1. The unwritten thank you notes Buying stationery, hand-writing a note, finding a stamp and remembering to stop by the mailbox—if only! When you can’t find the time to snail mail a card, send a grateful text instead. (Include a … Continue reading →
Feeling drained and especially moody? It might be more than a postholiday funk.
Seasonal slump A type of depression, seasonal affective disorder (SAD) typically crops up during wintertime. The exact cause is unknown, but researchers believe it’s closely tied to the lack of sunlight that colder months bring, which disrupts your circadian rhythm … Continue reading →
There’s always a little extra time for the dog, right? Here are some simple steps for incorporating your fur baby in the wake of a new baby.
Dogs and babies have the potential to go together like peas and carrots. (We’ve all seen the toddler napping with his puppy.) But in between adorable photo-ops, it’s not uncommon for your four-legged firstborn to feel left out while much … Continue reading →
Expectant women who catch influenza are more likely to experience premature labor or harm to baby. Here’s how to beat the bug before it bites. Hot shot The influenza vaccine is the most reliable form of protection against the virus. … Continue reading →
Whether, when and how you nurse your babe are all personal choices, but they can become very public around the holidays when you’re surrounded by family. Find out how to handle the skeptics with these quick and easy tips from … Continue reading →
Don’t let reflux get you down. Here’s what you need to know about GER.
What it is “Gastroesophageal reflux (GER) is when the contents of the stomach go up into the esophagus,” explains Suzanne P. Nelson, MD, MPH, pediatric gastroenterologist at Children’s Gastroenterology Specialists, S.C. in Glenview, Illinois, and assistant professor of clinical pediatrics … Continue reading →
A look back at some of our favorite findings from 2014.
A worthwhile investment Break open those piggy banks, parents! By the time a child turns 18, the United States Department of Agriculture estimates that middle-income parents will have spent an average of $241,000 to raise her. (That number doesn’t account … Continue reading →
With the holiday season comes its delectable December treats. Indulge in your favorite festive cravings with these delicious cookie recipes from around the web. Be warned, though, they are so delicious you might not have leftovers for Santa or your house guests! If baking … Continue reading →
Last year, Sophia and Noah swept the top spots as the most popular US baby names of 2013. While we wait with bated breath for the final tally on the 2014 list—Nameberry places Imogen and Asher in the lead—take a … Continue reading →