According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the celebration of breastfeeding nationally began in 1990 to commemorate the Innocenti Declaration made by WHO and UNICEF policy-makers to protect, promote and support breastfeeding. Since then there has been a double-digit increase in the percent of moms who breastfeed their babies. In a 2018 report by the […]Continue reading
If you’re like most American women, you plan to breastfeed your baby; at least for a period of time. In 2015, the most recent year for which there are statistics, 83.2% of moms breastfed their baby. More than half (57.6%) breastfed their babies through the first six months of life. That dropped to 1/3 of […]Continue reading
More baby showers are hosted in June and July than any other months. Why? Experts suggest that a baby shower is usually hosted 4-6 months prior to the baby’s due date. This is considered far enough into the pregnancy to reduce the likelihood of any problems and early enough to make sure you have the […]Continue reading
It’s the age-old question when it comes to baby showers. Should Mom-to-Be open her gifts in front of everyone at the shower or should she and Dad-to-Be open the gifts when they are alone? Etiquette expert Julie Rottenberg says, “No-opening-gifts-in-public policy. It’s a bore to watch someone else open presents, and it’s just as agonizing for […]Continue reading
I love shopping for babies. Actually, I love shopping for unique gifts for babies. Buying a box of diapers doesn’t really do anything for me. When I gave these adorable baby shower gifts I believed I was being really thoughtful about the mom. I assumed she would truly love the gift I selected; especially because I thought I was buying her a gift that she would never splurge on herself.
I thought wrong! I got “schooled” recently when I was talking with a few first-time moms.
As moms we all the know the game of babies throwing or dropping pacifiers, toys and sippy cups from the table, high chair, stroller or shopping cart. It’s our job to notice it was dropped and pick it up. It’s a game that gets old fast. It’s also a game you don’t have to play […]Continue reading