An occasion as special as baby's first holiday is worthy of a new ensemble. Whether you'll be celebrating with a cozy fireside family gathering or a more formal affair, all eyes are likely to be on your lil one this year. Here, 15 adorable outfits for baby's first Christmas.
Kids these days seem to have as much tech savvy as their adult counterparts, so it's no wonder that they've gotten in on the "selfie" trend. Instances of the official word of the year (according to Oxford Dictionaries) have taken over our social media accounts, and some of our favorite faces to show up in news feeds are of those of the smaller set. Whether or not they're intentional, kiddie selfies are almost always amusing. A case in point? These 17 real-life examples.
If your own kids are in on the selfie action, be sure to share your favorite snaps with us on Instagram by tagging them #popsugarmoms!
Make it the most wonderful time of the year with a roundup of our December must haves! If you're looking for glamorous gift ideas to coordinate with your fashion finds, look no further than our selection of glitzy tech accessories. A gold Kate Spade USB and Rebecca Minkoff headphones? Yes, please. When you're not burning calories at the mall this shopping season, exercise outside and stay dry with waterproof gear. The holidays wouldn't be the holidays without some rest and relaxation, though, so we're making time to throw our feet up on a New Zealand wool pouf and sip on homemade bitters. Click through and discover the best of what December has to offer!
With Thanksgiving over, it is officially acceptable to blast Christmas music on your drive to day care and after-school activities. To get everyone in the holiday spirit, it's important to pick an album that pleases children's ears but won't drive you crazy. For some family-friendly listening, check out these Christmas albums for kids young and old.
A Sesame Street ChristmasListen to Elmo, Big Bird, and the rest of the gang belt out classics like "Jingle Bells," "White Christmas," and "Winter Wonderland" in Sesame Street's holiday album ($11).
Dora's ChristmasEveryone's favorite explorer gets in the Christmas spirit with her special holiday CD ($8). In addition to traditional carols, Dora sings a few Spanish songs like "Nochebuena" and "Santa Claus Is Coming Aqui."
Daddy Plays: Lullaby ChristmasSing little ones to sleep with the help of Daddy Plays's acoustic take on holiday music ($12).
Between college-level classes, extracurricular activities, and complicated social lives, teens today deal with more stress than ever before. In a National Public Radio survey, 40 percent of parents said their teen suffers from school-related stress. It isn't just the parents who feel this way. Almost 45 percent of high school students said school-related issues — specifically homework — causes them stress.
Once you've got an active baby in your life, what once served as the site of your culinary creations becomes a danger zone for curious minds and hands. While your entire living space should be considered grounds for babyproofing, the kitchen is an especially tricky spot. We've pared down the process to three easy (or easy-ish) steps that even an amateur handyman or woman can handle. After you've mastered the kitchen, head into the bathroom to tackle any potential hazards that exist there.
For kids with autism, a visit to see Santa is anything but merry. Between loud noises, flashing lights, and crowds of people, it can be an unbearable — if not terrifying — experience. To help autistic children cope with the chaos, several malls across the US and Canada are offering a one-of-a-kind experience. Starting last weekend, participating malls opened an hour early so children can meet Santa in a quiet space. To create an extra peaceful and pleasant visit, the malls provide activities for the kids to do while they wait their turn. This simple act has made it possible for parents to create a long-lasting memory for their little one.
To see the children pose with Santa and the parents' reactions, read the full story at The Huffington Post.
Joke all you want! Until you actually become a parent, it's hard to grasp what parenting is really like. Being a parent is the most rewarding job you'll ever have, but it can be downright draining — so it's always important to find the humor in every day of parenthood.
Capturing everything from stay-at-home dads to career-driven moms who gave it all up for baby, funny parenting movies can give everyone a good laugh. Click through and check out these 10 funny movies about parenthood.
Store shelves are lined with shiny gifts that kids can't wait to see making their way into your home, but is there anything more cherished than a gift made by mom and dad (or grandma and grandpa or aunts and uncles)? We think not! Making a gift or two for your children this holiday is not only a way to show you care, but also a great way to teach tots the value of handmade gifts. With that in mind, our friends over on POPSUGAR Smart Living have rounded up more than 100 DIY presents for this holiday season, including these 19 gifts for kids.
A deeper voice, an extra strong stench, and some serious mood swings. If any of these describe your little boy, then chances are, he's on his way to becoming a young man. As amazing as this is, puberty is an especially difficult time for boys, and you want to get him through with minimal issues. While you may be able to help him through some changes, most of the time, you're merely providing emotional support and some explanations. Still, it's important for both of you to know what's happening to his body and how to get him through these trying times. See what changes your son can expect during puberty, and when to expect them.
Approximate Age to Expect It: 13 years old
Sorry, but the amount of pimples has nothing to do with how much junk food your son eats. Around the age of 13, sweat and oil glands start to develop. When these glands become clogged — usually from not cleaning the skin — pimples pop up on the face and other parts of the body. The best defense against acne is to buy him a face wash that contains salicylic acid. If the zits make him self-conscious, offer to take him to a dermatologist who may provide a more powerful cleaner.
Approximate Age to Expect It: Pubic hair at 10 to 15; facial, arm, and chest hair two years later
Pubic hair is the initial sign that puberty has begun, and occurs around the same time that his testicles begin to grow. Initially the skin reddens and becomes a bit rough, which can cause some discomfort. Two years later, hair will start to show on his face and throughout the body. As far as shaving, be it on his face or further south, it is a choice, depending on his style and comfort. You have no say in whether or not he keeps the scruffy look. You should, however, encourage him to trim armpit hair, as excess strands trap sweat and cause unpleasant body odor.
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- Could pirouetting be the ultimate in prenatal fitness? — Fit Pregnancy
- How an HIV-positive parent can have a healthy baby — BabyCenter Blog
We hate to do this to you, but we're about to shake up your holiday shopping list. Don't worry though, we promise it will be worth it! With the holiday season well under way, we've spotted a few products and collections that have just hit the market, and we can't get enough of them. Read on to see what we're adding to our shopping lists, from a new designer collaboration to the latest book from a beloved children's author to one of the cutest backpack accessories we've ever seen.
The girls in your life deserve the very best, don't they? If you're still searching for ideas and inspiration for their holiday gifts, you've come to the right place. Click through to see 101 of our favorite gift ideas for babies through big girls. Whether their interests tend toward fashion, art, athletics, or imaginative play, we've got it all right here. Happy shopping!
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Whether you're one of the brave souls who ventured out at the crack of dawn on Black Friday or you prefer to shop from the comfort of your own home on Cyber Monday, the days following Thanksgiving have become synonymous with deals, deals, and more deals. For moms looking to wow their little ones with holiday surprises, taking advantage of major sales is the way to go. Here is our comprehensive list of the very best Cyber Monday deals and steals for savings-savvy moms.
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Santa is everywhere you look during the holiday season, and that can be confusing for children. Seeing so many Santas inevitably brings up the question, “Is Santa real? And if Santa is real, which Santa is real?” No parent wants to lie to his or her child. And no parent wants to burst the magical bubble that makes the holiday season so precious.
Where do you stand? How do you explain Santa to your children?
What if you had a wonderful explanation of who Santa really is? An explanation that doesn’t lie or destroy the magic of the season? Would that be helpful? If so, then you’re in luck.
Several years ago, I read a New York Times piece that answered the Santa question perfectly. I knew in my bones this was destined to become the classic answer. I contacted the writer, Martha Brockenbrough, and got permission to republish her piece. First, let me set this up: Martha’s daughter has figured out the truth about Santa, which "left her mother grappling with how to explain that belief.” She did it with this letter: