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Wondering what to do with all those Thanksgiving leftovers? You’ll be grateful for these tasty turkey transformations when you’re feeling peckish.
1. Turkey potpie Why should chicken get all the attention? 2. Turkey gumbo A Cajun kick promises to spice up your surplus. 3. Turkey spring rolls Asian flavors give the old bird new life. 4. Turkey pasties An all-in-one wonder that’ll use up potatoes … Continue reading →
My excitement began to grow as my due date of April 25 approached. I figured my baby girl would soon be born. I could not wait for my little bean to be welcomed into the world by her awaiting family. Also, … Continue reading →
Eight things that just aren’t worth worrying about.
Parenting is a worrisome sport. Caring for a tiny human is stressful. Is he warm enough? Will he starve if I don’t set my alarm to wake him for that 2 a.m. feeding? (Please say no.) But in case those … Continue reading →
On January 9 at 9 a.m., Vivienne Lani Dinh was born, weighing in a 7 pounds, 11 ounces and measuring 21.5 inches long. All the anticipation and waiting for nine months, and she was officially here—we couldn’t have been happier or … Continue reading →
Anyone who knows me will tell you I am so impatient. It really is one of my worst qualities. I cannot wait patiently for anything. So, after my due date, I just wanted to be induced. I was so ready. The … Continue reading →
My 6-month-old son is so interested in new toys at this stage, so I couldn’t wait to let him try out his new Baby Einstein Neighborhood Symphony Activity Jumper. At first I thought I would need my husband to help … Continue reading →
From the day I heard my due date I had a feeling I was going to go beyond it. I don’t know why, but I just had this feeling. As my due date approached, I did everything I could think … Continue reading →
On December 6, 2014, I had the delightful experience of giving birth to my daughter. I decided to deliver at home, in water and in my daughter’s bedroom. She was born in just under eight hours, from the very first contraction to holding her … Continue reading →
A pregnant gal's guide to what's going on down there.
Your female anatomy is, of course, a physical part of you, but you’re probably not as familiar with it as, say, your eyes or your feet. Maybe that’s because it can literally be a pain in the neck to see … Continue reading →
0+ months In most cases, infants can be worn from birth—just check with your pediatrician to get the green light. Keep your wee one close with a wrap, which allows for a custom fit every time, so even the tiniest … Continue reading →
Becoming a mom (and embracing all that comes with it) doesn’t have to mean losing who you were before baby.
We never planned on having babies 22 months apart, but it happened—and we were thrilled. My mum, however, was concerned. At the time I thought she was being a party pooper. Little did I know, her worry- ing wasn’t unfounded. … Continue reading →
GIVE ME FIVE Chicco Polly Progres5, $200 “We tend to eat at either our dining table or kitchen island, so we take advantage of the Polly Progres5’s adjustable height daily. The chair also has five different ‘modes’—including an option to … Continue reading →
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Whether you call it magical or hail it horrific, the postpartum period presents unique challenges and chances for growth.
Remember when you were 38 weeks pregnant and so ready to be done that you were actually anxious to push a 7-pound person out of your lady parts? Because then the pregnancy would be over, and you could relax and … Continue reading →
As parents-to-be in the Pacific Northwest, all our friends with kids agreed the biggest must-have was a BOBgear all-terrain stroller. Fast-forward a few months later to when we had our baby in our arms and were offered the opportunity to … Continue reading →
Q: My partner and I have agreed that we’d like one of us to stay home with our baby rather than return to work. How can we ensure we’re financially ready to become a single-income household? A: Having a baby brings … Continue reading →
What you need to know about baby's developmental milestones.
It’s remarkable how much an infant changes and grows in the first year of life. On day one, you’ll have in your arms a fairly unexpressive, stationary lump of wonder; by day 365, that little one will be smiling, laughing … Continue reading →
We asked five experts to share their best advice for moms-to-be as they prepare to give birth—listen up!
FROM AN OB Najia Lawrence, MD, FACOG, is a board-certified OB/GYN with North Georgia OB/GYN Specialists in Woodstock, Georgia, and is affiliated with Northside Hospital-Cherokee. She has delivered nearly 2,000 babies over the course of her 12-year career. 1. Trust … Continue reading →
Join us for a trip down memory lane since our launch in October 2006.
Our Inaugural issue! Can you believe the wee one in that model’s belly is now in fourth grade? Back then our now editor in chief (a senior editor at the time), Lacey Major, was practically a baby herself. Yes, they’re really … Continue reading →
Today’s best practices are a bit different from those of yesteryear. Stay abreast of the latest advice for the healthiest pregnancy possible.
My mom is amazing. She delivered five healthy babies, one of them naturally (me!), and breastfed every one of us. She believes that motherhood is a lifelong calling (she’s right), and she continues to be a loving, capable mom and … Continue reading →
Sweet Wallis arrived on the scene last December and joined her parents at home in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Her lovely lair hosts plenty of vintage charm thanks to her mom, Tiffany King. “I wanted Wallis’ nursery to feel light and … Continue reading →
We were well into life with our second child when the cee cee & ryan Brook Baby Bag arrived at our doorstep. We thought one kid was crazy, but two brought on a whole new dimension of disarray. We needed … Continue reading →
Once your budding babe is regularly on the move, keep tabs on his kick count to boost bonding and help doc monitor his well-being. 1. Pick a time when your little gymnast is most active (like after a meal), and … Continue reading →
The four key components of a healthy breakfast—and why you don’t want to miss out on a single one.
