Tag Archives: parenthood

Busy Bea

I’m not sure why the word “schedule” is used in relation to babies. Ever. All it takes is one growth spurt, one sprouting tooth or one nighttime bout with gas for the idea of sticking to an agenda to implode … Continue reading

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Moving on up

When our girl was two weeks old, I made a list of all the important items that made life with a brand new baby easy peasy. (Spoiler alert: It’s a short list.) Twelve weeks later, here’s what we’re still using, what she’s … Continue reading

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Doing (some of) it all

I had coffee with a friend last week. She’s pregnant with her fourth boy—let’s have a moment of silence for her because you know she never gets those—and she asked me earnestly, “How do you ever get anything done? Isn’t … Continue reading

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There are no formulas

Generally speaking, men like to solve problems. I am no exception to this rule. To me, a crying baby, a dirty diaper, a sleep-deprived wife are all problems that need solutions. Most of the time I look to the established rule … Continue reading

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Molding a little man

My role as Rowan’s mother, up until recently, had been limited to keeping him clean, clothed, fed and content. Now that my dependent little baby is becoming an independent little boy, I also get to help him explore the world … Continue reading

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Book Club: Ready for Air: A Journey Through Premature Motherhood

This month, Pregnancy & Newborn’s Book Club is finding out the truth about preemie parenthood from one mom’s brazenly honest story. After being diagnosed with severe preeclampsia, Kate Hopper’s pregnancy and delivery are nothing like the birth she dreamed about. … Continue reading

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The Clap heard ’round the kitchen

Bub and I were sitting at the kitchen table (actually, it’s the dining room table, but relocated for functionality to the kitchen—still a sore subject with my wife), finishing lunch the other day. HP eats much faster than Bub, and, … Continue reading

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Celebrity families go green

Hollywood is going green! On April 22, more than one billion people around the globe will participate in Earth Day. In celebration, let’s take a look at eco-friendly celebrities like Jessica Alba, Mario Lopez, and Tori Spelling who inspire others to protect … Continue reading

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Change

“Would you mind changing HP?” my wife says. Hmmm, interesting thought. No, now that I think about it, I wouldn’t mind changing her a bit. Not a complete overhaul, just a few details about her. Would not mind at all. … Continue reading

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Listening ears

A couple of months ago I thought about having Matilda’s hearing checked. Surely, my sweet child would not just ignore me? After careful examination I realized the sad truth… it was indeed just that. She was tuning me out. Parenting … Continue reading

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Celebrity couples on the joys of parenthood

CelebrityBabyScoop is taking a look at some of your favorite high-profile couples talk about the joys of parenthood.  From Angelina Jolie’s hope of being a good role model to Victoria Beckham’s wish for a manual on motherhood, let’s see what … Continue reading

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We survived

All of a sudden my tiny baby isn’t so tiny anymore. I realize, of course, that in another month or two, I’ll look back at today and think he was so little. It just amazes me that he will be … Continue reading

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Advice from strangers

Baby experts. They are everywhere, ready to offer advice. You can find them shopping in the grocery store, writing blogs on the internet, and almost anywhere you turn. In a few months, I plan on proclaiming myself as one. Get … Continue reading

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Growing and changing

Isaac has been getting cuter and cuter every day. He’s also been getting bigger. Today, I cut the tags from all his 6-month clothes so I could wash them and we can start transitioning his wardrobe. For those of you … Continue reading

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At it again

Despite the long nights and busy days, you’re feeling like it’s time for another bundle of joy … We understand and we’ve got you covered! Before you get to count those little fingers and toes, you’ve got to start at … Continue reading

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Dating with baby

We offer up advice on making time for that person who still gives you butterflies. It’s easy to forget to take time for you and your partner when all you can think about are feeding schedules and diaper changes. The … Continue reading

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Getting your sex life back

Six tricks for kicking your sex drive back into gear—plus a few reasons not to feel guilty for not feeling the love. It’s just plain true: Pregnancy rarely leaves your sex life unaffected. So if you feel like your sex … Continue reading

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Rekindle your love life postpartum

We’re here to help you and your man overcome the Mom Complex. Many couples have problems making the jump from a sultry, carefree twosome to a parental duo trying to squeeze in a kiss between feedings, appointments and playgroups. Becoming … Continue reading

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Incorporate your partner into your pregnancy

Check out these tips on how to share your pregnancy with your special someone. Creating a role for your guy in your pregnancy (outside of conception, of course!) may seem like a no-brainer, but many couples have a difficult time … Continue reading

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