Millennial Moms Still Carry A Bigger Burden Than Dads

It’s been more than 40 years since women demanding equal treatment marched the streets during the feminist movement of the 60s and 70s. One hundred years have passed since the technological revolution of the 20s freed women of the drudgery of housework and allowed them to join the workforce. Much seems to have changed—more women are occupying jobs previously held exclusively by men, more mothers are now pursuing advanced education, many are running organizations and institutions, but so much still needs to be done to break through the proverbial glass ceiling.

To the Woman Who Will Marry My Son Someday, I Will Stay Out of Your Way

You have in your hand a precious piece of me for life — the heart of my baby boy. And while it's strange to hear me say it, I know you'll understand me when you have your child someday. I give you an essential part of me as I step aside and let you become the center of his world when you marry my son. I will accept that from this point on that you will be the woman of his life, his wife. Your shoulder will replace mine as you become his confidant, the source of his strength and hope. Your

How & What To Clean When Your Toddler Is Allergic To Dust

Your child's dust allergy may not seem as debilitating or life-threatening as other forms of allergies but it can still cause major discomfort. It can greatly impact his quality of life and interfere with daily activities. According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma, And Immunology (ACAAI), symptoms of dust allergy include sneezing, runny or stuffy nose, red itchy or teary eyes, wheezing, tightness in the chest, shortness of breath, and itching. If you notice these in your toddler, he m

What To Do If You Get Food Poisoning During Pregnancy

It’s true what they say, once you get pregnant you will start eating for two. But this doesn’t just mean you need to double your servings, more importantly, this means whatever you consume and put inside your body could end up being passed onto your baby. So you need to be careful with what you eat. Bacteria, viruses, parasites, and other microorganisms in improperly handled or uncooked food may have harmful effects on the baby in your tummy. According to the non-profit organization March of Dimes...

Not Cute: The Truth About Childhood Obesity

Childhood obesity is slowly becoming an epidemic. Young children are falling victim to the condition which the World Health Organization (WHO) considers one of the most serious public health challenges of the 21st century. “The problem is global and is steadily affecting many low-income and middle-income countries, particularly in urban settings. The prevalence has increased at an alarming rate,” the WHO reports. The number of overweight children under the age of five around the world is estima

Pre-Chewing Your Baby's Food: Why Some Moms Swear By It

A few years ago, actress Alicia Silverstone earned flak online after posting a video of her pre-chewing her then 11-month old baby’s food. The video went viral and sparked all sorts of debates online. She also got attacked by a mob of moms online who mostly said they were disgusted by what they saw. But what many don’t realize is that premastication (or the practice of pre-chewing a baby’s food) is often done by mothers and has been around for thousands of years. How else did you think our ances

Teaching Your Toddler To Brush Their Teeth: The Do's & The Dont's

It’s never too early to start caring for your child’s teeth. In fact, according to the American Dental Association (ADA), you can start brushing your child’s teeth as soon as the first tooth comes out. Other experts even recommend starting an oral care routine before any of the child’s 20 baby teeth emerges by wiping the infant’s gums with a soft washcloth after meals. This is to establish a proper oral hygiene routine and to get the child used to cleaning his teeth and gums early on. Cleaning t

Pregnancy Brain: What You Can Do To Improve Forgetfulness

“Pregnancy brain” also known as “baby brain” is real, and there’s science to prove it. Those bouts of forgetfulness, mental fogginess, inattention, and inability to focus are so common among pregnant moms that according to a survey, around 64% of pregnant women experience it. A study published in the Medical Journal of Australia has found that pregnant women perform much worse compared to non-pregnant women when it comes to tasks that measure memory and executive functioning (which includes inh

Why You Should Make A Video Of Your Baby's Birth

Some moms prefer not to have a camera on their face as they wince in pain inside the delivery room. They prefer to have their pictures taken and videos recorded a few hours after—when they’re much calmer, fully made up, with hair perfectly in place. But a whole lot of moms are recording their births for so a myriad of reasons. One, this is a once-in-a-lifetime event. Something that moms don’t get to do often. It’s a milestone in a family’s life and they want to have it recorded so they can watc

Why Pregnant Women Are More Prone To Getting Heartburn

As if all the physical and hormonal changes aren’t enough, pregnant women also have to deal with heartburn or acid reflux. That feeling of constantly having acid in your stomach climb up to your esophagus giving you that urge to vomit, and that constant burning sensation in the center of the chest— it’s an uneasy feeling that many pregnant women experience. But why is it so common among expectant mothers?

