Stretch Mark Survival Kit

Stretch Mark Survival Kit

Some women call stretch marks “badges of honor.” But when I first noticed bright reddish purple streaks on my hips towards the end of my first pregnancy, I can’t say I felt particularly honored. A healthy baby is enough commemorati ...
Clean Enough for Baby

Clean Enough for Baby

Cleaning products that describe themselves as “gentle enough for baby” may sound wonderful when you’re pregnant or have a fragile newborn in your arms, but here’s an old-timer mom prediction for you: After suffering through y ...
What Babies Really Want: A Gift Guide

What Babies Really Want: A Gift Guide

So I was spending a lazy Sunday flipping through the shiny pages of the new Christmas toy catalog””while at my feet, my 2-year-old was having a blast with two old plastic bowls. Ah, the irony. Who needs new toys when there is beat-up table ware ...
Sick Baby Survival Guide

Sick Baby Survival Guide

There’s nothing worse than a sick baby. Because when your baby is sick”¦ You don’t really know until the illness passes whether your little one is on the brink of something horrible, or just caught a bug from that random toddler at ...
Confessions of a Career Diaper-Changer

Confessions of a Career Diaper-Changer

I have three kids. By my calculations, I’ve spent more than a quarter of my life changing diapers–and with a 2-year-old son, I may have another six months to a year to go until I get to wash my hands of it for the very last time (literall ...
Teething is Terrible

Teething is Terrible

The end of pregnancy is hard. The first few months of being a brand-new mom? Even harder. But then just around the three-month mark, something amazing happens. Everything becomes easier. Your baby smiles, makes eye contact, gurgles. Feeding is (final ...
Splish Splash, Baby’s Taking a Bath

Splish Splash, Baby’s Taking a Bath

There’s something that’s just so special about baby bath time. Your chubby little dumpling, all rosy and warm, splashing happily, giggling as you sing silly songs””now this is why you waddled around with heartburn and sciatica for 9 ...