Deborah Eddy

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1-Year-Old Birthday Gift Ideas

Your child's turning 1! Discover the best types of birthday presents to buy your 1-year-old.<p>A child's first birthday always feels like it belongs a little more to the parents than to the child. After all, you've just survived some of the hardest trials of parenthood! Although your baby won't …

Kids

Creatively Cope With Kids' Food Allergies This Easter

"No, thanks. I'm allergic," may be heard at more egg hunts this Sunday than you think. The good news is that adults can play an important role in mitigating the social challenges children feel around food allergies if they respond to food-allergic children with confidence and kid-friendly …

Manners & Responsibility: Teaching Table Manners

Do your kids have bad table manners? Help your kids learn how to behave at mealtime.<p>-Dinnertime is a great opportunity to teach good table manners. One of the most common problems that I hear is kids chewing with their mouths open. I love to do a little role playing to help teach this lesson. …

Kids

The No-Cry Sleep Solution: Gentle Ways to Help Your Baby Sleep Through the Night : Foreword by William Sears, M.D.

• <b>Author:</b> Elizabeth Pantley<p><b>Elizabeth Pantley's breakthrough approach for a good night's sleep with no tears, enhanced with videos of the author answering parents' most asked questions!</b><b><br>This enhanced eBook includes 14 exclusive videos by the author</b><b><br>"At long last, I've found a book that I can hand to</b> …

5 Tips for Helping Little Ones Adjust to Babysitters

<i>My almost-5-year-old daughter refuses to stay with a babysitter. I have no family nearby and it has been ages since my husband and I went out on a date night. (The last time was six months ago when my mother was in town. She is the only one my daughter will stay with.) We tried leaving her with my</i> …

Slow-Cooker Chicken Recipes

We've rounded up our best recipes for easy dinners that bring together two kitchen favorites: chicken and the slow cooker. It's a match made in culinary heaven.<p>Use chicken or turkey for these dinner-time sandwiches the whole family will love. Jarred pizza sauce and frozen veggies make the dish come …

Slow Cookers

A Very Simple Explanation of Reactive Attachment Disorder

Emily was 15 when she left her Russian orphanage to join our family and her biological younger sisters. (We had adopted them a year and a half earlier.) The Russian social workers informed us that she had behavioral problems and probably even disorders. They told us that she most likely had …

Using Kids' Mobile Apps As an Effective Parenting Tool

When you're parenting young children, some days, it feels like you're barely keeping your head above water.<p>I call the period of parenting kids under the age of 3 "the tunnel: due to the physical and mental exhaustion at the end of a day. It's physical exhaustion from following them so they won't …

Elsa, the Nearly Ideal Babysitter

Most working parents who do any portion of their work at home can share stories of ridiculous circumstances around business calls. I have a friend who recently confessed that she does all her most important meetings in the bathroom with one hand holding the door closed as her children try to bust …

What Makes a Good Mother?

The role of women has gone through many changes throughout the years.<p>In the 1920s, women stayed home and took care of their children -- while fighting for the right to vote.<p>In the 1940s, women were forced into the workplace, leaving their children in the care of grandmothers, aunts and female …

Dear Family Whisperer: My Son Is Selfish!

<i>How do you get an egocentric 3 ½ year old to engage with the concept of family? At the moment it's ALL about him. If, for example, DH [dear husband] or I are trying to do write the weekly food shopping list and DS [dear son] wants to do something else, he repeatedly whines at us,"But I want to do</i> …

10 Common Baby-Making Mistakes

When you're trying to get pregnant, don't let these avoidable mistakes affect your conception goals.<p>Of course you don't want to think you're doing anything wrong when it comes to baby-making, but at least this mistake is fun to fix! You may think that cutting down on sex to "save" your guy's sperm …

Pregnancy

Playing With Baby: Baby Toys

Not only are baby toys fun for playtime, they can help your cutie develop her fine motor skills as well. Find out which kind of toys are best for your tot and why.<p>[MUSIC] There are so many baby toys out there, it's hard to know which ones are appropriate for your child. You always wanna select ones …

Kids

Manners & Responsibility: 3 Manners Toddlers Should Know

It's never too early to encourage polite behavior. See age-appropriate tips for teaching your tot proper manners.<p>It can be very challenging to teach toddlers manners. I certainly can attest to this as the mom of an 18-month old. But it is possible and here's how. First, teach your children how to …

Parenting

12 Confessions to Dispel the Myth of the Perfect Mother

A few months back, a fellow food blogger announced she was closing up shop, taking a hiatus from writing. The reason? She said that as her blog grew,<p>....so did the pressure to maintain this image of Marin Mama. Marin mama was this woman who had it all together, had the perfect husband, the perfect …

What's My Parenting Style

Wondering what everyday decisions say about the type of parent you are? Take our fun-short quiz and find out today!

Quizzes

Mom Confessions: Parenting Rules I Thought I'd Keep

These moms thought they had everything planned out. Then reality hit, and they realized sometimes you just need to toss the rule book and go with your gut to get through the day.<p>-Parenting rules I never meant to break. When my son was born, I decided that I wasn't going to let him watch more than …

Parenting

What Your Star Sign Says About Your Mothering Style

<i>Written by Tali and Ophira Edut, authors of Momstrology: The AstroTwins' Guide to Parenting Your Little One by the Stars.</i><p>They say that the mother is born with the child, and astrologically speaking, this is true. A whole new persona emerges when you become a mom -- and the reason is written in the …

18 Adorable Girl Rooms

Looking for inspiration to decorate your daughter's room? Check out these creative and fun girls' bedroom ideas. Whether you want something trendy or classic, we have all the visual cues you'll need to get started on the space of her dreams.<p>A rainbow of bright hues shines through this room and …

Cute

What's Your Family's Priorities?

<i>Written by Jan Cloninger</i><p>Do you ever find yourself asking the BIG questions about life? Why am I here? How can I make a difference? Do you set your priorities accordingly? Do you find the answers change as your life unfolds?<p>I recently heard an interview with Rick Warren, author of <i>The Purpose Driven</i> …

3 Things Parents Have to Actually Do (Not Just Talk About)

Some things are best taught through example. We teach our kids 100 percent of the time through our actions; when your words and deeds don't match, they notice. Why not take advantage of the fact that young people watch and imitate our every move? Here are three areas where you can apply a little …

Vaccination Has Saved 732,000 Children's Lives Since 1994, Says Report

By: By Bahar Gholipour, Staff Writer<p>Published: 04/24/2014 02:56 PM EDT on LiveScience<p>More than 732,000 children's lives have been saved in the past 20 years due to routine vaccinations, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In addition, 322 million cases of …

How I Learned I Was an Introvert, And How I'm Learning to Deal

Before I became a mother, I didn't really identify myself as an introvert. I knew I preferred texting to phone conversations, and that I felt energized after an afternoon of lunch and retail therapy all alone. I recognized my stressors -- people who talked incessantly, crowded concert venues, being …