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How Much Does It Cost To Have A Baby?

If you’re currently pregnant or thinking ahead to having a baby, you may be lost in the glow of being a new parent. It’s a magical time, but at the same time, it can be stressful. Having a new baby can be expensive, and it can lead to not only new costs you might not have thought of but it can also increase the cost of things you’re already paying for. 

For example, while your car insurance won’t increase when you have a baby, your health insurance will. Additionally, while a new baby might not increase your car insurance now when that baby becomes a teen driver, those costs will skyrocket.  

How Much Does It Cost To Have A Baby?

This is just the tip of the iceberg, and the following are some of the costs associated with having a new baby.  [Read more…]

Managing Stress As A New Mom

Having a new baby is stressful. They cry a lot, they require a lot of care, and you may feel frazzled more often than not. You may start comparing yourself to other moms who seem to have it all together, and feel like you’re not doing enough. The truth is, most mothers feel like that, even the ones who seem to have it all together. The days following your discharge from the hospital after giving birth can be rough but hang in there. Better days are coming. 

Managing Stress As A New Mom

Rest Whenever Possible 

People always say that it’s important to rest when the baby does. You may feel like that’s impossible because you have a million and one things you need to do during that time. Taking care of yourself should be your priority because your little one is counting on you to take care of them and nurture them. With a brand new baby, chances are, you are up a lot during the night so you’re not getting enough sleep. Sleep whenever possible.  [Read more…]

Time-Saving Tips For Busy Moms

A mother’s job is never done, and sometimes, it feels like your days are simply not long enough. Well, the following are a few tips and tricks to help busy moms take back their time with a vengeance.

Time-Saving Tips For Busy Moms

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One activity that can take up a lot of time is shopping. At first, it may not seem like you spend so much time at any given store like a grocery store, but you can easily go through two hours without even knowing, especially if you are with your children. [Read more…]

The Forgotten Benefits of Play Dress-Up

In the world of a child’s mind, there is no impossible dream, no mountain too high to climb, or a cake too big to enjoy. That may be why children have loved dressing in costume for hundreds of years and then play acting the part of the clothing they have donned. It may be a fairy, a dragon, a princess, or a villain that your child invents, but whatever the clothing is – it can make the character. Here are four forgotten benefits of play dress-up.

The Forgotten Benefits of Play Dress-Up

1. Stage Fright

As your child stands before you telling a story about flying flowers or talking boulders, he or she is also learning to overcome the internal fear many people have called stage fright. Believe it or not, as your little one explains the story line of the play, your child is learning all about the essentials of a business presentation method he or she will probably use in 20 years. Scary, isn’t it! [Read more…]