Tag Archives: newborn

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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
The Well-Stocked Diaper Bag

The Well-Stocked Diaper Bag

I was hardly a fashionista when I was pregnant (my feet got so swollen in my final months that I ended up shuffling around in velvet bedroom slippers my entire last trimester), so maybe that’s why I was always daydreaming about the gorgeous dia ...