11 Things Moms Should Know About Extended Breastfeeding
Throughout my pregnancy, I knew that I wanted to try breastfeeding, but I frequently heard how difficult it could be. After listening to stories from friends and family, I was a bit nervous about breastfeeding in general. After my son was born, I had written down some small breastfeeding goals; things like ‘make it through four weeks of breastfeeding,’ then 12 weeks, and then six months.
5 Easy Steps to Establish Your Baby’s Immune Health
Immune health is so important for a growing body. Not only does our immune system help fight off germs today, but it is also involved in protecting us from developing conditions such as asthma, allergies, eczema, and Type 1 Diabetes later in life. Research now shows that the first 6 months of life are an important window of time when the immune system is rapidly developing, and the type of bacteria in a baby’s gut… →
How To Deal With Sore Nipples When Breastfeeding
You really want to breastfeed your child but the pain of sore nipples is not really encouraging you right now. You are on the verge of quitting but then there are all these amazing benefits of breastfeeding that you want for your baby. Does breastfeeding have to be this painful?
The Perks of Raising a Child in a Developing Country
There are currently 152 developing countries, a figure provided for by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). These countries are beset by common challenges, such as high levels of poverty, human resource weakness, and economic vulnerability. To any parent, then, it can feel scary to want to raise a child in a developing country.
5 Common Causes of Bedwetting in Older Children
One of the most satisfying moments in the life of a parent is the day a child finally becomes fully potty-trained. No more diapers! No more middle-of-the-night sheet changes!
Teaching Kids About Saving Money This Summer
Ah, sweet summertime! The kids are out of school and hitting the streets for months of sunshine and fun. But the days of running through the neighborhoods with friends until the street lamps come on is quickly slipping by; kids today are looking for newer, more expensive ways to enjoy their summer break. From pricey vacations to buying the latest video games to camp out in the living room with, summer tends to bring even… →