The old adage "eating for two" has a double meaning when you are pregnant. Not only do you need more nutrition for your growing baby, but you will need to be twice as careful about what you shy away from eating. Because a fetus grows so rapidly during gestation, according to the American Pregnancy Association (APA), certain foods should be avoided when you are pregnant.Meat and … [Read more...] about Is There a List of Foods You Should Avoid Eating While Pregnant?
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Dear Dr. Wu, Is there any cure for stretch marks, or are they permanent? Could you recommend any favorite products? - Jacqueline, Albuqueque Dear Jacqueline, Stretch marks occur when the skin stretches, such as during pregnancy or growth spurts. When this happens, collagen and elastic fibers in the skin snap, just like a rubber band that’s stretched too … [Read more...] about Is There A Cure for Stretch Marks?
Hang in there moms, we may be in self-quarantine due to COVID-19, but there are ways we can make it through each day with a little encouragement from each other. This Mother’s Day video from cast members and fans of Expressing Motherhood, reminds us to go easy on ourselves and find moments for self care. We have to do the best we can right now. Scouring social … [Read more...] about Hang in There Moms, Words of Encouragement from Expressing Motherhood
Here I am, on day 3,674 of stay at home orders. It’s my official first day as the associate editor for Modern Mom, and I’m typing from my bed with the TV on in the background and a 5-year-old by my side. My how times have changed. Or have they? The pandemic is an unprecedented global event, but our ability to adapt and thrive as mothers is not. This Mother’s Day, we don’t … [Read more...] about There is power in writing; it can inspire action.
Lentils are packed with nutrition and are a main staple in my diet. I’ve really come to love and appreciate all the great benefits these pretty little legumes have to offer. Pour dried lentils of different colors into glass jars and your pantry or kitchen will look exquisite. Lentils contain fiber and complex carbohydrates helping to stabilize blood sugar and increase … [Read more...] about Lentils Smothered In Creamy Homemade Tomato Sauce