The Doctors said What?? New Tips on Weaning your Baby, You won’t Believe it!

Hey, it’s Zoe here. I’ve been a pediatric nurse for over a decade, specializing in early childhood development, and I’m also a mom of two. Starting solids is a monumental moment in you and your baby’s life. It’s an exciting time but nerve-wracking for us parents. But it doesn’t have to feel so overwhelming. Here’s some information from the American Academy of Pediatrics to help you prepare for your baby’s transition to solid foods. When can my baby begin solids? Remember that each child’s readiness depends on their own rate of development. Look for signs that your baby is ready […]

New Study: Does Breastfeeding Lead to Tooth Decay?!

Ahhh breastfeeding~! A lovely action that permits you to feed babies thanks to God’s gift of breasts. It is truly a wonderful thing that no mother should be ashamed of. That said, one of my children’s playmate’s mother brought up a certain topic that got me reflecting long and hard about the benefits AND the potential side effects of this natural phenomena when prolonged. You might be thinking that this is a pretty weird topic to bring up on a Sunday afternoon during teatime, right? Hehe, well if you truly were pondering over the previous question, this can mean three […]

Tricks To Feed Picky Eaters

As a parent of three, I think I’m allowed to say that I have dealt with and am quite familiar with varying levels of pickiness in children. Now, Daisy, the oldest at 4 years of age, is quite the picky eater. According to her mindset, if she doesn’t see something she likes, she might as well not waste her playtime eating at all. The second youngest, Poca (2 years old), is almost the COMPLETE opposite. If it’s food she’ll eat it and she’ll try anything new. She loves varying her palette and surprisingly isn’t put off by veggies in the slightest. […]

Are Diaper Pails Worth It?

Speaking from mom-to-mom here, we all know that babies can get messy (and that’s an understatement!). If you are a regular reader of my blog, you’ve heard all my stories about food flying across the room, getting stuck to the walls, toys in literally every crevasse of the house, and of course, the oh-so lovely diaper situation. Can we just skip that part in parenting? Unfortunately no, because specifically for this blog post, I want to focus on those dirty little demons that we as parents have to deal with every day of our parenting life: dirty diapers!! Whether you like it […]

Arsenic in Baby Food

As parents, all we want is for our babies to grow up to be healthy, happy, and maybe a little less fussy (though that could just be me). We look to feed our baby only the best and try our best to nourish him/her with the help of the products we ate and the information we’ve been taught growing up. But what if the products we use to nourish our babies isn’t exactly as helpful as we thought? Perhaps even harmful? Scary Fact: A new study has found out that and tested over 500 baby products, from snacks, cereals and […]

Are You Saying the Wrong Things as a Parent?

Trying to raise your children to be content with everything they have while being responsible can be a tough task. Indulge them too much and you risk raising a spoiled brat, highly dependent on his/her parents (even after the childhood phase). Say “no” more than necessary, you’ll be potentially deterring their curiosity, growth, and drive for knowledge. This brings me to the main question today: How Often Should Parents Say Yes? To this, I answer: only when it is a reasonable request that helps them grow; be it physically, mentally, emotionally or spiritually. If they wish to go outside and […]

Why You Need to Make the Switch to Glass Baby Bottles

Alright, let’s be real – there’s all kind of different baby bottles. There’s the expensive ones, the cheap ones, the cute ones, and the downright ugly ones. You know which ones I’m talking about.. But there’s also baby bottles that are good for your baby and bad for your baby. If you’re like me, you probably just went… “There’s a bad bottle for your baby?!” Do you intensely question every second of your parenting skills up until this point? If that’s you, don’t worry! In fact, a lot of parents don’t know about all the dangers that come along with different […]

10 Unsuspecting Dangerous Foods For Babies

Hello, my fellow parents and those interested in the art of rearing babies! Let me sincerely welcome you to our established parenting blog !! We hope you are a regular reader of our blog, but if you aren’t, we warmly welcome you to and hope you enjoy reading what we have to say about being a parent. If you’re here, chances are, the parent inside of you is probably interested in gathering knowledge about all of the tips, tricks, and rules when it comes to raising children properly. Don’t worry this doesn’t necessarily mean you’re an inexperienced or bad […]

4 Things You Will Definitely Feel & Experience As A New Mom

It’s obvious that when you become a mother, your entire life changes. It’s a drastic new experience, full of ups and downs, learning, growth, and basically a completely new life. For people like me, sometimes the journey there can be the hardest part (if you want to know what I’m talking about, read my infertility post here). But no matter your journey there, motherhood changes you a lot. You start to do things differently, look at the world differently, and just become different as a person. I know that when I first had my baby, I changed a lot. I acted […]

What I Did To Reduce Breastfeeding Pain In The First Few Weeks

Alright, so picture this: you go 9 months through your pregnancy, you go through the agonizing process of giving birth (that’s a huge understatement), thus bringing your little baby into the world, and nows the time for breastfeeding. It seems pretty normal, eh? Nothing weird or crazy with it, except the fact that it hurts almost as bad as going into labor! Okay, maybe that’s exaggerating just a wee bit, but it can be very painful and certainly takes some getting used to. But if you’re like me, you have very sensitive nipples on top of it, so it can make […]