Parenting The First Time Through

For first time parents and parents of young children providing advice, as well as occasional product or book reviews and locations/events in the DC area.

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  • Between 2006-07 and 2011-12 tuition raised at a rate 1.4% higher than inflation, but college educated workers make 77% more than their non-college counterparts. But how do you pay for tuition? Photo: Ana Botz

    Saving for college: Options to pay for the future

    Between 2006-07 and 2011-12 tuition raised at a rate 1.4% higher than inflation, but college educated workers make 77% more than their non-college counterparts. But how do you pay for tuition? Published 8:45 a.m. March 9, 2012 - Comments

     
  • There is no knowing when the first tooth is going to appear, or if your baby will be an easy teether or in misery non-stop.

    Helping baby with teething pain

    There is no knowing when the first tooth is going to appear, or if your baby will be an easy teether or in misery non-stop. Published 7:55 p.m. March 1, 2012 - Comments

     
  • As a parent, you can feel helpless when your child is sick, especially an infant.  Not knowing what is wrong or what you can do leads to unease.

    When to call your pediatrician: Dealing with infant illness

    As a parent, you can feel helpless when your child is sick, especially an infant. Not knowing what is wrong or what you can do leads to unease. Published 8:05 p.m. February 24, 2012 - Comments

     
  • While a baby is a wonderful addition to a family, it’s important to reconnect with your partner after the arrival. Here are some ideas to restart the romance.

    Regaining the romance after baby

    While a baby is a wonderful addition to a family, it’s important to reconnect with your partner after the arrival. Here are some ideas to restart the romance. Published 4:16 p.m. February 10, 2012 - Comments

     
  • Commercially prepared baby food has its place. However, in the long run, if you make your own baby food, you will save money and increase the number of foods you can introduce to your little one.

    Make your own baby food: Why your pocketbook and baby will thank you

    Commercially prepared baby food has its place. However, in the long run, if you make your own baby food, you will save money and increase the number of foods you can introduce to your little one. Published 10:18 a.m. February 4, 2012 - Comments

     
  • Embarking down the path towards self-feeding is a fun and exciting time for parents and babies alike.

    Solid food introduction: Starting baby off right

    Embarking down the path towards self-feeding is a fun and exciting time for parents and babies alike. Published 2:29 p.m. January 26, 2012 - Comments

     
  • While setting up the registry is a fun, momentous occasion, closing it out is a time to make sure you truly have everything you’ll need for the coming months ahead. By taking advantage of close out bonuses and discounts, you can save money and frustration in the future.

    Baby registries part 2: Things to think about when closing your registry

    While setting up the registry is a fun, momentous occasion, closing it out is a time to make sure you truly have everything you’ll need for the coming months ahead. By taking advantage of close out bonuses and discounts, you can save money and frustration in the future. Published 3:33 p.m. January 19, 2012 - Comments

     
  • Mothers still have to choose between cloth and disposable diapers.  And the decision that’s right for one mother isn’t necessarily right for another.

    Cloth or disposable diapers: The debate today

    Mothers still have to choose between cloth and disposable diapers. And the decision that’s right for one mother isn’t necessarily right for another. Published 2:26 p.m. January 13, 2012 - Comments

     
  • While every parent is familiar with the growth spurts that sometimes makes your baby bigger over night, not many have heard about the term “wonder weeks.”

    Book Review: The Wonder Weeks by Hetty van der Rijt, Ph.D. and Frans Plooij, Ph.D.

    While every parent is familiar with the growth spurts that sometimes makes your baby bigger over night, not many have heard about the term “wonder weeks.” Published 1:26 p.m. January 5, 2012 - Comments

     
  • New babies bring joy and love to your life, but also stress. It can be nice to to get away to relax. If you dread leaving your child for the first time, here are some tips to make it a little easier.

    First time leaving baby: How to enjoy your first night out

    New babies bring joy and love to your life, but also stress. It can be nice to to get away to relax. If you dread leaving your child for the first time, here are some tips to make it a little easier. Published 7:53 p.m. December 29, 2011 - Comments

     
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Brighid is a freelance writer and first time mother.  She holds an MA in Writing from Johns Hopkins University.  Find her on Facebook @Brighid Moret

 

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