Are Millennials Better at Parenting?

Are Millennials Better at Parenting?

In the history of parenting topics, it seems that absolutely nothing has been debated, criticized, and discussed more than millennials. Coined by the historians Neil Howe and William Strauss in 1991 as a word describing individuals born between the early 1980’s and late 1990’s, “Millennials” have become shrouded in far more negativity than their generational predecessors ever were. Why? What is it about 20 and 30-somethings that is driving prior generations crazy, and equally important; what does it mean for the art of parenting?
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Trade Fits for Fitness Without Feeling Like You Suck as a Parent

Trade Fits for Fitness Without Feeling Like You Suck as a Parent

You’ve heard it over and over again: children need more exercise. Recently, we have been faced with an epidemic affecting our children that we have never experienced before. According to the Center for Disease Control at least 18% of children, age 6 to 11 years old, are considered obese. This number has raised exponentially in the past 20 years. As the weight of our children increase it’s hard not to notice the decrease in academic performance, and increase in behavioral problems. Could these factors be linked? Experts tend to think so.
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No More “Mr. Mom”!

No More “Mr. Mom”!

In today’s day and age parental roles are constantly changing. Less than one hundred years ago women didn’t even have the right to vote. In 1976 only 4% of women in the United States were the primary income earners in their households, or “breadwinners”. In less than two decades that number quadrupled to 16%. While women entering the workplace in force is generally met with wide praise and acceptance, stay at home fathers are not.
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A Discourse on the Various Species of “Mom”

A Discourse on the Various Species of “Mom”

It’s a well-known fact that parenthood thrusts you into a whole new world rich with experiences and emotions you never thought possible. Becoming a mother changes how you see the world and most importantly who you are as an individual. No one mother is the same, and these differences are what shape us into the individuals we are. Here are some of the different types of mothers you may encounter during your adventures!
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Baby Wearing Around the World

Baby Wearing Around the World

It’s a no brainer that baby wearing is one of the fastest growing trends in western culture to date. It’s high functionality, safety, and convenience has made it a popular choice among mothers and fathers. Although baby wearing may be an “up-and-coming” trend for us here in the United States, it is most definitely not so for the rest of the world. Baby wearing is an ancient (and I mean ANCIENT) practice that dates back thousands and thousands of years. Nearly every culture known to us has their own version of baby wearing, which leads to fascinating diversity in the structure and methodology of this tradition.
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PreK On a Leash

PreK On a Leash

Look, we’ve all seen the pictures. You’re scrolling through your newsfeed and the next thing you know-BAM- there it is. A picture of some super-parent dragging their two year old across the floor of your local Walmart by the rope attached to their furry little turtle backpack. Let’s be honest, we’ve all been there, the equivalent of a 2007 Brittney breakdown. When your precious two year old channels her inner Usain Bolt at the grocery store slap in the middle of pay day rush your first thought isn’t exactly what color jersey they’ll be wearing at their first track meet. In today’s day and age it never hurts to be a little more cautious. So, what’s up with the leashing stigma?

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Dear Single Parents, You’re Not the Enemy

Dear Single Parents, You’re Not the Enemy

In the past twenty years we, as the populous of the Western world, have experienced an incredible sociocultural revolution. We have experienced great growths in basic freedoms and acceptance of different lifestyles and choices in thereof. Ironically, this “freedom” of will and expression has caused a paradigm shift in our modern marriage culture.
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You're Not Coddling Your Baby! (Why Co-Sleeping is A-Okay)

You're Not Coddling Your Baby! (Why Co-Sleeping is A-Okay)

How many times have you heard it? Everyone’s constant advice "Let her cry!" or "He'll stop eventually". It seems like every time you turn around someone is scolding the way you interact with your child. We live in an information era where we tend to grasp on to the biggest headline and hold on to it for dear life, regardless of how credible it may be. Sometimes it can be hard to stick to what you feel is right when everyone is giving you sidelong glances.
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What is Your Baby Breathing?

What is Your Baby Breathing?

You follow all the latest trends in baby-proofing and baby-safety. You read all the latest articles on what is healthy and what’s not for your little one. You painstakingly go through the list of ingredients on baby formula and baby food. You bought the top-of-the-line car sear or stroller. The health and safety of your baby is your utmost concern (as with any conscientious parent). But what if I told you that the health of your child is at the mercy of the very air she breathes?
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6 Items Every Active Parent Should Have

6 Items Every Active Parent Should Have

I know after having a baby it can seem a lot like you are trading in your life. As parents we have to sacrifice a lot of things. No more casual Friday nights at the bar, no more six hour sun bathing sessions on the beach (which is probably a good thing anyway, cuz….skin cancer) and no more drinking beer while floating down a river. Just because we have kids and become responsible adults doesn’t mean we have to give up EVERYTHING. In fact, active parents tend to have active kids, and that is healthy for everybody.

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Exciting New Line-Up Coming from Mo+m

Exciting New Line-Up Coming from Mo+m

Check out the new expansion into two different lines of carriers by Mothers On the Move!

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Things Media Marketing Made You Think You Needed but that You Do NOT Need When Having a Baby

Things Media Marketing Made You Think You Needed but that You Do NOT Need When Having a Baby

If you are embarking on the awesome journey of parenthood, prepare to spend some money. You’ve heard it before to the point where it sounds cliché now, but the truth is, kids DO cost…and quite a bit. Whether you are a brand new parent or you are approaching the “terrible twos” any conscientious mom or dad wants to be prepared. That eagerness for preparedness is precisely what the big media ad-machine preys on. Well, DON’T BELIEVE THE HYPE.

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