FACT: As parents, we do need a lot of help and a lot of things that can significantly enhance our abilities to take care of our children. However, sifting through all the marketing hype and advertising can be overwhelming. Personally, I prefer getting recommendations from other parents and reading reviews... lots and lots of reviews to help determine what is worth spending money on, and what is essentially something parents and their babies can live without. I asked a very si
My husband and I attended the birthing classes by Miss Chiqui Brosas to help us prepare for the birth of our daughter at The Parenting Emporium. The following topics were covered: Day 1: Introduction, Common Complaints, Warning Signs, How to stay healthy, Anatomy, Terms & Definitions, Cardinal Movements, Pregnancy Exercises, Nutrition, Safe Sleeping for infants to prevent SIDS, Goody bag, Birth Plan, SOP's on Hospital Procedures for Mother & the new born Day 2: Newborn, Role
As a project manager, I have a tendency to prepare ahead of time and think of all possible outcomes and how I'll deal with them. Just imagine when my nesting instinct kicked in (you know, that point in your pregnancy when you have such a strong urge to organize and fix everything). On my 27th week of pregnancy with Kara, I came up with a hospital bag checklist and a due date on when everything has to be packed. It is advisable that you pack several weeks in advance of your d
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