Romance After Baby

Romance After Baby

My first Valentine’s Day as a new mom wasn’t exactly romantic””and not through lack of trying. We made reservations at a chic little bistro that wasn’t kid-friendly, I squeezed my postpartum self into something slinky that (ga ...
Have Baby, Will Travel

Have Baby, Will Travel

You know what’s harder than taking care of a baby? Taking care of a baby when you’re on the road. As if trying to get your baby to sleep through the night in your own home weren’t enough of an uphill battle, now you’ve got to ...
Baby Breakfast Ideas

Baby Breakfast Ideas

If your baby is beyond the “liquid diet” stage of consuming only breastmilk or formula, “breakfast” likely involves lots and lots of infant oatmeal or rice cereal. But with so many other fun options out there, there’s ...
Sleeping Through the Night (A New Mom’s Dream)

Sleeping Through the Night (A New Mom’s Dream)

When you first bring your newborn baby home from the hospital, the high you’re on is just impossible to describe. You’re in love! You don’t want to close your eyes for a second””you just need to take in every funny little face ...
How to Safely Lose Weight While Breastfeeding

How to Safely Lose Weight While Breastfeeding

Nursing is estimated to burn about 500 calories a day. Without even going into all of breastfeeding’s countless health benefits to your baby, this factoid alone is a pretty good incentive to nurse””especially if you are like me and put on ...
When Baby Has the Sniffles

When Baby Has the Sniffles

It’s that time of year. (Sniff, cough.) We’re all walking around armed with a pocket full of tissues and throat lozenges, if we’re not completely bed-ridden thanks to an especially bad cold. And if we feel lousy, just think about ho ...
Curing the Big Sibling Blues

Curing the Big Sibling Blues

I will never forget the look on my oldest child’s face when he walked into the hospital room and saw me holding his baby sister for the first time. It was a look of pure betrayal–Oh, so this is how it’s going to be, now?”  Un ...