• Pregnancy
    Preparing for Baby
    Are You Ready for Baby?
    Are you ready for baby? Take our quiz to see if you've covered your bases when it comes to preparing for your new arrival. ...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Budgeting for Baby
    First-Year Expenses
    First-Year Expenses According to the USDA Expenditures on Children by Families, 2002 Annual Report, the average cost of raising an only child in a two-parent family is about $215,000. That considers most expenses that you will have for your chi...
  • General Health Printables
    Birth Plan Checklist
    Keep on track with your birth plan with this helpful checklist. ...
  • Decisions to Make Before You Deliver
    Preparing for Baby
    Important Things to Decide Before the Baby Is Born
    Important Things to Decide Before the Baby Is Born Physical Limitations Make some advance preparations for the fact that you are going to have some physical limitations before and after the birth of your new baby. Before the baby's birth, you w...
  • Preparing for Baby
    Preparing for Baby
    Tips for New Moms: Stockpile Support and Self-Assurance
    Tips for New Moms: Stockpile Support and Self-AssuranceI'm not trying to scare you, telling you how much worse parenthood is than you originally thought. Heck, you may turn out to be a baby whisperer. You may have an airtight support network. Or,...
  • Feeling Safe During Your Pregnancy
    Preparing for Baby
    Tips for New Moms: Surround Yourself with People Who Make You Feel Safe
    Tips for New Moms: Surround Yourself with People Who Make You Feel SafeChoosy moms confide their strange new ways of thinking in people who make them feel safe. They are especially choosy when it comes to medical professionals and friends. They ...
  • Preparing for Another Baby
    Preparing for Baby
    Preparing for Your Second or Third Baby
    Preparing for Your Second or Third BabyGoing from One Kid to Two: Ellen's Story Ignorance is bliss, or so they say. When it comes to the business of becoming a new parent, no statement rings truer. Almost two years ago, first-time mom Ellen B. t...
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  • Pregnancy
    Preparing for Baby
    Expectant Mom Wants Two-Year-Old to Stay Home
    Should an expectant mother let her daughter go on a holiday with her grandparents when her sibling is due to arrive soon? ...
  • Family Life
    Sibling Rivalry
    Avoiding Sibling Rivalry
    It's normal for a child to have many conflicting emotions regarding the arrival of a younger sibling. ...