The Blog Zone
Real stories. Real opinions. Real moms (and a dad!). The Blog Zone is your peek into all things pregnancy and parenting.
Grandmothers and grandfathers are very important people in the lives of most young children. Here are seven books celebrating this very special bond.
Could your conception difficulties be the result of high cholesterol?
Turns out pregnancy is catching, especially if you’re hanging out on Facebook. A new study published in today’s American Sociological Review suggests that social media (specifically looking at photos of your high school friends’ new babies online), may in fact encourage other friends to head down the path to first-time parenthood as well.
Perhaps one day my daughter will rise up and be a great leader, a politician, honest and just—the voice of the people. But for now, she doesn’t care so much about “the people,” as she cares about doing whatever it takes to get another juice box, and to not go to bed. Here are six reasons why my 18-month-old daughter would make a terrible politician.
I have not gotten the “How did I get in your belly?” question yet (thank goodness). We have, however, tackled some other large scale questions lately, so I have a feeling it’s coming soon. Agh. How does one explain the birds and the bees to a 4-year-old? Or, what if your child is adopted? Perhaps the beautiful result of a sperm donor? I think it’s a smart idea to have some books on hand to help explain the situation, whatever it may be for your family. Because let’s face it, we all know the question is coming at some point!
Check out these potty training tools that will help convince your toddler that diapers are so yesterday.
With both of my children, I was pregnant during the summer. And while that may sound miserable to some, I didn’t mind. I wore dresses all summer long—it was so easy to just throw one on over my growing belly. No elastic, no worries! Here are eight affordable dresses I’d be wearing this summer if I was pregnant.
During the first couple of months of life, my baby slept great. Well, for a newborn she slept great. She’d sleep a lot during the day, give us decent stretches of sleep at night, and I was on maternity leave so I could stay in my pajamas all day if need be, and catch a quick catnap if warranted. Soon enough, though, once she was sleeping better at night, she stopped napping. I’d maybe get her to take a nap without being held or worn in a sling once a week. If I was lucky. I tried all the get your baby to nap tricks, but nothing worked. Then about a week before I went back to work, my daughter stopped sleeping through the night. For the past month, she’s been getting up, on average, three times a night. Safe to say, I’m completely and utterly exhausted.