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Mommyhood Myths: Busted!

Mommyhood Myths: Busted!

“Have children,” they said. “It will be fulfilling,” they said. And so you did. It was nothing at all like the books said. So much harder than your mom made it out to be. And way more amazing than anything you had ever done ...
Pumping at Work: A Survival Guide

Pumping at Work: A Survival Guide

Maternity leave usually comes to an end around the time your baby’s “fun” phase is beginning: the cooing, the smiling, the (almost) sleeping through the night. And if you’ve been nursing, 12 weeks is also around the time when ...
9 Drug-Free Childbirth Must-Haves

9 Drug-Free Childbirth Must-Haves

Skipping the epidural? Rock on, brave mama! As everyone will tell you, though, (count me as #7,832), “there’s a reason why they call it labor.“ So if you are going to give birth drug-free, you will want to have some items on hand f ...
An Easy Back-to-School Fitness Makeover

An Easy Back-to-School Fitness Makeover

Twice a year, we get motivated to start fresh. January inspires promises to get diets in order, lose weight, get in shape and make other self improvements. But by summer, many of us have lost track of those goals and are back at square one. Then the ...
The Best Snacks for Nursing Mothers

The Best Snacks for Nursing Mothers

If you’re breastfeeding, there’s a good chance that you’re (a) STARVING all.the.time, and (b) don’t have enough time to eat enough. Of course, that’s because (a) nursing a baby can burn 500 calories a day, and (b) with a ...
What to Pack in Your Hospital Bag

What to Pack in Your Hospital Bag

Four family-sized boxes of Reduced Fat Wheat Thins, and the novel  Bleak House by Charles Dickens: that’s what my husband brought to the hospital when I unexpectedly went into labor with our first baby three weeks early. At that point in the ga ...