New Parents

I’m about to make a birthday cake for my baby girl. We’re celebrating 10 years this weekend and time has gone by too fast!

I have 3 babies now, but she was my first, and the newborn stage for me was a little overwhelming.

When my first baby was born, I didn’t have many friends with children, and I wasn’t sure exactly where to turn when needing help with a newborn baby.

Looking back, I wish I would have known about resources, or help.

Here to Help

Below are some helpful websites just in case you, or someone you know, might need someone to talk to.

The links below are good resources; however, family and friends are always great for a listening ear, a helping hand, or good advice.

Just be sure to ask.

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Sometimes it helps to have places to go when you have questions.

Be sure to look into these websites that offer resources for common parenting concerns.


Healthy Children

Sponsored by the American Academy for Pediatrics, this website offers a variety of resources for parents on topics like child development, health, and safety.


Kid Source

This website is divided into categories by age and provides articles and resources related to health and education.  


The National Parenting Center

Looking for advice from experts? The National Parenting Center website offers advice from psychologists, doctors, and other experts on every stage of child development.


Parenting 24/7

This website is run by the University of Illinois and was designed to contain information on every aspect of parenting. Check out articles, advice, and even a wide range of videos on parenting challenges and strategies.


Family Education

Here you can find general parenting information and strategies, as well as family activities and games to play with your child.


Your Child: Parenting Guides & Resources

This resource from the University of Michigan Health System website provides information on topics related to behavior, safety, health, and development.


If you, or someone you know, has great resources, please share and I’ll add to the page. Thank You!



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