How Many Kids Parents Wanted vs. How Many They Actually Had
Family planning is probably the biggest misnomer I’ve ever heard. You can’t plan anything. Maybe you’re lucky, and maybe your plans do end up working out, but, for the vast majority of us, the families we end up with usually end up looking different than the ones we thought we’d get. Sometimes in small ways, […]
The Most Creative and Best Baby Mobiles
Did you know that November is the month when the least babies are born? I didn’t. I guess that’s because my second’s birthday is in November. She was born on Thanksgiving, actually. Luckily, unlike some holidays, since the date of Thanksgiving moves, she won’t always have to share her birthday with the turkey. Anyway, baby […]
How Much Does a Tummy Tuck Cost?
Many moms don’t realize how much their body will change once they have had their baby. While the body changes are obvious during pregnancy, the postpartum recovery differs extensively between women. Some mom’s pop straight back into shape, and others will find that they never get back to their pre-baby body. Accepting your new body […]
Her Baby Might Still Be Alive, If Someone Had Said the Car Seat Wasn’t Installed Correctly
Arguably the most important job of parents is to protect their children from danger. And like any other parent, Holly Wagner did her best to ensure her children’s safety. But then on April 27, 2013, the mother of two from Louisiana received a horrifying call while she was at work. Holly’s boyfriend was driving her […]
Is it Possible to Raise a Healthy Child on a Meatless Diet?
It is possible to raise a healthy child on a meatless diet? Of course. Heck, I wasn’t even trying to keep my babies on a meatless diet, but my babies just weren’t all that interested in eating meat even when it was offered. Obviously, you should always consult your doctor about your child’s health and […]
Is a Vegetarian Diet Okay During Pregnancy?
Vegetarianism and pregnancy are very compatible Just like there is an erroneous perception in the Western society that vegetarian diets lack proteins, there’s also a perception that being vegetarian or vegan is not healthy during a pregnancy. In reality, sticking to a vegetarian diet while you are expecting can provide you will all the nutrients […]
How to Stay in Touch With Friends Who Don’t Have Kids
Leading up to the birth of your baby, there are lots of things to plan for and worry about. One thing you may be worried about, especially if you are among some of your first friends having babies, is how being a parent is going to change your relationships with friends who don’t have babies. […]
What to Do When Another Mom Thinks You Are Her Babysitter
We all like to help out when we can. Sometimes our friends or family need a night out, kids-free, and we are more than happy to step in. We know how tough parenting is and that everyone needs a break now and again. We’re already stuck watching our own kids, so why not add a […]
Mom Uses Breast Milk to Make Brownies for School Bake Sale. Doesn’t Expect Reaction Like This:
An anonymous mother used breast milk to make brownies for her kid’s school bake sale, and she doesn’t understand why people are disgusted by it. Look, I’ve tried my own breast milk out of curiosity once, and it was pretty sweet. I have no doubt that it would make pretty delicious brownies. But, I’m queasy […]
Study Reveals Moms Need Full Year for Recovery After Giving Birth (Duh!)
Today’s study should come as no shock to anyone who’s had a baby before. Did they really need a study to tell us what I’m pretty sure every single mom out there already knows? Apparently so. Growing a baby a beautiful experience, but it’s also demanding on your body. New mothers may be told by […]