Regardless of the path that led you to single motherhood, deciding to go it alone makes you a brave and loving mama from the start. Solo parenting is no easy task, but Sunny Fungcap, MPA, CHHP, life coach and author … Continue reading →
Although it’s nice to think that calculating a due date is a refined science, in truth, forecasting your tiny tot’s arrival is little more than a shot in the dark.
The countdown Because most women don’t know the exact date of conception, due date calculators typically use the first day of the last menstrual cycle and tack on 40 weeks. This estimate leaves a two-week grace period (be it early … Continue reading →
Introduce your petite eater’s palate to an array of tastes and textures.
Puffed whole-grain brown rice cakes fit comfortably between pudgy fingers while notes of apple and raspberry tickle tiny taste buds. Love Child Organics rice cakes, $3 For a meal that’s ready in less than a minute, serve this microwavable pouch … Continue reading →
Overwhelmed by the amount of gear baby requires? Don’t worry: You don’t need to buy it all at once.
While it’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking you must have everything bought, built and sterilized before you even go into labor, that’s actually not the case. There are certain items your little one won’t be ready for … Continue reading →
Flowers for Mother’s Day? Yes, please. Follow these tips from Christina Stembel, founder of California-based Farmgirl Flowers, to extend the life of your bouquet. Fresh start Once you’ve rustled up a vase, wipe off the dust, and then wash it … Continue reading →
Attention expectant mamas: If you’ve been diagnosed with asthma, here’s the scoop—straight from the experts—on how carrying a growing babe could affect your symptoms. Risky business Past studies suggest women with asthma (especially those whose asthma isn’t well controlled) are … Continue reading →
Reduce rubbish with these cheeky cloth-diapering essentials.
There’s no need to stock up on different sizes with an all-in-one that keeps behinds covered from birth to 30 months old. Charlie Banana one-size cloth diaper with two inserts, $22, charliebanana.com Save some green (the kind in your wallet) by … Continue reading →
Moms and dads prove 140 characters is more than enough to evoke side-splitting laughter across the Twitterverse. Here are just a few of our favorite quick quips from the recently released The Big Book of Parenting Tweets.
Find these and hundreds more parenting-related tweets in The Big Book of Parenting Tweets, edited by Kate Hall and Science of Parenthood. One minute your kids are babies, and the next you’re sleeping in till 9:30 a.m. because they have … Continue reading →
Follow these steps to choose the healthiest footwear for your toddling tot.
Happy feet A baby doesn’t necessarily need to wear shoes when learning to walk. “If the environment is safe, barefoot really is best,” says Louis J. DeCaro, DPM, president of the American College of Foot & Ankle Pediatrics. “[It allows] … Continue reading →
Pregnancy can affect your eyes, too—here’s what to watch out for.
All a blur With fluctuating hormones and the rising swell of fluid retention, expectant women commonly experience vision changes. Reasons and symptoms vary, but it’s not unusual for all that extra water inside you to cause the thickness and curve … Continue reading →