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Ask Grandma Maggie

Parenting & Childcare Advice
Peggy Moss (1933-2014), also known as Grandma Maggie, penned a parenting column on this site for many years. Back by popular demand, we are republishing the column, sharing with you the best of Grandma Maggie’s parenting and childcare advice.
Unfortunately Grandma Maggie is no longer able to take questions.

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My son won’t take naps!
Hi Grandma Maggie, I am a first time, stay-at-home mother who is having a heck of a time getting my 19 month old son to nap (I am also 36 weeks pregnant with my second son)! He has always been a little finicky in his napping (if we had any change in schedule it would take him a day or so to recover) but we have had the same routine since he was about 10 months old; bedtime from 7:30pm-7:30am, nap from 12:30-2:30pm. [More]
Baby in a Longboard? Check it out!
Strollers manufacturers are constantly trying to outdo one another, and this one is no exception. The Quinny Longboard Stroller allows adults to skateboard with their baby riding sidecar in an attached stroller seat. Safety is somewhat controversial, however, since it is only approved in Europe and not in the U.S. [More]
Actress Jennifer Carpenter is a mom!
Jennifer Carpenter and fiancé Seth Avett have welcomed their first child, she announced at a Television Critics Association panel on Monday. The former Dexter star was at the panel to promote her new TV series Limitless which will premier in late September.   [More]
Jeff Gordon Welcomes Son Leo
Jeff Gordon is a daddy again!  The NASCAR star and his wife Ingrid Vandebosch welcomed their second child this morning.  Leo Benjamin was born at 8:53am and weighed seven pounds, two ounces and was 19 inches long. Gordon announced the good news on his official website, saying “he’s happy and healthy, and Mom is doing great.” The couple have another child, Ella Sofia, who is three. [More]
Lily Allen is Pregnant
British singer Lily Allen is pregnant!  She confirmed to PEOPLE that she and her boyfriend of a year, Sam Cooper, are expecting their first child together.  The singer, who’s “delighted” about the pregnancy, will debut her new clothing line, Lucy in Disguise, with her sister, Sarah Owen, at the Vintage Goodwood Festival later this month.  [More]