Making the decision to breastfeed is as personal as the decision to go back to work. If you’re a mom who wants to do both, here are some great tips to help you succeed. First, it’s worth knowing that, as a working mom, the effort it takes to breastfeed your baby can actually be a [...]
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I often get calls from friends and family members who have recently had a bad experience hiring a nanny on their own. Most often, the reason that things fell apart can be traced back to the hiring process. The following are tips to ensure a successful employer-employee relationship. Follow up on background checks It is [...]
One of my goals as a parent is to introduce my kids to as many fun and interesting ways to be active outdoors as I can. Family biking is not only a fun way to get outside and spend quality time together, it’s also a great workout. Biking as a family is something we do [...]
When surveyed on topics they would most like to see in the newsletter, PAMP members responded that their number one interest was time management. Why is time management a top concern for PAMP members, and what can be done to address it?
As parents, we all know the importance of swim lessons. Once you’ve registered your child for swim lessons, what do you need to know about your role in swim class? Most learn-to-swim programs encourage parent participation for children under the age of 3. This means “baby and me” lessons where the parent is actually in [...]
Kansas City (KC) straddles two states—Kansas and Missouri—and offers fun things to do for families in both. In fact, Budget Travel named KC as one of its top places for an affordable getaway in 2012. Additionally, according to the Visit KC website, there are 33 free activities for travelers on a budget (note: not all [...]
San Luis Obispo, or SLO as the locals call it, is an often-overlooked destination for a fun day or weekend trip on the Central Coast. The temperature in SLO is fairly mild, but temperatures can get as high as 80 degrees during the day in the early spring. What to Do:
It would be great to have some help around the house, and getting little ones started early will pay off later. Although toddlers are too young to contribute effectively to the household, they love to help. Getting a toddler involved now instills a sense of belonging and helps your child feel needed.
As a mom of two kids under age 5, I know how hard it can be to take care of yourself on a regular basis. And I don’t mean taking a shower or brushing your teeth. I mean something I call “self-care” — practicing self-nurturing and self-development. It may seem like the only people who [...]