Monthly Archives: August 2013

Go with the flow

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Splish, splash

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Busted!

Pregnant women and new mothers sometimes feel like magnets for unsolicited advice. A trip to the grocery store or a walk to the mailbox can turn into a lesson in feeding, diapering or the all-sacred infant sleep schedule. Since every … Continue reading

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Worth the weight

When Ali Ginestra was expecting her second child, she found herself overcome with negative thoughts about her appearance. “I’ve always been overweight, but I’ve resolved my issues internally. I never get down on myself,” says Ginestra, a mom of three … Continue reading

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Help wanted

As a new mom with powerful protective instincts, it’s hard to leave your precious 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 and … Continue reading

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Quease-friendly cuisine

There are many things about pregnancy that are indescribably wonderful. However, a few aspects are simply no fun at all. One of the biggest annoyances is morning sickness. Actually, let’s just call it what it is: all day queasiness with … Continue reading

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Boba Wrap

When I found out that I was expecting my third child, I began a search for the perfect baby-wearing device. I knew that the ability to hold a baby while having my hands free would be crucial to my sanity … Continue reading

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Week 28: Look at you, Roo!

When I went in for my first prenatal appointment at 8 weeks, I was asked to participate in a study for new moms to be; appropriately, it’s called the NuMoM2B study. It involves three appointments during which they ask questions … Continue reading

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August 2013 Free Stuff

THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED AND WINNERS HAVE BEEN CONTACTED. We have more than $3,500 worth of fabulous freebies up for grabs in our August issue! Click on each image to enter for your chance to win that prize. You … Continue reading

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Road Test: Need to feed

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In the zone

Contrary to what you may initially envision, HypnoBirthing doesn’t require a swinging pocketwatch. The birth method does use hypnosis to help women have a pain-free labor experience, but by definition, hypnosis is actually a state of focused concentration where the … Continue reading

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Rest easy

You’re likely anticipating a lack of sleep after baby’s debut, but you may be surprised to find your departure from dreamland happening even before your bundle arrives. There are several known and defined medical sleep disorders that plague pregnant women … Continue reading

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Poop happens

With every brand-new baby comes a brand-new excretory system, and the result is often slew of, well, interesting diaper changes in the first days, weeks and even months of baby’s life as he makes his transition from womb to world. … Continue reading

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Rainbow bright

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