Raising kids is like nailing Jell-O to a tree.
There is always a lot to be thankful for if you take the time to look. For example: I’m sitting here thinking how nice it is that gray hairs don’t hurt.
One reason to smile is that every seven minutes of every day someone in a gym class [...]
A man and his wife were making their first doctor visit; the wife pregnant with their first baby.After everything was checked out, the doctor took a small stamp and stamped the wife’s tummy with permanent ink.
The couple got curious and wondered what the stamp was for. So, when they got home, the husband got his [...]
“How on earth can you see the TV sitting so far back?”
“Yep, I used to skip school too…a lot.”
“Just leave all the lights on…it makes the house look more cosy.”
“Let me smell that shirt…yep, it’s still good for another week.”
“Go ahead and keep that stray dog, honey. I’ll be happy to feed and walk him [...]
A man speaks frantically into the phone: “My wife is pregnant and her contractions are only 2 minutes apart!!”
“Is this her first child?”, the doctor asks.
“No, you idiot!”, the man shouts in the phone,”This is her husband!!”
Below you will find some simple tests to prepare you for the real thing.
Your wife can prepare like this: she can put on a wide dress and put a big bag of rice down the front. She should leave it there for 9 months. After the 9 months, take out 10% of the rice. For [...]
“I finished the cookies”
“Retaining water? Sure, like the emergency drain retains water….”
“I’m not implying anything, but I don’t think the baby weighs 20kg!”
“Wow, that rose tattoo on your hip now has the size of a palm tree!”
“You know, looking at her, you would never guess that Angelina Jolie had a baby”
“Why don’t we name the [...]
Babies don’t need a thousand toys.
Toddlers don’t need a thousand toys either!
Get a few toy systems, or take them to a playground.
Age ranges on toy boxes are a good guide.
Duplos & Legos are great and a good value in play time per RM.
When your child is 6 months old, start [...]
Patience is the key to everything.
Lower your voice when you’re angry.
It is amazing how angry you can get at a toddler. Don’t be shocked, but do control yourself.
Set limits that are meaningful to you and your partner. Don’t worry about what others think.
Do not judge your parenting skills by how [...]
Kiss a baby’s forehead to check its temperature, if it feels hot, baby has a fever.
Keep laundry in a well ventilated container, mildew can ruin all the baby clothes in a couple of days.
Don’t rush walking.
Backpacks are great!
Always have an extra layer of clothes with you (for the baby that is). [...]
You really do not need any furniture for a new baby. You can buy stuff later when you know what you want.
Diaper changing tables are generally a waste of money.
Due dates mean very little, don’t count on them!
Try to meet all your delivery care providers beforehand.
Some activities will be harder when the [...]