Family Blogs

Consumer Reports recently issued new guidelines saying that children should be placed in rear-facing convertible car seats "sooner rather than later." According to Consumer Reports, children should be moved from their infant seats to rear-facing convertible car seats starting at age 1. But is this really the safest way to go? ...

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When I had my first baby over eight years ago, I had never even seen a newborn, let alone held one before. I asked my mom all kinds of questions about what labor and delivery was going to be like and what to expect when I had a baby in my arms. She was a ...

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As your pregnant body begins to take shape and your due date draws closer, you'll probably find yourself wondering what labor and contractions are going to feel like. If you've not experienced them, the idea of "extreme pain" can be frightening. But no two women are the same, and no two women can describe what ...

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As a former labor and delivery nurse, I've often said that giving birth is one of the most athletic things you will ever do. I mean, think about it: even the pregnancy is like the ultimate endurance training -- carrying around a whole extra person for nine months, learning to pick stuff up with your toes, and simply rolling over in bed -- a ...

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I’m raising three biracial children.

I know, it’s not a very unique position to be in in today’s America, but as far as I can tell, it’s still a pretty important part of our existence.

When my husband begged me to love him long time and I got together, we didn’t really think much about the fact that he is Mexican ...

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Before you have kids, Valentine's Day is all about chocolate, wine, and a nice dinner out. After the kids come along, the chocolate is a continual Valentine's Day staple, but wine and dinners out may have to take a backseat. With thoughtful, personalized gifts, you and your partner won't miss the change in your Valentine's Day traditions. If ...

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Wondering if you should have another baby? Trust me, that's a decision I get. It's so hard to know when the right time to have a baby or add to your family is, and everyone seems so different. Heck, I just watched a video this morning of a family adding a ninth baby to their gang, and they looked so relaxed and happy, and the mom looks way more ...

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When I was 20 years old, I was neither here nor there about anything. I wanted to be a teacher … or an ad executive. I wanted to spend every minute with my girlfriends … or spend the next year abroad. I wanted to talk to my mom every single day … or keep her ...

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“The other night I was sitting around and got to thinking about how crazy life can be … the ups and downs that we go through over the years. I really started to think deep about this and how Dayna and I came to where we are today. It really is amazing the journey that we both took over the years - especially Dayna - and somehow and some way I ...

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If there's one question I hear over and over again, it's "How do I stop my kid from whining?" Whining gets under a parent's skin to the same degree that a public tantrum does. It raises our warning flags and often triggers us to react either out of anxiety or anger -- or some combination of the two. Whining is very common among young children. ...

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