Author Archives: Heather Karpinski

A Parent’s Introduction to Managing Finances by Emily Graham

Overwhelmed by the demands of managing money as a parent? Although money is more important than ever, there’s no need to be stressed: With a little research and planning, you’ll have a hold on your finances in no time. Focus on Communication If you’re parenting along with a partner, it’s important that you’re both on the same page when it comes to spending. Decisions about how much you should try to spend per month on groceries, entertainment, and other costs should always be made... Read More

Taking Care of Your Gums During Pregnancy – Gum Disease and Premature Birth By Dr. Amanda Tavoularis (

Becoming pregnant is one of the most special times in a woman’s life. Staying healthy for both you and your child is essential to giving birth to a healthy baby. However, what many women fail to realize is that dental health is also important to a healthy birth. According to the CDC, 60 to 75% of pregnant women develop gum disease (gingivitis) during their pregnancy due to hormone changes in their body. This is very serious as gum disease can lead to premature birth. As a practicing... Read More

Hot Tips to Stock Your Nursery Without Breaking the Bank by Emily Graham

Getting everything you need for a baby can really put a strain on your budget. Not to mention, when you’re expecting multiples, the cost of supplies is multiplied too. These expenses can strike fear in the heart of any expectant parent, but fortunately, there are plenty of strategies you can use to make pregnancy prep much more affordable. Stock Up and Save There are some baby items that you need in constant supply: diapers, wipes, and formula are some of the biggest culprits. Then there... Read More

How to Travel With Kids and Have An Excellent Adventure by Daniel Sherwin

A family vacation is an excellent opportunity to bond with your children and get away to do some exploring and learning together. However, traveling with children can be a little stressful, especially if you have younger children. But with the right approach and a little creative thinking you can plan and pull off an excellent vacation to remember for years. Do something unconventional While everyone enjoys a relaxing beach vacation, consider changing things up this year to boost excitement.... Read More

Learning While You’re at It: Great Hobby Ideas for Kids by Maria Cannon

The days when kids took up hobbies like stamp or coin collecting, often due to the influence of an older family member, are surely in decline if not altogether dead. Computers, handheld devices, and gaming consoles appear to have supplanted traditional hobbies, the ones that taught kids something about self-discipline, thrift, and the world around them. If you’re a parent seeking to engage your children in something more enriching and educational than Fortnite or Grand Theft Auto, why not... Read More

When most of us were kids, birthday parties were all about a cake with candles, a plastic tablecloth, balloons, paper streamers and the “Happy Birthday song.” Photo credit: Twenty20 It’s all about the kids Before we begin, we want to warn you of a hidden danger. Parents today want their kids to have the biggest and best. They take mental, note. If Billy, down the street got a radio control jeep for his birthday, Your kid must have a drone for his birthday. The kid may be too young for... Read More

The Story Behind Baby A & Baby B and the Twin Feeding Set

Feeding time was a struggle for me when my twins turned 6 months old. My boys were born at just 31 weeks and I wanted to do everything in my power to help them grow, develop, and stay as healthy as possible. Feeding time was very stressful for me and my boys. I couldn’t figure out how to feed them both easily, quickly, and safely. It was impossible for me to use two bowls and two spoons because they got so impatient between bites and I hated sharing utensils. Sharing utensils is dangerous... Read More

Two Spoons Are Better Than One

by Jennifer Bright Reich Did you know that people commonly advise moms of twins to save time by using one utensil to feed both babies? Is it faster? Probably. Easier? Maybe. Healthier? Definitely not! “When you share utensils, it’s like giving germs from one baby a FastPass directly into the other baby’s mouth,” says Rallie McAllister, MD, MPH, a mom of three sons, a family physician, and coauthor of The Mommy MD Guide to Your Baby’s First Year, in Lexington, KY.. “Using the same... Read More

This May Solve The Struggle All Twin Parents Face At Feeding Time by Joanna Venditti

When I became a mom to twins, I quickly became very familiar with the logistical bumps in the road that comes with having multiples. Although I had two kids already, having twins was a whole new ball game and I couldn’t fully prepare myself for some of the problem solving I would have to do. From getting both babies out the door safely and nursing two babies at night, to bathing two babies and soothing two babies when they cried, there was a lot of difficult situations I had to... Read More

The Baby A & Baby B Logo

Picking a logo for Baby A & Baby B was a big decision. I wanted it to be something that people would like and remember. I also hoped it would give those who saw it a happy & warm feeling. It needed to be something that would have meaning too. The idea came pretty quickly. When I was about six years old I went to Hallmark with my parents. I remember the trip well because I had just moved to Pennsylvania from Massachusetts and it was my first trip to our new local mall. My parents were... Read More