• newborn baby being weighed on scale
    Pregnancy
    How Much Will My Baby Weigh?
    Can you predict your new arrival’s weight? There are a few clues that can help you guess. But there’s no way to fill in the weight on the birth announcement until the nurse places your bundle of joy onto the scale.  The average baby is born...
    Elisa Cinelli
  • Smiling baby with blue eyes
    Pregnancy
    What Are The Chances My Baby Will Have Blue Eyes? A Genetic Explanation
    What color eyes will your baby have? When a new addition is on the way, it’s only natural to wonder about their appearance. Will your baby have blue eyes? There is no way to be totally sure, but you can make a good guess.  More: What Are the ...
    Elisa Cinelli
  • kid lying to mom
    Kids
    How Lying To Your Kids Can Impact Them As Adults
    New research suggests that lying to our kids—even those little white lies that help us with discipline—makes it more likely for our kids to hide the truth when they get older.  Many parents have pretended to leave their kids at the playgrou...
    Elisa Cinelli
  • Mom correcting her child
    Kids
    The Ultimate Guide to the Tone of Voice to Use When Disciplining Kids
    Many parents use a stern voice while disciplining, but an empathetic and understanding tone is actually more effective. The key is to be genuine about it. More: 10 Signs Your Child is About to Have a Temper Tantrum Tough Love or Laissez-Faire? ...
  • Baby Boy With Down Syndrome in NICU
    Pregnancy
    The Causes of Down Syndrome During Pregnancy and How to Test for It
    You may have heard about genetic testing for Down Syndrome during pregnancy. But what exactly is Down Syndrome? What are your chances of birthing a baby with this condition? Researchers do not know a lot about what causes Down Syndrome, but they ...
  • Lady Checking Baby
    Babies and Toddlers
    What Are The Chances My Baby Will Be Born With a Cleft Palate?
    Cleft palate is one of the most common birth defects in the United States. A cleft palate occurs when the tissue of the roof of the mouth does not join up. This causes a separation.  There are different types of cleft. It can be split in the fr...
    Elisa Cinelli
  • red hair baby girl
    Pregnancy
    What Are the Chances My Baby Will Have Red Hair? A Genetic Explanation
    Wondering if your baby could be a redhead? Red hair is the rarest natural hair color in the world. Just 1-2% of all humans have red or orange hair. However, in Ireland and Scotland, about 20% of the population are redheads.  Could your little o...
    Elisa Cinelli
  • woman talking to grandma about family health history
    Pregnancy
    Compiling Your Family Health History Before Conceiving
    When you decide to try for a new baby, consider doing a bit of research into your family history. Why? You will want to know whether your future child is disposed to any illnesses or genetic abnormalities, so you can best prepare.  More: Should...
    Elisa Cinelli
  • baby books in genealogy search
    Family History and Genealogy
    Using Baby Books as a Genealogy Tool
    Looking at old baby books may be a good place to learn more about your family and its history.  Many people seek to learn more about their family history. Some wish to preserve this information for future generations, while others may want to r...
    Elisa Cinelli
  • young boy doing after school chores
    Kids
    15 After-School Chores for Kids of All Ages
    Children of all ages need to feel like contributing family members. Having daily household chores helps accomplish this. Even if kids complain about their duties, chores actually help develop responsibility and bolster a sense of belonging.  As...
    Elisa Cinelli
  • child anxious about school
    School and Learning
    5 Positive Phrases To Say To Your Anxious Child About School
    Do you have a little one who is anxious about going back to school? First day jitters are common and completely normal. Every parent wants to smooth things over and comfort their children, but choose your words wisely.  More: 8 Calming Phrases ...
    Elisa Cinelli
  • How to Have a Belly-Only Pregnancy
    Pregnancy
    The Ultimate Guide To A Belly-Only Pregnancy
    Expecting women everywhere are searching for how to have a belly-only pregnancy. A belly-only pregnancy means gaining weight only in the belly while keeping your limbs and behind toned and fit.  More: Migraines During Pregnancy Could Lead to S...
    Elisa Cinelli
  • A child playing on an ipad with her grandmother
    Kids
    Children Spend Half of Their Time With Grandparents In Front of a Screen
    Children under their grandparents’ care spend about half of that time on screens, according to a new study. The amount of screen time that grandparents’ allow exceeds the current recommendations by twofold.  Researchers looked at how childr...
    Elisa Cinelli
  • Mom holding her bald baby
    Pregnancy
    What Color Hair Will My Baby Have? A Genetic Explanation
    What will your baby look like? Hair color and eye color are the most common things expecting parents wonder about. While there is no sure bet, you can make some good guesses with the right information.  More: Will My Baby Have Freckles? Geneti...
    Elisa Cinelli
  • kids playing minecraft for creativity
    Activities and Crafts
    Looking to Boost Your Child's Creativity? Let Them Play Minecraft
    Playing Minecraft increases creativity, according to a new study. There’s a catch though—it only works under the right circumstances.  Minecraft is a video game that allows its players to build complicated structures and entire worlds in th...
    Elisa Cinelli
  • Pregnant woman playing with her son on the beach
    Pregnancy
    The Ultimate Guide to the Perfect Beach Day While Pregnant
    Being pregnant makes everything harder, even relaxing days at the beach. But with a bit of preparation, a beach day can be just what the doctor ordered.  More: Top Toys for Traveling Toddlers Comfortable Seating First things first: invest in a...
    Elisa Cinelli
  • is there a link between processed foods and autism
    Autism
    Is There a Link Between Processed Foods and Autism?
    Autism may be linked to the consumption of processed foods during pregnancy, according to a new study. Dr. Selah Naser of the University of Central Florida has investigated the relationship between an acid added to packaged foods and fetal brain ...
    Elisa Cinelli