When it comes to working out, it's natural for pregnant moms to have questions and concerns. Don't sweat it! With these eight simple rules for hitting the gym, you can save the perspiration for your sports bra and enjoy being active even when you're expecting.
Rule 1: Talk to Your Doctor
Always check with your healthcare provider before beginning an exercise program. If you exercised regularly before becoming pregnant and your pregnancy is risk-free, you can usually continue to exercise although modifications will need to be made along the way. There are some instances when exercising...
Guess what y'all? I've got a baby in my belly again.... and he/she has been there for almost 7 months.
Yup, I've been in the closet about it until now. As I explained on my personal blog, I've been hiding this wonderful little miracle all in the name of my career.
I haven't gone to events (that I normally would have gone to in my industry) for fear of seeing someone and not being able to deny the obvious. I've veered away from telling friends (who work in my industry) for fear they'd accidentally spill the beans to someone else. I've been manipulating and lying... and feeling kind of dirty...
"What's in a name? That which we call a rose, by any other name would smell as sweet."
While Shakespeare might not have placed a lot of importance on the label by which we are called, most modern parents would probably disagree with his sentiment.
Picking out a name for your little bundle of joy is one of the first and hardest decisions that any new mom or dad has to make - and there can be a lot of pressure!
Do you name your baby after you grandfather or grandmother? Do you choose something totally unique? Do you draw inspiration from cultural references, works of fiction, favorite movie...
Our new baby gives me time for reflecting and it’s a perfect time of year to do so.
We welcomed a little baby boy to the Dyer family in December! We are thrilled and big brother and big sister are both being rock stars as is my husband.
I watch my husband running around getting the two older kids dressed for their activities, brushing their hair and teeth, getting their meals, keeping them occupied and think wow, I do all that on a daily basis, that looks exhausting. Well, that thought comes right after, hubby you’re a superstar, thanks babe.
Our new baby has given me time to think back...
Did you know that breastfeeding rates are on the rise in the US?
According to the CDC, from 2001 to 2004, the number of women who nursed their newborns jumped from 71 to 74%. And celebrity moms are no exception!
Here are six stars who opened up about their decision to forgo the bottle:
Nicole Richie talked about breastfeeding her first daughter Harlow, telling PEOPLE, “There’s so much I can’t eat because she’s so sensitive…I eat really bland [food] - chicken noodle soup, vegetables, fish. I had to cut out milk, no tomatoes, no lettuce. You think you have to cut everything...
With our third child due in six weeks, the topic of chemical pregnancies has come up repeatedly when chatting with other moms.
The common thread was that if it hadn't happened to them, they hadn't heard the term before. I was pregnant three times in 2010 and none of the pregnancies went beyond nine weeks. While two of the pregnancies ended in miscarriage at seven and nine weeks, my doctor called the third a chemical pregnancy. I was at my doctor’s office for my annual exam when I told him that I had recently taken a pregnancy test that came back positive (truth be told, I had taken five...
When shopping for toys for your little one, things can get a little crazy. The products that companies are calling "toys" these days can be baffling to even the most progressive mommies and daddies.
So how do we go about buying toys for our babies that enhance their growing minds instead of turning them to mush?
According to onestepahead.com, playing is so much more than entertainment; it’s how children learn and how they develop. Since babies develop 50% of their adult intelligence in the first four years, picking out a toy becomes more than a simple matter of which ball bounces higher or...
I am protesting the latest pregnancy announced last week by the reality show stars, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar.
At the risk of sounding like a sore loser, their pregnancy makes me angry. I am not proud of this statement, but the fact that they are expecting their 20th child makes me feel like a teenager whose prom date stood her up for another girl.
I don’t know much about the Duggars, but from what I've managed to surmise, they seem to be nice people.
Their children seem to be polite, educated individuals who will most likely grow up to be contributing members of our society. And they're...