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June 2017

Parenting philosophies, everybody's got one. 

Actually in most cases, more than one!

Philosophy isn't just a class in college, it's a reflection of our views and values in the way we live our lives.

Finding the right parenting philosophy for your family takes some time and understanding more about the roots of each style can help you better understand which methods are the best fit. It might seem like process of elimination at first but taking your time to decide which direction you and your partner would like to take for your parenting strategy. 

From the moment you find out that you're pregnant, everyone is quick to give you all kinds of advice.

You'll get plenty of advice about how to parent and even more people push an urgency on you to make decisions. One of the best parts of becoming a parent is empowering yourselves and making your own decisions for the best...Read more

Summer traveling is what most of us look forward to all year long and when you have a bun in the oven it can make the experience a little more stressful. 

Just because you're pregnant doesn't mean traveling is off limits. Usually you'll just need to take your adventures at a slower pace with some extra precautions thrown in the mix to keep your vacation as safe and comfortable as possible for you and your baby to be. 

Beating the Heat

The biggest obstacle you might be facing is that unforgiving summer heat. Unless of course you're traveling to the North Pole for your summer vacation, it might be smart to pack smart to stay cool and comfortable for your trip. If you are going to the North Pole however, have a great time! 

When you're pregnant, your skin is more susceptible to damage from the sun and it can be more difficult to stay cool. Make sure you're wearing a sunscreen that's a higher SPF that also puts moisture back into...Read more

As temperatures break the 90s, there's no denying that summer is definitely here to stay.

If you've got a bun in the oven, you might feel like you're in the oven yourself as it becomes more difficult to stay comfortable. Being pregnant in the summer isn't for the faint of heart, but when you take some precautions it can definitely be a little easier to keep your cool.

Aside from the discomfort of being super sweaty in the summertime, heat stroke is a real danger. Many women don't realize the dangers of heatstroke while pregnant and keeping cool can actually be keeping them safe. 

Here's some of our go-to tips and tricks for the moms to be as they beat the heat on their summer retreat. 

Shun From the Sun

While pregnant, your skin is actually more susceptible for UV damage. Avoiding the sun while it's at it's most intense can dramatically...Read more

Summer is about to turn up the heat and some of the hot summer days are completely unforgiving. 

While a hot summer day is uncomfortable for us, it is even more unbearable and even dangerous for your new baby. If your baby is making their grand enterance just in time for summer vacations, sun and heat safety for your newborn is important to brush up on before heading out to your summer events. 

 

Sun Safety Basics

Newborns are delicate and sensitive to severe temperatures and sun exposure. Their skin is unable to handle the harsh rays of the sun and protection from direct sunlight is important for your brand new baby. Apply plenty of baby-safe sunscreen on little limbs that are exposed in the sun. Dress your little one in lightweight clothing that is breathable and light colored to keep them as cool as you can in the sunshine. Limit sun exposure when the...Read more

Cirque de Supermom; the juggling act of newborn and toddler care with effortless ease. 

As graceful as you might be settling into round two of motherhood, you only have one set of hands. You'll probably have daily reminders of how you only have one set of hands on deck when "juggling your baby and toddler" becomes more literal than you thought. 

Preparing your older child for their sibling's big arrival beforehand can help set the scene for the adjustments to come. Talk to your little one about the new baby and all the things to expect from a day with baby. Telling them stories about when they were small can also help your older children better identify with your newborn. 

Although it takes a fair amount of practice to get your child juggling down pat, we've got some tips and tricks from experience that might make the process easier for everyone involved.

Dinner and a Show 

Nursing your newborn and entertaining your toddler is no easy task, but then again Evil Knievil's stunts weren't easy either. You might not be hurdling a motorcycle over the...Read more