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Creative Child

Jennifer McLaughlin

Jennifer is a former special education teacher and mentor. She obtained her bachelor's degree at Kent State University in Ohio. She enjoys dancing, reading and spending time training her dog, BrunoMars. 

Articles by Jennifer

Fertility in this Generation

Whether you’re in your 20’s, 30’s or 40’s, your peers and family may be asking you the big question, When will you have a baby?

The New iBaby Monitor M6S

Baby monitors are an essential item for parents, giving them the ability to hear and see their children in a separate room of the house. Caregivers can listen in on activity while tending to other tasks, view the nursery while baby sleeps or keep an eye on the living room while toddlers play.

Outdoor Play for Baby

In the spring and summer months, parents will want to allow baby to enjoy the great outdoors. But with nice weather, also brings seasonal allergies, pesky bugs and safety concerns for newborns and parents alike. Here are some essential tips for having a wonderful time outside with your baby.

The Pregnancy Journey

From the moment you begin to dream of becoming pregnant, even in the childhood game of playing house and picking out the names of your firstborn boy and girl, your story of motherhood begins to form. But how do you know if you are ready?

Unique Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for New Moms

A new mom will be busy, tired and possibly a bit overwhelmed with the gift of motherhood. Here are some unique gift ideas for the first Mother’s Day, created with love!

10 Ideas for Homemade Baby Food

Pediatricians recommend introducing solid foods around 4 to 6 months old. In addition to breast milk or formula, your baby can begin to try his first foods with ease. Here are 10 homemade baby food recipe ideas to get you started on this big milestone!

One of the Best Smoothies for Pregnancy: Pomegranate and Strawberry

Prep these smoothies in the morning for a quick and healthy breakfast or snack on the go! Rich in antioxidants, folate, fiber, protein and vitamins C and K, pregnant women can get the most out of this delicious drink!

Carseat Safety Guidelines

In this article, parents and caregivers ask questions regarding carseat safety and installation guidelines. Read more for questions you may need answered too!

This Valentine’s Day, Treat Mom and Baby to Heartfelt Gifts

This Valentine’s Day, treat mom and baby to heartfelt gifts! Skip Hop and Bugaboo are here to help you celebrate the day.

Best Pinterest Boards for Parents

We have searched far and wide for the Best Pinterest Boards for Parents! Here is a great list for crafts, recipes and parenting tips that will be sure to have all that you can ever want and need! Happy Pinning!

5 Ways to Soothe Baby

You hug and kiss and rock baby, and she still cries and cries. While many "experts', fellow parents and family members will offer you tips and advice, one method is not always going to work, every time. So here are 5 great tips on how to soothe a crying baby; complete with videos to demonstrate just how to use the technique!

10 Best Diaper Bags

A great diaper bag is a must-have item for parents. We have rounded up a list that fit all types of needs, designer bags for moms, rugged styles for dads and more.

Pregnancy Journals and Activity Books

When you open up a journal to write, you’re embarking on a journey. By writing in a pregnancy or baby journal, that journal now becomes the priceless piece of literature that you can share with your children and enjoy for a lifetime.

Beach Babies

Looking for a ideas for a great day at the beach? Try these activities and enjoy a fun day in the sun with baby!

Top Baby Names

Is your child's name on the top 10 list for 2014? Check out how your baby name ranks and what the celebs are naming their kids!

Our Favorites: Baby Gear and Products

New and expectant moms have so many choices in baby gear and accessories, how do you pick out just one! Check out our reviews of some of our favorite (and affordable) choices here to make your search easier.

Halloween Costumes for Baby

Halloween is such a great time of the year for celebrating, candy and of course costumes! Check out some of our favorite baby costumes from around the web!

Baby: Remedies for Cold and Flu Season

Cold and Flu season is here. What are parents looking for on store shelves to soothe baby during this time of the year?
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