Parenting

Find resources to help you on your parenting journey, including advice on fostering multi-generational relationships and how to find peace as the caregiver of a special needs child.

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Boy sitting in high chair.

Parenting

How To Clean High Chair Straps of All Kinds

Dirty high chairs often harbor more bacteria than a toilet seat. Fortunately, they can be cleaned by hand, the washing machine, and even the dishwasher.

Baby with pacifier resting in its mother's arms.

Breastfeeding

The 5 Best Pacifiers for Breastfed Babies of 2022

Mommy’s breast may not always be readily available for your baby. What’s a fussy baby and busy parent to do? Enter your sanity savior: the pacifier. 

Mom holding pacifier in baby's mouth.

Development, Parenting

Help! How Do I Keep a Pacifier in My Baby’s Mouth?

The tricky thing about using a nighttime pacifier is keeping it in your baby’s mouth so both of you can get a restful, deep sleep. Here's our solutions. 

baby getting her hair cut

Parenting

It’s Baby’s First Haircut! Here’s When and How to Do It Right

It's usually time for baby’s first haircut when they’re about a year old. Prepare for your baby’s haircut with roleplay, books, and plenty of distractions.

little girl in time out

Behavior, Parenting

9 Alternatives to Time Out for Toddlers

Alternatives to time outs include positive discipline techniques that focus on communication and development of real life skills.

8 Best Pack 'N Plays

Parenting, Product Reviews

8 Best Pack N’ Plays of 2022

It can be overwhelming to choose the right pack ‘n play. We list the 8 best pack ‘n plays of 2021 along with pros and cons and special features.

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Parenting, Special Needs

Is Your Caregiver Journey a Challenge or an Opportunity?

Rare is the person who won’t eventually be a caregiver. For me, my caregiving role arose when my mom lost her sight. That role lasted more than twenty years. It...

Alexis' room

Parenting, Special Needs

8 Creative and Unique Ideas for Decorating a Blind Child’s Room

Use tactile elements, interesting fabrics and textures, sounds and lights to create the perfect unique space for your blind or visually impaired child.

worried woman

Parenting, Special Needs

My special needs child is getting older and it’s scaring the crap out of me

Does our society support families with adults with special needs? What happens when your special needs child isn't a child anymore?

happy mom with her daughter

Parenting, Special Needs

8 simple ways to be a happier special needs mom

Being happy doesn't just happen, it's a skill that you need to work on and hone. How do you maintain your happiness as a special needs mom?

9 Best Travel Strollers of 2021

Parenting, Product Reviews

9 Best Travel Strollers of 2022

These lightweight, compact strollers are designed with car and air travel in mind, and often meet theme park and carry-on size requirements.

Best Baby Jumpers

Parenting, Product Reviews

Best Baby Jumpers of 2022

Baby jumpers come in so many shapes, sizes and styles it can be hard to decide which one will work best for you and your baby. To make things a...

best umbrella strollers

Parenting, Product Reviews

10 Best Umbrella Strollers of 2022

The Mia Moda Veloce is by far the best stroller for toddlers. Plus it will also fit into any small compact car.

baby and grandmother touching hands

Parenting

Grandparents Make a Difference

Carol writes about the birth of her granddaughter, Riley, and how the whole family came together to help each other and support Riley's parents. As Carol says, "LOVE and SUPPORT...

a small white house

Parenting, Special Needs

Home Sweet Group Home?

When is the right time to move your special needs child out of the house and into a group home?

To the Mother Whose Life Isn't Taking the Expected Path

Parenting, Support

To the Mother Whose Life Isn’t Taking the Path She Expected

The path of a special needs parent is hard, but you need to choose happiness. You feel countless emotions, each and every one of them, and at some point you...

mom comforting her son

Parenting

Comforting a Grieving Child

With time, love, and understanding, children can learn to deal with loss in healthy ways. Here is advice on how to talk to your child about death and loss.

leandra and abby

Parenting, Special Needs

I Lost My Daughter. Even though She is Alive, I Lost Her, and I Grieve Her all the Time

Having a special needs child is a lifelong grieving process. Each new milestone that does not happen is a painful reminder of what you've lost.

a mom holding hands with her daughter

Parenting, Special Needs

Something Happened While I was Waiting for My Daughter to Tell Me She Loves Me

If your child is nonverbal they may not be able to say, "I love you." But they can express their love in so many other ways!

Stokke Tripp Trapp chair

Parenting, Product Reviews

Our Favorite Long-Lasting High Chair

How to choose the best wooden high chair for your baby without waisting your time or your money. We'll show you how to make your dollar really count when buying...

Graco Electric Nasal Aspirator

Parenting, Product Reviews

Graco Electric Nasal Aspirator Review

Until you can figure out how to blow your own nose, colds are just miserable things. The electric nasal aspirator from Graco makes it easier to clean baby's nose!

lily pads

Advocacy, Parenting

Family vs Ableism: What I’ve Learned As a Mother of a Child with a Disability

Is it more important to be worried about how you're presenting yourself and your family to the outside world and the wider disability community, or to focus on the needs...

Michael sitting in a chair and smiling

Parenting, Special Needs

My son will not read this post

For a special needs parent, being realistic does not mean losing optimism. It means finding peace with what is.

colorful doorway in rainbow colors

Parenting, Special Needs

What does it really take to make a home accessible?

What really makes your home an inclusive space for your special needs or blind child? Is it the furniture? Or is it the way you think?