Wondering how to start a garden? Follow these tips to start a garden as a beginner!
I See Me! specializes in personalized books for kids. Their M is for Me personalized book will be your child's favorite!
Learn how to prepare older siblings for a new baby and how to introduce your newborn to older siblings.
Need gift ideas for a new dad? Here are some great ideas for the perfect gift for the new dad or an expectant father
Do you want to have giveaways on your blog? Follow these tips to hosting a giveaway on your blog, along with helpful tips about choosing prizes, giveaway widgets, promoting posts, and disclosure notices.
Are you going to be a new dad soon and need some advice? Here are some helpful pregnancy and birth tips for expectant fathers!
Learn how to write a birth plan with these sample birth plan templates. Discover what birthing options are available and create a plan that meets your personal needs.
Near the end of a pregnancy, a woman may have incredible energy and the urge to clean and organize her house to get ready for her baby. This is called nesting, an instinct to prepare for the birth and coming home of a baby.
If you're in the third trimester of pregnancy, you'll want to begin packing and preparing your hospital bag for when you go into labor. Learn what to pack for you, your baby, and your spouse or partner.
Welcome to the third trimester of pregnancy! Learn what you can expect at the end of pregnancy, such as fatigue, weight gain, fetal development, going into labor and more.
These 10 goals can help you manage the transition to motherhood!
When will I go into labor? How can I make it start or progress faster? Learn about going into labor and how to speed up the progression of labor.
Is your toddler sick? Learn how to treat and care for sick toddlers who may have a cold, cough, fever, stomach virus, or the flu. Just as importantly, learn when to call the doctor when your child is ill.
Learn how to make a baby shower gift basket by choosing a theme, buying the right gifts, and finding a reusable basket in this step-by-step article.
Here is a list of helpful pregnancy products that pregnant moms and I have used in our pregnancies.
If you're pregnant, you might be asking yourself, "When did I conceive? When did I ovulate?" Find out when you got pregnant by learning about ovulation, conception, and implantation during a woman's monthly cycle.
Here are some helpful tips on how to bottle feed a baby. Learn more information about how to choose the best baby bottles for your newborn. Included is a review of the Phillips Avent baby bottles.
This is a review of the movie "What to Expect When You're Expecting," along with some real observations about pregnancy.
Learn more about Pennsylvania's coal mining history as you descend into the Lackawanna Coal Mine in Scranton, PA. Afterwards, visit the gift shop or the Anthracite Heritage Museum. Great and educational fun for families!
Need holiday gift ideas for family or friends? Learn how to be prepared with gifts all year long, with birthday gifts, family gifts, holiday gifts, and more!
Do you know what to do if you find a lost pet? Learn what you should do if you find a lost dog and what steps to take to get the dog back to its owner.
How do you know if it's a real contraction or just Braxton Hicks? Learn how each kind of contraction feels and when to know when you may be in real labor.
Bonding with your baby is a special experience for both mom or dad and baby. Learn how you can bond with your baby while bottle feeding.
Get ready for baby by staying healthy, considering finances, planning for leave, setting up a nursery, planning for daycare or staying home, choosing baby names, and talking to older siblings.
How much does it cost to have a baby? Find out about baby expenses for a baby's first year of life along with some money saving tips.
Having a baby shower?Learn about baby shower gift registries, how to create a baby registry, what items to add to your baby shower gift registry, and where to register.
Want some free baby samples or other free baby stuff? Here's my list of free baby stuff!
Welcome to the second trimester! Learn about what happens in the second trimester, how to survive the new symptoms, and when you can expect your baby to move the first time.
Thinking of visiting a state fair? Learn about what state fairs have to offer, from their exhibits to their fair food and much more!
Learn about possible pregnancy skin conditions such as stretch marks, acne, rashes, and how to treat these conditions!
Pregnant? Are you having a boy or a girl? Find out by having a gender reveal party! Here are some great tips for gender reveal parties, gender reveal foods, and gender reveal games.
Do you want to take your newborn baby outside or out in public, but you're not sure when it's safe? Learn what you need and when it is safe to take them on outings.
Learn about gestational diabetes in pregnancy, including symptoms, testing, and treatment. Included are resources for what to eat, how to exercise, and how to avoid gestational diabetes.
Want to avoid gaining weight over the Thanksgiving holiday? Read for tips of what to eat, how to eat, and what you can do when planning Thanksgiving dinner.
Wondering how to change a diaper? Should you use cloth or disposable? How much do they cost? Learn the answer to these questions and other valuable tips!
Can you take Dramamine while pregnant? What other medications are safe? This article will answer your questions and teach you about morning sickness, common remedies, and more.
What does it mean when there are two lines on a pregnancy test but one doesn't get darker? Is it a faint positive line? Find out how to read pregnancy tests, even when there are faint lines, to tell whether or not you're pregnant, and how to avoid getting a faint line again.
School doesn't have to be a boring place! Learn how to enjoy school more, along with some tips of how to earn good grades, join a sport, or join a club.
Do you have a late period, and you aren't sure what to do? Learn about pregnancy symptoms and early pregnancy signs that may tell you if you're pregnant.
