I'll start by saying that motherhood was something I always dreamed of since I was a little girl. I have always hoped to have a little girl or boy of my own. After puberty, something weird happened and suddenly I had an odd feeling the thing I most wanted was going to be an obstacle to becoming a mother. I was right in that.
If you are wondering how to keep a healthy heart and stay fit during the holidays, avoid gaining weight and nine hundred other traps during this busy, but loaded down with obligations and food season, join the crowd. Here's some tips to help.
"Mommy, is there really a Santa?" What are you going to say when you hear the Santa question? Will you stumble over your words? Will you tell a half-truth or perhaps lie? Will you be tempted to avoid answering the question?
Every parent wants their child to stay safe and healthy. But many parents are forgetting one very important category when it comes to teaching their children how to live a happy and healthy life. They forget to teach them how to eat healthy.
It does not matter where you are headed this holiday season: the beach, the mountains, grandma's house or even to the mall. Everyone who has done it before knows the good, the bad and the ugly. We are talking about traveling with children...
I formed a habit of carrying my baby. We're both happier because of this decision. And with a good sling, it's no harder on me than pulling my own weight. The concept of babywearing is as old as time, and is still prevalent today in many cultures. It's a practice on the rise in the United States.
If you've weighed the pros and cons and decided you'd prefer to deliver vaginally -- and you have no pressing medical reasons not to -- there are steps you can take to minimize your chances of having an unplanned C-section. Rita Rubins looks more closely at these important birthing choices.
by C.C. Howell
Are you considering or have you adopted a child from another culture? Parenting an adoptive child presents unique set of circumstances. Cross-cultural adoption presents further challenges. Authors Amy Coughlin and Caryn Abramowitz offer some important Do's and Don'ts as you get started.
Pregnancy-induced clumsiness or "PIC" is a real phenomena. Its basis stems from a combination of physical and emotional factors, which increase as the pregnancy progresses.