Lisa Boerum

Lisa Boerum

Hi, I’m Lisa Boerum and I’m the owner of Awesome Beginnings 4 Children. I am the mother of 4 awesome children ages 12 – 26 and the proud grandmother of 2 granddaughters. I blog for parents and children (babies, toddlers and preschoolers). My article topics include: pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, newborn care and parenting young children. I previously owned and operated Awesome Beginnings Childcare for 18 years. I have decided to combine my love for children, my expertise in caring for them and my knowledge and interest in health. My mission is to offer parents helpful information and natural, eco-friendly products that promote a healthy and safe beginning for their children.

Choosing a Child Care Location: Close to Work or Home?

Should you choose a child care location close to home or close to work? The most important thing in choosing a child care is that you are 100% confident about your choice. Ask a lot of questions and then listen to your gut feeling. Make sure that the child care provider that you choose has the same child care beliefs and views that you do. That said, here are some important things to consider when [Read more...]

15 Reasons to Use Cloth Diapers on Your Baby

There is no comparing today’s modern cloth diaper to the cloth diapers that your mom and grandma used. In the last 5-10 years cloth diapers have made revolutionary changes! Today’s cute and fashionable cloth diapers are fitted, contoured, pinless, come in tons of print choices and are as easy to use as a disposable. Read more: How to Use Cloth Diapers – Modern Cloth Diapers Are Easy to Use 15 Reasons to Use Cloth Diapers [Read more...]

Now You Know: The Britax B-Safe Infant Car Seat

Featured Product: Britax B-Safe Infant Car Seat by Britax USA The Britax B-Safe Infant Car Seat is lightweight and travel friendly, It is designed and engineered to the high safety standards for which Britax is known. Featuring side impact protection, and an energy-absorbing foam liner, the Britax B-Safe Infant Car Seat provides industry leading front, rear and side impact protection. The B-Safe is designed to be compatible with more vehicles. Car Seat Type - Rear Facing [Read more...]

How to Use Cloth Diapers - Modern Cloth Diapers Are Easy to Use

If you haven’t seen the revolutionary cloth diapers that have been introduced in the last 5-10 years you will be surprised at how the cloth diaper has evolved. Today’s cloth diaper is easy to wash and as simple to use as a disposable. The more you learn about cloth diapers and about the impact of using disposable diapers, the more you will be convinced that cloth diapering is the best method for your baby and [Read more...]

The Harmful Chemicals in Disposable Diapers

Your baby will be wearing diapers 24 hours per day for about the first 2 ¾-3 years of his life. The type of diaper you choose will determine what, if any, harmful chemicals your baby is exposed to through skin absorption and breathing. Disposable diapers contain toxic chemicals, drying agents, dyes and fragrances. This article will cover dioxin and sodium polyacrylate. I believe that the health effects of these two chemicals are enough for any [Read more...]

Potty Training vs Potty Learning - Signs of Readiness

Most parents start potty training between 24 & 30 months. Experts say that potty training takes about 6-10 months to complete. “Complete” means reliable and consistent daytime dryness. Most children are ready and willing to potty learn at about 34 – 39 months. Potty learning is completed in 0-2 days. This article is Part 2 of a series of 3 articles. Part 1: Potty Training vs Potty Learning Part 3: How to Potty Train Your [Read more...]

How to Potty Train Your Child in Less Than 3 Days

Rushing a child through the process of using the potty chair or toilet will result in tears, frustration, negative feelings and stress. Starting too soon can actually delay the process. The process will be “magical” if you wait until your child is ready. Why spend an average of 8 months doing something that you can do in a few minutes by waiting until the child is ready? Yes, the experts say it takes an average [Read more...]

Potty Training vs Potty Learning

The title of this article (a bit too long) really should be: Potty Training in 6-8 Months vs Potty Learning in Zero Days! I have 4 children of my own ranging from 10-25-years-old and I also owned and operated Awesome Beginnings Childcare for 18 years. During the course of 23 years I potty trained MANY, MANY children and I helped potty learn MANY, MANY children. What I learned over that 23 years is that potty [Read more...]

Cloth vs Disposable Diapers - Cost

The Average Cost of Diapers Diaper costs have a huge impact on the cost of having a baby. The cost of diapers depend on whether you choose cloth diapers or disposable diapers to diaper your baby. The average cost of disposable diapers for one baby from birth to potty training is about $2400. For a family of 2 children the cost of disposable diapers will be about $4889.40. The average cost of cloth diapers is [Read more...]

Jessilyn's Childbirth Story

My daughter, Jessilyn, had an unexpected home birth on 2/9/11. Here is her story. I took a nap while our daughter was taking a nap. I normally NEVER feel the need to nap. I have always had tons of energy throughout this pregnancy. I woke up at 3:00 pm and felt my stomach muscles tightening. I thought that maybe they were contractions. I told the hubs that we HAD to go to my favorite restaurant [Read more...]

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