Tips on how to play with your baby

Playing is one of the best things you and your baby can do together. Play is how babies develop a sense of themselves and their place in the world. Here are a few tips for fun games you can play with your baby. Shake the rattle Fill empty water bottles with interesting and colorful “objects” … Read more

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Circumcision on boys

A resent ruling, in Germany, now considers religious-based circumcision as bodily harm and a criminal offence. It doesn’t matter if there is parental consent. This ruling follows a recent case where a doctor circumcised a 4 yr old Muslim boy via parent’s request. Days later, the boy was hospitalized for hemorrhaging, and the doctor was … Read more

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Your Reading Actions Speak Louder than Words

 If your child sees you reading, they will probably grow up to be a reader themself. Actions speak louder than words and research backs this with regard to reading! For older children; When you see that your child is observing you reading, take the opportunity to pull them in through some questions such as: 1) … Read more

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Teach your children Manners

If you want to give your children lifelong survival skills, teach them manners. A lack of social graces will make it more difficult for children with friends, family, teachers and life. Here is a fun song to sing with your children. To the tune of “The Farmer in the Dell”. Manners are the way To … Read more

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Read With Your Children and They Will Become Readers

This weekend, we will be attending 4 birthdays. For every friend, we will be gifting books because we think words and books are the greatest of gifts. If you open my child’s closet or look on his bookshelf, you will see 2x more books or puzzles than toys or clothes. From the moment my son … Read more

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Unbelievable Fact

According to the Guisnness Book of World Records, the highest officially recorded number of children born to one mother is 69. First wife of Feodor Vassilyev, Shuya, Russia. A total of 27 pregnancies, she gave birth to 16 pairs of twins, seven sets of triplets, and four sets of quadruplets. I can only say unbelievable to … Read more

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Shame on the Milwaukee ad against co-sleeping

Recently Milwaukee ran a provocative ad against co-sleeping. The ad was beyond sickening to us, and we support the other mothers outraged by this ad. Our families are truly saddened by such judgmental, assuming, close-mindedness as well as false advertising. Several of us WiseMommies co-slept with our children in a family bed. Thankfully, our German husbands were … Read more

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Foods with Iron

Add variety to your children’s diet while slipping in that needed Iron A Supplement List: Pair veggies and grains with some meat for better iron absorption Pair vitamin C with iron for better absorption Add spices such as thyme or curry to dishes Serve the following: Beans: lentils, dried/baked beans, black eye peas, peas, white beans, soy … Read more

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Brain Development in Children

  An added comment from our supporting Neurologist, Dr. Steve Kirk  It used to be argued that the plasticity of the human brain diminished to essentially zero, in other words became completely set, by the time we were adults. This theory has been absolutely turned on its head by the progressive, continuous research of neuroscientists … Read more

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Natural Sunscreen for Children

Many mothers, myself included, are concerned about the potentially unhealthy ingredients of sunscreens, even if they are supposed to be “safe” for children. If you want to minimize the need of covering your child with these substances, sunscreens, there are certain foods that can be eaten to augment a natural sunscreen within one’s own skin, … Read more

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