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Get the help you need from these baby how-to videos and articles. Raising a baby is tough. These how-to's help break it down.

7 Ways to Eat a Rainbow

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! If you are in the mood for celebrating, make sure you do so with a RAINBOW of colors! I know my girls and I will be celebrating by wearing green and enjoying some rainbow snacks! Here are 7 colorful treats to enjoy with your little ones this St. Patrick’s Day…

How to Peel a Pineapple and Z's Favorite Way to Eat It

I’ve been intimidated by fresh pineapple pretty much my entire life. When I was younger, fresh pineapple would make my tongue feel funny. When I grew up, I just never knew how to get into that thing. Finally I decided I might as well just hit up the internet and search how to cut a pineapple. It couldn’t be that hard. And you know what? It isn’t! I can’t believe how long I avoided buying fresh pineapple when it’s so easy to prepare. The taste is by far more superior to the canned variety I always used to be.

How to Peel a Pineapple and Z's Favorite Way to Eat It

Here's How I Turn Ordinary Baby Pics into Portraits

Every parent wants to catch every single important moment in their children’s lives. Most of the time, it would be ideal to be able to hire a photographer to capture the big milestones that our kids reach. I got lucky with a super talented photographer who I also call “Mom.” Most aren’t that lucky and can’t spare the extras bucks for a photographer every month like some can. Which is okay. If I didn’t have my mom, I would be in that same boat too. Never fear! Today I am going to share with you a few tips on how to take your own portraits of your baby.

Movin' on Up: Signs for Knowing When to Size Up on Diapers

Have you ever tried reading the size guidelines on the side of a box of diapers? If so, you’ve quickly realized just how tricky diaper sizing can be. Perhaps your baby’s current diapers are every-so-slightly snug, but you’re not quite sure if your little one is ready for the next size? Well, here are a few simple signs that will let you know when it’s time to move up a size in diapers!

Movin' On Up: Signs For Knowing When To Size Up On Diapers

How We're Teaching Our Baby Chinese

Bee seems to be a typical first child – incredibly active, very verbal and filled to the brim with endless curiosity. She’s the type of baby who entered her tantrum stage early, quickly forming opinions about what color fruit she’d like, which boots she wants to wear and – perhaps the oddest tantrum we’ve experienced – where the pocket on her shirt is placed (I know). For Bee, every moment is an opportunity to learn something about the world in which she lives. And for me – her mother – I relish teaching her that the world in which she lives is much bigger than her own backyard.

Earlier this year, my husband expressed interest in teaching her Mandarin Chinese. She loves learning new words and phrases and the timing seemed perfect to dip our toes into the waters of exposing her to a second language. The only problem? Neither of us know a lick of Chinese, and the process of learning side-by-side seemed rather intimidating. Here was our solution:

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