If you just found out that you have a Halloween costume party to attend and you have no idea how you're going to dress up your baby bump, don't worry. There are plenty of funny, cute and spooky ideas that are perfect for moms-to-be. Here are 10 to get your creative juices flowing. 1. Bun in the oven If you have a good-sized cardboard box, a set of paints, a little extra time … [Read more...] about Top 10 last-minute pregnancy costume ideas for Halloween
For some reason, my husband thinks it’s his “turn” to name the next baby. First of all, I’m not pregnant—so, Mom, if you’re reading this, remain calm. Second of all, I can assure you, I never agreed to this arrangement and was unaware that we were alternating the naming of our children like some kind of household chore. Let me explain. Naming our first-born was easy. … [Read more...] about Baby names: Do you let friends, family sway you?
I have to laugh when I think back at the blunders I committed in my sleep-deprived stupor during our oldest son Mason’s first few months. And I often marvel at the fact that my kids are each still in one piece. I’ve never shared these stories with anyone. But I know you won’t judge me, so here goes... Read more: Your ultimate guide to adjusting to motherhood When Mason … [Read more...] about Worst mom ever?
Amid Tuesday’s tornado of getting the kids out the door, I got to thinking about the amazing multitasking skills that all mothers posses—or inevitably learn on the job. I was dressing Mason, helping Rex get off the toilet, eating my breakfast, checking email, and brainstorming story ideas all at the same time. I eventually got to work and the kids to school, but it wasn’t … [Read more...] about Dear new mom, don’t multi-task
If you're a first time mother and you've been researching information on breastfeeding as part of your newborn preparation, chances are you already have an idea of what this process entails and the kinds of things you'll need to do to make sure that your baby has all of the nutrition that he or she needs after you give birth. Breastfeeding can be a terrific way to deepen … [Read more...] about Can you drink alcohol while you’re breastfeeding?