Postpartum hormones are a force to be reckoned with. Here’s how to deal.
When I was expecting my first child, I was so gripped by the excitement of delivering my little guy and bringing him home that I gave little thought to what would come next. My body had already been through so … Continue reading →
One in five women battle postpartum depression. Here’s how to identify your symptoms and get the help you need.
Throughout pregnancy, you eagerly anticipated your bundle of joy, imagining days spent picnicking at the park and visiting with friends during playdates. Now that baby is here, however, you can barely drag yourself out of bed, let alone muster up … Continue reading →
Dancing with the Stars host Brooke Burke-Charvet shocked fans with her recent cancer scare. The mom-of-four kids – daughters Neriah, 12, Sierra, 10, Rain, 6, and son Shaya, 4 – is sharing her inspirational story of recovery, saying, “It reminded … Continue reading →
I want to introduce you to a good friend of mine. Goes by the handle of Nubby Nosesucker. That’s not his real name, of course; nobody knows his real name. But we’ve had some pretty good times together. Like a … Continue reading →
One mother's journey back into pregnancy at a later age.
Am I too old to have another baby? Do I have the patience to do it all over again? How will a baby change the dynamic of my blended family? Will I regret not having another child in a few … Continue reading →
Written by: Z. Briggs February 06 2013 Many months ago I said to Chad, “I think I’d like to look into the possibility of cloth diapers instead of disposables.” My goodness, I had no idea what kind of rabbit hole … Continue reading →
Teach your baby to soothe herself, and your life as a parent will become just a little bit easier.
As a mom, your first instinct when your baby cries is to pick her up and cover her with kisses. However, there comes a time when it’s important for your little one to learn to self-soothe, so you’re not constantly … Continue reading →
Monthly subscription services are popping up left and right, and we couldn’t be more thrilled. The recurring shipments introduce new brands and products you’re sure to love, and it goes without saying that doorstep delivery beats a trip to the … Continue reading →
UPDATE: Contest is now closed! Congratulations to the winners: Pamela H. of Benson, UT; Joanne G. of Waynesville, NC; Karina M. of Penfield, NY; Francie B. of Meridian, MS; and Natalia D. of Blaine, MN! There are funny new words … Continue reading →
Written by: Christopher Spicer February 05 2013 I really wasn’t sure what to expect from fatherhood. The weeks leading up to it I was getting anxious. Was I really fit to be a father? I was the same guy in … Continue reading →
Written by: Lesley Graham February 05 2013 These are things in life that I know to be true at this moment. ● When it comes to choosing between a shower and maxin’ and relaxin’, 90% of the time I choose … Continue reading →
If you’ve ever tried carrying your baby in a sling or other carrier and felt the shoulder, back and neck pain that result from the extra weight and strain, this carrier is for you! They finally got it right. With … Continue reading →
You might not think dental hygiene would be that important for babies, particularly if the baby in question hasn’t even cut his first tooth. But oral care for infants is just as necessary as it is for adults. Poor dental … Continue reading →
Splashes of red make me happy. While I love hearts and a healthy dose of pink here and there, my favorite part of Valentine’s Day is the excuse to indulge my love of red and add even more of it … Continue reading →
The benefits of babywearing are constantly being touted by the moms in my playgroup, but I’m worried too much time in a carrier might be bad for baby’s hip development. Is there any evidence the practice is hurtful or harmful? … Continue reading →
Written by: Lane Cotton Winn February 04 2013 A note from Lane: Julian Grace Hartman (daughter of Lane Cotton Winn and Ben Hartman) was born at Touro Infirmary in New Orleans on January 23rd at 8:56 a.m. She weighed 5 … Continue reading →
When my husband and I were picking out a stroller to use for our first child, we both agreed that we wanted something that would be lightweight and easy to store that could keep up with our active family. The … Continue reading →
It’s no secret pregnancies often steal the show. Pop some popcorn, put your feet up, and laugh alongside some of cinema’s best baby-inspired dialogues. *Dirty Dancing (1987) Father of the Bride Part II (1995) “How would you like to go … Continue reading →
Written by: Jennifer Davis February 03 2013 I used to think, before I had Isaac, that people were maybe exaggerating how excited they were for us to become parents. Don’t get me wrong, I knew we had people rooting for … Continue reading →
Written by: Josh Conley January 31 2013 I do a lot of complaining. Here, elsewhere, pretty much anywhere I can. As a personal goal, I’m trying to do less of it. Smile more. Breathe more. Live in the moment more. … Continue reading →
We have more than $2,300 worth of fabulous freebies up for grabs in our February issue! Click on each image to enter for your chance to win that prize. You can enter all four contests daily. Contest closes February 28, … Continue reading →
Welcome to Pregnancy & Newborn‘s Book Club! This month’s book is Sh*tty Mom: The Parenting Guide for the Rest of Us by Laurie Kilmartin, Karen Moline, Alicia Ybarbo and Mary Ann Zoellner.Simply reading the table of contents of this tell-it-like-it-is … Continue reading →
January is over (thank goodness!), but even the first of February means we have a few weeks of winter left to weather. The best way to get through them? Get out of town! If you can talk your partner into … Continue reading →
How to kick all that unnecessary mom guilt to the curb.
