The Care & Keeping Of Us - New Advice Collection Written by Bestselling Author & Pediatrician Dr. Cara Natterson -
American Girl has partnered again with pediatrician and New York Times bestselling author, Dr., on a new go-to guide for moms and daughters. The new three-book set, The Care & Keeping of Us: A Sharing Collection for Girls and Their Moms, provides the tools to get the conversation going on topics most top-of-mind for growing girls—from body basics, hygiene, and healthy habits to friends, social media, clothing, and more. The new advice series is a follow-up to Natterson's 2013 American Girl bestseller The Care & Keeping of You 2: The Body Book for Older Girls, which has sold over 400,000 copies to date.
"I'm thrilled to build on the original Care & Keeping of You Advice series with an all-new set of books that focuses on helping girls and their parents start to talk about the issues surrounding puberty that can often be difficult to address," says Dr. Natterson. "It is my deep hope that families will use the advice in these books to start meaningful and ongoing conversations about everything from physical changes to friends, sleep and safety."
The collection, featuring two books—one for tween girls, one for moms—is filled with talking tips, conversation starters, and how-to-say-it scripts on a range of issues adolescent girls face growing up. The books are designed to inspire meaningful discussions and help build close, trusting relationships at a time when girls need it most. The Care & Keeping of Us also includes a hardbound keepsake journal filled with sharing tips and activities, as well as simple prompts to keep the dialogue open. The journal also has space for photos and mementos, and two bookmarks to mark important pages the other reader needs to see.
The Care & Keeping of Us is available now at americangirl.com; at all American Girl retail locations nationwide; through American Girl's catalogue; at American Girl specialty boutiques at select Indigo™ and Chapters™ locations in . The Care & Keeping of Us can also be purchased through retail and online booksellers.
- Category: Halloween
- Published: 01 September 2015
- Written by Administrator
Halloween is a holiday loved by children and families everywhere. It's a great time to get creative and make fun decorations with your family and brainstorm the endless possibilities of what everyone wants to dress up as.
If you are like many who love to DIY, then this Halloween is the perfect opportunity to bring out all of your crafting materials and creative ideas. What could be more fun than making your child's Halloween costume? And you'll even save money on top of it all! Read this article to discover five easy to make Halloween costumes that you can choose from for your own little ones
1. Woolly Lamb: This costume works well for children of any age. All you need is a black sweater, black leggings, an old hooded sweatshirt, glue and white cotton balls or pom poms that you can find at any craft store. The black leggings and sweater will be what your child wears under the main part of the costume to act as the black legs of the woolly lamb. Using the old hooded sweater simply cut off the sleeves and set them aside. Cover the rest of the hooded sweater in white cotton balls or pom poms using craft glue or a hot glue gun. Make sure you cover the whole thing, including the hood so that no color is seen underneath the white balls. Next, cut two long triangles from the sleeves you cut off earlier and cover those in white cotton balls too. Attach the triangles to the hood of the costume. Once your child is wearing they're black sweater and leggings, slide the hooded, sleeveless sweater over top and put up the hood. Voila! A woolly lamb is born – and the great thing
- Category: Interior Decorating Ideas for Your Home
- Published: 01 September 2015
- Written by Sonya Weiss
By Sonya Weiss - Interior Design - As the holidays approach, whenever you visit a retail store, you’ll find that the seasonal decorations come out earlier every year.
For some people, that can be quite an annoyance but for those who like to get a jump on the decorations so they can relax and spend time with family, it’s quite handy.
The best decorations for the fall festivities are usually out by the second or third week of October so you can go ahead and take advantage of the bargains now. To add a splash of color inside your home, mums are the perfect way to go. They’re quick and easy to group together. You can arrange them in front of the fireplace, sit smaller versions on side tables and even use the mini versions as table décor.
Women who become sick with the flu early in pregnancy are twice as likely to have a baby with a serious birth defect of the brain, spine, or heart than women who don't catch the virus.
It's unclear whether it's the high fever associated with the flu, or the flu itself that contributes to the increased risk of birth defects, experts say. But reducing the risk of birth defects is one reason why all pregnant women and women thinking of having a baby should get an annual flu shot.
Despite the benefits, only half of all pregnant women inget a flu shot each season, leaving thousands of moms-to-be and their babies at increased risk of serious illness.
"The annual flu shot should be a priority in prenatal care," said, MD, March of Dimes chief medical officer. "Health care providers should offer all their pregnant patients a flu shot each year and if they don't offer it, then women should ask for it."