Tricks To Help Your Baby Take Medicine

One of the many challenging tasks that come with caring for a baby or a little tot is helping them take medicine. Unlike most other tasks that you can push to a later time, taking medicine often follows a strict schedule—they have to take it at specific times of the day otherwise the medication won’t work. Remember that you are not supposed to force a struggling child to take any medicine according to information from the Seattle Children’s Hospital-Children’s Foundation. Doing this can lead to

How To Homeschool Older Kids With A Baby In The House

With the coronavirus still lingering outside, many parents are planning to homeschool their children. Homeschooling itself sounds difficult as is, but when you have to juggle homeschooling older kids while taking care of a baby, it sounds all the more impossible. If you are one of those parents who will have to deal with this kind of set-up and are now feeling anxious, rest assured that many parents have done this before, and yes, it is possible. Thousands of parents have been homeschooling thei

Let’s stop raising entitled children

I hate to be the one to break it to you, but truth is no matter how spectacular we think our children are, we have to, at some point, accept that they are not going to be the center of the universe, not all the time and not for other people. We have to start rearing them to accept this reality. While we pray that they end up finding the cure for cancer or being as brilliant as the Bill Gates and Steve Jobs of the world we have to get them ready for a normal life, too. One that doesn’t involve s

How To Respond When Your Toddler Is Aggressive To The Babysitter

Toddlers are naturally playful and sometimes rambunctious. And because they are still trying to control their emotions, tantrums and aggression can become common. Aggression in very young children is often driven by frustration. Adults including your babysitter need to understand this about very young children. Adults are there to help young children understand their own emotions and make sense of what they are feeling, why they are feeling it, and how to control it. They need to set limits and

Is It Baby Acne Or Baby Eczema?

Babies are born with ultra-sensitive skin. And as you spend more time staring at your little bundle of joy, you may notice a few bumps and rashes on his or her face and body. Rashes and minor skin conditions are quite common among babies. Some do not require treatment and may go away after a few days. But if you think this is causing him discomfort, you need to find out what these rashes are and what you can do about it. Among the most common skin conditions in babies, one to six months old are

How To Make A Scrapbook Of Your Baby's 1st Year

Parents of older children know this well: little children don’t stay little forever. They are only babies for a year, a toddler for three to four years, and preschoolers for a couple more. Then they’re six, you blink and they’re sixteen. Time flies so fast when in parenthood especially when you’re juggling multiple responsibilities alongside raising a child. This is why many parents turn to scrapbooking to keep mementos, pictures, and stories to remember their baby’s first year. The simple act

I Think I Had A Baby With The Wrong Person - What Should I Do?

Having a baby is a huge responsibility and commitment. Many parents believe that it can change your life forever. It will change the way you and your relationships work. If you are one of those who feel like your partner has changed after having a baby and your relationship is deteriorating following the birth of your child, know that this is fairly common and you are not alone. According to a study by researchers from Texas A&M University and the University of Denver, published in the Journal

Should I Have A Baby If I'm On The Fence About It?

The simple answer is no. If you are unsure about having a baby, it’s best to have it later in life when you're a lot more ready for the responsibility. Becoming a parent is extremely rewarding, but it's a life-long commitment that will change your home life forever. Or course many have welcomed a child unexpectedly and ended up becoming amazing parents. But if you have the chance to think and plan now, it will make your start as a parent a lot less stressful. If you feel you're not fully ready
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