How to make a robot with used cardboard boxes

robot5

My son recently started to act like a robot. We don't know where he is inspired from but we are not complaining. If we ask him to do something and he doesn't do it, when we ask the "Robot" he definitely does it. If we ask the "robot" to come to the table for dinner, he immediately comes to the table. Or if "mommy robot" asks, "baby robot" kindly … [Read more...]

Being a knowledgeable patient

Tomorrow is my expected due date. I am still at home, pregnant. My doctor told me I am not due in for a visit until Wednesday. I am reading a book in peace.  At work,  my workload is less but I am still actively working from my home office. During these final weeks, my son has been very agreeable and pleasant. His speech skills has really … [Read more...]

A great quote to share

My daughter is still incubating and - thanks to my mom and husband - I am enjoying my time before the baby by reading more books. Here is a quote I wanted to note from the book I am reading now,  Secrets of the Baby Whisperer for Toddlers, an addition to the Baby Whisperer books, which I highly recommend. “You can, and should, be in charge, but … [Read more...]

Books to help children prepare for a new sibling

bigbrother

Here are the list of books we used and loved on preparation of the arrival of a new sister: I am a Big Brother  My son and I have enjoyed this book the most. This is ideal for children of my son’s age (2,5). You can also find big sister version of it. I am a Big Sister Hello Baby! This is a nice book as well. Lots of illustrations. This is … [Read more...]

Preparing our son for the arrival of his new sibling

We have completed our preparations for the arrival or our new baby as much as we could.  I went out for one last time to buy things which were on my missing stuff list. After my son, we did not have that many missing items anyway. I only bought containers for milk, garbage bags for diapers and boppy pillow.  The old ones were really old. I found an … [Read more...]

Nasal Congestion and Runny Nose Remedies for Babies

NSF

We are at the point of season change. Runny nose, nasal congestion, flu are common spread amongst children. We go the library, or during playtime, everyone’s nose is running and sneezing. Especially if you have children that are going to day care or school, this is non stoppable. The hardest is the babies. They can’t breathe, they don’t know how to … [Read more...]

Hospital bag checklist for labor and delivery

Hospital bag checklist labor delivery

The other day, I got in over my head and decided to run around with my son. Of course, I fell short of breath at night, got cramps on my feet, and just couldn’t wait to lie down. At that moment, it dawned upon me that I am only a month away from my due date. If she has taken after her brother, we might wait for a little longer, but this girl is … [Read more...]

Breastfeeding – Other questions

I decided to answer a couple of the common questions about breastfeeding. These questions are great for my readers who don’t read the comments: 1-      If your baby is just playing at the breast instead of nursing: This usually happens when your baby is about 3 months old and when (s)he can see better and chooses to observe his or her … [Read more...]