We often hear about the many nutritional and emotional benefits of breastfeeding. Co-sleeping is a bit more controversial because of the increased risk of SIDS when bed-sharing. But a 2012 study demonstrates that both contribute to better responses to stress in older babies. For clarity, co-sleeping is when the baby sleeps in the same room
This question has bounced around in my head many times over the years. I’ve had a hard time settling on one answer.
As some of my readers might already know, I had to put The Nerd Mom Blog on pause for a bit because our family picked up and moved from Michigan to Kentucky. My husband was offered an awesome new job, and we weren’t happy in Michigan, so we jumped at the chance – but man
My husband and I moved out of state and away from both of our friends and families six years ago. We made the move for work, which was a good thing, but now that we have kids, it makes things challenging. We still live close enough that some family members can still visit from time
As parents, teaching our children to be kind, compassionate human beings is one of our most important jobs. We remind them over and over again that hitting is wrong and scold them when they name-call. We show them what empathy is by setting an example ourselves, kissing booboos and holding them close when they are
We live in an age where everyone, even young children, have an online presence. With the popularity of sites like Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat, our children have been shared and liked from the day they were born (or even earlier!). The data we disclose about ourselves and our children on the internet can be used
Most parents would probably agree that no toddler is easy. After all, this is the age group notorious for big messes, big energy, and big emotions (hello, tantrums!). While this may be true, personalities can vary greatly even at this young age. If you’ve noticed your little one is more rebellious or emotional than others, here are some tips for reigning them in.
As soon as your child is self-aware enough to understand he has choices, the fights usually begin. One day he refuses to wear pants, another he asks for Pop-Tarts repeatedly until you think your ears will start to bleed. Hence, the commonly dispensed mom advice, “pick your battles”. Choosing to put your foot down sometimes,
Today is the day I finally decided to take the plunge into blogging, and I could not be more excited! I have always loved writing and am now hoping to put that love into something I enjoy and that will help others. A little bit of background on my family and me: My name is