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One of my most fond memories from childhood with my father, are the weekend mornings when he’d pull out his guitar and play┬árecords and get to jammin’. I don’t think he consciously did it for my benefit, but as far back as my memories go, I can visualize my Dad playing his guitar as I danced around the family room. So, when Grandpa (my Dad) came into town to visit with his only two grandchildren, I was hoping he could recreate that same musical magic with his grandsons. Raef and Isaiah have already been showing their...

We took the boys to see their first concert ever — we did bring them to see the circus last year, but this is totally different! We were taking them to see an actual “group,” and not just any crew…but “The Wiggles.” Raef started digging them BIG TIME last year at some point, and so little brother Isaiah has pretty much been exposed to the foursome since birth. So, if you’re not familiar with this group, they are four performers from Australia, 3 guys and a gal… the original crew had 4 guys....

The idea of teaching my baby sign language first came to me, when a good friend of mine told me she was teaching hers how to sign and it was working! I mean if you think about it, one of the most frustrating things for babies and toddlers is that they can’t communicate whatever it is they want to tell you…so if signing their “desires” can help eliminate some of that frustration, why not!?!? I first checked out a couple DVDs from the local library, and would casually just play them while he was eating or playing,...

Zumbini is one of the newest crazes to hit the parenting scene, and if you haven’t heard of it yet…you’re hearing it here, now! Zumbini is a music and movement class for children, ages 0-3. It is part of the Zumba Fitness program, so it’s packed with Zumba flavor, but I wouldn’t say it’s the equivalent of Zumba for babies. I first heard about this “music” class from another parent in my children’s play group and my initial thought was that it might be too “girly” for my...

I have a couple girlfriend’s who I’ve known since childhood and we all happened to give birth within a six week span last year, so this year, as our babies grow, we are able to share and maneuver through some of the “baby steps” together! So, as our babies crossed the 6 months mark and began taking in “solids,” I get this random text with a photo and link attached to it for the NUK Mash & Serve Bowl. My friend went on to say how much she had already fallen in love with hers and how easy it is to...

I recently had an opportunity to be part of a local news story on dangers and hazards that can be found in a baby’s room. Patti Laird from Safer Kids and Homes came over to my home to show me what types of problems may exist and how to make them baby-proof! Local 10 (Miami) Reporter Constance Jones was also there to interview us for her story! Some of the potential issues discussed were use of crib bumpers, pillows and blankets in the crib, also the need to bolt down and anchor shelves and dressers to prevent them from toppling...