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Nap Time! Or is it?

Ah, the beauty of a nap – peaceful, serene, comforting. For a child, however, it may seem like a sentence of doom that’s cause for fits of crying and protest. According to WebMD*, "Napping conserves energy," explains Charles Shubin, MD, medical director of the Children's Health Center of Mercy Family Care in Baltimore and an […]

Grand Memories – Grandparents

Grandparents are very special to any child. Children with involved grandparents carry those memories with them for life. Below are snippets from memories gathered from some of our friends near the Cleveland, OH area. What makes the best memories? It looks like just spending time. Whether it’s cooking or eating a meal with one another, […]

A Kid-Friendly New Year's Eve

Happy New Year! 2012 signals the celebration of the year past, as well as a time to wipe the slate clean for a new year. New Year's Eve is an exciting time for adults, but some of the loud, crazy and often alcohol-related events associated with the festivity of the New Year are not suitable […]

Holiday Traditions

With the holiday season in full swing, we’d like to acknowledge some traditions that seem to come along with the season. Below we take a look at some aspects of the Christian Christmas Tree, the Jewish Menorah, and the colors of Kwanzaa. Please also take this as an opportunity to post your own traditions and […]

What's In A Name?

Onomastics or onomatology is the study of proper names of all kinds and the origins of names. – Wikipedia.com. We are all linked by names, as we all have one. A name is an identification. It can also be a personality, a stamp of recognition, and a signal to the world that shouts, “Hey! I’m me!”   The subject of naming […]

Diaper Duty

Your mission, should you choose to accept it: the diaper change. It’s one of the basics of baby, but changing a diaper can be complex. Babies move. Babies squirm. Babies grow quickly. Babies react differently to different products. How does one have as drama-free a changing experience as possible? PREPARE! PREPARE! PREPARE! And then cross […]

Swaddling Your Baby

Nothing comforts a baby like the warmth and security of swaddling. Swaddling has been practiced for hundreds of years and involves wrapping a child snugly in order to restrict movement, maintain body temperature and calm nerves. Archaeological records suggest that swaddling came to be around 4000 B.C. in Central Asia – migrants used a back-pack […]