We’ve all had those days—when you’re running late and grab a yogurt cup or a solitary banana to scarf down at the office only to hear that telltale rumble from your midsection an hour later. You had your a.m. meal, … Continue reading →
We received the Chicco Viaro Travel System right before our firstborn arrived, and after several months of putting it to the test, I’m happy to report my baby, husband and I are all big fans.My husband had the stroller assembled … Continue reading →
Little ones are highly attuned to repetition. The familiarity is comforting in this big new world, and that includes getting ready to catch some Zs. Following a bedtime routine will help your babe wind down and let her know that … Continue reading →
Figure painting An inspired ensemble made for a muse. Alexandra Koumba cuffs, $160 each; Seraphine dress, $325 In residence A colorful combination for expressive endeavors. Elizabeth Gillett scarf (as headwrap), $75; Lili Claspe choker, $220; Rosena Sammi earrings, $290; cuff, $99; Alexandra … Continue reading →
Three simple tips to help you make the most of your maternity leave.
Meet other mamas Join a mommy-and-me class, or chat up some fellow moms at the park. These connections could lead to lifelong friendships for both you and your little ones. Plus, having someone who gets what you’re going through is … Continue reading →
Sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS, is the leading cause of death to infants from 1 to 12 months, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It’s determined when the death of an infant under the age … Continue reading →
Q: We’re hoping to take advantage of my lengthy maternity leave and go on a family vacation when our little one hits the 4-month mark. We’re open to both domestic and international travel but would love some tips on picking … Continue reading →
I was more than excited to receive our Joovy Caboose Ultralight stroller, and I’m happy to report that it’s a fantastic lightweight, compact, versatile double stroller at a great price point. My first impression was that I liked the color, a vibrant teal. We have … Continue reading →
When you’re a mama of two or three (or more!), you know that getting out and about with all the littles in tow is no small feat. My brood consists of a preschooler, toddler and baby. While easy is never … Continue reading →
Our baby’s due date was May 20, and we decided from the very beginning to keep the gender a surprise! After a full weekend of working out and a date night cooking class at Sur La Table with my husband, … Continue reading →
One of the many life lessons I have learned as a mom is that all kid gear is not created equal. When it comes to strollers, the right one can either make that trip to the zoo seamless and comfy … Continue reading →
Guess what, mamas? Pumpkin spice lattes are back at Starbucks, and fall fashion is staging a style takeover! With chilly mornings and shorter evenings in the cards for the not too distant future, it’s time to start switching out your … Continue reading →
This was many months ago, but I remember it like it was yesterday. I went into the OB/GYN office on October 19, as scheduled to do a final check and listen to the baby’s heartbeat. My due date was the … Continue reading →
After using the WavHello SoundBub I have to say it’s a mama must-have! My littlest one nods off faster and sleeps more soundly when his SoundBub buddy is around, which means mom can rest easy, too. It’s a win-win! As … Continue reading →
Y’all, this bag. This. bag. I don’t just love it. I loooove it. This bag looks so stylish, not too trendy that it will be old news any time soon, and not mom-ish at all. And if you didn’t think … Continue reading →
Those close to us know about the complications that led me to five months of bedrest (six of those weeks were in a hospital), an unexpected delivery at 32 weeks, and an additional five weeks in the NICU for our … Continue reading →
The birth story of our beautiful daughter is a bit of a saga, but I want to write it all down (not that I will ever forget) because I want to remember all of the small details. Saturday, August 1, I woke … Continue reading →
Think beyond the crib with these dreamy snooze spots.
THE BASSINET Graco Dream Suite Bassinet, $150 “The Dream Suite has done double-duty in our house—first as a sleep space in our bedroom and later as a nap spot and changing center downstairs. The top seamlessly flips back and forth … Continue reading →
Keep tabs on your tot with a surveillance system suited to the task.
VIEW FROM HERE Philips Avent uGrow Smart Baby Monitor, $240 Capabilities: audio, video, smart device compatible “We just welcomed our first baby and are so pleased with the uGrow. It allows us to keep an eye on him from our … Continue reading →
Sputnik and Eames and sunburst, oh my! dresser / art print / shelf / throw blanket / When properly secured, a bar cart can make for stunning diaper storage. / mobile / changing pad / sputnik light / swaddling wrap / Eames elephant / … Continue reading →
Up until now, video baby monitors have all looked the same: small, white and black cubes or spheres, generally aesthetically boring and sure to clash with most nursery decor (unless you have an outerspace theme in mind). VTech, with their … Continue reading →
Seven babywearing options that let you take your tot to-go.
THE WOVEN WRAP Babylonia BB Slen, $119 From birth-40 pounds “After almost a year of wearing my daughter (and trying every carrier under the sun), I couldn’t wait to use the BB Slen. Because the fabric doesn’t stretch, it took … Continue reading →
If you’re looking to boost the health of you and your babe, here are 26 tasty ways to make it happen. A is for avocado Everyone’s favorite guacamole star is chock-full of three big pregnancy players: potassium, which is important … Continue reading →
Q: How do I care for those first baby teeth? A: Caring for a baby’s teeth is a very important step to promoting good health and limiting cavity-causing bacteria. When that first tooth appears, you can introduce baby-safe tooth- paste. … Continue reading →
That is the question this to-the-point guide is here to help you answer. We’ll give you the facts and demystify the process, so you can decide what’s right for you and baby.
There is no single way to birth a child. Because no two labors and deliveries are the same (from how long they last to how they feel), what works for one woman might not for another. But many people—mothers and … Continue reading →