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Motherhood is a Perfect Adventure

By Lori Radun

How often do you think of family life as an adventure or delightful experience? If you and your children are having a good day, then you might buy into this idea. However, many of you are probably laughing hysterically now. What is delightful about the children fighting for the umpteenth time today? » Read more

Mother’s Day Out - 5 Fun Ideas

Mother’s Day may officially come just once a year, but you’ve earned at least one day off the “job” and out of the house to have some fun on your own. No need to pack a suitcase or find your passport: here’s your ticket for easy and inexpensive escapes you’re sure to enjoy. » Read more

Making Friends with Other Moms

Being friends with other moms of like-aged children is one of the best side benefits of having kids. You have someone with whom to commiserate about sleep battles, picky eating, and tantrums. You have someone who can look out for your little one in a pinch. » Read more

Five Ways to Avoid the Mommy Wars

By Miriam Peskowitz

Mothers hear so much about the Mommy Wars. We’re told there’s an absolute no-holds-barred battle that leaves moms in the paid workplace and those at home fulltime raising kids unable to share a playgroup or a carpool, let alone a smile or a story. Is life at the local playground and the preschool pick-up line as bad as all that. » Read more

Why Exercise is Important after Baby

By Tracey Mallett www.TraceyMallett.com Post-natal exercise offers a whole range of benefits for new moms. However, it’s important to remember that you should always consult with your doctor before starting up an exercise program. What kind of delivery you had will determine how quick you can resume back to your exercise plan. It’s generally advised that you wait until your 6 week post-natal check up. » Read more

Mommy Myths: The Skinny On Postnatal Fitness

By Mary Beth Knight, Chief Fitness Director, StrollerFit Exercise with Your Baby and Mommymuscle

Any mother knows that moms need muscle! As chief fitness director for StrollerFit and mommymuscle, it’s my job to help moms regain their pre-pregnancy bodies while building the energy and strength they need to care for their families. » Read more

The Baby Blues

By Elizabeth Pantley, Author of Gentle Baby Care I remember when I was lying in my hospital bed after the birth of my fourth child, Coleton. I had endured a full day of labor and a difficult delivery (who says the fourth one comes easily?), and I was tired beyond explanation. After the relief of seeing my precious new child came an uncontrollable feeling to close my eyes and sleep. As my husband cradled newborn Coleton, I drifted off; my parting thoughts were, “I can’t do this. I don’t have the energy. » Read more

Low Sex Drive After Childbirth - Losing that Loving Feeling

By Nancy Da Silva

The birth of a child is supposed to be a joyous occasion. It’s supposed to bring couples together because their love has been cemented in this very tangible form. However, many women soon discover that once the baby is brought home and in the days, weeks and even months that follow, their libido seems to have gone the way of their once slim waistline. What happened? » Read more

Childbirth Grief: When Childbirth Doesn't Go the Way You Planned It

By Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D.

Many of us dream of the day we’ll have a baby.  We know that delivery will be painful and challenging, but we expect it to be miraculous.  We also expect that we’ll be able to plan and decide how our childbirth will happen.  But often, the whole experience doesn’t go according to plan.  And when it isn’t what we hoped, we can experience anything from » Read more

Seafood and Pregnancy

Seafood – edible freshwater fish and shellfish – offers many nutritional benefits. It’s high in protein, low in saturated fats and is rich in healthful omega-3 fatty acids. When you’re pregnant, seafood should be part of your diet, but there are some important factors to keep in mind when including fish and shellfish on the menu. » Read more