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8 steps to take today for a healthy pregnancy

When it comes to pregnancy, everyone seems to have an opinion on what's best for mom and her baby. When taking in all of this advice - some of it hair-brained, some of it contradictory - it's easy to find yourself overwhelmed, confused and frustrated. That's why we're going back …

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3 easy tips for battling the pregnancy weight gain blues

Of all the ups and downs pregnancy puts a woman through (hormonal acne, swollen ankles, a thicker mane), weight gain can be the toughest pill to swallow. Unlike the majority of other pregnancy symptoms, packing on some extra pounds is the one thing every single expectant mom is supposed to go …

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The new dad maturity calculator – quiz

Wondering how your partner will be as a new dad. Take our quick quiz! 

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The birth plan: Why no pregnant woman should be without one

Imagine this: You're in the hospital. One contraction rolls in just as the other subsides. You're exhilarated. You're nervous. But most of all, you're focused: breathe in, breathe out. And then, it happens. Your doctor furrows her brow and hits you with a big question that you …

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Top 5 things never to say to a pregnant woman

Between pregnancy hormones, morning sickness and fatigue, it seems unfair that moms-to-be must endure questions and comments that make them cringe as well. If you have a friend who's always sticking her foot in her mouth, you may want to share this one with her. You can thank us later.Horror …

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What exactly is Attachment Parenting?

Is it baby bliss or infant overload?Some moms’ idea of nirvana is never being separated from their babies, not for one second, day or night.  For others, this concept seems like cruel and unusual punishment, for both baby and mom.But before you start running for the hills or buy baby slings …

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What kind of parent will you be?

Pondering Parenthood What kind of mom will you be?  It’s never too early to look aheadWhile most of us prepare for the births of our children by purchasing a layette and considering baby names, the question of how we will parent often doesn’t actually arise until our little ones are …

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Dads’ guide to swaddling babies

How To Swaddle A BabyA little practice will go a long wayYou know that newborn swaddling can reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), and by now your wife may have told you of swaddling’s magical powers in reducing colic and calming even the fussiest screamer. But has …

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Make over your beauty bag during pregnancy

Pregnancy can be a funny time: Just when your self confidence really needs a boost, you'll find many of your beauty go-tos are off limits. But instead of wallowing until delivery day - or worse, not allowing yourself to feel like the beauty you are - make some simple swaps to your makeup bag. …

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How to plan a babymoon on the cheap

Before you embark on your new adventure as parents, pack a bag for a trip of a more literal nature. Schedule time away for just you and your partner to reconnect and recharge before baby arrives. With all the planning you two have been doing, you deserve a moment to step back and focus on one …

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