Be prepared for your newborn with this list of baby essentials. Learn what you need for the baby and how you can save money buying items for your new baby.
Is the first trimester the worst? Learn about what the first trimester of pregnancy is like, along with what you can expect during the first few months of pregnancy.
Can't wait to tell others that you're pregnant? Learn when to announce your pregnancy and how to tell your family and friends in creative ways.
Do you take prenatal vitamins? Prenatal vitamins can be taken before, during, and after pregnancy. Learn when to start taking prenatal vitamins, what prenatal vitamins do, and what their benefits are for your body.
There will be some inevitable weight gain over the course of a healthy pregnancy. Learn how to safely moderate weight gain during that time and find what works best for you and your baby.
Do you know when to have your next baby? Learn about spacing pregnancies and the ideal spacing between children.
How do you explain space to kids? Here are some facts about space for kids, as well as fun activities for the whole family!
Not sure what to wear during pregnancy? Here are some tips of how to choose and buy the right maternity clothes when pregnant.
Pregnant? Learn how to survive the seasons spring, summer, fall, and winter during pregnancy. Great tips for pregnant women looking to stay healthy and happy through all seasons.
It is important to maintain a healthy diet during pregnancy. Learn how to eat well and what kinds of foods to eat when you are pregnant.
Knoebels Amusement Park is one of the best, free admission parks in Pennsylvania for family fun. Learn more about Knoebels' campground, rides, food options, history, and more!
Can you eat radish greens? Yes! Learn about the health benefits of radish leaves and try these two recipes using radish tops for your next meal.
Looking for slow cooker recipes that are easy, kid-friendly, and delicious? These recipes for chicken chili and meatloaf fit the bill!
Are you trying to get pregnant after the Depo-Provera shot? Find out more about the injections, the side effects of the shot, and pregnancy after the shot.
Are you pregnant and thinking about a cesarean delivery? Learn about c-sections and how you can prepare for a c-section birth.
Do you know what foods to avoid when you are pregnant? What about medications, exercises, or drinks? Learn what you should avoid during pregnancy to keep you and your baby healthy.
The possibilities with ground beef are endless. Try these two easy and delicious ground beef recipes: simple burritos and easy chili.
Learn how to store fresh fruit and vegetables in the refrigerator.
Want to teach your kids a foreign language or high level vocabulary words in English? Use kids' games to teach foreign language vocabulary and high level English vocabulary to your children.
Teaching preschool at home can be a fun learning adventure for you and your child. Learn about some simple activities you can do at home with your preschooler to help your child prepare for kindergarten.
Memorial Day is more than just a three-day holiday. Learn the meaning and facts behind this day, as well as some ways you can celebrate with family and friends.
Worried about sunburn or skin cancer? Keep your kids safe in the sun by reading these sun safety facts and following the sun protection tips.
Learn how FMLA, the Family Medical Leave Act, works and how employees are protected under the law. Information about maternity leave and FMLA is provided.
Pregnancy fatigue is often one of the first symptoms of pregnancy. Learn how to fight fatigue during pregnancy and keep your body feeling refreshed. With these tips and tricks, you'll feel awake in no time.
Are you suffering from constipation during pregnancy and looking for relief? Learn the causes, remedies, and treatments of pregnancy constipation.
Looking for an easy sweet potato casserole recipe? Try this delicious recipe that's yummy enough for a side dish or a dessert. Perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or any day in between!
What can you do when a grandparent or other relative disciplines your child? Here are some tips about how to speak with family members who discipline your children in your presence.
Don't know what to do with leftover chili? Here's a recipe to make with stuffed peppers with leftover chili.
What do you know about your ancestors? I knew my great-great grandmother and learned so much about my family from her. Read about her trip from Italy to America and how her life and family evolved.
Do you like to upcycle? Make a simple bird feeder from a milk carton, container, or plastic gallon jug! Step-by-step instructions and photos included. A great craft for kids!
Struggle with toddler nap times? Have a picky eater? Need help with toddler potty training? Tips included!
Long Beach Island, or LBI, is a great family-friendly beach vacation spot for a summer rental! If you're looking to go on a relaxing East Coast beach vacation , try Long Beach Island, New Jersey.
Motherhood is a poem about becoming a mother and how motherhood changes you, not once, but twice. This is great for new moms, seasoned moms, Mother's Day or anytime you want to say Thank you to mom.
The end of March 2012 marks my first year of writing for HubPages. See what I have learned and what my goals are for the next year.
Learn to sell kids' clothes, toys and gear on eBay! Start here with some tips and tricks I have learned when selling my stuff on eBay. (General eBay tips provided as well!)
How early can I take a pregnancy test? Find out about pregnancy tests and the best time to take one if you are trying to have a baby.
A love poem dedicated to my true love, my forever valentine. (Video of It's Your Love by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill included).
Looking for Valentine's Day books for your preschoolers? Give your children something special for Valentine's Day: books that say "I Love You".
Dealing with a serious illness with your child can be a harrowing experience. Learn how to treat and prevent RSV, croup, and whooping cough in kids.
Death is never an easy subject, especially when it involves the loss of a young child, but death has the power to change a life. From the death of a young person I learned to cherish every moment with my children, for time is precious.
