When to find your baby's pediatrician?

When to Find a Pediatrician for Your Baby?

Pediatricians are about the last thing on a new mama’s mind while she is busy growing a person. First comes a test, then comes being oppressively tired. We get to follow this up with morning to all-day sickness, super nesting mode, heartburn, baby showers, and then back to oppressive tiredness and where did my ankles go?! But, at the end of it all, you get a baby! A sweet, soft squidge of human that you will be happy to sit and smell for a lot longer than you would deem normal in another person. So, when do they need a doctor? You need a pediatrician before you have your baby. Because they will be coming to visit you in the hospital after you deliver. And, you do not want to have a newborn in one arm trying to figure out the perfect latch and a nurse handing you a list of random names and saying, “Pick a pediatrician!” Nope. Why Do You Need a Pediatrician Before Birth So, when to begin? Really anytime is fine, but some pediatricians get “hot” – meaning their names get thrown around Facebook groups and their new patient lists fill up fast. Another reason to

This Week in Houston: November 11-17, 2019

It’s time to plan for the week ahead in Houston: November 11-17, 2019! Brrrrr! Let’s all just stay in until it is back in the 80’s! No? That is okay because there is still so much to see and do around town. Grab your mittens and scarf and let’s adventure! Be sure to check out our Complete Guide to Houston Fall Events so you do not miss the ongoing seasonal festivals, pumpkin patches, craft fairs, and Houston Holiday Markets. Looking for something unique to do? Movietopia just opened this weekend for a limited run in Houston. Check it out in our Instagram highlights. And, mamas, if you need some time off (who doesn’t?) this would make an awesome date night or mom’s night out! What are you looking forward to? Don’t forget to scope out some of the ongoing weekly events for Toddlers & Preschoolers or our extensive list for Homeschoolers. Here is what is immediately on deck but be sure to check out the complete GHM Calendar to keep up with all the comings and goings around town. Have a great week!

What We’re Reading This Week

EMDR | Typefaces| Elf on a Shelf| Laptops| Not Reading Until 12 Great reads from around the web and print that made us stop scrolling, sit back, and enjoy a quick read. 1 The Best Drug I’ve Ever Taken Wasn’t Even a Drug. It Was EMDR Therapy. “Sounds were louder, lights were brighter, smells were more intense. All stimuli came in full bore.” 2 Do typefaces really matter? To serif or not to serif? That is the question. “Selecting a font is like getting dressed,..Just as one chooses an outfit according to the occasion, one decides on a font according to the kind of message you are seeking to convey.” 3 Psychologist Says Parents Should Not Participate In ‘Elf on the shelf’ A question for the ages.Do you Elf? 4 Attention, Students: Put Your Laptops Away “The students who were taking longhand notes in our studies were forced to be more selective — because you can’t write as fast as you can type. And that extra processing of the material that they were doing benefited them. “ 5 He didn’t learn to read until 12. Then he graduated from an Ivy. Here’s his advice. “There’s a deeply held belief that

This Week in Houston: November 4-10, 2019

It’s time to plan for the week ahead in Houston: November 4-10, 2019! Wasn’t that Halloween weather awesome! Well, at least we were not sweating and being eaten by mosquitos. Not ready to be done with pumpkins? Be sure to check out our Complete Guide to Houston Fall Events so you do not miss all the festivals, pumpkin patches, craft fairs and Houston Holiday Markets. Looking for something unique to do? Movietopia just opened this weekend for a limited run in Houston. Check it out in our Instagram highlights. And, mamas, if you need some time off (who doesn’t?) this would make an awesome date night or mom’s night out! What are you looking forward to? Don’t forget to scope out some of the ongoing weekly events for Toddlers & Preschoolers or our extensive list for Homeschoolers. Here is what is immediately on deck but be sure to check out the complete GHM Calendar to keep up with all the comings and goings around town. Have a great week!

Halloween-themed science experiments

Spooktacular Halloween-Themed Science Experiments for Little Ghouls!

Need something ‘fall-y’ to do with the kids? Try these easy and fun Halloween-themed science experiments from IDEA Lab Kids. They are sure to keep your little monsters engaged.  Between the start of the school year and the holidays, it seems like time flies. Juggling work, your kids’ schedules and all of their activities leaves very little time to plan fun projects, let alone projects that will teach your kids a thing or two about science.   Luckily, there are many fun and fuss-free Halloween-themed science experiments you can bring to the (kitchen) table to tickle your kids’ fancy and their brains. The best part? Your budding mad scientists won’t even know they’re learning just having a wicked good time.  HALLOWEEN-THEMED SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS Foaming Oozing Pumpkin   This experiment is as easy as it is fun and, you probably already have all the necessary supplies stored somewhere around the house! Supplies: Carved pumpkin empty flask one tablespoon dish soap one tablespoon yeast half cup of hydrogen peroxide Food coloring (optional) Directions: Place the flask inside the carved out pumpkin. Add one-half cup of hydrogen peroxide to the flask. If you want to add color, add about 10 to 15 drops of

This Week in Houston: October 28 – November 3, 2019

It’s time to plan for the week ahead in Houston: October 28 – November 3! Are your costumes ready? Be sure to check out our Complete Guide to Houston Fall Events so you do not miss all the festivals, pumpkin patches, trick or treating, and craft fair and Houston Holiday Markets. What are you looking forward to? Not ready to get down with the monsters and ghouls? Keep things more low key and scope out some of the ongoing weekly events for Toddlers & Preschoolers or our extensive list for Homeschoolers. Here is what is immediately on deck but be sure to check out the complete GHM Calendar to keep up with all the comings and goings around town. Have a great week!

What We’re Reading This Week

The Blob | Brilliance | Mariachi | Alexa | Sealand Great reads from around the web and print that made us stop scrolling, sit back, and enjoy a quick read. 1 Paris zoo unveils the “blob”, an organism with no brain but 720 sexes Let’s just say if this were a movie it would take a lot of flamethrowers before humanity wins. 2 The Key To Raising Brilliant Kids? Play A Game “…the “six C’s” that kids need to succeed — collaboration, communication, content, critical thinking, creative innovation and confidence — and why raising brilliant kids starts with redefining brilliant. “ 3 University of Houston getting new mariachi band Is it too much to hope that they will be spontaneously strolling through campus? 4 To use Alexa, you have to trust Amazon “You’re trading privacy for convenience — and the deal keeps getting worse“ Do we even care anymore? 5 The Pint-Size Nation off the English Coast I, too, would like to live in a place called Sealand. Sounds like I could have a pet dolphin. More ocean adventures are found in the author’s new book, THE OUTLAW OCEAN