In a very short amount of time, my family size increased considerably with the birth of my twin girls, and with their arrival came a need for a safe way to transport them in our vehicle. We needed a car … Continue reading →
The urgency to lose baby weight in Hollywood is almost as serious as an Oscar win. Who dropped the postpartum pounds the fastest? Who debuted her post-baby body on a magazine cover? How much did she gain during her pregnancy? … Continue reading →
After a very scary pregnancy that involved countless doctor appointments, being hospitalized, and lots of bed rest, I was finally in the hospital being induced at 36 weeks with my mo-di (one placenta, two amniotic sacs) twins. My doctor had … Continue reading →
We live in Bend, Oregon, which is widely considered to be an outdoor wonderland. As such, we were very excited to have a chance to take a look at the Bumbleride Indie 4 because it’s touted as an all-terrain stroller … Continue reading →
For the busy, tech-savvy, at-work or at-home parent, the Angelcare AC1200 Video Movement and Sound Monitor for Smartphone is worth considering. Imagine going on a date night with your spouse. You text the babysitter asking if baby is asleep (because … Continue reading →
The royals have arrived Down Under. Prince William and Kate Middleton touched down into Wellington, New Zealand with their 8-month-old son Prince George on Monday (April 7). Kicking off the start of their three-week tour, the trio disembarked from the Royal New Zealand Air Force aircraft. … Continue reading →
As a parent of five children, I consider myself experienced in the use of most everything associated with children, including strollers, car seats, carriers, etc. We own a variety of car seats to accommodate our five kids and the different … Continue reading →
Long before I got pregnant, I knew that when it came time for me to labor and deliver this hypothetical child, I would be getting an epidural. I didn’t want to have to experience the pain associated with child birth. … Continue reading →
Before we had a baby, my wife and I did not think that a video monitor was necessary. It seemed like an extravagance. After using a video monitor, the Levana Lila Baby Video Monitor, we now fall firmly in the … Continue reading →
Simply stunning! Mom-to-be Mila Kunis posed with her Jupiter Ascending costar Channing Tatum at a red carpet event for CinemaCon in Las Vegas on Thursday (March 27). The expectant actress, 30, debuted her barely there baby bump in a navy, billowy sleeveless dress. The day before, we spotted the Ted star shopping … Continue reading →
Get the scoop on how midwives and doulas can support you through pregnancy, delivery and beyond.
Over nine wild months of body changes and emotional highs and lows, expectant mamas don’t often feel in control of their pregnancies. But when it comes time to deliver, more and more women are taking back the reins and not … Continue reading →
Get a jump-start on the day with a breakfast that's both delicious and nutritious.
Once you’re no longer in the throes of morning sickess, don’t be surprised to wake up feeling ravenous. Whip up a batch of homemade granola that’s loaded with monounsaturated fats, thanks to a healthy helping of walnuts (or hazelnuts) and … Continue reading →
Pregnancy changes a gal in many ways, but one of the biggest adjustments typically happens in the kitchen. Suddenly, you’re very aware of what you’re eating, where that food came from and whether it’s a good choice for your growing … Continue reading →
Pregnancy and Newborn’s April Book Club pick, Surprised by Motherhood, is about a woman who never wanted to be a mom. Then she had kids. Lisa-Jo Baker lost her own mom to cancer when she was just a teenager and … Continue reading →
A look at what acupuncture, massage and herbal remedies can do for your prenatal health.
“I just want to keep things natural” has become a familiar refrain amongst mamas-to-be. The idea is well and good, but suffering through nine months of nausea, backache and swelling sans medicine can quickly become miserable. Luckily, holistic treatments are … Continue reading →
Women who have “been there, done that” share their advice on how to manage new motherhood ...
“Research, research, research. Having knowledge of what will happen during pregnancy, birth and afterward not only gives you confidence but makes transitioning so much easier as well.” —Larisha Campbell, age 27, Sicklerville, New Jersey “Expect your life to change—sometimes for … Continue reading →
Developed by Dr. Arnold Kegel in 1948 to help women with those unexpected and sometimes uncontrollable postpartum leaks, Kegel exercises help strengthen the pelvic floor. Toning the muscles can result in better sex, faster postpartum recovery and gentler menstrual cramps; … Continue reading →
Do you catch yourself saying, “This is my favorite age!” every couple of weeks? You’re not alone. Here’s why each stage is even better than the last.
Newborn New arrival. After nine-plus months of waiting, it doesn’t get much better than holding your bundle in your arms at last. 1 month Temporary placement. Right now, you can lay your bambino on a playmat on the floor, walk … Continue reading →
Where to begin “For typical term newborn babies, it’s fine to start with a standard cow’s milk formula that is iron-fortified,” advises Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, pediatrician at Seattle Children’s Hospital and The Everett Clinic and author of Mama Doc … Continue reading →
Are you a Cutthroat Cathy or more of a Laid-back Lucy? Take our quiz to find out.
