Summer Playgroup with Classmates


If your baby or toddler is in a Mother's Day Out program or preschool that takes the summer off, consider getting the parents' email addresses and coordinating your own weekly playgroup with them over the summer. It's a great way to keep your child interacting with kids their own age and a way for you to meet other moms. Get creative in your playgroup locations. Sometimes it's too much pressure to host in your own home, so compile a list of possible activities with help from the other moms and make a schedule for the entire summer. You will be amazed at what new places you will be able to Continue Reading

Hollywood’s Richest Moms

By Liz Barrett Celebrity News Examiner Happy Mother's Day to the richest moms in showbiz! Madonna, Reese Witherspoon and Gwyneth Paltrow topped Forbes annual list of the richest moms in showbiz list, published last month. Madonna (three kids) earned around $110 million in 2008, while Reese (two kids) brought in $24 million and Gwyneth (two kids) grossed $24 million. Rounding out the list were: Julia Roberts (three kids) - $17 million Sarah Jessica Parker (one kid, twins on the way) - $15 million Angelina Jolie (six kids) - $14 million Heidi Klum (three kids, one on the way) - Continue Reading

Get a Hot Post-Baby Body


It's Mother's Day, do you know where your pre-baby body is? With a little effort, it's not far off, says fitness pro Tracy Anderson, whose A-list clients include Madonna and Gwyneth Paltrow. More from Newsday... Continue Reading

2009 Mother of the Year Award


Drum roll please...I was announced as the 2009 Mother of the Year on CNNBC and even celebrities on the red carpet were talking about it! So maybe it's not a real award and the celebrities may not have been talking about moi, but it's a humorous video message that was emailed to me by a good friend wishing me a Happy Mother's Day. You can customize a video for your favorite mom(s) as Mother of the Year too. Check it out here. It's really easy to do. Just enter their name and email address and the video is automatically customized throughout with their name as the 2009 Mother of the Continue Reading

Why Does My Two-Year-Old Tantrum So Much?

By Gopi Patel, MSE.d Special Educator Parents should always remember that tantrums are a behavior children learn. Attention is usually given to them when they don't get their own way. Children usually very quickly learn that crying, yelling, screaming, kicking, laying on the floor and generally acting-out can help them get what they want. As long as the child gets what he wants tantrums will continue and worsen over time. Courtesy: Continue Reading

Pregnant Women Can Still Have Style


Two decades ago, "there was little in the way of fashion and maternity," says Rebecca Matthias, president and chief creative officer of A Pea in the Pod. "It was kind of an oxymoron: maternity fashion." Things are very different today. Liz Lange, who designs both high-end maternity wear and a line for Target, relies on stretch fabrics to create flattering silhouettes. "It may seem like the opposite is true, but when you wear something fitted, close to the body, it is so much more flattering," she says. "It shows you have some new curves, but also where you don't." Lange credits stars Continue Reading

The KidDictionary: Giveaway Winner


Jennifer Irving is the winner of the KidDictionary Giveaway. In her comment she said, "One of my boys has trouble putting words together… so pr comes out pl… so now everyone in the family says pless play LOL." Check out her blog about her twins here. Congratulations, Jennifer! Continue Reading

Today’s Headlines


Baby News :: A parent's fears about Swine Flu... :: Woman gives birth on NY's Fifth Avenue... :: Cats, babies, can coexist peacefully... :: Shower gifts that will keep baby safe... :: A toddler, an open window and an amazing catch... :: Cult of 'Perfect Parenting' exposed... :: Getting your toddler to clean up... Celebs :: Heidi Klum talks about baby weight and stopping at four... :: Carmen Electra is pregnant... :: Jennifer Garner says baby #2 brings 'happy chaos'... Continue Reading

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Apple Apologizes for Controversial App


Yesterday we told you about the "Shaken Baby" application that Apple released through its App Store for iPhone users. To say people were outraged would be an understatement. Once the story gained traction, the application was quickly removed from the App Store. Late yesterday, Apple apologized for offering the "deeply offensive" Baby Shaker iPhone application that sparked protests from groups fighting infant abuse. The company acknowledged that it made a "mistake" approving the application, which depicts a crying baby and has users quiet the infant by vigorously shaking the smartphone. The Continue Reading