How do you handle twins and birthday parties? As a mother of two sets of twins, the daughter of twins, and the daughter-in-law of twins (crazy, huh?) I’m tackling this issue with a lot of experience. Here are a few of the most commonly asked questions: 1. If you invite a child to a birthday party, should you invite his or her twin as well, even if they are not in the … [Read more...] about Twins And Birthday Parties: Do You Have To Invite Both?
You never know when those important moments are going to pop up. My kids and I were strolling along the Walkway Over The Hudson (which I highly recommend for New Yorkers!) and someone walked by us, prompting my daughter to ask, “Was that a boy or a girl?” I’d been thinking about our upcoming Dancing With The Stars family nights and how that would be a great … [Read more...] about Talking To Your Kids About All That Chaz
My husband and I learned soon into the process of parenting two children (which soon multiplied into four children) that each needed, wanted and deserved his or her own special time. In the multi-tasking mayhem of a typical family day, it is simply impossible to dedicate quantity based special time to each of our children each day. However, we’ve found a few ways to focus on … [Read more...] about What to Do When Kids Fight for Attention
With several arrivals and departures of child care providers in our house this past year, I’m considering serving dinner on airport trays. We had a bit of an interesting streak - will save the juicy details for another posting. Reasons unnecessary (although I did learn some good German language phrases after translating a Facebook page). The fact remains: for most families … [Read more...] about How to Help Your Child Transition to New Childcare
As a baby’s vision improves, she is better able to distinguish between different shapes, colors and movements. While babies are able to see from birth, your baby is very nearsighted and can only focus on what is about a hand’s distance from her face. Guess what! That is about the distance your face is when you are feeding or holding her! So, make sure she gets plenty of … [Read more...] about Vision and Touch & Play