Is laughter truly the best medicine—specifically for couples trying to conceive? One recent study finds that laughter could improve the results of fertility treatments. Though more research is needed for conclusive results, it’s clear that a good belly laugh can provide a variety of general health benefits. From getting pregnant to falling in love, laughter pays dividends.
Vanessa Bell is a Cuban American, bicultural Latina, building a legacy for her biracial children through an exploration of personal identity, documentation of their food culture, mixed family travels, and positive parenting values. De Su Mama is Spanish and means “from your mother,” evoking the foundation of the many love letters that exist on her blog. Vanessa believes in creating a purposed family legacy, through whatever means available, and is driven to help other parents document their own. Vanessa, a California native, currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada, with her gorgeous husband, 3-year-old daughter, and 1-year-old son. Visit her website, De Su Mama.
What would you do with an excess of cardboard boxes, a creative genius and a baby? Lily and Leon of Cardboard Box Office answer that question inspired by their favorite films.
We’re taking our first vacation—on New Year’s Eve to New York City—without our two babies, and it’s proving to be more nerve-wracking than I ever imagined. From mom guilt to extreme worry…. to even a bit of jitters over spending so much alone time with my husband for the first time in four years! What have I gotten myself into?
Got an older toddler who fights bedtime? Got a younger toddler that formerly slept through the night like a pro and now, well, doesn’t? Yeah, us too. Here are our top tools to aid our taunting toddlers to sleep—and stay asleep—all through the night.
It’s a new year for new moms, too! Here are 10 tips to help new moms feel and look fabulous—from the inside, out—on New Year’s Eve.
My son was hardly 6 weeks old when my husband and I experienced the scariest moment of our lives: our baby was choking, turning blue and I had to perform life-saving measures while my husband called 911. Choking is the fourth-leading cause of unintentional deaths in children under the age of 5. Every five days, at least one child dies after choking on food. And while my experience was terrifying, I was one of the lucky ones.
Some moms just want the best. Here is a collection of high end, luxury baby gifts for moms that are most discerning.
Though known to be the best food for baby, many moms combat a host of issues when deciding whether or not to offer their breast as nourishment. African-American moms especially battle challenges often attributed to socio-demographic factors and breastfeed their children at lower rates than Caucasian, Latina and Asian mothers. The latest challenge being used to explain why black moms breastfeed less? Social stigmas.
Bikes and tricycles have long been a staple of holiday gift giving. The promise of the open road, motor skill development and fun with mom and dad makes their first bike an excellent idea as a holiday gift. I’ll admit—a tricyle (or a bike with training wheels) has been on my toddler’s Christmas list for months. But after chatting with the innovators of the hottest balance bike on the market at the ABC Expo in Las Vegas a few months back, I learned that a standard pedal bike isn’t my only option.
Assuming your toddler could even make it, would you allow them to stay up until midnight to celebrate Noche Buena? In many Latino cultures, Christmas festivities center around the values and traditions of Noche Buena. The literal translation is Good Night, but the term refers to Christmas Eve—a night when family gathers and feast the night away. At the center of the holiday is the practice of staying up until the stroke of midnight. Some families even attend misa de los gallos, which refers to midnight Mass. But would you want your little one up that late?