In his New York Times bestseller Brain Rules, Dr. John Medina showed us how our brains really work—and why we ought to redesign our workplaces and schools. Now, in Brain Rules for Baby, he shares what the latest science says about how to raise smart and happy children from zero to five. This book is destined to revolutionize parenting. Just one of the surprises: The best way to get your children into the college of their choice? Teach them impulse control.
Do you have a kiddo who is absolutely obsessed with Dinosaurs? My three year old son and even my one year old daughter are entranced by everything Dino! They live and breathe Dinos! They sleep in Dino pajamas. They eat off Dino plates. Heck, they even have Dino silverware. Having this level of obsession in my home has given me an insight into some pretty great Dinosaur books for kids. Let me tell you, there's a whole lot of them. Here is a list of ten that we have read (not yet reviewed) and loved! Treat the Dino lover in your life!
Last year I had the audacity to have a baby at a *gasp* hospital. This, I think, is where I f*cked up. Like a good little mommy to be I did everything the way I was supposed to do it. I saw a midwife from the very beginning of the pregnancy. I went to every … Continue reading WTF Medical Billing
Somewhere along the line of our social evolution we have become fearful of touch. Whether it be a mother with her baby, a lover, a friend or even a stranger. We are programmed to accept every touch with hesitation. We must evaluate it's intention. Our first instinct is to be fearful. How very very sad for us.
What really broke my heart was the baby trying to get both of their attention. He was yelling “HEY MOMMA…HEY MOMMA HEY MOMMA!”. They didn’t even glance at him.
This picture is speaking volumes to me lately. After recently giving birth to my second child I have been doing my best to be super mom and still keep the momentum I had with one kid. Thing is, I now have two kids. One of which is a newborn who seemingly never sleeps. I have … Continue reading Remember That Mommy Tried
Here at the Sumner house we have been missing out on a load of sleep. We have this situation called...Living With A Newborn. This particular princess wants to eat on average every 45 mins to an hour. ALL DAY LONG. My boobs just can't keep up. So, we are having to supplement with formula. Now … Continue reading Hubby Wednesday’s “Thou Shall Not Eat Baby Formula Powder”
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So, if this tiny daughter of mine doesn't decide to vacate on her own by the 9th, she is being evicted. This is an attempt to avoid having a c-section. She will be 40 weeks on the 9th and is already measuring bigger than my son was. At a whopping 5'2, my size and the … Continue reading New Baby Jitters
A few weeks ago the husband and I went to all the baby stores and made our baby registeries. One of the stores we made one at is Target. I don't have a very common last name. So, I didn't worry too much about the registry getting mixed up with someone elses. Just in case … Continue reading When Dimensions Collide