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Developmental milestones

Here is an infographic on developmental milestones your preschooler goes through.

To know more on this please check: …


Added by Lynda Way on September 7, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments

Eating During Labor | Is it okay to eat during labor? New episode of BLABBERMOM |

Did your hospital or midwife allow eating during labor? Most of us MomCavers weren’t allowed to eat once we arrived at the hospital. The reasoning behind this (barbaric, in our opinion) practice is that in an emergency, general anesthesia may be used and any food eaten could aspirate into the lungs. While this may be a concern in very rare cases, most laboring moms are doing the most physically demanding work of their lives and could use some sustenance.

Last fall,…


Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on May 11, 2016 at 11:54am — No Comments

Research Examines the Link Between "Difficult" Child Behavior and iPad Use

Have you ever handed your iPad or phone to your kid when he/she is fussy? What about when they are having a full-blown tantrum? I'm sure many of us have done this. It's probably not our proudest parenting moment, but it happens.

What if this was a common (almost daily) occurrence in your family? What do you think the effect of this would have on your child? These are all questions that researchers are beginning to explore. The the rapid onset of tablets and…


Added by Amy Webb on May 2, 2016 at 11:40pm — No Comments

At University with a Baby

When I was about two weeks into my pregnancy with Bobby, I was made redundant from a job that I had been in for nearly three years. Believing (perhaps wrongly) that I wouldn't be able to get another job in my current condition, I didn't look for anything else, deciding instead to look…


Added by Steph on April 18, 2016 at 5:15am — No Comments

How to get your kids to be more independent

So how do you get your kids to be more independent? Now when I say independent I don't mean I'm going to send my 6 year old down to the corner store by herself -though growing up for me that didn't seem weird at all, but now that I myself am a parent the thought of sending my kids to just roam around by themselves seems terrifying. But at the same time I don't want them to depend on me for EVERY little thing.

Some ways I have allowed my children to be more…


Added by Tasha Giacometto on April 10, 2016 at 1:02am — No Comments

The Timeline of a Typical California Divorce

Unfortunately, you cannot decide you want a divorce one day and finalize the filing on the next. The process takes time and will likely involve several meetings and considerations to resolve asset division, custody considerations, and alimony. In the state of California, it will always take at least six months after you file a divorce petition to receive a…


Added by Karie Boyd on December 1, 2015 at 2:44pm — No Comments

Determining Mom's favorite

Most siblings have had the argument over who Mom's favorite child is. To the non-favorite child, the choice is obvious. but the favorite will usually still claim that they are not the one (even when everyone knows they are). As we've learned before, the favorite child can change over time, depending on how similar/dissimilar a child is to their parent in terms of social and political views.…


Added by Lauren Markman on November 16, 2015 at 7:34am — No Comments

“Outside the Box” Advice for Parents of Kids with ADHD

There are many challenges associated with ADHD, and often parents and children alike become frustrated and overwhelmed by addressing those challenges. Children with ADHD impact their siblings and parents unintentionally, but parents have the power to help their children focus their energy in positive ways and control and reduce their symptoms. Here are a few “outside the box” tips for doing so:

Be positive. Addressing behaviors and challenges associated with ADHD is…


Added by Ellie Hirsch on November 4, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Life without preschool

My son is a product of preschool. My husband and I both work and our parents are either too far away or they also work and were not able to watch him for us. So, off to school he went. It was crazy expensive, but the costs of him going outweighed the cost of me quitting my job. And, thankfully, he loved it. In preschool he learned most of what his teacher is covering now in Kindergarten.…


Added by Lauren Markman on November 2, 2015 at 6:27am — No Comments

Elijah and the Ninja Skills

Around Lape Haven, we kind of love silly. We thrive on imagination and creativity. We choose birthday party themes based on how costume-friendly they are. (We really do.)

