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10 Tips To Surviving Your First Year as a Mother

Job well-done, mom and congratulations! You have survived the 9 months of nurturing the baby inside you and delivered a healthy one. Being a first-time mom can be both exciting and scary. You are excited to spend every precious moment and witness every milestone of your baby.  Scary because your baby is too frail and you do not exactly know how to handle every situation even if you have read a lot while being pregnant. Here are 10 tips which can help you survive your first year as a mother.

A comfortable room for your baby
Your baby may be sharing your room or having his/her own. Apart from being too excited to decorate the room, make sure that it is also comfortable for your baby.  Check on the room’s temperature. Make sure that the crib’s cushion is comfortable and secure. This will keep most of your worries away.

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10 Tips For Getting a Relaxing Vacation with Your Kids

Traveling with the family is always a fun activity. You may have planned the trip really well or have packed all the essential stuff needed but, having kids with you may result in some very unexpected situations or holdups. It is very difficult to handle challenging situations when you’re away from home, away from your comfort zone. Wherever you plan to go, here are 10 tips that may help you achieve that relaxing vacation with your kids.

Plan the trip ahead and plan it well
There are a lot of travel ideas and packages available to choose from. Make sure that you consider your limitations as well as you kids’ limitations when choosing your travel destination. Book transportation and accommodation ahead of time. Not only will you be able to get great deals but also eliminate the idea of being stuck nowhere or not have any room for a comfortable sleep.

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10 Ways to Help Your Child Get Over a Cold

The immune system of children is still developing, which is why they are prone to sickness more often. This page tackles 10 of the best tips to help your child recover from cold.

The average nursery child has at least 6 colds every year. Especially during winter, it might look that he’s sick for weeks at a time, hardly enduring one cold before obtaining another one. As he gets older, he will gradually develop immunity and get less cold.

Such cold symptoms include:

  • Red eyes
  • Sneezing
  • A runny nose
  • Sore throat and ears
  • Headache
  • Cough
  • Inflamed lymph glands
  • Irregularly fever

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How to Find Support Groups for New Moms

Being a new mom brings a lot of new challenges. Often, these changes can be overwhelming. Some moms have the support of their partner, family, and friends. Some single moms find themselves fulfilling the role of two parent figures. Who better to relate to these new changes than a mom as well, right? Seeking support from fellow moms is much more convenient at this age of technology, Internet, and social media.

 

Find groups in your local community

Finding moms in your area has a lot of benefits. You can meet up with each other, have play dates, or simply have some coffee with a fellow mom. You can check out your local newspaper, hospitals, libraries, universities, churches, or playgrounds. Hospitals often have support groups for new moms such as for postpartum depression, breastfeeding, etc. You can also ask your doctor if he/she can recommend any groups for new moms such as yourself.

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Mommyhood Rules: 5 Things Never to Say to Another Mom

Mommyhood Rules

When you’re a new mom and you decided you are finally ready to socialize with your new “club” (of fellow moms), you gear up with baby essentials, wear your comfy shoes, and head out the door into the new world. A sense of excitement fills our beings as we prepare ourselves to share our new experiences with fellow moms. Let’s face it. Who else knows what we are going through?

But make sure you are prepared for the questions cascading your way! There are some questions which make other moms squirm in their seats, because their eyes to twitch and purse their lips. Be careful not to say these 5 things to other moms.

 

“When are you planning to have another baby?”

Although children bring such a sense of joy, mothers feel awkward being put into the spot when it comes to even hinting to another one. New moms are more vulnerable with the question as they are still adjusting to their new roles, schedules, and routines. Skip the nosy routine and just tell her that her child looks adorable.

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Beach – What moms need to pack for a beach trip with kids

After much debate and soul searching, you decided to leave the safety of your house and bring the entire gang (*gasps!) of kids to the beach. You figure the change of scenery (and odor) will give you a much needed fresh take on life. As a new mom, the priority when it comes to packing is always the kids. If only there was a way to shrink your house into purse-size so that you have access to all of your stuff! Alas, we need to make do with the traditional way of selecting what needs to be packed and what can be left behind.

Don’t panic! Yes, there are some things you CAN leave behind. So before you start pulling your hair out, here is a list of the essentials to bring when going on a beach trip:

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How to get your child to care about others who have less

As parents, we want to give the best to our children. We want them to have good clothes, safe home, delicious food, and healthy lifestyle. We work hard to make sure that they are well-provided for. Children easily absorb how “easy” it is to buy food, get new clothes or shoes, and purchase more things they need and want. But how do we draw the line in making sure they are not spoiled? How do we let our children know that not everyone is as blessed as they are? How do we teach them to care for the less fortunate?

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Breastfeeding Basics: Nursing right after giving birth

Congratulations on your new bundle of joy! Breastfeeding has always been tagged as being the best for babies. Breast Milk is specially designed for your baby. The bond that you formed from pregnancy to birth continues on to breastfeeding. Your milk is the most complete and nutritious food for your newborn. Although breastfeeding comes so naturally to moms, not everyone is as lucky. The best weapon is information. Educate yourself on the many aspects of breastfeeding.

Let us first tackle what happens right after you give birth. Do you have milk right away? Can you use your breast pump immediately? Why doesn’t any milk come out?

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