The refrain around my house for the last week or so has been the usual stuff of early May: what do you want for Mother’s Day? It started as a casual question, then became more urgent as the week went on, finally hitting a crescendo by Saturday afternoon. The problem is, there’s really nothing I want for Mother’s Day. Or at least, nothing I can point to in a store window. … [Read more...] about The Top 10 Things I Want for Mother’s Day
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During your pregnancy, you'll want the best advice you can get. Since you can't call you doctor 24 hours a day, a great way to seek out advice is to read magazines devoted to pregnancy. Many pregnancy magazines also offer tips and advice to help you get through the early years of child-rearing. Whether you're on your first or fourth pregnancy, it may be worth your time to read … [Read more...] about The Top Pregnancy Magazines
Nannies can be like part of the family, but it takes careful consideration and time for bonding to establish such a close relationship. You can establish rules with your nanny and over time things will evolve to a perfect balance of your family's needs, but newbies sometimes need a little help. Below is a list of the ten most important things a parent needs to know in order to … [Read more...] about The Top 10 Things Your Nanny Should NOT Do!
As a mom of three and etiquette consultant, I have become a therapist of sorts. I find myself being discreetly led away by the arm, into a quiet nook at our elementary school and lending a sympathetic ear to another mom as they relay their blunders, their child’s indiscretions or mommy faux pas. Although, we can all relate (even, myself!) to the shock of our child’s … [Read more...] about Avoiding the Top 10 Mommy Faux Pas
Stretch mark creams are designed to prevent or reduce the appearance of stretch marks or striae. Stretch marks are tears in the dermis, or middle layer of the skin, according to the Mayo Clinic. They initially appear as rough, red or purple lines and eventually fade to silvery white. Any rapid weight gain, including pregnancy, may cause stretch marks, particularly on the belly, … [Read more...] about The Top Stretch Mark Creams