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 →
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 →
One mom finally finds the courage to get it all together.
I recently hit a low. Reached rock bottom. Fell face-first into a big pile of disaster—well, a big pile of laundry really. It happened on a run-of-the-mill Thursday night. I had called my family to the dinner table, placed our … Continue reading →
Keep your relationship strong when baby creates a new plus one.
Transitioning from eager couple to tired parents can be tough on even the strongest partnerships, so don’t be surprised if your relationship takes a turn for the tumultuous when baby makes three. Not only are you trying to figure out … Continue reading →
Today’s all-American family takes tradition for a ride.
Gone are the days that limit the typical image of family to a husband, wife, two kids and a dog. These days, American families reflect the diversity that makes this country such a great place to raise our children. And … Continue reading →
Navigate the ride back to work after baby arrives.
When it came to making child care arrangements for our soon-to-arrive firstborn, my husband and I spent the third trimester dutifully following the advice of every tip sheet we could put our fingers on. We interviewed, we inspected, and we … Continue reading →
Eco-friendly festivities that promise lasting holiday memories.
This year, make sure your tree isn’t the only green thing in your household. Follow these five easy tips and you’ll be well on your way to three new family traditions: reducing, reusing and recycling. Give up store-bought gifts Sure, … Continue reading →
Every mother has a story to tell, whether it’s about her decision to become a parent, her determination to balance family and career, or her dedication to supporting her maternal peers. Read the tales of how these remarkable women—just like you—have come to be and thrive as moms.
Name: Erin McKenna Occupation: Founder and owner of BabyCakes NYC Age: 35 Residence: New York City, New York Favorite holiday: Fourth of July Strangest pregnancy craving: Beer (Don’t worry: She doesn’t drink it, just craves it.) Best way to spend … Continue reading →
Thought you escaped high school life years ago? Think again. Come find your seat in the cafeteria.
It has been said that you never really leave high school, and we’ve unfortunately found that to be true. The same cliques and insecurities that plagued us in our teenage years are found all too often in playgroups and parks … Continue reading →
Forget the airplane noises! Thanks to delicious homemade baby food, feeding your tot has never been so easy.
As soon as baby tastes that first scrumptious bite of solids, he’ll begin building a palate that will form the stepping stones to healthy eating habits later in life. If you want to give your baby the best start possible … Continue reading →