I’ll start this off with a confession: As I write this, I am suffering from a severe case of mom guilt. It involves an adorable little boy, a case of (according to him) incapacitating hiccups, and a running-late mommy without … Continue reading →
Written by: Z. Briggs January 30 2013 These days I seem to be a big hot mess. Literally. BIG, HOT, MESS. I think that I appear as if I have it all together to those that see me daily at … Continue reading →
If you find yourself consuming an extra side of anxiety with that tasty pickle-and-peanut-butter sandwich (did we say balanced diet?), take note: Pregnancy is a prime time to begin meditating. Habitual meditation can ward off any worry you may have … Continue reading →
Written by: Lesley Graham January 29 2013 As much as the three little words are a huge deal, there are five words that I venture to say would rival those to most moms … “You’re doing a great job.” I’ll … Continue reading →
Written by: Christopher Spicer January 29 2013 It has been almost a month since Emily returned from maternity leave to her part time job. Since day cares have waiting lists that last longer than Everett has even been alive, I’ve … Continue reading →
Written by: P&N January 29 2013 The exact details of how your labor day is going to play out are impossible to predict. Take charge of one of the things you can control, and dress for success. Ditch the blah, … Continue reading →
My family loves to travel so when I found out I was expecting my first little man, I knew one of the things I was most concerned about was finding a travel bed that would be easy enough to take … Continue reading →
I remember how small my baby looked in her first tub. As a new mom, I was a little nervous about handling a slippery kid safely. I eventually got the hang of it, but bathtime was still not as fun … Continue reading →
It’s that time of year again: time for coughing, sniffling and generally feeling crummy. But what treatments are safe for pregnant women? We know you’ve all gotten your flu shots and taken your prenatal vitamins. But even the most cautious of … Continue reading →
I’ve always been a pen-and-paper kind of gal. My son recently plopped next to me on the couch with his baby book—he’s eight, so he is sadly a long way from those baby days—and I was reminded of why I … Continue reading →
My due date was April 29, 2011. It was a Friday. That night, my husband Rusty and I went to dinner with a bunch of friends at Scalini’s, home of the well-known labor-inducing eggplant parmigiana. We thought it would be fun … Continue reading →
My husband and I started our family later in life but we are still hoping to have several kids. We just welcomed our first-born three months ago—how long do we need to wait before we begin trying for baby number … Continue reading →
I have been using the Ergobaby Urban Chic carrier for about a month and really enjoy carrying my 4 month old around in it. It is very easy to use. The manual has concise directions along with clear illustrations to … Continue reading →
Written by: Rebecca January 27 2013 My due date was November 28th but I woke up having contractions at 2:30 a.m. on November 30th. At my appointment with the midwife a few days earlier, I was told that the baby … Continue reading →
Written by: Jennifer Davis January 27 2013 What are these grandmas doing that I’m not!? Consistently, Isaac gets up at least once a night for a feeding. Sometimes twice, and on rare occasion I have to go in there a … Continue reading →
Tune in for tips on how to rock it as a parent … even when you don’t have a ring on it.
Just as pop stars take their own unique paths to stardom, moms-to-be often travel varied roads on their journey toward solo parenthood. For some, loudly ticking biological clocks lead to sperm donor catalogs and fertility clinics. For others, spur-of-the-moment one-night … Continue reading →
Honestly, she’s one of our favorite celebrity moms. From her chic sense of style, to her hands-on playdates at the park, to her eco-friendly business, we can’t get enough of Jessica Alba. After creating The Honest Company last year, the … Continue reading →
Written by: Josh Conley January 24 2013 I was looking at HP’s feet today. So incredibly tiny. She has no idea what to do with them. How could she? She just discovered them last week, so holding them was priority … Continue reading →
Newsflash: Gender neutral does not have to involve yellow or green. Branch out with a fresh take on boy-and-girl-friendly decor—a black and white retreet! Stumped over where to begin? Here are a few pieces to get you started. A tray … Continue reading →
Meet Ellen Diamant. She’s co-founder of Skip Hop, a game-changer in the juvenile products industry that she and her husband Michael have grown into an internationally popular brand. If you aren’t familiar with the name, we’re almost positive you already … Continue reading →
If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, does a hipster buy the soundtrack? If you want your bambino to be the most unique one in the playpen with a style that is … Continue reading →
Make the most of your prenatal appointments by knowing what lies ahead.
For roughly nine months, you will plan your life around prenatal visits. Fifteen-plus trips to the OB’s office might sound kind of overwhelming, but you can exhale: You will not have your feet in stirrups every time. Here’s what to … Continue reading →
Written by: Z. Briggs January 23 2013 Today I got up from my desk chair at work and noticed that my normal stride has turned to a very clear waddle.This does not come as a huge surprise to me. Lately … Continue reading →
I’ve decided on my birth plan,” I told my best friend. I was seven months pregnant, and I’d just finished reading a collection of positive birth stories. While reading, I’d made up my mind. “I’m going to have an orgasmic … Continue reading →
If you think that all prenatals are created equal, think again. Before you pop those all-important supplements, read the label and make sure you’re getting the one that’s best for you and your budding babe. Brainstrong Prenatal is a complete … Continue reading →
Once my daughter began constantly stretching her legs and trying to “stand” in my lap, I knew she needed a place where she could push off and bounce around without my hands digging into her armpits. Enter the Fisher-Price Discover … Continue reading →