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Friday, August 29, 2008
Thursday, August 28, 2008
If you were a baby, you'd cry too. After being thrust into a world full of strange people, strange sights and strange sounds, you'd want to return to the womb; a happy haven where it was warm, cozy, and the sound that lulled you to sleep was a pleasant kind of whooshing. So how do you show you are unsatisfied with your current living arrangement? You cry. And you drive your parents bonkers. What is a parent to do?
Experts believe that you can significantly decrease crying associated with colic and recreate this whooshing noise by playing white noise for your crying baby.
Our latest printables are perfect for younger children. We have two "themes" so far - African animals, and pink animals - and more in the pipeline. You'll find mobiles, room signs, door hangers and photo frames, all to print, cut out and assemble, and we are sure you will love Erik's cheerful animals!
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Jessica-Ann is fine this week – nothing exciting to report, except that she had her third lot of jabs and screamed the surgery down. Thankfully this time I got Paul to come with me so it wasn’t so bad for me. Terrible for him (he was seriously traumatized by how upset she got), but not so bad for me.
Last week I decided to start a diet. I didn’t tell anyone, didn’t make a big deal about it, just decided to try and cut out some of the crap I’d been eating and maybe do a bit of exercise.
Ha! Fat chance (spot the pun). When I weighed myself this morning, after a whole week of ‘dieting’, I’d actually managed to gain half a pound, not lose it! Not fair...
Diary Of A New Mum - Week 18
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Editor's note: This article on the benefits of scheduling your day as a parent really struck home with me. It took me a while to work this out for myself when I had young children at home, and I wish I had done so - and benefited from the much calmer household that was the result - sooner!
An excellent tool to help you navigate the course of a day more efficiently is 'the schedule.' Making a schedule is as much for your benefit as it is for your child's. It allows you to introduce specific expectations and rewards to bring about greater cooperation from your child.
Making a schedule is different from having a schedule...
Labels: Parenting Articles
We have three cheerful new Halloween posters to print and enjoy with your kids - perfect for decorating the house or classroom and welcoming trick-or-treaters to your front door! Watch out for matching invitations and party printables, coming soon!
Halloween Posters To Print
Monday, August 25, 2008
Three Titbits I Wish I'd Known Before Having A Baby
For busy mothers, breast pumps offer convenience and the peace of mind that comes from knowing they're providing for their child as only a mother can. For working mothers who are unable to meet the schedule-busting feeding demands of their child, they can use a breast pump to save time while ensuring their baby receives essential nutrients. But, there are many different types of pumps. Some are manual while others are powered by batteries. Some cost $150 while others may retail for nearly $400. And once you've invested in a pump that is right for you and your child, using it can present its own challenges.
Basics For Buying And Using A Breast Pump
After giving birth our bodies feel like they will never be the same again. This isn't surprising, giving what they've just been through. The weight comes off very gradually, no matter how much running around you're doing looking after baby. You are caught between not wanting to wear your "huge" maternity clothes, and not fitting into your pre-pregnancy clothes either. This can be incredibly depressing for new moms when they go to their wardrobes to get dressed every morning.
Clothing Crisis For New Mums
Diary Of A New Mum