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Celebrity mommy advice for handling more than one kiddo, balancing a career, and more

On Balancing Work and Motherhood

“It’s hard for any working parent. I think it’s one of those things that you can only plan so much. You just have to make decisions on a day-to-day basis.”

Bryce Dallas Howard, who is expecting her second child

Source: Parade/Parents.com

Pint-Size Professors

“Being a mother is probably the hardest job in the world. I feel like, in a lot of ways, children come into the world to teach us.”

Mariah Carey, whose twins Moroccan Scott and Monroe were born April 30

Source: Life & Style Weekly/Parents.com

On Balancing Work and Motherhood

“To kind of roll with the flow. Our house is full of life, laughter, and mayhem. Every dinnertime something spills. Or they are wearing uniforms for school and when we have breakfast in the morning, food gets all over their hands. You can tell them a thousand times “Do not wipe it on your pants,” and sure enough they wipe it on their pants. But that’s when you roll with it. My house is not a museum. You can see that children live there. It’s their house as much as mine.”

Heidi Klum

Source: Parenting.com

iPad Apps For Babies 1 Year and Younger

In our days we only had plastic toys and fluffy stuffed animals to play with. Today our children are more computer savvy and have the ability to use technology to learn. Many parents ask themselves if they should let their baby use computers and iPads. The fact is, if used right, ipads can be a great learning tool. There are plenty of apps developed for babies. If parents decided to allow their children to use iPad or iPhone at a young age, it’s extremely important to choose valuable applications. bubblesBubbles The Bubbles application is a fun distraction for babies. A very simple concept that utilizes the touchscreen to pop bubbles on your smartphone or iPad for hours.   baby-pianoBaby Piano The baby piano can play notes and animal sounds; each key has an illustration of an animal on it. Babies can even play nursery rhymes by touching the highlighted keys. Kids have fun and learn.   ibabyphoneiBabyPhone Babies can pretend to call people with no risk of actually doing so. Kids dial using the number buttons, the numbers are read out loud but no calls go out. The app teaches colors, numbers, animals, and more. peekaboo-barnPeekaboo Barn “Peekaboo Barn” teaches the names of barn animals in English and Spanish as well as the sounds each makes. This fun easy and colorful app that will keep them busy while.   i-hear-eweI Hear Ewe These animated animals on “I Hear Ewe” interacts with the child when they touch them. There are 24 animals and 12 vehicles to play with. Each time they touch an image the name of that item is announced, along with the noise they make.   baby-scratchBaby Scratch This app allows your child and parents to scratch records while playing kids song. You can record your own voice, or any sound around you, and add it to your sounds. Simple, responsive, and fun, “Baby Scratch” will amuse the aspiring baby DJ for hours. I think that’s how Tiesto started!   baby-shusherBaby Shusher An app more for parents but with benefits for the baby of the house. The  “Baby Shusher”  automatically adjusts to the baby’s crying, so if baby is crying loud, the sound will play louder. When they stop crying, the sound will also auto adjust to a lower level. Parents can record their own custom soothing voices to calm their baby.   These apps will help babies discover a wonderful world of different shapes, colors and sounds. Not to mention they apps are great for developing a good eye-hand coordination.  Sometimes these apps help mommy and daddy have some quiet time to relax. Find these apps and many more at Google Play Store for android or iTunes for apple.