Entries in the Category 'Baby Care'

Baby Sign Language

June 7th, 2011 / 1 Comment

I recently took a sign language class, just for fun. It was there that I found that parents were teaching their toddlers sign language. Why? I’ve asked Mey at babysignlanguage.com to explain.  It’s a website featuring digital resources including a baby sign language dictionary, baby sign language flash cards, and baby sign language wall chart […]

Is less than 81 minutes a day with your child enough?

March 28th, 2011 / 1 Comment

According to The Telegraph, a new study found that in Britain, those who work outside the home spend on average 81  minutes a day looking after their families, and that included meal times. This also included time spent with children at weekend – meaning that on working days, the average amount of time parents spent […]

Bedtime routines for you and your kids

November 4th, 2010 / 2 Comments

We all have bedtime routines. What are yours? I brush my teeth, moisturize my face, brush my hair and clean the bathroom mirror; then I prop up my pillows and sit on my bed to pray and read before I turn off the light. Our bedtime rituals are often not intentional, but over time, they […]

What new parents need to know

October 11th, 2010 / No Comments

I was asked the question, “What advice would you give to a new parent?” Aside from the usual get some sleep and get more take-out food, just remember Love and Laughter: * Hugs along the way. Don’t let your moods keep people away. Instead of “leave me alone”, you need a touch of affection. You […]

2-year-old abducted in Walnut

May 5th, 2010 / 2 Comments

I live in Walnut, CA, named by Money as #70 best places to live. There is no graffiti, low crime rate, I’ve always felt safe to take a walk at night. However, parents can never assume the safety of our children, no matter where we are. Last Thursday during a Little League softball game at […]

The importance of being there when your babies are little

March 1st, 2010 / 1 Comment

Some thoughts came to me today as I am getting sentimental about my children growing up and out. I look back to the time when they were babies, and wish I held them just a little more, complained a little less about waking up at night, and took more time to relax and enjoy them […]

Advice for a new mom

January 11th, 2010 / 2 Comments

A friend of mine had her first baby last week. On her Facebook status, she said, “Bring on the new parent advice!” What advice would you give her? Photo by ephotography

Adults need milk too

April 22nd, 2009 / 2 Comments

Kids are not the only ones who need to drink milk. You’re probably getting your calcium without knowing it from the lattes you drink each day. Drinking lattes is a ritual millions of Americans look forward to every morning. But at about $3 dollars for a small cup, it’s a luxury that could cost nearly […]

When playing is not just playing

March 11th, 2009 / No Comments

Do children under 3 years old need formal education? Do we need to buy them learning programs and educational software? In a previous post, I pointed out a recent debate about whether DVD programs such as “Baby Einstein” are any use at all. Do children learn by sitting and watching? Do they learn sitting in […]

Parenting from Birth to Five

March 9th, 2009 / 1 Comment

How do I handle separation anxiety? Is there anything I can do to make sure my baby grows up with a healthy self-esteem? What do I do when my toddler bites another child? How do I get my 2-year-old off the bottle? What do I help my child through grief and loss? If you have […]