When my family decided to move back to the New York area after almost ten years in San Francisco, one of the first decisions we made was to not live in the city itself. One of the many reasons was that the pre-school admissions scrum was not something in which we wanted to participate. So […]
Your family’s fitness and nutrition is something that needs to be taken seriously. Every parent should be proactive to improving the health and lifestyle of their family. The trickle down effects of good health are immense and by following these tips, you will take your family down the path to improved wellbeing and happiness. Watch […]
As a new mom up to your ears in diapers, feedings, schedules, and generally just trying to figure it all out, you may long to do something “normal” again. Like go out to a restaurant. On the other hand, you’re probably worried about your little one. Germs. Changing station availability. Crying (maybe yours?).
My four and a half year old son began kindergarten at a NYC public school last September. While I knew that this would be an adjustment for him, I naively underestimated its magnitude. Despite our preparations throughout the summer, his first few days were extremely tearful, anxiety-ridden and overwhelming. Following his repeated requests-turned-pleadings not to […]
We’ve searched the Mommmybites archives for some of the best mommy hacks we could find. Absorb the pearls of wisdom from these moms. Laura Deutsch, founder and creator of babybites & kiddybites: I’m so happy I created a ‘memory box.’ Whenever I hear my daughter or son say or do something cute, funny, or memorable […]
Parenting is so fast-paced that we seldom have time to plan or act in advance. We often plan to discuss important subjects with our kids, but sometimes we’re too late, and our kids learn all the wrong things from all the wrong people. These are subjects that you should discuss with your children before their […]
When you’re pregnant, you should be paying special attention to your nutritional needs. You and your baby need more nutrients than you did before pregnancy. Here are some guidelines for the kinds of foods you should be eating, and their nutritional benefits. Eat Spinach During pregnancy it is so important to get enough Folate (or in […]
A Mommybites reader asked: What is a typical maternity leave length? Advice from Expert: Renee Sullivan, parent and lifestyle coach Just as there in “no typical” pregnancies, maternity leaves run the gamut – some as short as six weeks and some as generous as one year. Under the Family Medical Leave Act in the US, […]