You Are Browsing ‘Parenting’ Category

Child care can be a very expensive service for many parents to have to deal with. Many parents do not realize just how expensive child care can be until they start forking over big dollars on child care. The bills can add up quickly and you can find yourself facing some financial instability as a result. This is especially the case if both parents return to the workforce after the child is born as you will need someone to care for your children during your 40 hour work week. Rest assured as this article will provide some useful information...

There are more single moms in the workplace than ever before.  A recent survey revealed that working moms have increased significantly in recent years.  It was once thought that this trend was largely limited to the poor and minorities.  In this “new age,” single motherhood has become the new norm.  This is due largely to the shift in our society that it is socially accepted to be an unwed mother.  This was virtually unheard of a decade ago. Often, being a full-time mom and the only breadwinner can lead to feelings of guilt and...

  On average a family goes through more than 2500 diapers in the first year, and your baby won’t be fully diaper trained until they’re three years old. That’s a lot of money to spend on anything, even worse when it’s just going in the trash. One option to reduce your costs are using cloth diapers.  These cost more initially to establish a good supply of diapers that will give you enough for each stage, so start buying early to spread the cost out.  You also need to have the space for soaking, washing and drying...

Pregnancy is a complicated process and the effects on your body as a woman are quite drastic as the weeks progress. Once an egg is fertilized and implants itself in the uterus, conception has officially happened, and the pregnancy journey starts. Here is a brief outline of the main stages during the full 40 weeks of pregnancy, from the start of pregnancy till you gift birth. Week 4 The pregnancy is growing rapidly.  By the 28th day it is just visible to the naked eye.  Because growth is so rapid from now to the end of the 12th or 13th...

I think most parents are keen to get rid of the hassle and cost of diapers.  Whether you choose to go with disposables or reusable diapers, most parents do not enjoy the effort involved and look forward to their child being potty trained. Children will master daytime potty training well before they can manage to stay dry at night.  Night time potty training is not merely a case of learning a skill, there are physiological changes required to enable a child to master bladder control at night.  If you start too early, you are unlikely...

It’s every parent’s nightmare: your child is bleeding, or choking, or unconscious, and you don’t know what to do. Fortunately, there are ways that you can learn what to do in a health emergency so that you’re prepared for the worst. Get organized. First and most importantly, keep a set of emergency numbers close to the telephone, or programmed in your phone; this should include the nearest doctor’s office, the emergency services numbers, your child’s regular doctor, a poison control center, and a “nurse...

Protecting your child from harm is something you’ve always focused on. Whether it’s been by putting up a baby gate, making sure cupboards and doors are locked, strapping her into a car seat, or dressing him warmly before letting him out to play, you’ve done your best to make sure that your child is safe from physical harm. That might even be one of the reasons you’ve decided to get divorced or separate from your partner. However, during the process of divorce and the long-term decisions surrounding custody and visitation,...

This article is part of our free Financing to Freedom series which teaches moms to make a part time income on the side through FREELANCING. The motto of the Peace Corps is “the toughest job you’ll ever love” – and that’s a great motto for parenting, as well. Single parents know that when you’re the only one doing that job, there’s a lot of time involved. If you’re one of the millions of single moms who also work outside the home, you probably can’t imagine finding time in your already...

If you’re a single mom, you’re probably a very busy lady. You have to take on all the normal duties of parenthood alone, and you also have to assume the mantle of breadwinner and go out to earn a living. At the end of the working day, when traditional bread winners come home and flop into an armchair or onto the couch with the newspaper and a glass of beer to await dinner, there’s no such luxury for you. You come in from work, pick the kids up from the child minder, tidy the house after the morning chaos, and set about...

“Dispelling the myths that can interfere with successful breastfeeding”   Breastfeeding your baby is one of the most important things that you can do to give her a good start in life. It not only provides your baby with the best possible nutrition (no formula can quite match it, breastmilk is perfectly designed for human babies) but it also provides essential protection aginst infection and illness. A breastfed baby enjoys the comfort of that very special closeness with her mother, and the skin on skin contact that she loves. Breastfeeding...

‹ Navigate ›