I am 20 months into being a full time, stay-at-home mom with no immediate family nearby. And I’ll be the first to say… I sometimes need a break! So I’ve made a point to find ways to give my toddler and myself a break from “just us” once in awhile. Here are 10 ways I’ve found to take a well-deserved mom day, meet other moms, and help your child make new friends. My best tips for socializing your stay-at-home toddler…
Emotions And Mood Swings
The emotions and mood swings a woman (and sometimes men) experience during and after pregnancy can seem like a roller coaster ride. You may not understand your feelings and behaviors, but moms who've been through the same thing have some helpful tips for you! See how you are likely to feel at different stages of pregnancy -- and what you can do about it.
Here’s how and why I consumed my placenta (in the form of capsules, like supplements) after the birth of my son. Most of the benefits of eating placenta have to do with bonding with the infant and shrinking the uterus back to normal size. But I was mostly interested in the direct benefits in the recovery after birth.
When you have a summer pregnancy like I did, you have to find some creative ways to beat the heat. When you’re pregnant, you feel hotter than other people — and your baby feels even hotter than you do! Here are more than 30 fun ways to stay cool during the hot summer months when you’re expecting.
Having a high risk pregnancy doesn’t mean something bad is going to happen. It just means that one or more high risk pregnancy factors exist. You and your baby will benefit from the extra attention!
Post partum is called the 4th stage of labor. Here are 4 postpartum recovery issues (which can last from 6 weeks to 6 months) that they don’t tell you about
We usually hear about the sweet & rosy things associated with pregnancy. Here are some of the lesser known facts about pregnancy & what happens to your body
By the time I was in my third trimester, I was so tired of being pregnant. See how I dealt with the pain, hunger, anxiety, guilt & fear in my 3rd trimester.
My top 5 breastfeeding tips to solve common breastfeeding problems. These are all things that I’ve learned firsthand, after having 3 children.
If your doctor prescribes bed rest during pregnancy (like mine did), here’s my best advice to help you get through it – what you should do AND shouldn’t do!
Pregnancy after miscarriage is a difficult thing to talk about. Here are some of the problems you may face if you try to conceive a child after suffering a previous miscarriage. Plus, advice for overcoming those issues.
Being on bed rest while you’re pregnant can be one of the most frustrating things… ever! Finding things to do from bed can be challenging, but it’s not impossible to find things that will help to pass the time and let you maintain your sanity as well. Here are some ideas for for passing the time on pregnancy bed rest.
Here’s a collection of all the best tips for creating a pregnancy scrapbook, a pregnancy journal, or even a pregnancy video to document the days when you were pregnant. By saving your personal thoughts & experiences in one place, you’ll have a treasured keepsake for both you and your child!
If you just had a baby and you notice that your partner seems more blue than usual, he could be suffering from paternal postnatal depression. Here are the risk factors and symptoms. If you see the warning signs, get your partner help… fast!
Do you have the body blues that come with being pregnant? Most women feel this way during pregnancy and think there is no way they can be pregnant & sexy at the same time. The truth is though, it’s possible to be pregnant & sexy, you just have to know what to do!
See how to avoid or control a pregnancy panic attack before it has a chance to get ahold of you and affect you or your baby’s health.
Following are some thoughts about mommy brain — that feeling of forgetfulness commonly experienced during pregnancy. You’ll see opinions from both sides of the fence — the naysayers who say pregnancy brain doesn’t exist, as well as some mothers who have experienced it firsthand themselves.
Following are 7 fun things you can do to help your pregnant wife. As long as your heart is in it, these are guaranteed to be just as fun for you as they are for her!
Are you pregnant, and don’t want everyone in the world touching your belly? I know it bothered me to no end when my pregnant belly became public domain. I found some creative ways to get the message across. And you’re not alone… LOTS of expectant mothers don’t want their belly rubs!
Do you know what the signs and symptoms of postpartum depression are? What about the causes of postnatal depression? You might be surprised to learn this is a fairly common condition that mothers experience after the birth of a child. Here’s how to treat post partum depression if you or someone you know has it.
When is it normal to feel tired while pregnant? When do you know that something is out of balance with your pregnancy? If you’re so tired you can’t get out of bed, here are a few ideas to consider having checked at your doctor’s office.