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It’s hard to know what type of parents we are going to be before we become them. We all have ideas in our heads of what we certainly won’t do, or what we definitely want to try and do and sometimes there are too many opinions involved! So when in you’re in doubt, questioning your tactics, or finding it hard to figure out if what you’re doing is right, try to tune out the noise and focus on the basics. Here are my 10 basic parenting rules to live by!
Juggling my dual life as business owner and a mother of four is not something that I’ve mastered with total elegance. While it may at times look like that from the outside — thanks to a great blow out and some snazzy wedges — the inside is a hurricane of emotion! Like so many other mothers in America, I was not able to take the maternity leave that I would have liked. After all, I run my own business, so stopping work for months at a time really wasn’t an option.
In all that I am asked about raising children, safety is often the most common topic. With the topic of safety comes often forgotten bathroom safety. We often think closing a door means our little ones won't venture into the bathroom, but they always, always, always get in!
I've had the great fortune to be part of creating a lot of different nurseries and it still remains one of my favorite things to do. The time and care that goes into creating this sanctuary for the arrival of your baby and for you is a truly special time and the process should be enjoyed almost as much as the end product.
I think it is a great thing that mothers want to be more educated about their health during pregnancy and about how to have healthy pregnancies. We are no longer throwing back espressos and puffing on the old cigarettes during those nine months, but are instead eating better, staying active and becoming more educated than ever before. However, pregnancy is also not the time to take the health focus to an extreme by going on a juice cleanse or training for a marathon. Balance and moderation are key, even during those endless summer BBQ's!
I am asked frequently about how to manage visiting grandparents around the time a new baby is born and a holiday; I could probably write a book on the subject, but in the interests of keeping this brief I have made a list of important things to remember and important things to decide to help relieve the stress of grandparent’s visits.
What Is Colic, Anyway? Facts & Help for Fussy Babies
If your infant is crying more than three hours a day, she may have colic. One out of five babies are colicky, so it's helpful to know how to spot it and what to do.