Whether you’re approaching motherhood for the first time or already have years of experience under your belt, a little self-reflection never hurts. Circle the answers that fit you best to discover your true parenting style. (For fun, give your partner … Continue reading →
We have more than $2,400 worth of fabulous freebies up for grabs in our April issue! Click on each image to enter for your chance to win that prize. You can enter all contests daily. Contest closes April 30th, 2014. … Continue reading →
Expecting at age 25 is different from being pregnant at 40—but no matter your decade, be prepared for challenges, and get ready to rock it as a mom.
Ask a group of women how old they were when they became mothers for the first time, and you’re bound to hear a variety of responses. Despite notions that motherhood is a universal experience, each new mom’s parenting story is … Continue reading →
When baby grows to need more than milk, it’s time to move beyond the liquid diet.
After subsisting on fluids alone for her first few months of life, there will come a point when baby is ready to expand her intake and broaden her palate. The mealtime milestone can offer endless entertainment as baby reacts to … Continue reading →
At 28 weeks, I was told that I had vasa previa, which is an abnormality of the placenta and can be life threatening for the baby. This would prevent me from having a natural birth. The news was a shock … Continue reading →
When I found out I was pregnant, buying a double stroller wasn’t at the top of my to-do list. Being on a tight budget, I figured I could “get along without it” for a while. But, after a couple of … Continue reading →
Whether a sling, wrap or carrier, every babywearing contraption comes with its own challenges. Comfort of baby and parent, fabric and ease of use are a few major considerations when deciding on baby’s mode of transportation, and I’ve learned that … Continue reading →
Congratulations are in order for Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis. The That ’70s Show costars are engaged and going to be parents! Kunis, 30, is pregnant with the couple’s first child, E! News reports. The Oz the Great and Powerful star opened up about her plans for motherhood. “The truth … Continue reading →
The box in which the Eddie Bauer Endurance Jogging Stroller came scared me at first. The size and weight were intimidating; sure, I wouldn’t be lugging it around in the box for long, but how much could the packaging really … Continue reading →
As a first time mother I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from my own body during pregnancy, but surprisingly I was spared the morning sickness, heart burn, and swelling. Even in retrospect, I feel very fortunate to have had a relatively smooth … Continue reading →
There’s nothing quite as satisfying as tackling a good DIY project for your baby’s nursery, but it can sometimes get a little overwhelming. So we rounded up a few simple, finish-it-in-an-afternoon projects that come complete with easy to follow instructions … Continue reading →
As a first time mom, I had absolutely no knowledge of baby carriers until the last few months. Even while I was pregnant, I didn’t feel too concerned with the carriers that existed on the market, and to be honest, … Continue reading →
Today show anchor Savannah Guthrie married Michael Feldman over the weekend and surprised guests with special news. According to People, there were 80 to 90 people who witnessed the couple say their “I do’s” in a secret ceremony in Tucson, Arizona. Among the invited were Jon and … Continue reading →
I’ll be honest: Before I received the Baby Touch WiFi, I was a firm believer that video monitors were a little over the top. Maybe I’m just old fashioned, but much like wipes warmers, I walked right past these high-tech … Continue reading →
I was just at 37 weeks on a Saturday morning last June, pregnant with our first baby, when the small contractions I had been feeling for the last two days began to feel a little stronger … I was sort … Continue reading →
I was excited to try the Mamas and Papas Armadillo stroller because, while I’m familiar with Mamas & Papas, this particular brand was not one that I tested when I selected a stroller before my daughter was born. We live … Continue reading →
Congratulations to Thandie Newton and her husband Ol Parker, who welcomed a baby boy on March 3. The actress tweeted the happy news the next day. She wrote: “Our baby boy is finally here! Booker Jombe Parker. Born joyously at … Continue reading →
If you’re looking for a way to keep your baby close without breaking a sweat, you’re in luck: The SUPPORi baby carrier from Lucky Baby World is a dream come true for summertime baby-wearing mamas. It’s made from a triple-stitched, … Continue reading →
October 16, was a typical day of being nearly 40 weeks pregnant. Lily had preschool and then we hung out at home doing laundry and a little bit of cleaning. George was off from work. He and I stayed up … Continue reading →
Liz Lange - mom of two and founder of Liz Lange Maternity – is giving Celebrity Baby Scoop readers her exclusive maternity style rundown on three pregnant celebrity mamas who showed off their blossoming bumps at the Oscars. Here’s what she had to say … Continue reading →
What a ride. A joyful and nervous feel-like roller coaster ride. It all started on July 27th. We had a plan: a planned C-section. From having two previous C-section surgeries, I thought this one would be very easy. After all, … Continue reading →
A nursery comprised of contemporary basics and fun finishing touches, as featured in our March issue. Modern whimsy by pnmag lighting / mirror / wall hook / deer bookend / art / sheep rocker / dresser / stool / glider … Continue reading →
They might be a go-to joke topic, but it pays to take your relationship with your mother-in-law seriously—especially with her grandkids on the way.
According to Deanna Brann, PhD, a clinical psychotherapist in Knoxville, Tennessee, and author of Reluctantly Related: Secrets to Getting Along with Your Mother-in-Law or Daughter-in-Law, the MIL/DIL relationship is complicated from the get-go because you didn’t choose each other. You’re … Continue reading →