Do you have what it takes to become a parent? Take a look at some of these questions and honest responses before you consider pregnancy and having children.
Do you know what to do with kids or babies if you bring them to church? Here are six tips and low-key activities to keep your child or toddler quiet during a church service.
Happy New Years! Find tips and ideas to have fun with your kids this New Year's Eve.
Are you looking for gift ideas for your kids? Read to find my list of affordable gifts that I bought my children. (Updated on a yearly basis)
Too many toys? Need to declutter the kids' room? Save your sanity with these organizational tips for children's toys.
A poem about how a breast cancer survivor taught me a lesson in life.
Are you considering a Nativity Scene as part of your Christmas decor this year? Read to find some tips of how to choose the best Nativity Scene for your home.
Read my list of favorite Christmas songs and some of the history behind a few of them.
Interested in a website from which you can make some extra money? WebAnswers.com is a fun and free site to try.
Throwing a party and need an idea for party favors? Try the grab box! Great for Christmas or birthday parties.
Find out about MDA Telethon and how you can help people all over the world who have muscular diseases.
Make tummy time fun! Tummy time for a baby is essential for the baby's growth and development. Learn when to start tummy time and some tips and strategies to make it an enjoyable experience for both baby and parents.
Still have a Boppy nursing pillow but not sure what to do with it? Here are ways you can reuse it for kids and adults. Video of how to use the pillow included.
As parents, we love seeing positive role models for our children. Do politicians fall in that category, or are they bad role models for kids?
Want your kids to have fun Fourth of July activities without being injured by fireworks? Try these safe and fun activities for kids on the 4th of July!
Tired of hearing the f-word all the time? Here is a list of family friendly f-words that should be used more often.
If you’re a teacher about to make a difficult phone call to a parent, there are several things you can do to make sure all goes smoothly. These are suggestions I myself have used as a middle school teacher to contact parents about topics like a student's behavior.
Try the Apples to Apples game, "the game of hilarious comparisons" for an awesome game to play on Family Game Night, a party, a holiday or with your friends!
Looking for some stocking stuffers for kids? Read this review of Sandra Boynton's board books, Moo, Baa, La La La and But Not the Hippopotamus.
Feeding Baby solid foods? With preparation, patience and practice, you can become a pro when feeding your baby solid foods for the first time.
Losing pregnancy weight gained while pregnant can be accomplished by maintaining an active lifestyle and exercising. Learn how to lose pregnancy weight by exercising and read my review of EA Sports Active 2 for Wii.
Need help losing pregnancy weight? Find out how to lose baby weight by maintaining healthy eating habits. Included is a video with healthy eating tips from a registered dietitian.
Want to give your baby formula, but are unsure about which is the best formula to buy? This article compares two formula brands: Enfamil and Up&Up, and describes the author's experience with both.
Trying to get your toddler to listen and follow directions? Use these tips to get your toddler to listen to directions by using special steps, just like the Disney Jr. character Special Agent Oso.
Creative play is essential for a child's mental and physical growth. Here's why "playing princess," a type of creative play, was worth it for my daughter.
Looking for fun outdoor games for kids? Here is a list of fun and natural outside and backyard activities that are free for you, your toddlers, and preschoolers. Get outside and play!
Need some great reasons to be a stay-at-home mom or dad? Here are some reasons that might help you decide to become a stay at home parent.
Deciding to be a stay-at-home mom after being a working mom was a tough decision for me. But after much contemplation, I decided it was the best thing I could do right now for my children.
Looking for the best baby bouncer? In this article I give my review of the Fisher Price Rainforest Bouncer, which I have used for three years now and think it is great!
Looking for the best baby swing for a great price? Read this review of the Fisher Price Rainforest Open-Top Cradle Swing.
Editing is an important step in the writing process. Learn how to edit an article or blog post before you publish it online.
A review of the Baby Trend Sit N Stand Double Stroller DX. It's great for two babies, kids, or twins!
Explore just a few of the ways parents can keep track of their baby's developmental stages and milestones, including baby progress books, journals, and more.
Looking for some new kids' music? Here are my favorite Sesame Street songs and Muppet Show songs that both kids and parents can enjoy. Included are some songs by celebrities who visited Sesame Street.
Do kids' songs, lullabies, and nursery rhyme songs drive you crazy? Read this article to find fun kids' music that both you and your children can enjoy.
Not sure what gifts to buy for a baby shower? Intimidated by the registry and lists of the best gifts? Here's a list of practical, useful things to give to new moms.
Learn about my organizing and sorting laundry tips and tricks that make doing the laundry an easier job. Also, find out if you can make your own laundry detergent!
Date night tips for parents: Learn how to plan your date and prepare your kids before you leave with this date night guide for parents.
Be prepared with necessary supplies for your baby or young children in the event of an emergency or disaster. The article includes items to consider for your baby or young child(ren) emergency kit.
Toilet training a toddler? Try the Fisher Price Cheer for Me! Potty. In my opinion, it is the best potty-training chair for toddlers. Read on to find out why.
Here is a list of fun and sugar-free things to put in a child's Easter basket!