Gross motor skills, like crawling or first steps, tend to earn tots a lot of cheers, but the finer accomplishments in muscle development are just as important.
“Fine motor skills are the small movements of the hands and fingers that are used to carry out many everyday tasks, including self-feeding and dressing,” explains Anne Zachry, PhD, assistant professor of occupational therapy at University of Tennessee’s Health Science … Continue reading →
Growing up with family rituals helps children develop the strength they need to face future obstacles, research shows. Start creating your own customs now.
I was eight months pregnant on the December morning when my mom, grandmother, aunts and cousins gathered around a kitchen table—as we do every winter—to make tamales. As I spread corn flour dough onto papery husks and dropped spoonfuls of … Continue reading →
Regulate your digestive tract with exotic foods, a little more fat and a few yoga poses
After I gave birth to my daughter, my mother-in-law brought me a six-pack of prune juice. Although I was hoping for a different kind of six-pack to celebrate the birth of my first child, I have to admit that my … Continue reading →
There was a quiet moment during my pregnancy with my first daughter when I suddenly had the sense that I knew her. Not that I had her completely figured out, but that I felt a clear and deep attachment to … Continue reading →
When it comes to combining fashion and function, the folks at Babymel know what they’re doing. They consistently produce long-lasting diaper bags that look fabulous and boast plenty of features to make your life easier (and a little more organized). … Continue reading →
Perinatal depression affects one in eight women. Learn to recognize the warning signs before it’s too late
When Joanna Goddard returned home two years ago after spending an idyllic Christmas vacation with her husband and then 8-month-old son, something felt off. She was suddenly anxious and exhausted but had trouble sleeping at night. “I’d always had baby … Continue reading →
Waiting until the big day to see whether you’ll have a boy or a girl? Enjoy some nursery inspiration to suit either gender, as featured in our December issue. Spunky space by pnmag 1 / 2 / 3 / … Continue reading →