And they're off! Once the alarm clock rings, many moms feel like they're running the race of their life as they try to get their lil ones, and themselves, out the door and into school before the bell rings. Add a child who is dragging her feet and a missing permission slip to the mix and the whole day can be thrown off. While organizational experts tell us that preparing the night before will make for smooth sailing in the morning, a few time-tested tricks will help you out the door every day.
Breast may be best, but what about bonding with daddy? Breastfeeding provides a baby with countless benefits, it has been known to help mama lose weight, ward off cancer and establish an early bond with her newborn. Yet, all of this closeness may sideline pop so take some time to ensure that he creates an early connection with baby too. Check out our eight tips to help your wee one bond with his father.
You've packed your bag with everything from your favorite pillow to socks and nursing bras. Arrangements for the dog to be walked and mail to be collected have been made. But before you head to the hospital to deliver your bundle of joy, make sure you've got all the phone numbers you need to notify certain people and departments of the birth. Check out our list of six phone numbers (not just those for friends and family) that come in handy.