Preparing for a baby is one of the most exciting times in a woman's life, but it can also be daunting. Everyone from the baby store employee to your own mother has an opinion on what you should eat, wear, and buy. Our rule of thumb is to keep things simple, follow your instincts, and most importantly, do what's best for you and your baby. We've put together a list to help guide … [Read more...] about 10 Ways to Create a Healthy Nursery
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Children of War Foundation: Surgical Care for Children in Need
I recently interviewed Amel Najjar, the Executive Director of an amazing organization, Children of War Foundation, where they raise money to provide surgical care for children around the world who otherwise would not have access to it in their region. Amel, what exactly does this organization do? The organization handles all aspects that are required to transport a child … [Read more...] about Children of War Foundation: Surgical Care for Children in Need
Kids, Career or Both? Why There’s No Single Right Choice
When I was eight months pregnant with my third child, I informed my boss, my staff and my colleagues, that I wasn’t going to take any maternity leave. I loved my job as general manager of The Washington Post Magazine. Our bottom line was at a critical growth stage. Stay home with a baby? Been there, done that. I realized, in the first nano-second that I … [Read more...] about Kids, Career or Both? Why There’s No Single Right Choice
Recently, I’ve been trying out GaiamTV. My husband and I are really into exercising at home, so GaiamTV is right up our alley. There are loads of exercise DVDs you can stream online, from Power Yoga with Rodney Yee to Jillian Michaels Extreme Shed and Shred. We were already fans of Rodney and Jillian’s workouts, and have some of their DVDs in our home collection. It was … [Read more...] about GaiamTV Inspires
Modern Moms Deserve… Everything!
Mothers of the World, please unite with me on the subject of “no more deprivation.” Somewhere and somehow, someone told mothers they had to give up all the little luxuries that once made them happy and become self-abnegating sacrificial lambs. Truly, a colossal mistake because a long period of deprivation is not only dangerous to the soul but dangerous to the happiness of the … [Read more...] about Modern Moms Deserve… Everything!