When Colin was an infant he seriously lived in the Baby Bjorn. I must've worn him for at least eight hours a day . Before he was born, I thought I would be taking leisurely strolls with him as he peacefully sat in the stroller . Yeah, right! Not my child. He wouldn't sit in the stroller for five minutes!! This was very hard for me to accept since I'm such an active person.…Continue
As if going through pregnancy, getting through the newborn stage and adjusting to motherhood isn’t stressful enough. But just when you find yourself at a point of comfort in your role of parenting, you realize you are now responsible for knowing everything there is to being a parent and are responsible for your child’s safety, happiness and cognitive, social and emotional development. As a first time…Continue
“Oh my God I have two weddings to pay for!!” is what my husband shouted after I blurted in shock, “Oh my God it’s a girl!!!!” It was only a few seconds into our ultrasound today when I saw what I saw, and it wasn’t what I thought I was going to see. In fact, if you have had a conversation with me in the past month or so, I would have convinced you, as strongly as I was convinced, that we were having…Continue
When I went in for my 14 week ultrasound with my daughter, I asked the technician, “So, can you tell? You know, boy or girl?” She smiled at me. “Well” she responded, “I can’t give you an official verdict, but I’m about 90% sure this is a girl”. 90% was good, but I wanted to rule out that other 10%! While I waited for my 20 week ultrasound, I analyzed the Chinese calendars, hung the ring in front of…Continue
Below is a message from Tara Verkuil, CEO and founder of our sponsor, Organic Beauty Now:
Back when I was becoming a mom, I didn't know much about the beauty products I used. I knew even less about the ones I'd be using on my baby. So I did my homework. And was I in for a shock.
Toxins are in makeup. Shampoo. Toothpaste. Even diaper creams. The beauty industry puts them there.
I spent hours looking for the best alternatives to the big brand names. The ones that use…
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While shopping last week at a local boutique, I spotted the cutest display of cards. Not only were they cute, they were made by a local mom! I love supporting local businesses, but more importantly, I love supporting local…Continue
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We are excited to announce that Baby Boot Camp of Dana Point and San Clemente is now an official sponsor of OC Mommies.com! Baby Boot Camp's stroller-based fitness…Continue
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It is amazing how many people (strangers) make unsolicited comments to expecting mothers about what they are and aren’t eating and what they should and shouldn’t do. I had heard stories about this before I got pregnant, but never realized how offensive it could be until it happened to me.
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We are very excited to announce our very first Cutest Baby Picture Contest on OCMommies.com
OC Mommies Cutest Baby Picture Contest is sponsored by:…Continue
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Meredith Video Studios and Graco are teaming up to cast first time moms and first time expectant moms!…Continue
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Kevin's pediatrician in Mission Viejo posted this on their website as they currently have a patient with Pertussis (Whooping Cough). Thought it was important to share. Especially for new babies who haven't have at least 2 sets of vaccinations yet - they're especially vulnerable.…Continue
When my daughter was born, I had big plans for raising an independent child. I wanted her to be comfortable with different people and wanted her to learn independence from early on. I never took into consideration that kids come with all different temperaments and personalities.
After I brought…Continue
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that babies be breastfed or formula fed exclusively for at least six months before introducing solid foods. Some parents decide to start earlier, between 4 and 6 months due to the eagerness of the baby. What you choose is up to you and should be discussed with your pediatrician.…Continue
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