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Winning Colors Baby New Style All-in-One Cloth Diaper Review and Giveaway

Winning Colors Baby New Style All-in-One Cloth Diaper Review and Giveaway

by / on May 22, 2015, 6:00 am

Although I loved covers and all-in-twos on my daughter, I hands down prefer all-in-ones on my son. Last fall I reviewed a fabulous all-in-one from Winning Colors Baby. (I also reviewed a diaper cover.) Because I absolutely loved the semi-custom Halloween-themed all-in-one, I eagerly accepted the opportunity to review a […]

IVF May Increase Risk of Autism

IVF May Increase Risk of Autism

by / on May 21, 2015, 11:00 am

The use of assisted reproductive technology (ART) such as in vitro fertilization (IVF) may increase the risk of autism among children born as a result of the fertility treatments, concludes a new study published in the American Journal of Public Health. Researchers led by Peter Bearman, a professor of social […]

Diaper Rite One-Size All-in-One Cloth Diaper Review

Diaper Rite One-Size All-in-One Cloth Diaper Review

by / on May 21, 2015, 8:00 am

Last November during the Black Friday sales, I purchased some Diaper Junction one-size all-in-one cloth diapers to test and review on my infant and preschooler. I immediately fell in love with the frugal but high quality diaper. When Diaper Junction recently stocked the similar Diaper Rite one-size all-in-one, I again […]

Memorial Day: An Infographic from The Huffington Post and the US Department of Veterans Affairs

Memorial Day: An Infographic from The Huffington Post and the US Department of Veterans Affairs

by / on May 20, 2015, 9:30 am

Not just a day off from work, Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States set aside to remember and honor members of the armed forced who died while serving. Formerly known as Decoration Day, Memorial Day was established as an official federal holiday in 1971 and is […]

Dot You See Me? Winning Colors Baby Cover: Daily Diaper

Dot You See Me? Winning Colors Baby Cover: Daily Diaper

by / on May 20, 2015, 8:00 am

Welcome to the Daily Diaper, an ongoing feature of The Parenting Patch in which I will share photographs of the cloth diapers in my stash in action. Whenever I am thinking about adding a new diaper to my stash, I check out pictures of the diaper in use online to […]

Startwrite 6.0 The Handwriting Worksheet Wizard Review and Giveaway

Startwrite 6.0 The Handwriting Worksheet Wizard Review and Giveaway

by / on May 20, 2015, 6:00 am

My preschooler loves to practice her handwriting. When I started homeschooling her last fall, I started with colors and shapes. As the new year began, she and I moved on to letters and numbers. As I introduced each letter of the alphabet and then basic numbers, I scoured the internet […]

Baby’s First Bruise: The Time Will Met the Wall

Baby’s First Bruise: The Time Will Met the Wall

by / on May 19, 2015, 11:00 pm

I am clumsy and accident-prone, a terrible combination that explains the current gash on my ankle from wrestling with a decorative gardening fence and sizeable bruise on the opposite shin from who knows what. My daughter is equally accident-prone, and she and I like to compare our boo boos at […]

Death from Diluted Breast Milk Reiterates Danger of Hyponatremia

Death from Diluted Breast Milk Reiterates Danger of Hyponatremia

by / on May 19, 2015, 3:15 pm

Parents Lauren Fristid and Herbert Landrell sadly learned the hard way that the poison is in the dose after their 10-month-old daughter Niveah died of hyponatremia, or water intoxication. The mother believed that she was not producing enough breast milk, so the couple began diluting the milk with water. The […]

Preschool Homeschool Curriculum: Letter P Lesson Plan

Preschool Homeschool Curriculum: Letter P Lesson Plan

by / on May 19, 2015, 8:00 am

Objective: To learn about the letter P Book(s): Pablo, His Papa, and the Letter P by Cynthia Klingel and Robert B. Noyed Music: “The Letter People – Meet Mr. P” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHhaoIiOqcM) Fine Motor Skills: CCBS pages 320-323 BPW pages 152-155 Language Arts page 26 LLA pages 34-35 PALAW page 17 […]

I See Me! ‘It’s My Night Night Time!’ Personalized Board Book Review

I See Me! ‘It’s My Night Night Time!’ Personalized Board Book Review

by / on May 19, 2015, 6:00 am

I am a huge fan of personalized children’s books. My daughter already has quite the little library of books customized with her name, and I am slowly creating a little library of personalized books for my son. I particularly enjoy the fabulous selection of personalized gifts from I See Me! […]

Are Children of Working Moms Better Off?

Are Children of Working Moms Better Off?

by / on May 18, 2015, 5:00 pm

Today while watching the news, I came across a report of the effects of working mothers on children. Researchers at Harvard Business School and Mt. Holyoke College examined data from the International Social Survey Programme, a global consortium of organizations that conduct social science research, and studied 2002 and 2012 […]

Preschool Homeschool Curriculum: Animal Movement and Protection Lesson Plan

Preschool Homeschool Curriculum: Animal Movement and Protection Lesson Plan

by / on May 18, 2015, 8:00 am

Objective: To learn about how animals move and how animal protect themselves Message: Animals move in different ways. Animals use different parts of their bodies to protect themselves from danger. Book(s): Know About Pet Animals from Books Are Fun Ltd. Know About Farm Animals from Books Are Fun Ltd. Know […]

Baby Sign Language: Time

Baby Sign Language: Time

by / on May 17, 2015, 8:00 am

Teach your baby the sign for the word time in baby sign language with the following description and video. Time Hold a fist in front of the body with the palm facing down. Form the other hand into an index hand shape. Tap the index finger to the back of […]

‘My Color Book’ Craft

‘My Color Book’ Craft

by / on May 17, 2015, 7:00 am

I love spending time each day reading aloud to my two children. I also enjoy helping my daughter make her own books during our homeschool preschool lessons. Last fall during a review of colors, she and I crafted a color book that helps reinforce primary and secondary colors. Materials Blank […]

Bloom Smart Bottoms Smart One 3.1: Daily Diaper

Bloom Smart Bottoms Smart One 3.1: Daily Diaper

by / on May 17, 2015, 6:00 am

The Daily Diaper is an ongoing feature of The Parenting Patch in which I share photographs of the cloth diapers in my stash in action. Before purchasing a cloth diaper to add to my stash, I head online to check out pictures of the diaper in action to get a […]