Did you lose your mojo in a big way after becoming a new mom?
While doctors say it's okay to start having sex again around six weeks after having a child, many women report experiencing a decreased sex drive after pregnancy. In fact, some moms don't feel ready for up to a year.
Sound disconcerting? Relax. It's quite common, and there is a whole host of reasons why this happens.
She might have banned Yahoo employees from working from home, but CEO Marissa Mayer is giving new parents more time to stay at home with their babies.
Yahoo has doubled the amount of paid maternity leave offered from eight weeks to 16 weeks, and letting new fathers take eight weeks of paid leave.
"We've been very focused on making Yahoo! the absolute best place to work," said a representative in a statement.
I am a big believer in relaxation, breastfeeding, rest, and proper diet to help moms slowly return to their pre-baby bodies. I work with celebrities who have to look a certain way before they get back into the limelight and there is an unrealistic pressure to be rail thin after having a child.
Nearly every day, I thank my lucky stars that I live in this country.
But sometimes, I hate our country.
Twenty years ago, just before my first child was born, Congress enacted the Family Medical Leave Act. It was our country’s first (and still only) law that explicitly supports employees who need to take care of our loved ones.
“Nobody told me…(fill in the blank)”. How often have you said this or heard one of your girlfriends say this about something pregnancy or post-pregnancy related? While pregnant with my first child, I felt like I was saying it all the time.
"A lovely thing about Christmas is that it’s compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together." - Garrison Keillor
New moms have plenty to celebrate during the holiday season with a new baby at home. But it’s also the most hectic hustle-bustle time of year.
One of the things we write about pretty frequently is encouraging pregnant women to realize that it's ok to accept help - before and after the baby is born.
I was fortunate enough to be invited to interview Tori Spelling just two days before the birth of her new baby, Finn Davey.
Tori was celebrating the reveal of a complete renovation to the playground of the Boys and Girl's Club in Burbank thanks to the extremely thoughtful team at Lunchables.
When the heat is on during the hottest days of summer, you may feel like you are going to spontaneously combust at any moment. Don’t worry, that hardly ever happens :)
During pregnancy your body is hard at work. Your metabolism is kicked into high gear, and so you are more likely to feel the effects of summer heat. The reality is that you are more likely to perspire heavily, as your body tries to keep you and your baby cool.
As mothers, it is imbedded in our very nature to take care of others. What mothers should know is that society has taken advantage of this fact for centuries. And while they continue to take, mothers continue to give.