News | Friday, January 25, 2013
April 29: Keeping up with vaccinations for baby is no easy task. Here's a convenient vaccination schedule to keep you on track.
April 22: This DIY train would keep kids busy for hours!
April 8: Did you know that sleep can affect a child's health and brainpower? In this Psychology Today blog post, Dr. Judy Willis gives parents advice on smart sleep for kids.
April 1: This Monday, we're asking mamas for help. Any Baby Can is in a competition to win a $10,000 Ikea makeover for our office, and we'd love to have your vote! (Choose the Round Rock store when voting.)
March 18: Not sure what to expect when you're expecting? Your smartphone can help. These pregnancy apps help you track everything from fertility to your baby's development.
March 4: Work/life balance for moms has been a hot topic this week. How do you strike a balance in your life? Here are 10 ways to get started.
February 25: Inspired by last night's dance numbers at the Oscars? You and your child can practice your moves at these Ballet Austin dance classes for kids and moms.
February 18: We're loving these interactive quizzes from the WebMD Ages & Stages guide. Find expert parenting tips and advice for your child's development - from baby to teen - and everything in between.
February 11: Need to make Valentine's Day cards for your child's class, or looking for a project for a younger kiddo? These Valentine's Day crafts for kids will spur some sweet ideas.
February 4: Today, we hear from Statesman tech reporter, Omar Gallaga, on balancing screen time for his two young daughters. "I think the effort to create tech-free zones in our lives is worth the trouble. I’ll fail at it more often than not, I imagine, but I’m determined to do better."
January 7: News to kids is not just tragic events or disasters; instead they define it to include their entire lives. Use this guide to answer children's questions about the news - on their level.
December 10: For moms of preemies: Texas Parent to Parent offers a variety of services to help families navigate the journey of prematurity.
December 3: If you are a new mom who is experiencing postpartum anxiety or depression, Any Baby Can would love to welcome you to a Postpartum Support Group.
November 26: It's official - the holidays are upon us! Here are 101 DIY gift ideas, including lots that you and your kids can make together.
November 19: About to travel for the holidays? Keep those kiddos entertained with these travel games for kids.
November 12: "No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted." - Aesop From acts large to small, here are 100 ways to be kind to your child.
November 5: Flu season is officially upon us. If you're pregnant, find out what the CDC has to say about getting a flu shot during pregnancy.
October 29: Your little ghosts and goblins are about to have mounds of candy at their disposal. Keep their pearly whites healthy with these simple dental tips for kids.
October 22: The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends no more than two hours per day of entertainment media time for school-aged kids. Want to cut the cartoons or get rid of video games? Try these strategies for trimming screen time.
October 15: The price tag of kids' Halloween costumes can make you turn white as a ghost. Go the DIY route instead with these homemade costumes for your little ones.
October 8: We are proud to announce that our very own Shelley Scotka won the Best Birth Doula at the Austin Birth Awards 2012! In honor of Shelley, today's Mama Mondays resource is her Be Ready for Baby Class, taught at Any Baby Can.
October 1: With the holidays (and the expenses that come with them) just around the corner, many parents are beginning to feel extra stress about finances. Plan ahead by signing up for a financial literacy class with the Financial Literacy Coalition of Central Texas.
September 24: Your little ones are getting settled into a rhythm at school and meeting lots of friends. Keep 'em healthy by making sure their immunizations up to date!
September 17: Often, the first question after a new mom finds out she's pregnant is, "What can I eat?" Here's a guide on the do's and don'ts of a pregnancy diet to help you along the way. (Aren't you glad that pickles and ice cream made the cut?)
September 10: One of our favorite community resources is Aunt Bertha, a site that makes it super easy to find food, health, housing and employment programs.
August 27: It's back to school! Here is great info from Austin ISD to help kids and parents start the year right.
August 20: Questions about breastfeeding? Check out this helpful Q&A, in honor of National Breastfeeding Month.
August 13: You're cuddly newborn is home, you've devoured the delicious meals your friends left in your freezer, and now you want to mail them a thank you card. You know, with all that extra time you've got. Instead, check out this Red Stamp app, and with a click, you're done!
August 6: Have you ever heard of discovery bottles? These look like hours of entertainment. We imagine they're especially good for rainy afternoons and long car trips...
July 30: What's better, homemade puff paint or a pool game of ice cubes on a string? Find out what your little one loves with these creative activities for toddlers.
July 23: There's so much to remember when you have a baby! Use this list to keep track of developmental milestones, so you can focus on the important stuff: your bundle of joy.
July 9: Summertime means families are on the road for vacations. Is your little one strapped in safely? Find out with this Q&A for car seat safety.
July 2: From the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services: the top 6 things families need to know about the Affordable Care Act.
June 25: Any Baby Can's Parent Helpline - it's the closest thing to an instruction manual for babies. Call with your parenting and postpartum questions today! 512-334-4444
June 18: Text4Baby, created for moms of newborns and moms-to-be. It's easy to register - just text "baby" to 511411 and you'll get weekly texts messages with tips for your pregnancy or caring for your baby.
June 11: First up, we've got a great list of fun (and mostly free!) summer activities for families. From summer musicals to nature nights, Austin is chock-full of family friendly events. Check out this list and you won't hear the phrase, "We're bored!" all summer long.
Mama Mondays is a new social media project by Any Baby Can that rounds up pregnant and parenting resources - every Monday, of course - to share on Facebook and Twitter. Follow Any Baby Can to get insider tips, ideas and encouragement for the hardest job you’ll ever love: being a mom.
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