Toddler, Fitness, & Nutrition

  • Extended Breastfeeding: Benefits And Tips On How You Can Make It Work For You (Part 1)

    Extended Breastfeeding: Benefits And Tips On How You Can Make It Work For You (Part 1)

    Breastfeeding your child beyond the first year has been considered a pretty controversial topic, mainly because many cultures put emphasis on independence and self-sufficiency. While many moms have no problem nursing their toddlers in public in their countries, many other moms suffer criticism and disapproving stares even from family and friends. So if you’re reading this because you’re on the fence about continuing breastfeeding beyond the first year, I personally recommend that you consider the pros and cons of extended […]

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  • 7 Things You Can Get Away With When Pregnant

    7 Things You Can Get Away With When Pregnant

    Pregnancy is a very special time for any woman, despite the nausea and the heavy load, and the special treatment only makes it even better! Carrying a baby requires you to be careful about your body and your movements, therefore you—and the people around you—take certain measurements to help ensure your and your unborn baby’s comfort and safety. By all means, feel free to see and enjoy the special treatment and pregnancy perks below. You’ll miss these things, so better […]

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  • Labor and Childbirth: What It’s REALLY Like (As Told By Real Moms)

    Labor and Childbirth: What It’s REALLY Like (As Told By Real Moms)

    If there’s anything I’ve learned about labor in books, from people and my own experience, it’s that it differs from mother to mother. While many experienced excruciating pain, I learned that my pain tolerance was high enough to carry me through until 7cm without epidural. But if you’re part of the (unlucky) majority who will be able to feel the unforgettable pain during active labor, you’ll probably want to know what labor is really like. Go ahead and find out below, thanks to […]

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  • 10 Home Activity Ideas To Help Avoid Speech Delay (Part 2)

    10 Home Activity Ideas To Help Avoid Speech Delay (Part 2)

    (Read part one HERE.) 6.  Play with a cotton ball and straw.   Exercising your baby’s oral muscles is a good way to help them develop speech. You can use normal household items for this method, just like a cotton and a straw. Put the cotton ball down on the table or on the floor, take a straw & let him blow through it to make a cotton ball move. This will help with the oral muscles needed for speech, plus this is fun […]

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  • 10 Home Activity Ideas To Help Avoid Speech Delay (Part 1)

    10 Home Activity Ideas To Help Avoid Speech Delay (Part 1)

    There is no other feeling in the world that can top the day that you first saw your little bundle of joy all wrapped up in a swaddle blanket, but of course every development that comes after it would also feel like one of the best things in life for every parent. As your child grows bigger, you share and celebrate each milestone that they reach. Then comes the day that they say their first word. “Mommy”, “Daddy” or even […]

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  • 3 Common Breastfeeding Problems Solved

    3 Common Breastfeeding Problems Solved

    Breastfeeding is the best way to feed your baby. However, if you’ve tried it, you’ll know it’s not the most natural thing—at first, at least. There is a getting-to-know-you, training process for both mom and baby who are obviously doing it for the first time. And even if you’re breastfeeding your second child, newborns naturally have to practice good latching in order to obtain milk effectively without hurting the mother. It takes time, effort and a whole lot of patience […]

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  • Before And After Giving Birth: Expectations vs Reality

    Before And After Giving Birth: Expectations vs Reality

    The truth is, life with a baby after giving birth will never be what you expected. In most cases, it’s worse… or better. Either way, here are comparisons between a couple of my expectations and the reality of having a child and being a mother. On sleep… Before: Lack of sleep? No problem. I’m used to being awake for hours and I’m a natural-born night owl! After: It’s not being awake for long hours that drives me mad but the waking up every […]

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  • 10 Things You Should Never Say To A Pregnant Woman

    10 Things You Should Never Say To A Pregnant Woman

    Being pregnant opens up a whole new world for any woman. No, I’m not talking about her impending journey with motherhood. For some reason, the rest of the world feels entitled to make comments, give advice and turn into experts about you, your baby and your belly the moment you announce your pregnancy. And to be honest, it irks almost every other pregnant woman with raging hormones. Here are just 10 of the many things that you should never say to […]

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  • 5 Tips On Caring For Your C-Section Wound

    5 Tips On Caring For Your C-Section Wound

    They all talk about the pains and hardships of pregnancy, but then there’s after the pregnancy. If you underwent normal delivery, you’re bound to bounce back after a couple of days as long as you take care of yourself well. If you underwent CS, however, utmost care (for your wound) and your body (inside and out) is crucial for a speedier recovery. Care for it like you would care for your baby and you’ll be back to normal. Below are some […]

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