As a mother of two girls, what can I say, I love “doing hair” and finding cute headbands and bows for my girls to wear. Here are 8 adorable finds perfect for spring, from Etsy to J.Crew!
Ellen Schmidt has been hauling a stroller on the subway since 2009, when she first began her blog, Baby Meets City. Mama to two sweet and precocious little gals, Ellen writes about the highs and lows of parenting in New York City. Always an adventure! A lover of children’s literature, Ellen is (slowly) reviewing every children’s book set in the Big Apple. Ellen lives in Upper Manhattan with her family, though if you ask her older daughter, she’d prefer if they lived at the Museum of Natural History.
In addition to your growing belly, there are lots of physical changes that come with being pregnant. And as far as your skin goes, it’s not all “pregnancy glow,” unfortunately. Thanks to hormones, many women experience skin issues which run the gamut from stretch marks to facial discolorations and skin tags. The very least we can do is be as kind to our skin as possible during this time (and going forward). Click through for six of the safest skincare products on the market, made especially with pregnant women in mind.
My 4-year-old daughter is really into the “princess” phase. There is a lot of talk about pretty pink dresses, Prince Charming and “happily ever after.” While I think it’s basically harmless, I do like to throw in little stories about how princesses can slay dragons, too. You know, just to balance things out. If you feel the same, you’ll love this roundup of books where the princess is the one saving the day.
Spring is in the air, isn’t it? At least I hope so… and these dresses are totally getting me in the mood for warmer weather! As a mother of two young daughters, what can I say, I love shopping for my little gals. If I can find affordable deals, all the better. Happy shopping!
A few months ago, Lea-Ann Ellison made waves when photos of her weight lifting two weeks before her due date went viral. She was met with combination of criticism and encouragement. A follower of CrossFit, Ellison was un-phased, especially considering she’d already had two healthy pregnancies. Regardless of how you feel about her decision to keep working out aggressively during pregnancy, staying fit during this time is important.
Just when you think you’ve seen it all, several news outlets, including CNN and ABC News, are reporting the selling of positive pregnancy tests on Craigslist. Unbelievable, right? It appears that in most cases the purpose is to initiate a prank, with one seller stating, “Wanna get your boyfriend to finally pop the question? Play a trick on Mom, Dad or one of your friends? I really don’t care what you use it for.” Cost appears to range anywhere from $10 to $25, with the seller sometimes requesting the buyer to purchase the test, too.
I’m really not sure what to say here, other than people be crazy.
Know someone who’s expecting twins? I’ve got a roundup of baby shower and new baby gifts that are a double dose of adorable (and practical)!
Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard, new parents of a baby girl, are leading a fight to protect the children of celebrities against photographers who ambush them in quiet family moments the rest of us take for granted. They’re calling this group “pedorazzi,” which specifically targets paparazzi who sell unauthorized photos of children.
My husband has just arrived home after a month long stint working at the Winter Games in Sochi. As a media professional, he had a few hurdles to overcome with housing and food (you certainly read all about it) and sufficed to say, he was as ready to come home as we were to have him.
How many times have you heard the saying, “You don’t fully appreciate something until it’s gone?” Well, it certainly applied this month.
It’s common knowledge that most birth defects affecting the brain or spinal cord in babies can be avoided by boosting levels of folate (vitamin B9) during pregnancy. And if you’re looking to become pregnant, you know to start taking your pre-natal vitamins right away.
Knowing that, there’s rather shocking news out of Great Britain: a large study of expectant moms in the country (nearly 500,000!) has revealed that less than one in three of them are taking this advice, with most avoiding folic acid and the essential supplements while pregnant. Even worse, the study found that almost half the women who had experience with previous pregnancies where there was a neural birth defect were still omitting folic acid from their diet, and only 51 percent were taking supplements.