But I have to say, sometimes, I am still amazed at how quirky my kids can be. They provide me with hours of…


Added by Kishona Lape on October 7, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Write 31 Days - Day 4: Elijah and the Belly

This past year has brought a number of new babies to our family and close friends, so every few months, our boys were hearing about another baby being born. Either they were seeing those adorable newborn pictures in my Facebook feed, watching Mommy edit newborn pictures from the two sessions…


Added by Kishona Lape on October 4, 2015 at 7:18pm — No Comments

iPad Potty Training

I know I’m going to catch a lot of flak for this, but hear me out guys. My oldest was done potty training at 2 years 4 months. To say that my new trainee was not responding well to toilet training would be the understatement of the year. The kid is stubborn. Like really stubborn and temper-mental. She’s kind of nuts actually. I introduced her to a potty around 16 months. She screamed like a banshee. The first potty had Disney Princesses, with music.  Her little…


Added by Kelli on September 25, 2015 at 8:58am — 2 Comments

Adventure called - BABY!!!

These days I read tons of articles, mostly blogs written by mothers. I have to admit that I had recognized myself in them. Why would anyone look at them if could not acknowledge the problem and get some helpful tips,…

Added by Rahela Vukusic Drusko on September 13, 2015 at 8:52pm — No Comments

Transitioning Mom: Where is my Epidural Now?

They warn you about the pain of childbirth. They even express all the different means for managing said pain and in such depth that there are literally tons of books written on the topic! Ways to manage the pain often include Lamaze, water therapy, epidural, hypnosis, etc. I opted for hypnosis when this little lady graced us with her presence.…

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Added by Kat Tom on September 9, 2015 at 11:25pm — 2 Comments

Are you raising a helpless or an Independent child?

Times have changed and so are the ways of Parenting. Thanks to the fast paced life especially in metros...where youngsters look for all the reasons to escape from Marriage. Even when they are finally tied into this relationship with the pressures from friends and family ....they run away from the responsibility of becoming parents and avoid it as long as they can until they again fall prey to the pressures of family and society.

Due to the changing lifestyle, Most of the…


Added by Manjusha Pandey on August 23, 2015 at 10:46pm — 4 Comments

Reviving the art of Appreciation

Kids become not what we want them to but what we are to them. It won't be wrong to say that kids in most cases are just the mirror image of their parents. From the time they are born till the age of six, they have a great sense of observation and their ability to imitate helps them learn and adapt to the world.…


Added by Manjusha Pandey on August 13, 2015 at 6:32am — No Comments

My first blog - carving the long lasting desire

Someone was really sane to say it takes days, weeks, months n sometimes years before our thoughts start taking its shape n become a reality. Here I am a live example of slow n steady wins the race ....

It was an out of the world feeling to become a mother but not to forget equally had to deal with everything for the first time and couldn't afford to take a chance cause a life…


Added by Manjusha Pandey on August 6, 2015 at 2:00am — No Comments

Are parents pushing their kids for good?

Life is a series of challenges filled with surprises.. And that's what makes life interesting. One of the biggest challenges could also be bringing up our children who are closest to our hearts and means the world to us... It can be an out of the world experience for many whereas many would have their world upside down with lack of patience n perseverance ....…


Added by Manjusha Pandey on August 1, 2015 at 1:30am — No Comments

Who Invented the Tooth Fairy Anyway?

“Do ya think the tooth fairy can make it tonight? It’s been three nights already.  Just put the money in the case… “ - Stephen, age 9


The tooth fairy sucks.  She does, simply because everytime she blows off my kid, I’m left holding the bag.  Bad momma.   


I replay our convo in my head, “Do ya think the tooth fairy can make it tonight?  It’s…


Added by sarah kato on July 29, 2015 at 9:44pm — No Comments

Helping My Non Verbal Child Be Happy

Waking up in a hotel room this morning, an out of routine place, Samuel started early.  His constant sounds demanding cereal won’t let us rest. Ralph distracted him with a couple of stroller rides but we finally pulled out the goods, much to Samuel’s delight. Our routine time for cereal snacks is between 3 – 5pm.  Not today, 10am.…


Added by Evelyn on July 7, 2015 at 4:14pm — No Comments

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