While the United States does not mandate paid parental leave, you may be able to work with your employer to come up with a situation that suits you both. Talk to your boss. It’s often much easier to work with … Continue reading →
In the postpartum period when emotions are running high and sleep is practically nonexistent, it’s easy for feelings to be hurt and tempers to flare. Research by relationship expert John Gottman, PhD, has shown that the first three minutes of … Continue reading →
If pregnancy has you in a sour mood, reach for this sunny pick-me-up.
Lemons are an excellent addition to any mom-to-be’s grocery list—and here’s why: Citrus is a common home remedy for quelling the all-day quease that many pregnant women experience. Add a few slices to your water glass to keep nausea in … Continue reading →
With similar symptoms, it can be tricky to tell whether it’s a bundle of joy or Aunt Flo on the way. But subtle differences can point to gestation or menstruation. Mary Jane Minkin, MD, clinical professor of obstetrics, gynecology and … Continue reading →
Switching to solids can be simpler than you’d think.
At around 4 to 6 months old (and with your pediatrician’s OK), your little one will be ready to begin exploring the world of solids, per the American Academy of Pediatrics’ guidelines. But the milestone doesn’t have to mean detailed … Continue reading →
Motherhood may be good for our souls, but it can be pretty hard on our posture. Fortunately, yoga-inspired stretching can help things straighten out.
After feeding, bathing or carrying baby, open up your chest with these poses from Karly Treacy, certified SmartFLOW yoga instructor and mom of three in Venice, California. Lazy boy chest opener Make a “recliner” by propping up a bolster with … Continue reading →
Set yourself up for success with a fresh take on an age-old tradition.
Anyone else guilty of making a mile-long list of resolutions, only to give up on exactly all of them within a couple weeks? Trying to conquer a host of new habits at once often leads to frustration and failure. But … Continue reading →
(Scroll to the bottom of this post to stream the entire playlist or click here.) Mood: Frustrated that even the rubber band trick won’t save your old jeans at this point but still waiting for your bump to pop Song: … Continue reading →
Hosting a holiday fete? Gal pals will eagerly gather ’round the table when a tasty assembly of cheeses is front and center.
From varieties produced on family-owned farms in Vermont to international picks from as far as Israel, Brent Delman, founder of The Cheese Guy, knows his fromage. So, who better to give you the inside scoop on what pregnancy-safe options are … Continue reading →
The nanny, daycare teacher or date night babysitter who has saved the day (and your sanity) on more than one occasion and never judges when baby’s wearing only one sock.
Because her knowledge of children’s books never ceases to amaze you. Out of Print tote, $20 Because no one needs to know whether it’s water or wine inside. Still House bottle, $40 Because it looks festive at home or in … Continue reading →