Pregnancy is a tough time to feel both stylish and comfortable, but the recent trend of athleisure wear has made it so much easier. You can still feel put-together in comfortable, breathable clothing items like maternity leggings, tank tops, sweatshirts, joggers and more without sacrificing an ounce of style. Check out these trendy athleisure options for pregnant women.
Stationery, invitation and announcement brand Minted offers a wide range of gorgeous, customizable card designs for any occasion. From birth announcements, birthday parties, graduation celebrations and everything in between, here are our some of our favorite designs from the family-friendly brand.
We all know that tech devices can help simplify our lives. From something as easy as being able to take a picture on your cell phone to home devices that can tell us the weather with a touch of a button (or just simply by asking verbally). But tech can also help our kids out, too! In fact, Verizon helps make it easy for kids to get online safely with great tablets, smart watches and phones. And if you're worried about your kids' safety as they browse the web or play on their phone, Verizon helps cover that too! With plans that are catered toward families, smartphones that track your child's location and add restrictions like content filters, you can rest assured that your child's tech devices are safe for them to use.
The My Verizon and My Verizon Smart Family apps track your child's phone location and usage right from your very own device. It's a helpful way to stay on top of what your kid is doing on the web. The Smart Family app allows you to add up to 20 trusted contacts to your child's phone that they can reach whenever, regardless of restrictions. You can also limit how many texts are sent and received. Track how your kids are spending time online with the Web and App Activity feature and keep tabs on your child's location via a GPS locator. It also allows you to add content filters to block certain apps and websites. Parents will love that they have the ability to add usage limits and even pause the internet! Plus using the app is simple—just pair your device with your kid's device using the Smart Family companion app and you're ready to get started!
Below we explore the devices and plans that make Verizon one of the best wireless carriers for families!
You might be planning some fun family vacations or even day trips to the beach this summer, but nothing beats playing in your very own backyard. And while we're not knocking a good old hose for some water fun (hey, that's how we grew up!), we know kids these days expect a bit more. Slip N' Slides are a great way to get your kids playing outside and staying active. And these slides totally beat a trip to the water park—no long lines or entrance fees! So slather on the sunscreen and get to slippin' and slidin' with these eight great backyard Slip 'N Slides and parents, don't forget to partake in the fun!
Still sorting out how to balance your new bun in the oven with an old workout routine? Well, the timing is perfect to put high-tech fitness trackers to the test to monitor safe prenatal exercises, heart rates and sleep patterns while staying healthy and fit for the next nine months (and beyond, of course!). New moms must keep moving for optimal well-being, suggests G. Thomas Ruiz, MD, OB/GYN Lead at MemorialCare Orange Coast Medical Center in Fountain Valley, California. "We encourage expectant women to engage in exercise or physical activity on a regular basis throughout their pregnancy," he advises. "Women who are physically active during pregnancy tend to have smaller babies, which most women who are pushing out a kid don't mind." But what about the anxieties of pregnant moms who fear the harmful effects of radiation from such devices? "There has never been a study to demonstrate that background radiation from a cell phone or a Bluetooth device has had a deleterious effect on the outcome of pregnancy," says Dr. Ruiz. "There has been no data to determine it. We do ultrasounds on a regular basis, which is sending sound energy to the baby so we can do diagnostic work, and that is at a much higher level of energy than a cell phone. It's never been shown to demonstrate harmful effects towards the baby or the pregnancy. So moms can use their trackers to their heart's content." So stay strong and count on, Mama! From Fitbit to Bellabeat, here are are our best picks to keep new moms stepping out in style.
With summer just a few weeks away, families are going to want to forgo the indoors in favor of spending time outside. While your family may have a few vacations planned, there really is nothing better than spending time relaxing in your own backyard and creating lasting memories with your children. Of course, parents have a lot on their plates already so committing to a full backyard renovation might not be in the schedule (or the budget). Luckily, Walmart has everything parents need to create an oasis right in their very own outdoor space. From swings to firepits (and even stylish storage solutions), here are eight ways busy parents can create the backyard of their dreams!
