A few weeks back, the perinatologist’s office called to tell me the results of my blood work. The woman on the phone reported that all results were good. (Yay!) She continued, “… and the gender …” “NOOOOOO! No no no no … Continue reading →
Looking for a comfortable and fashionable way to babywear? Let me tell you about my recent experience with the Mama Mermaid Basic Linen Sling. Out of the box the sling took a little homework to understand. I found a few … Continue reading →
As I reached the 36th week, we all had much anticipation that our daughter’s birth could be approaching any day. Because our son was born prematurely, we were prepared this time: a birth plan in place, hospital bag packed, cord blood … Continue reading →
“Road-tripping with a newborn? You’re so brave!” Me? Courageous? Perhaps. I believe in being fearless enough to keep my heart open, my work honest, and my future inspired. But these people calling me brave? They know nothing of my thoughts … Continue reading →
The 12-week mark is kind of a magical time in pregnancy. I’m nearing the end of my first trimester. Those sick feelings of nausea are starting to subside and—dare I say it—my energy level is starting to feel closer to a real … Continue reading →
How can a mama-to-be keep up her nutrition when morning sickness has her howling? Follow these tips to get you (and your pup) through the worst of it.
You’ve heard you should up your calories while pregnant, but downing anything at all sounds like a cruel form of torture right about now. How can you overcome the nonstop nausea and nourish your body and your baby? Begin by … Continue reading →
I do not consider myself the anxious type. My sister has commented, “You just don’t do stress.” Co-workers have remarked, “You’re unflappable,” and described me as “completely calm.” Naturally, I am a relaxed person. I’m good in a crisis, and … Continue reading →
A dozen items moms should have on hand during errands.
a. Let’s Playground changing mat, $20 Waterproof and wipeable, this micro mat is ideal for diaper changes. b. The Honest Co. hand sanitizer spray, $6 Because messes don’t always occur within soap-and-water access. c. OXO tot wipes case, $8 Grab just … Continue reading →
Six rules to help you banish restless nights and get the Zs your body needs.
Your newest family member will keep you awake long before she makes her grand entrance. For many pregnant women, catching a good night’s sleep can seem utterly unfeasible. Hormones make you hot, getting comfortable is an Olympic feat and just … Continue reading →
Laundry expert Mary Leverette comes clean about the most effective ways to treat stains.
Keeping your babe clean is important, but a newborn’s skin is sensitive, so you want to cleanse with care. We talked to laundry expert Mary Leverette of About Laundry to learn how to safely tackle the most common stains new mamas face. … Continue reading →