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Grandparents and Babysitting

Once you have children, finding time alone with your spouse can be difficult. Living several hours away from your family can make this even harder. We have used local teenagers on occasion to help us for a short amount of time, such as going out on a date for a few hours. Sometimes, though, we …

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Online Safety and Your Children

These days, almost every home is hooked into the Internet. In fact, most homes have several devices hooked to the Internet. We are no different. Not only do we have our computer we mainly use, but we also have a laptop, our smartphones, and tablets for the children. Technology has grown leaps and bounds over …

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Acid Reflux and Babies

This past weekend, I had the thrill of watching my baby nephew. The poor little guy was dealing with some acid reflux. My daughter also suffered from acid reflux as a baby, so I have quite a bit of experience in dealing with it. My sister, on the other hand, is a new parent, so I …

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Parenting with Labels

If you are a parent, you likely remember how daunting it was when that little bundle of joy was first placed in your arms. As soon as you realize you’re pregnant, you begin formulating ideas on how you want your family life to be. Many of your expectations were likely based on how you were …

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Parking Spaces for Parents with Children. Necessary?

Have you been in the parking lot where the business has parking spot specifically for parents with children? It seems is becoming more common. Maybe I’m just noticing it more because I am out and about more for Christmas. Are these parking spots a necessity or a perk for parents? Many supermarkets and shopping centers …

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