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Surviving the Exhaustion of the Newborn Days

– A post from LifeasMOM contributor Lauren – It is no secret: the first days and weeks home with a newborn are pretty exhausting.  Whether you are a first-time mother or a many-times-over mother, the fatigue can take you by surprise. In those early days there is definitely not a routine yet, as the baby […]

What to Say to the Mom (or Dad) of a Preemie

Photo Source – A post from LifeasMOM contributor, Jessie Leigh – We’ve all been there.  There are some situations where, well, it’s just so hard to know what to say.  You want to be the person who strikes the right balance… who is supportive and attentive, but not cloying, appropriately serious, but not morbid.  It […]

Telling Others You’re Pregnant

Sharing the news that you’re expecting a new baby can be an exciting time. When I was pregnant with my first child, we gave my father-in-law a picture frame carved sayings about grandparents. We wrapped it up and gave it to him for his birthday. He was so happy! When FishBaby FishChick2 was in utero, […]

Character Issues

Each morning, one of the first words out of FishChick2’s mouth is “Dora.” And if you ask her which video she would like to watch, she’ll say, “Dora.” And if you ask her what color cup she would like, she answers, “Dora.” Clearly she has character issues. Once upon a time — like before I […]

Teach Your Child to Ride a Bike Without Training Wheels

Teach Your Child to Ride a Bike Without Training Wheels - This is a tried and true method for teaching a child to ride a bike -- without expensive equipment, hair loss, or tears.

This is a tried and true method for teaching a child to ride a bike — without expensive equipment, hair loss, or tears. So far we’ve had four children learn to ride a bike without training wheels. Our firstborn, of course, was our guinea pig. And as with many things, he was treated to the […]

Eat Your Veggies!

I’m finding myself hard pressed to get my kids to eat cooked veggies these days, especially as we explore new worlds and weird vegetables. Find yourself in the same situation? Well, I guess we both need to read my recent article in Calgary’s Child Magazine about how to get your kids to eat more fruits […]

Considering Those with Food Allergies

Photo Source: Euro Magic Once upon a time, salty, peanuts were a fun snack at our house. However, a recent allergy test for FishChick2 has banned the noble peanut from our home. I had suspected a peanut allergy in her, and now it’s been confirmed. Peanuts, many tree nuts, and egg whites have been distinguished […]

Making the Most of Your Parent – Teacher Conference

Photo Source: conspirator While I grew up attending public school and my parents were both public school teachers, FishPapa and I have chosen a different route. So, I’m so thankful for my friend and LifeasMOM contributor, JessieLeigh, to provide helpful information for those of you who are anticipating Parent-Teacher conferences in the coming weeks. :: […]