Mom's Almanac

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From the creators of the best-selling The Little Big Book for Moms comes another treasure for mothers: Mom's Almanac. Part reference, advice, and resource guide, and part cookbook, keepsake, activity, and crafts book, this almanac is packed with information and fun. It is brilliantly designed to showcase more than 300 pieces of vintage children's illustrations from beloved artists such as Jessie Willcox Smith, Kate Greenaway, and Maxfield Parrish. Mom's Almanac is sure to be the gift to "ooh" and "ahh" over at ...
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Overview

From the creators of the best-selling The Little Big Book for Moms comes another treasure for mothers: Mom's Almanac. Part reference, advice, and resource guide, and part cookbook, keepsake, activity, and crafts book, this almanac is packed with information and fun. It is brilliantly designed to showcase more than 300 pieces of vintage children's illustrations from beloved artists such as Jessie Willcox Smith, Kate Greenaway, and Maxfield Parrish. Mom's Almanac is sure to be the gift to "ooh" and "ahh" over at every baby shower!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781932183009
  • Publisher: Welcome Enterprises
  • Publication date: 4/1/2004
  • Series: Welcome's Almanac Series
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 7.67 (w) x 9.56 (h) x 1.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Alice Wong has produced or edited numerous titles, including The Little Big Book for Moms and The Little Big Book for Grandmothers (both with Lena Tabori for Welcome), and Disney's Winnie the Pooh: A Celebration of the Silly Old Bear (for Disney Editions). She has three children - ages one, five, and seven.
Lena Tabori has conceived and edited numerous books including Love: A Celebration in Art and Literature (with Jane Lahr for STC), The Little Big Book for Dads (with H. Clark Wakabayashi for Welcome), and The Little Big Book of Christmas (for William Morrow).
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Table of Contents

