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How to Squeeze in “Me” Time During Naptime

How to Squeeze in “Me” Time During Naptime

Who doesn’t love a mani-pedi every now and then, or maybe even a facial or massage? Once you become a mom, though, expensive spa sessions often become a distant memory. Who has time for “me” time when what you really need is to cat ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...