How to minimize bickering during the sleep-deprived newborn haze.
You’ve spent months waiting for your little one to arrive, and although her birth day will be one for the books, the weeks after can be a rough ride for new parents. You’re at the constant beck and call of … Continue reading →
A primer for women returning to the workforce after baby.
It’s estimated that around 65 percent of mothers work outside the home. Parenting in and of itself is a full-time job, so when you add a “real” full-time job to the mix, things can get sticky. From readjusting after maternity … Continue reading →
When it comes to narrowing down your choices and picking a winning moniker for your babe-to-be, here’s what you should consider.
Some parents have an inkling of what their newbie’s name will be long before they ever stare down at those two pink lines. Others wait until baby is in arms to see what name suits her best. Wherever you fall on … Continue reading →
You were partners before you were parents. Don’t let taking care of baby mean you stop taking care of your relationship.
I had always prided myself on not becoming one of “those” moms. The ones who refer to themselves as “Mommy” at dinner parties (“Mommy’s getting tipsy!”), who listen to kids music 24/7 and whose relationships with their husbands don’t exist … Continue reading →
It’s better for everyone if you lighten your load—here’s how to make it happen.
I had a serious case of new-mom jitters when I brought my firstborn home from the hospital, but I quickly found my groove. In fact, I was so confident in my ability to care for my newborn that I basically … Continue reading →
When your bambino has yet to utter his first word, adding a second language is probably the farthest thing from your mind. But to fully reap the benefits of bilingualism, there’s no better time to start.
Because I speak English and my husband speaks Dutch, raising a bilingual child was a no-brainer. But when we shared our decision with others, the response was a mixture of admiration and concern. What a great opportunity for our daughter, … Continue reading →
Take a cross-country road trip, and find out how moms from around the U.S. handle the ups and downs of parenting. You might disagree about which coast is the best, but we bet you'll have more in common than you think.
From fast-paced cities to laid-back small towns and everywhere in between, the places parents choose to call home while bringing up baby are chock-full of differences. But whether you carry a metro card or drive a minivan, when it comes … Continue reading →
To say the day I discovered I was pregnant was shocking would be an understatement. My husband and I viewed parenthood kind of like a vacation destination that we’d like to visit. Sure, we thought we’d have kids someday. But … Continue reading →
Love it or hate it, technology affects nearly everything we do—including how we go about being mamas.
Not so long ago, life was lived without many of the conveniences we rely on today. Our moms didn’t have smartphones or WebMD; they had to make lists on real pieces of paper, ask neighbors to help identify a rash, … Continue reading →
The perfect mom does not exist. Instead of striving for an unattainable goal, try these strategies to get into a more positive state of mind.
My daughter never got the memo about rolling over. There she was at 6 months, seemingly unaware that it was possible to flip from her back to her stomach. While she was lying there too content to move, I was … Continue reading →