Foreword 8
Chapter 1 The Bare Essentials
Taking Care of Mom - From sleep to pampering yourself 12
Age by Age: Developments and Accomplishments - From birth to 14 years; baby's firsts 14
How They Grow - The basics; from height and weight to teeth 20
Are They Ready? Pets, Sports, and Everything Else - From bunk beds to sleepovers to home alone 22
Safety First - Babyproofing 101; preventing accidents; first aid; car safety seats 29
Be Prepared: Getting out the Door - General toting tips; packing that diaper bag; snacks on the run; trunk essentials 32
Crib Notes: Childcare - Childcare checklist; information sheet 35
Lullaby, and Good Night: Sleep - Countdown to bedtime; how much sleep; nap time; calming caresses 36
Discipline: Molding Behavior - From discipline no-no's to time outs 40
Tantrums - From ways to avoid them to getting outside help 43
Swimming in Advice: A Parenting Primer - Ten experts agree (or do they?); beware of parenting paranoia 44
Potty Training - Signs of readiness; good timing; staying dry at night 47
Constant Companions: Siblings - Tips for mom-in-the-middle; sibling rivalry 48
Doctor, Doctor - From when to call the doctor to vaccinations; recommended immunization schedule; homeopathic remedies 52
Mommy, I'm Scared: Fears - From fear of the dark to fear of nightmares 54
Keeping House - From clutterless closet ideas to cleaning messy rooms 58
Dividing the Work: Chores - From rotating chores to rewarding good jobs 60
Wardrobe Basics - Year-round wardrobe staples and extras; dressing baby; shoe sizes; size guidelines; storing clothes 62
Grassy Pants & Berry Shirts: Stain Removal - From milk to ink; rules 66
Chapter 2 Feeding Time
General Nutrition: What You Need - The five essentials; serving sizes; the food pyramid 73
Food Basics: What's Good for You - From whole foods to healthy fats 76
Value of Variety: Getting Creative - Top 10 ways for Mom to get kids to eat better; off the beaten path 78
A Perfect Pantry - Staples; baking supplies; condiments; in the freezer; in the fridge 80
Food Safety & Storage - Prepping & cooking; storing; freezing guidelines 81
Breastfeeding - Benefits; breastfeeding and work; foods to avoid 82
Into the Mouths of Babes: Starting Solids - First foods; homemade for baby; equipment; food allergies; choking hazards 85
Starting Right: Breakfast - Hot cereal; grain preparation chart; Mom's Finer Diner Eggs; Baked Beans on Whole-Grain Toast; Whole Wheat Banana Nut Waffles 88
Good Lunching - Quick 'n' Easy Quesadillas; Mini Pizzas; Pinwheel Pleasures; lunch-sack stuffers; better brown bag tips 90
I'm Hungry: Super Snacks - Noshy no-no's; snack attack; freeze it; So-Smooth Smoothies; Guacamole 93
Get Those Veggies - Four fabulous veggie sides; skewer it; five-star salad bar 94
What's for Dinner? - Sizzling Fajitas; Thin Linguine with Turkey Meatballs; Baked Chicken; Tofu Two Ways; One-Dish Stir Fry; Broiled Salmon 96
Fabulous Treats - The Best Carrot Cake; Brownies Like No Other; Fantastic Fudge; Big Fat Oatmeal Raisin Cookies; Cookie Brittle; Cereal Bars and Treats 101
Chapter 3 Having Fun!
Playing with Your Baby - Play with newborns, two- to seven-month-olds, babies who sit, crawlers, and cruisers 106
Nursery Rhymes - From Little Miss Muffet to Georgie Porgie; who is Mother Goose? 110
Paints, Scissors, & Paper: Art - From sculpture to decoupage; materials to keep around the house; box town; straw painting; papier-mache 112
Rainy Day Fun - Play dough; slime; make a rainbow; puddle jumping; take a colorful bath 114
Dress Up - The dress-up box; a knight in shining aluminum; dragon hat; medieval princess 117
Insects - See bugs walk on water; make a butterfly feeder; grow your own butterflies; ant farm; buy a herd of ladybugs 118
Backyard Adventures - Go daytime camping; chart the territory; make a mud pie or bean tepee; dig for treasure; sack race 122
A Child's Garden - From outdoor garden to window box; sponge grass; forced bulbs 125
Magic - From coin flip to floating needle; funny business 129
Card Games - Memory; Old Maid; Go Fish; Crazy Eights; War; Spit 130
Ball Games - From soda bottle bowling to water balloon hot potato 133
Sidewalk & Playground Games - From marbles to kick the can; from barnyard peanut hunt to tag variations 134
Paper & Pencil Games - From tic-tac-toe to anagrams 136
Car Games - From the alphabet game to Botticelli 137
Water Games - From Marco Polo to chicken fights 138
Birthday Parties - From theme to presents; location parties; resources 140
Fairy Tales - Favorites; special effects and retellings 143
Chapter 4 Stepping Out
In the City - Top 10 largest cities; skyscrapers; shows; tourism bureaus 149
In the Woods - From pressing leaves to bird watching 150
National Parks - Best national parks for families; be a junior ranger; resources 153
Museums - Natural history, art, science, and children's museums 154
Zoos & Aquariums - Top zoos and aquariums; other places of interest; aquarium art 156
Events & Shows - From car shows to horse shows; offbeat festivals 161
Circus Time! - Great American circuses; circus day at home; Caramel Apples 162
Easy Outings - From sports arenas to farms; have a picnic; Berry-licious Cream Cones 164
At the Beach - Best beaches; surfing; sandcastles; beachcombing 166
Amusement Parks - Favorites; great theme parks; fun facts 169
Chapter 5 Seasons & Holidays
Spring! - Signs of spring; mud pie; maple sugaring; take a nature walk; visit your zoo; plant your garden 172
Summer - From berrying to stargazing; signs of summer; fireflies 177
Autumn - Autumn mysteries; apples; frolicking in the leaves 180
Winter - From snow angels to skiing; winter wonders; recipes and crafts 185
New Year's Eve - From making resolutions to throwing parties; Auld Lang Syne 190
Valentine's Day - From silly love songs to valentines and passion-fruit smoothies 193
Easter - From Easter eggs to relay races 194
Fourth of July - From patriotic breakfast to a celebration of heroes; history of Independence Day; parades 197
Halloween - From jack-o'-lanterns to ghost stories; roasted pumpkin seeds, spells, edible slime; Five Little Witches finger play 198
Thanksgiving - From turkeys to colored corn; giving thanks; dress like a Pilgrim 200
Christmas - From Santa snacks to wrapping paper; stockings; holiday recipes 202
Chapter 6 Preserving Memories
All About Baby - From first photo albums to keepsake journals; how to bronze booties 206
Smile: Taking Pictures - How to take better pictures; digital cameras 210
Putting It Together: Scrapbooking - Tips for storing and decorating 212
Keepsakes - From silhouettes to time capsules; things to save; create a family recipe book and "book of me" 216
Dear Baby of Mine: Letters to Your Child - Capturing written memories from pregnancy and onward 219
Once-a-Year Rituals - From marking birthdays and growth milestones to recording accomplishments; holiday keepsakes 220
Me and My Family - Grandmother remembers; how to make a family tree 222
Chapter 7 The Best of Everything
Read! Read! Read! Books - Create a friendly reading environment; best books, magazines, and audio readings for preschool to young adult 227
Shake, Rattle, & Roll: Music - Top albums, songs, musical games, soundtracks; 10 classic lullabies 234
Get Your Popcorn Here: Movies - Movie-viewing ideas; from learning tools to family classics; amazing foreign kids' films; unreliable ratings 240
Babes in Toyland: Toys - Toy-buying tips; great toys, puzzles, and games for infants to adolescents; low-tech toys that score high marks 244
Mysteries Unveiled: Software - How to choose children's software; first-rate learning tools in areas from art to sports 248
The Internet: Websites for Kids & Moms - Best kid-friendly and parenting websites 250
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