For such little people, newborns need a lot of stuff! With so many must-have items to check off your list, it's always nice to save on much-needed gear. Now is the best time to take advantage of the Walmart.com Best of Baby Month with super savings online on big-ticket baby essentials like car seats and cribs. This month, save on hundreds of baby items and nursery necessities available online at Walmart.com. Here are just a few top picks to add to your shopping cart during this popular, purse-friendly promotion!
After entering motherhood, caring for your skin and keeping to a beauty routine can be tough when your main focus is caring for your little ones. Products that you once used to complete lengthy skincare rituals seem impractical and time-consuming. Instead, you have five magical minutes of alone-time in the bathroom and you better make it worthwhile.
From self-tanner that doubles as a color corrector to the deodorizing wipes you need when there's no time to shower, we've rounded up key-players for your vanity from Sephora, Ulta and Dermstore that'll keep you feeling put together while still getting your little troops to school on time.
Raising kids in today's world poses numerous different challenges for parents. When should your child be introduced to TV? What about the iPad or the family computer? We've rounded up safe technology products you can feel good about giving to your children.
Whether you want to read along with your child or gift it to a kid who's too shy to ask questions, books can be a great resource for teaching children about their changing bodies, relationships and emotions. From sexual education and child development experts, real parents and the help of real children, these are the best books about sexuality and the human body for children of all ages, from retailers like Amazon, Target and Walmart.
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Books : Parenting: Illustrated with Crappy Pictures (Hardcover)
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Reclaiming Hope: Overcoming the Challenges of Parenting Foster and Adoptive Children
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No one ever told us the important things about parenting. All our advisers, including my father and mother, could not tell me what... lay beyond the wedding fantasy. Life was like some “Promised Land” where honey and milk flows day and night. We just saw... read more
Since the last edition in 2006, there is now an increasing awareness of the complex challenges posed by the expanding aging popula...tion in North America. The third edition of Parenting Your Parents shows that you are not alone and offers crucial advice... read more
Unconventional--yet effective--parenting strategies, carefully curated by the creator of the popular podcast The Longest Shortest ...Time Some of the best parenting advice that Hillary Frank ever received did not come from parenting experts, but from... read more
These days it can often feel like a 'normal' nuclear family is something of a rarity; that most families are varied, broken up or ...diverse. Children find themselves with step-parents, half-siblings, or living in single-parent households - even having... read more
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A guide for adoptive parents of an at-risk child that includes real-world suggestions, experience-based reassurance, and parenting... advice specifically designed to prevent further trauma. read more
This book brings together the concepts set forth in Blanton's 3 previous books and applies then systematically to child rearing.
Raising a child or teenager with a psychological condition is a "perfect storm" of stress, sadness, and uncertainty. How can you f...ind the best treatments and help your child overcome emotional, behavioral, and academic challenges--while keeping... read more
Are you finding it difficult to come to terms with you child being diagnosed with Autism?Are you feeling overwhelmed and confused ...about the best ways to care for and raise your child with Autism?Do you get bogged down with information and find it... read more
For the "walking weary", those parents who just cannot get their kids to bed, this is the survival guide to recommend. An experien...ced parent educator, Rebecca Huntley discusses kids who can't sleep through the night and those who are overwhelmed by... read more
When our parents reach a certain age and have difficulty coping, we find ourselves wondering how to provide them with the kind of ...love, care, support, and attention they need - just as they have done for us all our lives. Parenting Your Parents shows,... read more
THE MAGIC KEY TO PARENTING & GRANDPARENTING Family Dynamics thru the Enneagram Fairy TalesThis book offers parents & grandparents ...a Forward designed to outline the new strategies for raising empowered children. It is targeted to children from 5 to 8... read more
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"This book teaches frustrated, stressed-out parents that selectively ignoring certain behaviors can actually inspire positive chan...ges in their kids. With all the whining, complaining, begging, and negotiating, parenting can seem more like a chore than... read more