Monthly Archives: February 2010

Incorporate your partner into your pregnancy

Check out these tips on how to share your pregnancy with your special someone. Creating a role for your guy in your pregnancy (outside of conception, of course!) may seem like a no-brainer, but many couples have a difficult time … Continue reading

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Keeping the spark alive in your relationship

What can you and your partner can do to maintain intimacy when you just don’t feel like doing the deed? “Maintaining intimacy during pregnancy is incredibly important, because after that baby is born you won’t have time to breathe, let … Continue reading

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Little ways to show you still care

If a baby has come between you and your guy (quite literally) and you find yourself consumed with morning sickness, name books and pediatrician interviews, these eight quick and easy tips will let him know that you still care—even if … Continue reading

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The benefits of sex for mom, dad and baby

Being pregnant brings about lots of changes, and one of the most unexpected alterations happens in the bedroom. As your morning sickness and woozy tummy subside, you’ll probably find your hormones raging and your libido rising. Don’t be shy about … Continue reading

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Spice up your post-baby sex life

We tell you how to spice things up in the bedroom. Build anticipation. Spontaneous sex is a lot of fun, but when you’re already pressed for time, it’s easy to fall into the trap of “waiting for the right moment”—and … Continue reading

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Reducing parenting stress

Count more sheep: Sleep when the baby sleeps It’s kind of ironic that sleep is the one thing you need more than anything else during early parenthood, but it’s also the one thing you just cannot get enough of. Exhaustion … Continue reading

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Making time for mom

Babies are completely time-consuming. After the birth of my first child, I couldn’t even remember what I had done with all the free time I had before she was born. Wasn’t I bored without diapers to change and breasts to … Continue reading

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Love, with a side of bump

If you’re having trouble focusing on your love life now that you’ve achieved your mom-to-be status, check out these tips on how to make your relationship rock for the next nine months. Pregnancy is full of diversions—not nearly as many … Continue reading

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Childcare options

As a new mom with powerful protective instincts, it’s hard to leave your precious little baby with someone else. Some degree of guilt, jealousy and worry is only natural, but finding childcare you feel good about can ease the transition … Continue reading

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“Light” attachment parenting

I gave birth in a hospital, but I used a midwife. I vaccinated my child, but I considered each immunization carefully and postponed several. I use disposable diapers, but I buy an eco-friendly brand that decomposes. I wear my baby in … Continue reading

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Pregnancy hair care Q&A with George Papanikolas

George Papanikolas is a Joico celebrity stylist and colorist at the Andy Lecompte Salon in L.A., where he works with stars such as Britney Spears and Sarah Michelle Gellar. We asked him for the professional scoop on some hairy mom-to-be … Continue reading

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Lessons from kids

My kids teach me things daily—like what amount of blood requires an emergency room visit, how to get grape juice out of brand-spanking new carpet and the nicest way to explain to a 4-year-old why that fish he was trying … Continue reading

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Tips for working from home

Working from home sounds perfect. You will be able to work on your own schedule, uninterrupted by a long commute, longer meetings and water cooler gossip, and be home with your precious little one to witness all her firsts—sitting, crawling, … Continue reading

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Keeping baby gear organized

For most families, the majority of the play happens right in the middle of their living room floor. We’ve got a few tips for keeping your house from looking like a Fisher-Price factory explosion. It’s time to make your living … Continue reading

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All about insurance

We’re here to help you put together the pieces of the insurance puzzle, so you have more time to shop for the fun stuff. One thing is certain: you need insurance. However, knowing how much and what kind can be … Continue reading

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How to find great classes for you and your baby

Music Experts agree that it can be very beneficial to expose your child to music as early as possible—some parents even start blasting the tunes pre-birth. So what makes a better environment for introducing your baby to his first jam … Continue reading

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Easy Walker QTRO

The Easy Walker QTRO involved almost no assembly, which is a bonus for any mom. I popped all four wheels on and we were on our way in no time! The stroller itself is stylish and comes in a number … Continue reading

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Questions to ask potential daycare centers

When interviewing nannies and daycare centers, bring along a list of questions that are relevant to you and your partner concerning the care of your child. Don’t forget to add these important topics to your list. Sick days. At a … Continue reading

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How can I interact and play with my newborn?

Remember, your baby just entered this world of ours and finds ordinary things fascinating. It’s enthralling for a baby as he learns to recognize the objects around him. Besides playing peek-a-boo, dancing around and making silly faces or funny noises … Continue reading

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Easing back into work

I’ll fess up. I cried like a baby when I left my daughter in daycare for the first time, sobbing myself all the way to my office. While working, I thought of nothing but her, feeling as if in a … Continue reading

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Balancing time with extended family

P&N shares tips for balancing time with grandparents. When I was growing up, my holidays were spent shuffling from one side of the family to the other—and since my parents are divorced and my mother remarried, that was a grand … Continue reading

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Baby trips

Whether you’re a stay-at-home mom or simply foresee a long weekend with nothing to do stretching before you, sometimes a mom has just got to get out of the house. And let’s be honest—no matter how much you enjoy shopping, … Continue reading

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Virtual friends

Without a doubt, it’s crucial to the sanity of mothers everywhere to have other mommy friends they can vent to, ask advice of and compare notes with. But when you find yourself the only mama among your baby-free gal pals, … Continue reading

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Daddy makes a difference

We all know how important and influential a mother’s love can be in her baby’s life. However, a father’s involvement is also hugely beneficial. Let daddy take an active role in the child-rearing and your kiddo will enjoy far-reaching benefits … Continue reading

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10 things a preggo gal doesn’t want to hear

10. You must be due any day now! (Actually, no, I have six weeks left.) 9. It’s OK, I know you’re just moody because you’re pregnant. 8. The restroom is closed. Why don’t you try the one upstairs? 7. Just … Continue reading

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Have baby, will travel

As the mother of a 9-month-old who has flown domestically and internationally, cruised the Atlantic and driven through most of the American Southeast, I can testify that traveling with a baby does take some nerve but is entirely possible and … Continue reading

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Baby’s first birthday

Location: It’s often easiest to host baby’s birthday extravaganza in your own home, which you and baby are familiar with and comfortable in—and which has already been child-proofed. However, if your baby was fortunate enough to have entered the world during … Continue reading

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6 tips for surviving your first year

1. Accept a helping hand Enjoy the TLC of friends and family, because the favors won’t last forever. There is no glory in doing it all yourself, so share the load when someone volunteers to sit with your baby while … Continue reading

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