Keeping up with car seat recommendations can make your head spin, but this is one change you’ll want to be aware of. The 2014 rule requires child-seat manufactures to advise against the use of LATCH (required in cars since 2001) if children and their car seats have a combined weight of 65 pounds.
Vanessa Bell is a Cuban American, bicultural Latina, building a legacy for her biracial children through an exploration of personal identity, documentation of their food culture, mixed family travels, and positive parenting values. De Su Mama is Spanish and means “from your mother,” evoking the foundation of the many love letters that exist on her blog. Vanessa believes in creating a purposed family legacy, through whatever means available, and is driven to help other parents document their own. Vanessa, a California native, currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada, with her gorgeous husband, 3-year-old daughter, and 1-year-old son. Visit her website, De Su Mama.
We all love The Very Hungry Caterpillar. And it’s not just fun for reading; a fun theme for birthdays, showers and more, here are 15 inspirational bits for you to chew on.
A week’s worth of whispering did wonders for my family. Here are 8 things I learned from whispering, instead of yelling.
Doing the deed definitely takes on new meaning when you become a mom. One second, you’re bringing all the boys to the yard, the next, your lawn is covered with wooden swing sets and play houses. Booties are constantly on the brain—but for what comes out of them, and that isn’t so sexy. Being a mom while navigating a healthy sex life is an arduous task, to be sure, but that doesn’t make it any less important. So why are 32 percent of moms going years without having sex?
Inspiration and fun for the ultimate circus baby shower—including a DIY big top and menu ideas—perfect for a boy and girl.
While many moms are adorning crafts and cards with hearts in the week leading up to Valentine’s Day, Hayden’s mom is raising awareness for the babies’ born with Congenital Heart Defects. During Congenital Heart Disease Awareness Week, and all year long, the Hayden’s Heart foundation is helping families endure the diagnosis by honoring the little boy who was loved by many.
The Polar Vortex has delivered more than snow and ice this winter season. Turns out, babies are being delivered everywhere too. On a highway! On a sled! In a snowstorm! And the one thing it teaches us about labor and delivery is that giving birth is as natural as it gets. It also proves moms are stronger than we give ourselves credit for!
Jennifer Juarez, a Southern California woman pregnant for the first time, saved her unborn daughter’s life when she rushed to her midwife upon noticing a significant decrease in the baby’s movement nearly 3 weeks before her due date. Shortly after, Juarez delivered her little girl via emergency c-section and, to the astonishment of the medical staff, the baby was “ghostly” white.
The iconic cereal company, owned by General Mills, gave birth to a mother lode of controversy and racist comments when they released a simple commercial on their YouTube channel featuring a multiracial family. The commercial was part of a larger campaign centered around family togetherness, but not everyone was feeling the love for the black dad, white mom, and biracial daughter. Cheerios, a brand not known to spark such outrage, stood behind its decision to showcase a modern, multiracial family and the commercial was aired according to plan.
When you have a runner, few things cause as much anxiety as putting your toddler down, on their own two feet, without restraint. Scenarios like knocked over displays and broken items or—a mom’s worst nightmare—them running into oncoming traffic go through your head.