Last minute Father’s Day gift ideas and children’s activities »

Father's Day is here, the one day a year when we celebrate the fathers in our lives! With little ones, you may be trying to think of a way to help your kids show their dad how much they love and care about him. Here are some fun, last minute ways in which you can help your kids celebrate Father's Day!

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KinderCone »

Starting first grade marks a milestone in every child’s life. While the prospect of learning and meeting new friends proves exciting for both children and their parents, embarking on something so new and unfamiliar can feel daunting, too. To help make this transition easier and more fun, young children in Austria and Germany are given a Schultüte, a cone made from sturdy, colorful paper and filled with treats and school supplies, as they leave home for the first day of first grade.

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You’re Not the Boss of Me »

As a best selling author and renowned parenting expert, Betsy Brown Braun offers advice on the tricky task of raising 4- to 12-year-olds in her book: You’re Not the Boss of Me. Throughout the book, Braun reassures us that every parent has been frustrated with the occasional “bratty behaviors” of children while reminding us that we the power to shape how our children behave.

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The Hot Mom to Be Handbook »

In the midst of the excitement and happiness of expecting a child, the unanswered questions of impending Motherhood can also make it feel incredibly daunting to first-time Moms. What’s an expecting Mom to do? If conflicting advice from friends and relatives leaves you feeling even more anxious than assured, take a deep breath and flip through The Hot Mom to Be Handbook, a hip and honest book about the ins and outs of Motherhood.

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12 brand new parenting books- a brief review of each! »

As the single most frequent complication of childbirth, Dunnewold and Sanford understand the importance of caring for yourself emotionally in order to succeed through the postpartum period and through the new adventures of motherhood.

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How to prepare for a new baby »

I remember being pregnant with my first child. I was excited and anxious at the same time. I had never gone through childbirth before. I could barely keep my plants alive, yet alone another human being. I truly believe that you could take every class there is and read every book out there and still find things you weren't prepared for when your little one comes along.

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Vivabox Review »

Luckily for gift-givers (and receivers!) everywhere, Vivabox has revamped the traditional gift card with their gift box packages. Packaged by theme, each Vivabox includes gift items to use or taste and a gift card that enables the recipient to purchase the gift item he or she found most appealing.

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Win a copy of “Bump it Up” – a great book for keeping your pregnancy style in check! »

Hello Mom Central Baby Blog readers! I'm excited to join the team as a contributing blogger. I have been working at Mom Central for the past year as an Account Supervisor and looking forward to adding my experiences and product reviews to the Baby Blog.

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The Activators Review and Giveaway! »

My Gym Children’s Fitness Center created The Activators. The CD consists of four inspiring My Gym teachers who use song, dance, humor, and exercise to encourage your child to engage in fitness activities and have fun doing so. Natural athletic ability is not required for your child to participate in and enjoy this series of music and stories.

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Greenie 2 Steps Review and Giveaway! »

Brighten any kid's room with this peel-and-stick wall art that can be removed and relocated hundreds of times without losing its adhesive ability, or leaving behind any residue on walls. Beautiful, bright and fun pictures can completely transform any room in your house, from the nursery to the play room.

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Baby Dry Goods Review and Giveaway! »

The diaper attaché keeps diapering essentials in one convenient place (your purse or car) and provides a serious convenience factor for any Mom on the go. These stylish and unique accessories come in 17 different fabric choices and make great gifts for baby showers, new mothers and for you. Check them out at: http://babydrygoods.com/index.php.

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