Author Archives: Karen Barski

Simple Ways to Show Your Kids How to Be Healthy

If you ask an expecting mother whether she hopes she’s having a boy or a girl, most likely she will answer “as long as they are healthy, it doesn’t matter.” Our health is so important, and as parents, we do … Continue reading

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6 Tips for Parents with Preemies

Toward the end of mom’s pregnancy, she will be anxious to get through her delivery and meet her new addition. However, sometimes that happens a bit too early. Premature births are rising in this country. Since the 1980’s, births occurring … Continue reading

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Tips for Swaddling Baby The Simple Way

Baby swaddling is a practice that has been around for years and traditionally it has been used to help babies sleep longer and sounder. Learning to correctly swaddle baby is key to ensuring safety and effectiveness. There are multiple benefits … Continue reading

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7 Ideas for Raising Close Siblings

For some families, sibling relationships can be rough. Older children resist the inclusion of new additions to the family because they feel like their place has been reduced. Obviously this isn’t the case, but it sure can feel that way … Continue reading

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7 Essential Items to Calm a Fussy Infant

Everyone knows that babies tend to cry a lot. Usually they cry because they’re hungry, tired, need a diaper change, etc. Normally taking care of the need makes the crying stop, but sometimes you just can’t figure out what the … Continue reading

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New Stroller Safety Guidelines

Since 2008, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has received far too many safety complaints regarding strollers. Over the last five years, we have had 1,300 incidents of stroller malfunction. Fourteen of those cases required hospitalization, 391 children were … Continue reading

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Top 10 Disney Tips: Planning the Best Florida Vacation

With spring break just around the corner and summer not far beyond, most children (and even moms and dads!) have vacation on the brain. Everyone needs a bit of fun and relaxation. If you are thinking about taking a family … Continue reading

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Daylight Savings Time Child Sleep Solutions

I feel like we just set the clocks back an hour, but it’s already time to spring ahead. Many of us struggled with early wake ups and cranky babes who had trouble making it to a 6:00 pm bedtime. But, … Continue reading

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8 Tips to Save Money When You Have a Baby

Having a baby is a wonderful endeavor, but there’s no doubt that it will be costly. Between baby supplies and visits to the doctor, you could be spending more than you anticipated. Hopefully you’ve estimated your costs and saved proportionately, … Continue reading

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Spring Baby Shower Gifts Invented By Moms

You’ll have to think outside the box if you want to come up with a unique baby shower gift that will really impress the mom-to-be. Products invented by moms always make the best gifts, because no one knows what a … Continue reading

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