Working parents all experience this phenomenon- mental load, also known as mental labor or emotional load. This load is killing us, mentally, physically, and destroying our marriages and relationships. How can we address and combat it?
It can take months and months to prepare for the arrival of a new baby. Whether it's decorating the nursery, shopping for clothes or mentally preparing yourself for those sleepless nights.
However, it is not the only thing you need to prepare. A new baby means a whole new set of expenses. To avoid unwanted stress and to ensure this special time is not clouded by a financial crisis, you need a game plan.
Here are ten financial tips to help you prepare for your new baby.
Dogs are more than just mere companions. Little does everyone know that there are benefits to having pet dogs in the household. In fact, families with children benefit the most from having these furry little creatures at home. If you have a dog, you very well know the joy having them around. Jenny from HerePup guest posts about 12 Amazing Reasons Why Dogs Are Good to Help Raise Children.
This techie mom doesn't think children should play Pokemon Go without adult supervision at all times. This augmented reality app has already proven to be dangerous and addictive. It's really a play at your own risk game, so parents, please keep your children safe. If they must play Pokemon Go, play with them!
For the longest, Phil did not sleep through the night. Nowadays, save for shifting and tumbling around in bed every now and then, Phil sleeps through the night like a breathing log. Here we list our top ten baby and toddler sleep tips that we feel every parent should know. Baby massage, check. Baby lullaby, check. Motion and hypnotism, check and check! We're sure that these tips will help your baby sleep, and help you catch up on those much needed zZZs!
I met Donna many years ago. Her cousin is one of my best friends. Donna is a fashion designer and the awesome mama of Miles, a toddler boy who is six months younger than Phil. It was great to interview Donna, who was working at Kensie Jeans during the time of the interview. She has so many great tips to share with new parents who work in the city, and provides a good window view of our Asian American culture and the differences of how we approach parenting when compared to our own parents.
Again and again, science has shown the benefits of reading to your child, as early as when he or she is in the womb. We recommend the ten best baby and toddler books for you to read with or to your child. These books will help with baby's development and language skills quite early on.
Is it time for you to return to work as maternity leave ends? Well, this is a very helpful checklist for working moms who will have to pump breast milk at work. We've listed a great Must Have Breast Milk Pumping Supplies Checklist for working moms. Also, if you freeze your pumping equipment in between pumps, you won't have to clean them! That's a hack right there!
Are you throwing or someone you know throwing a baby shower? Stumped by what to put into your baby shower registry? Here are Phil and Mama's TOP TEN Baby Shower Registry Must Have Items. We've listed some of the best baby products out there, such as the Stokke Tripp Trapp highchair and two of our favorite strollers from Britax and Maclaren.