Tag Archives: Jillian Smallwood

Let it go

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

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Eat the alphabet

If you’re looking to boost the health of you and your babe, here are 26 tasty ways to make it happen. A is for avocado Everyone’s favorite guacamole star is chock-full of three big pregnancy players: potassium, which is important … Continue reading

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The first trimester blues

Early pregnancy isn’t all plus signs and happy secrets. Although the first trimester is filled with excitement and anticipation, it’s also infused with its share of aches and pains. But common mom-to-be woes can be survived with a few proactive measures. … Continue reading

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Safe deposit

How often do you have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity? If you’re currently expecting, you have one right on the horizon. When your baby is born, the umbilical cord attaching him to you will also make its arrival in the world—and you’ll … Continue reading

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One-woman show

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

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Swear words

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

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Who’s your mama?

You love babywearing, breastfeeding and co-sleeping. That automatically makes you an attachment parent, right? Not necessarily. You can create a unique parenting philosophy that works for your family—and buck the standard (and stress) of having to “choose” a path. The … Continue reading

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Get packin’

On paper Insurance card and hospital or birthing center admission paperwork Photo ID Several copies of your birth plan (both a detailed and a condensed version, just in case the staff is skimming it in a hurry) Go time Socks. For some … Continue reading

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Making lemonade

I’ve been a mom for almost 12 years, and when my expecting mom friends ask me if I have any advice for them, I can only offer this: Keep your sense of humor at the ready. With parenting, it’s all … Continue reading

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New year, new mom: Common new mom resolutions

How to: Maintain a healthier diet In theory, eating well sounds like a great plan. Fresh fruits and veggies are delicious—why wouldn’t they be your go-to snack of choice? Well, their short shelf life definitely puts them at a disadvantage … Continue reading

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