I Miss the Happy Sighs

When the boys were super tiny, they did something that I believe all infants do. If all needs were met…if they were completely content… they would sigh. Hubby and I always thought that was the most wonderful sound! It was a clear message that we were doing the right things as parents, and I set […]

Welcome Home, Baby: 3 Items Parents Need for the First Week Home

During the nine months you spend waiting on your baby to arrive, there’s a lot of planning and daydreaming taking place. You plan your nutrition, the nursery colour scheme and the fastest route to the hospital. You daydream about what your little one is going to look like, and how it will feel to hold […]

Four Uncommon Ways to Prepare for Your Baby’s Arrival

Getting ready for a baby is both exciting and slightly scary. Everyone is full of advice, and you also have your own intuition to listen to. As you consider all of the changes ahead, read on for some insightful preparation needs that you may or may not have already thought of. Prepare your pets for […]

Child Planning: 5 Decisions to Make Before You Have Your First

The decision to have a child is the biggest decision that a couple will make. Here are five important things to consider before you bring home your bundle of joy. Parenting Style An online search or bookstore shelf read will show you quickly how many different parenting styles are out there. Parenting, like relationships of […]

Bringing Up Baby: 7 Ways to Cut Costs Before the First Birthday

When the 2013 USDA report on the financial costs of parenthood declared that the average-middle-income American family spent close to a quarter-million dollars to raise a child to the age of 18, the figure was considered so fascinating, it was widely discussed in the news. Many of these discussions mistakenly interpreted the report to mean […]

Five Things to Discuss With Your Partner Before Starting a Family

Families are forever, so be smart about how you begin yours. No one truly realizes how starting a family will affect their lives until it happens, but it is a good idea to enter parenthood with your eyes wide open. Here are five topics you need to discuss with your partner before starting a family. […]