Every parent is in search of the safest products for their baby, and green products designed to save the planet are a perfect pick for little ones while protecting Mother Earth. "When a child is born, their immune systems are exceptionally fragile, so it's pivotal to ease the toxic overload they are exposed to during their developing years," advises Gay Browne, environmental health advisor and author of Living With a Green Heart. "If I can suggest the most important time to jump into your own personal environmental health, it would have to be the moment you decide to become a parent." In celebration of Earth Day on April 22, we've rounded up the best eco-friendly finds to help ease mom and dad's concerns and even reduce baby's carbon footprint.
Calling all bathing beauties, get ready to bare your bump at the beach! Perfect for some fun in the sun or a relaxing pre-baby getaway, these sleek one-pieces, trendy tankinis and gorgeous bikinis are guaranteed to have you looking like one hot mama! We've selected the best maternity swimwear to fit every shape and size, from retailers like Old Navy and Motherhood Maternity. They come in comfortable designs that will make mom feel most confident showing off all of her curves, so get ready to make a splash!
Maternity coats get a bad rap for being unflattering, boxy and bulky to wear—but we promise it's not true. Whether you need a lightweight maternity workout jacket, a puffy parka for playing in the snow or a timeless trench coat to take from work to the weekend, we have you covered, literally! Bundle that baby up with our selection of quality, stylish winter coats designed to fit your growing bump.
Babywearing. It's a practice that's been around for centuries, but today's parents have taken the act of hands-free carrying to a whole new level thanks to modern baby carriers. It's handy, and many would say even necessary gear for parents, but knowing where to begin can be overwhelming. Don't let the numerous choices scare you away from taking advantage of the benefits babywearing can offer.
Whether your kid is trying to master the art of comedy or just needs a break from the electronics, a joke book can be a great way to get them reading. Reading jokes books can help your kids build vocabulary, improve social skills and develop problem-solving skills by figuring out silly riddles. Check out these cool, clean and kid-approved joke books from retailers like Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Walmart.
Pregnancy can come with a lot of aches and pains — especially in the final months when the weight of your precious baby belly may become hard for your body to support. Belly bands and maternity belts work by lifting the belly and redistributing the weight on your stomach, pelvis, back, hips and spine more evenly. Your exhausted body will appreciate any one of these supportive and comfortable maternity bands, plus some can be worn all pregnancy long and may even double as postpartum belts. Scroll through our selection of helpful pregnancy products and accessories from Amazon, Target, Motherhood Maternity and more.
Becoming a first-time parent can be pretty intimidating! Thankfully, with the right gear and a lifehack or two, you can make the experience a lot less stressful for yourself and your baby.
These trendy plus-size maternity clothes will keep you both comfy and stylish throughout your pregnancy.
Your little fashionista is going to be impressed with these oh-so-trendy pieces. No more guessing games, parents. We've rounded up our favorite wardrobe staples for cool-girl style.
The only thing that comes close to competing with grandma's kisses or big bear hugs from grandpa is still being small enough to climb into their laps for a cuddle and a story. This selection of sweet picture books available on Amazon celebrates the special bond between grandparents and their grandchildren by teaching little ones just how much they are loved. Below, our favorite books for grandparents to read to their grandchildren.
Coffee is always in the press with it's good, it's bad argument. This book clearly spells out the facts on what coffee is and is...n't. Suppose you have a heart condition and your cardiologist says you should stop. Should you. Did you make the right choice or did you make things worse. Did the doctor render his / her opinion or did they just tell you some outdated fact. Was it specific to your Atrial Fibrillation or Stroke. The point I'm laboring to make is we should make calculated decisions to help ourselves that this book, chapter after chapter tells you whether coffee will help your specific condition and point you to modern research that proves the point. Empower yourself, educate yourself and protect yourself with the facts. Kind regards, Allen Huff, BS, DC read more
There are nearly 12 million children under the age of five in child care each week in the U.S. The trend is to move away from larg...e operations and turn to the small services. This increase in small day care operations created a huge opportunity for someone who adores taking care of children. read more
The Complete Guide to Eating Healthy During Pregnancy — NaturallyThe Natural Pregnancy Cookbook ensures that both you and your bab...y get the nutrition you need, while still enjoying everything you eat. In The Natural Pregnancy Cookbook, physician, chef, and mother Dr. Sonali Ruder takes the guesswork out of planning a healthy diet and presents over 125 delicious, nutritious recipes to suit any taste or palate. It is the perfect resource for expectant mothers.The Natural Pregnancy Cookbook helps to make certain that your body has everything it needs during the many changes that accompany pregnancy. Expertly presented and authoritative, The Natural Pregnancy Cookbook also includes a wealth of information on eating while pregnant—from managing morning sickness and mid-day cravings, to knowing how much food is enough for you and your baby. Keeping you strong and your baby healthy takes work—and The Natural Pregnancy Cookbook makes it easy.The Natural Pregnancy Cookbook features a variety of tasty, healthy recipes including:-Baby Bump Banana Flax Bread-Berry and Ricotta Stuffed French Toast-Refrigerator Dill Pickles-Summer Zucchini and Corn Frittata-Banana Nut Health Shake-Mediterranean Shrimp Pasta-Grilled Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Sauce-Craveable Chocolate Ganache Cupcakes...and many more!For any expectant mother looking to manage their cravings, keep control of their diet and have fun doing it, The Natural Pregnancy Cookbook is your reliable resource each step of the way. Making informed, educated decisions about what you eat during your pregnancy is essential to ensuring your baby is born happy and healthy. read more
