Posted by Keiko Zoll
There’s one emotion, that above all other emotions, that every mother on this planet can understand: guilt. Perhaps you’ve heard of it? As a first-time mom, it’s something that looms large, no matter how much I do. I could be doing more for my son, I think. The thought creeps up at times where I feel my least assured, my least confident, my most overwhelmed. I’m never enough for him, my nagging self-doubt seems to say.
But the the truth is: I am enough. And so are you.
Posted by Keiko Zoll
The “terrible twos” are coming and as much as I take umbrage at that particular choice of words, there’s no denying that Judah is… feistier. Tantrums are a normal part of a child’s development and at 18 months, Judah has begun to express his wants, needs, and dislikes in ever more vocal and physical ways.
Like any toddler testing boundaries, some of Judah’s displays go a bit over the top and it means that it’s time for a timeout. As much as we do them for him, I’ve found that timeouts are actually really important for me. Confused? Read on.
Posted by Lauren Hartmann
Recently I went to Disneyland with my two littles (ages 2.5 years and 5 months). We flew to California from Oregon, so it wasn’t exactly a super long flight, but as any parent who has flown with children knows, flying with children can sometimes be a little less magical than Peter Pan made it look.
It wasn’t my first time flying with a baby (I’ve flown with my daughter at least five other times), but it was my first time traveling with two kids instead of one, which made things a bit more interesting. With little ones, you can’t always predict or plan for everything (i.e. the time our flight was delayed for FOUR hours and fell well after bed time – you can imagine how that went), but I’ve found that when I put in the effort to plan ahead things definitely go better.
Here are a few tips that help me to make our flying experience go a bit more smoothly.
Posted by Tiffany Thornton
From the time when I was a small child, I always loved babies. I had so many baby dolls with tons of accessories — from strollers, to blankets, to pacifiers. So, of course, one of my favorite parts of preparing to have a baby in our home was filling out the registry!
There are so many options for gifts to put on the registry. Here is my list of 10 popular items I’ve seen on registries and links to buy them from Disney Baby. Check them out!
Posted by Carmen Ordonez
When it comes to raising our son and doing household chores, my husband and I try to share the workload as evenly as possible–from tag teaming diaper changes, feedings, to early wake-up calls. Of course, there are some days when my husband comes home exhausted from working 24 hours, so I’ll take on more of the work (and vice versa). But overall we have found a system that works for us.
Here are some ways my husband and I divide childcare duties and tips when it comes to sharing the work: