Seven Ways to Babyproof for the Holidays

  By Mary Gibson   It’s the most wonderful time of the year, y’all. Chilly weather, hot cocoa, mittens, scarves, twinkly lights, a warm feeling in your heart . . . . and a warm feeling in your home as your toddler knocks over your festive candles, setting your heirloom tablecloth ablaze while you have your back turned for only five seconds to dish up another cup of eggnog.  Let’s face it, as parents of crawlers, toddlers, and general mischief-makers, we have a love/hate relationship with holiday decorating. Some of you may have fresh bundles of joy who pose zero...

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7 Holiday Traditions Around the World

We’re in full swing of the holiday season, and to most people this means the celebration and practice of many different fun, festive traditions. Traditions are important for all friends and families, but it’s also nice to learn about the rich customs and celebrations that take place in other countries/cultures. Here are a bunch of great holiday traditions from around the world: Christmas - France Christmas, or Noel, in France has many differences from our traditional U.S. version. First, a figure called Pere Noel, or father of Christmas, makes home visits with gifts. On Christmas Eve, children leave their shoes...

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Carry On: How Babywearing Helped Me Conquer the World of Mothering Two

By Rita Chavez From the moment I found out I was pregnant with my second child, I was genuinely nervous about how I would be able to keep up with life while recovering and adjusting to a new baby with no schedule.  I remember those first months with Amelia, my older daughter, were focused on just her, with chores and other obligations put on hold.  But with Adeline coming, I knew I would hit the ground running the moment we got home from the hospital, and life would continue on as normal for the rest of our household without waiting...

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