A Pandemic Worry: Will My Toddler Ever Get into College?

When my sons were toddlers, I worried about a lot of things.  They only wanted to eat mac ‘n cheese.  “This can’t possibly be good for them!”, I thought.   Or perhaps we’re going to end up in the ER because they hurt themselves falling off a chair after proudly figuring out how to climb it?  […]

Turning Pandemic Lemons into Lemonade

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I think it is safe to say that in March most–if not all–of us thought by now our lives would be back to normal.  Sadly, we can see that is not the case. I’ve always been a make lemonade out of lemons kind of gal.  So, I’m trying hard to apply this motto now.  Not […]

Sanity Vs Video Games

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PARENTS’ SANITY VS TOO MUCH GAMING TIME DURING COVID It’s been 25 years since I saw the look on my son’s face when we handed him his very first Gameboy!  I don’t know which was wider, his smile or his eyes. It never entered my mind that all these years later, children playing video games […]

Fun Indoor Activities For the Kids

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The leaves are beginning to turn color, it’s getting dark outside earlier, and you are sending your kids to school with a sweater.  The sure signs that Fall has arrived.  Pretty soon, if not already, rainy days have arrived and soon to be followed by beautiful snow.  The thought of not being able to send […]

Pregnancy Cravings – I Want Pickles Now!

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Years ago, before home pregnancy tests were available in almost every store the joke was– that if a wife sent her husband out in the middle of the night for pickles & ice cream she was surely pregnant.  At Fairytale Baby Books we have had a lot of fun reading all the different cravings moms-to-be […]

Read Read Read !!!

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Pregnancy and childbirth can be a tough and challenging time for any couple.  As soon as your little one comes into this world, you become more aware of his or her well-being and holistic development. As new parents, you naturally care about the baby’s development, both their physical and mental growth.  Catering to their physical […]

Help For New Moms…It Takes a Village – To Raise a Prince or Princess

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You’ve been waiting and planning for this moment for months.  The nursery is ready. You personalized the room and it’s not only beautiful but perfect. Just like your precious newborn bundle of joy in your arms. Everything is going great.  You’ve figured out how to feed your baby and change their diaper.  You’re sitting holding […]

Memories with Grandma…Nostalgic Moments

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About 6 months ago, I was holding my 3-month-old grandson in my arms as he slept (Shh…let’s not tell my daughter-in-law that I believe cribs are made for parents, not grandparents.).  You often hear grandparents saying things like, “The best part is I’m giving you back the kid if there’s any crying.” Or, “If I […]

What is a Fairy Tale?

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A Fairy-tale is typically a short story that features fantasy characters like fairies, elves, giants, goblins, mermaids, witches, gnomes, etc. Fairy tales usually deals with stories about magic or enchantments that take place in a far-off place and time.  Fairy tales have been enjoyed by people from the earliest of times.  Many of these enchanted […]