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A step-by-step resource guide written at basic high school reading level for divorcing parents, POSITIVE PARENTING 101 helps moms ...and dads anticipate the needs of their children during the trauma of divorce. This book, along with its companion online... read more
Drawn from Dr. Kevin Leman's book Living in a Step-Family without Getting Stepped On, Step-Parenting 101 is an informative and pra...ctical guide to living in a blended family. read more
Down Syndrome Parenting 101 is a savvy book for parents, grandparents, teachers, and anyone who shares life with a person with Dow...n syndrome! It's full of uplifting advice and best practices gleaned from the author's personal and professional... read more
This practical, easy-to-read book explores the basics of parenting gifted children, truly giving parents the "introductory course"... they need to better understand and help their gifted child. Topics include myths about gifted children, characteristics... read more
Your childcare provider is, next to your spouse, one of the most important relationships you will ever have. This book is all abou...t how to find a great provider and how to make her work her hardest for you. This is a manual for every parent raising a... read more
The Co-Parenting Handbook helps parents confidently take on the challenges of guiding children through divorce or separation and r...aising them skillfully in two homes. Addressing parents’ questions about the emotional impact of separation, conflict,... read more
Overcoming challenges to co-parent your children successfully in both homes.Child-Centred Co-Parenting is a passion project by TRA...CEY DUFF and her son's stepmother DANIELLA RIGON who both wanted to make a difference in the lives of children living... read more
This 24-page e-book contains 101 tips from the multiple-award winning book "Parenting without Stress: How to Raise Responsible Kid...s While Keeping a Life of Your Own." It is an excellent guide for quick reference. Being a parent can be rewarding and... read more
Note: links below connect to the non-profit educational Break the Cycle! Web site (Formerly "Stepfamily inFormation"). Close the p...ages or use your browsers "back" button to return here. Typical multi-home stepfamilies are riddled with conflicts between... read more
Protect your child from alienation and loyalty conflicts.During and after a difficult divorce, it’s easy for your relationship wit...h your kids to become strained—especially if you are dealing with a toxic ex who bad-mouths you in front of your children,... read more
Does your child have trouble settling at bedtime? Refuse to sit at the table for meals? Ignore you or argue when you say it's time... to turn off the TV? Expert parenting and educational consultant Kathy Walker recognises that being a parent is one of the... read more
Karen L. Kristjanson shares the stories of a variety of divorced and separated couples who co-parent.Effective co-parenting, or sh...aring significant parenting time with an ex-spouse, is one of the best gifts separated parents can give to their children.... read more
During my years as a social worker who intervened in the lives of many families, the frustrating prohibition I faced was the State...s reluctance to allow any suggestion toward the family developing a spiritual component. Even though it was obvious that... read more
Children cannot raise themselves. It must be done with conscience thought, decision making, and sacrifice. Children become people ...with minds of their own and a free will, but to do that, they must have a solid foundation. Currently, they have no base... read more
All parents want their children to be confident, intelligent, attractive and well behaved. However, most parents are of the opinio...n that they will never succeed! For them in particular there is good news: parenting is not that difficult! The author... read more
'How to Raise Children Successfully' is a parenting guide that every parent should have.The book contains 11 chapters on key paren...ting topics that Mums and Dads today should pro-actively be doing with their children to ensure they raise happy, healthy,... read more
Since the last edition in 2006, much has happened in the field of eldercare. There is now an increasing awareness of the complex c...hallenges posed by the expanding aging population in North America. When our parents reach a certain age and have... read more
If you are a parent, you know the feeling that there are some things you might have done better. If you are going to be a parent, ...there is the feeling of wanting to do the very best for your child that you possibly can. Parenting, A Sacred Task meets... read more
The Black Girl’s Guide to Co-Parenting focuses on the daily stresses of being a black single mother, communication barriers, and s...elf-examination of acts that prohibit her from communicating effectively with the father of her child. This book is not... read more
For parents seeking the best in life for their children; this book is filled with practical application models to ensure optimal p...arenting, a must-have, and unlike no other parenting book. Parents, psychotherapists, educators, students and those who... read more
Parenting styles today have changed with small families preferred over large families. This book takes a bold step in examining ma...jor parenting styles and putting forward negotiation parenting as the possible answer to small-family parenting. Section... read more
Challenging times require inspiration, encouragement and confidence to produce positive results. Parents today need this reassuran...ce more than ever!If children are to compete in a global world, we must first teach parents winning strategies and skills... read more