With the birth of the royal baby all over the news and news of new babies in my own life every time I answer the phone, I have become nostalgic thinking back to those first days
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By Melissa Scholes Young Web Exclusive – September 8, 2008 “Oh! When are you due?” The stranger reaches over and grips my belly between both hands. There is rubbing. There is patting. A stranger’s finger is caressing my belly button. “Any day now…” I
What’s in a name? There are few things as personal as naming your child. This article takes a look at some naming traditions past and present and provides some tips and ideas. This is an audio recording of the article Name That Baby by
Thanks for taking part and answering the question, “Where did you find your baby name?” EVERY response was so beautiful and unique, thank you mamas for sharing all of these amazing baby naming stories. You can read all of the responses on the original
With the pregnancy issue of Mothering just around the corner, and some “secret” baby naming web stuff in the works, I have been thinking alot about baby names. I found it EXTREMLY difficult to choose names for my two little ones. I did a
One of my favorite girls’ names is Ramona. According to our name books (we own several), it means “wise protector” and is derived from archaic French. I love how it sounds. And we love the spunky, willful, imaginative Ramona who Beverly Cleary writes about.
Our 16-year-old babysitter, who lives across the street, hates her name, which rhymes with her mother’s. “It’s so common,” she complained. She and I were in the bathroom helping the kids brush their teeth. “I wish I had a meaningful name. I wish my