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Tips To Stay Sane While Quarantined With A Baby

  This may not have been what you were imagining your first year with your baby to be like, quarantined in your home for weeks at a time and no end in sight.  Your once support system may look a whole lot different.  There isn’t grandma there too watch after your little one and give you a break.  Or the playdates that you held so dear now just to speak to another adult have been put on hold.  You may be feeling you are on the brink of losing your sanity.  So, take a deep breath.  Here are some tips to help you stay sane if you are quarantined with your baby. Give yourself some grace. You may be watching...

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Benefits of Reading to Your Baby

Benefits of Reading to Your Baby   You may be thinking it is too early to read to your baby.  But guess what?  It isn’t!  You can read to them starting the day they are born. There are so many wonderful benefits of reading to your little one and these benefits are endless.  All these benefits will be having you rushing to your local library or checking out some online books. It promotes early language. Reading early to your little one helps with language development.  They are starting to hear words and understand sounds.  Just hearing your voice is calming to them.  Even when they goo-goo and gaa-gaa back, respond to them as if they said something you understood.  The...

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Throwing A Successful 1st Birthday Party

Throwing a Successful 1st Birthday Party   Let’s be honest.  A child’s 1st birthday celebration is not a party for said chubby-cheeked newly appointed one year old.  They are too young to express they aren’t really into Elmo or that they would much prefer a party to take place around 5am because that’s their favorite time of day to play.  Sure, we will have photos and videos to show them when they are older.  Proof that we did throw them a 1st birthday, even though they don’t have a single memory from it.  So, let’s call it what it really is: a celebration for you.  You have survived your first year with your child! You may have a bit more...

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