As moms, we all do things we thought we’d never do. And that’s OK.
Before I had kids, I was pretty sure I knew exactly how to do this parenting thing. While heavily pregnant with my first child, I encountered a rather unhappy toddler and her mother at Target. The child was screaming bloody … Continue reading →
In our second annual essay contest, smart, strong and admirable moms from across the country share the trials and triumphs the tiniest bundles of joy bring.
I’ve asked myself the same question, almost daily, since I had my first baby—a sweet, precious baby girl named Kate—in March. Actually, it started before I’d even had her. The first time this question popped into my head, I was … Continue reading →
Newsflash, ladies: You’re not alone. The feeling is normal—it’s just that (almost) no one ever says it out loud.
Facebook, TV shows and the media all portray how tough it is for moms to go back to work after maternity leave with proclamations of worry, guilt and accompanying tears. And the message is clear: Good parents want to be … Continue reading →
Take care of yourself, so you can take care of everyone else.
Motherhood can be overwhelming, but you don’t have to let it get the best of you. Follow these seven steps to find some balance, maintain your sanity and keep on smiling in your new role as mom. Take time to … Continue reading →
Accepting your postpregnancy body is a challenge, but doing so can help boost your confidence as a mom. Here’s how to feel better after baby.
I was at a dinner party, cradling my newborn daughter proudly in my arms, when a male friend seated across the table looked at me, then whispered something into my husband’s ear. My curiosity was piqued. What did he say? … Continue reading →
Whether you plan to travel by land, sky or sea, our travel guide will make sure you and your tiny globetrotter get there safely—and even have a little fun along the way.
Traveling with a baby doesn’t exactly elicit imagery of relaxing family togetherness. But that doesn’t mean it’s impossible. Although most pediatricians advise keeping your newborn at home to avoid sickness and establish a routine, travel is sometimes necessary (and desirable!). … Continue reading →
Facing an unplanned pregnancy can be emotionally daunting. But in time and with some help, you will grow into your new role as a mom.
Shock. Fear. Concern. Those aren’t typically the words a healthy, 30-year-old married woman would use to describe her reaction to seeing two pink lines on a pregnancy test. But Myndee Corkern, a writer and regular contributor to the New Orleans … Continue reading →
Expert advice on choosing a terrific title for your tot.
When parents give their child a name, they determine what he’ll write at the top of his math quiz in elementary school, how he’ll introduce him-self at his first job interview after college and even whom his future spouse will … Continue reading →
Searching for a BFF with a babe can be a daunting task, but there are a few strategies that can improve your odds of finding The One.
You’re both at your cars, conversation is dying out, and suddenly, you’re feeling bashful. Shuffling your feet and avoiding eye contact, you take the big step. “So, what are you up to the rest of the week?” Your heart pounds, … Continue reading →
Five moms who will fascinate, inspire and encourage you.
This month, we’re celebrating our third annual Five Fascinating Moms feature in Pregnancy & Newborn. The common thread of motherhood connects them—and us—on our journeys through pregnancy and parenthood. As you read the stories of these remarkable moms, it is … Continue reading →