By now, you have navigated your way through conception, pregnancy and motherhood.  Now, it’s time to help your child understand what to expect at medical appointments, play dates and preschool.   To communicate that essential information in a kid-friendly way, the What to Expect series enlisted Angus the Answer Dog.



What better way to end What to Expect Week than with a book bundle giveaway!  Today’s winner will take home the nine titles below to read to their little one or share with friends with families.  To enter, just leave a comment in the comment section about the one thing you want to teach your child and how you plan to get that lesson across.  Maybe you want your children to mind their manners by saying please and thank you.  Or perhaps you would like your kids to become potty trained before they reach preschool.  Or maybe you want them to just enjoy being a kid without the pressure to reach the next major milestone.


What to Expect When You Go to the Doctors 


What to Expect When you Go to the Dentist


What to Expect at Bedtime 


What to Expect at Preschool 


What to Expect When you Use the Potty


What to Expect at a Playdate 


What to Expect When Mommy’s Having a Baby 


What to Expect When the New Baby Comes Home 


What to Expect When the Sitter Comes 


About The Author

Vlog Mom/DFTM Creator

Not long ago, Heather Hopson hosted a television show in the Cayman Islands. Today, she's back home writing a different kind of story as a new mom. In her 15 years working as a professional journalist, this by far is her best assignment! Growing up, she dreamed of becoming Oprah Winfrey. She was the features editor for her school’s newspaper and a teen talk show host for her city’s most popular radio station. She went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Michigan State University. After graduation, she worked as a television producer and reporter at CBS, NBC and Fox affiliates throughout the U.S. Instead of heading to Chicago to join Ms. Winfrey on her set, she bought a plane ticket to the Cayman Islands instead. She arrived five days before a category five hurricane! She lived in paradise for seven years, hosted an award-winning television show and traveled the globe with a government delegation. She also served on the board of directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters and spearheaded a Send a Kid to Camp campaign. Then, she relocated to Washington, D.C. to obtain a teaching certification and instruct 8th grade reading at a high needs middle school. She later returned to her hometown of Pittsburgh, PA to raise her daughter Caitlynn, now 4-years-old. During her 10-month-stint as a stay-at-home mom, Caitlynn inspired her to create this blog, and Diary of a First Time Mom was born on Mother’s Day 2012. Two years later, she expanded the family to include 20+ writers. Currently, Heather serves as the communications director at Allies for Children. In addition, she is the owner of Motor Mouth Multimedia, which ranked #49 in Startup Nation’s Home-Based 100 Competition sponsored by Discover Card and Sam’s Club. Recently, The Pittsburgh Foundation and The Heinz Endowments selected Heather to receive an Emerging Black Artist award to develop Diary of a First Time Mom.

2 Responses

  1. anna

    i would love for my child to be a child. my childhood was ok, i didnt feel so much pressure. i got to do my own things when i was ready. i will try my best not to pressure my child, she will accomplish her milestones when she is ready its ok to be different.

  2. Treii

    I want my son to know that its ok to make mistakes but to always strive to be the best.


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