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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 ...
Impossible? More Like… Normal.

Impossible? More Like… Normal.

More often than not, we view situations as “impossible,” despite having not experienced them personally. I am not sure how I would handle being unemployed, disabled, or the parent of a chronically ill child- just to name a few. But there ...
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 ...
Baby Food 101

Baby Food 101

Feeding a baby seems like it should be easy — but it rarely is. Once you’ve tackled the nuances of nursing or have finally found an infant formula your little one won’t spit up, life throws you another curveball: solids. It might se ...
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 ...
Moms: Cover that up!

Moms: Cover that up!

Of all the things that irk me as a mom, this one topic rises pretty close to the top. I understand the urge to take thousands of pictures of your children — eating, sleeping, smiling, walking, even bathing. But can someone — any rational ...