When my son, James, was born a neonatologist told us that the temperament he exhibited in his first few days was likely the one he’d have for life. That sounded farfetched to me, but I’ve since discovered you can learn a great deal about who your baby will become based on his or her first year. Want to see into your baby’s future? Here are ten things to lookout for.
Co-author of the parenting blog The Spohrs Are Multiplying, Mike Spohr is a father of three who lives in Southern California with his wife, Heather. He is also the Executive Director of Friends of Maddie, a charity started in honor of his late daughter Madeline, which supports the families of NICU babies. When not changing diapers or playing pretend, he loves baseball, movies, and strumming his guitar.
My daughter, Annie, like a lot of toddlers, can be very fussy with food. Luckily for me I’ve learned a number of tricks that have gone a long way toward getting her to be a more adventurous eater. Have a fussy eater, too? Give these these ten tips a try!
It’s easy to feel like you aren’t very good at this parenting thing when you first have kids. Everywhere you look you see more experienced parents who appear to have it all figured out, while you haven’t even mastered a functional swaddling. And then there are the mistakes. Every day it seems you’re doing something wrong. How do these other parents do it?
There’s no sugar coating this one: having a baby creates challenges that can put a strain on even the strongest of relationships. The good news, though, is that a couple can not only survive, but thrive, by confronting these seven common problems.
A “rainbow baby” is a baby born after a family has experienced a miscarriage, still birth, or child loss. People tend to have a positive association with rainbow babies and feel happy and relieved for the parents. That’s an understandable reaction, especially since the birth of a rainbow baby is a joyous occasion, but it’s not all sunshine and rainbows. The parents of a rainbow baby also experience a lot of complicated and sad emotions that few people understand.
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In recent years so many studies have noticed a decrease in male fertility that some experts have declared a “sperm crisis.” This is a disturbing trend for couples hoping to conceive, but the good news is that men can improve their fertility by doing the following eleven things.
Just about every new parent knows to be on the lookout for those big, well-known milestone moments in their baby’s first six months, but there are many less obvious moments that parents often overlook. These moments may not have pre-made pages in the baby books, but they’re just as precious. Here are ten unexpectedly amazing moments to cherish in your baby’s first six months.
Ian Ziering rose to fame on Beverly Hills 90210, but these days everyone is talking about how he saved Los Angeles from man-eating sharks in the instant cult classic, Sharknado. Despite that, it’s his role as father to his daughters, two-year-old Mia and four-month-old Penna, that means the most to him.
I recently got a chance to chat with Ian–father to father–about why Disney princesses are great, what it was like to become a first-time father at the age of forty-seven, and the honor of being named DaddyScrubs’ Daddy of the Year.
Parenting is hard. Thankfully, a number of very creative parents have come up with some ingenious ways to make the job a whole lot easier. Want to make your life easier, too? Check out the 10 best parenting hacks from around the internet!
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