! Well, not every minute … keeping the kids busy while I’m taking care of such toddler un-friendly tasks as deciding what to do with turkey giblets and preventing the boiling stockpot of potatoes from bubbling over can be tricky. Are you juggling Turkey Day meal prep with taking care of your toddler? Here are some fun and easy (and mom-tested—by me!) ways to keep little ones occupied and happy this Thanksgiving.
I developed gestational diabetes during both my pregnancies. The first time around, I managed GD with diet and exercise, but during my second pregnancy, I ended up needing to inject insulin 5X/day! But even that wasn’t the hardest part. What was most difficult for me was feeling incredibly isolated because no other pregnant woman I knew was going through the same thing.
Are you in a similar boat? These real-life stories from moms diagnosed with gestational diabetes can help you feel less alone.
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