Reading needn’t be reserved for the rocking chair. Expose baby to literature throughout the day to reap lifelong learning advantages.
Bedtime stories have long been a nightly ritual looked forward to by children and parents alike. But the tender time just before sleep sets in serves as more than an excuse for extra cuddles and calming kisses. As it turns … Continue reading →
There’s no need to cancel travel plans just because a petite passenger has joined your crew. Here’s what you need to know before jetting off with baby.
Let’s be honest: Taking care of a baby is hard work—even when you’re at home surrounded by an arsenal of infant gear, a fully stocked toy box and a three-week supply of diapers. So, it’s understandable if “Let’s take this … Continue reading →
Motherhood as an introvert comes with its share of hurdles, but having a penchant for alone time doesn’t mean you’re doomed.
I can pinpoint the exact moment when I first felt like a horrible mother. It was early on—like upon being discharged from the hospital with my newborn baby early on. The nurse handed me a stack of papers that rivaled … Continue reading →
The way a culture cares for new families looks different depending on where you are in the world—and there’s a lot we can learn from each country’s unique traditions.
Travel the globe and you’ll soon see that everywhere has its own way of helping families ease into life with a newbie. We’ve rounded up postbirth customs from France to China (and a few destinations in between) to give you … Continue reading →
What to do when you don’t quite nail your kid’s name on the first try.
While expecting her second baby, Courtney Owens of Los Angeles thought long and hard about what her daughter-to-be’s name should be. She wanted a moniker that honored her late grandfather and his adventurous spirit, and she wanted it to fit … Continue reading →
You’ve got a lot of important choices to make as you prep for the transition from bump to baby.
While expecting, moms- and dads-to-be will need to ask themselves a lot of questions about how they want to bring baby into the world and how to care for her once she’s finally here. Some decisions (like a color for … 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 →
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 →
How the basic principles of HypnoMothering could help you thrive in motherhood and beyond.
During pregnancy women spend nine months envisioning what childbirth will look like, but they often spend far less time preparing for the days and years after. Once you’ve taken the plunge into parenthood, though, many new moms soon realize it … Continue reading →
Five mothers talk about the title that binds them and their identities beyond it.
This year marks Pregnancy & Newborn’s fifth annual feature profiling five fascinating moms. The list is hardly comprehensive, but it’s a humble nod to the impressive talent, inspiring outlooks and important work of mothers. We hope you find their stories refreshing, … Continue reading →