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 →
Whether you’re ticking down the weeks of maternity leave or transitioning to your new role as a stay-at-home mom, those long days at home can get hairy. Here’s how to stay sane.
Your first few weeks at home with a new baby pass by in a flash, and there’s undoubtedly no place else you’d rather be. After a certain amount of time, though, it isn’t unusual to begin getting a bit antsy. … Continue reading →
Baby’s here, your body’s healed, and your partner has been oh-so-patient. Are you ready to get back in the sack?
It may seem like forever, but the usual doctor’s recommendation is a six-week sexual hiatus after childbirth. This gives you time to heal from a tear or episiotomy, quit bleeding and distance yourself from the physical trauma of delivery. While … Continue reading →
If you’ve gone so far as to leave the hospital with your baby, you’ve already gotten the message (hopefully loud and clear): You are your baby’s favorite thing. Still, there’s such excitement around growing this little bundle into the happy, … Continue reading →
A baby’s first year of life is precious, but also pricey. Here’s a look at what new parents can expect to spend from the day of birth to birthday No. 1.
It starts before baby is even born. Your new addition has you in a buying frenzy as you stock up on everything from nursery furniture to diapers to tiny baby clothes—and the costs keep adding up. By the time a … Continue reading →
Growing up with family rituals helps children develop the strength they need to face future obstacles, research shows. Start creating your own customs now.
I was eight months pregnant on the December morning when my mom, grandmother, aunts and cousins gathered around a kitchen table—as we do every winter—to make tamales. As I spread corn flour dough onto papery husks and dropped spoonfuls of … Continue reading →
Bonding is different—but just as rewarding—the second time around.
There was a quiet moment during my pregnancy with my first daughter when I suddenly had the sense that I knew her. Not that I had her completely figured out, but that I felt a clear and deep attachment to … Continue reading →
There’s no doubt about it: Having a little one at home requires a few changes. Anticipate your needs, then prepare and organize accordingly.
Admit it: Ever since you learned you were expecting, you’ve been stockpiling bodysuits, loading up on diapers, and stashing away more baby wipes than a daycare uses in a year. Sure that little bundle of joy may be small, but … Continue reading →
A child’s place in the family lineup can predict a lot about his future personality.
Whether you’re wondering about your own hang-ups or searching to understand your children better, birth order psychology offers eye-opening explanations. Sorting out the stereotypes The eldest Are your socks organized by color? Did you cry the first time you saw … Continue reading →
Going back to work? You’re not alone! Peruse our sampler and find the right childcare option for you and yours.
As a new mom with powerful protective instincts, it’s hard to leave your precious baby with someone else. Some degree of guilt, jealousy and worry is only natural, but finding childcare you feel good about can ease the transition and … Continue reading →