Getting Back Into the Beauty Habit

I have a confession to make: I've fallen off the personal care bandwagon. It's my job to write about the importance of taking care of yourself, but I haven't done anything more strenuous than brushing my teeth in weeks. No exercise, no make-up, and I have no interest in what's going on in fashion. I hardly recognize myself!But I do have an excuse. I just had a baby. (Well, in October.)  (So maybe I didn't *just* have a baby, but it sure feels that way!)...more

Fitness Activity for Pregnant Women

It sounds funny, but so many pregnant women consider their condition as a sort of illness, and consequently think they should better avoid any physical activity and stick to rest cure. This is the biggest nonsense that you can ever hear in your life. Pregnancy is not an illness. It's just a bit different condition from the one you got used to. And on the contrary it requires regular physical activity, though of course some special, because some exercises are recommended and some are not desirable. ...more

Cobbling together maternity leave- what's the best strategy?

Have you ever noticed how people use the term “cobbled together” when referring to their maternity leave?...more

If you think cobbling together maternity leave is tough, try adoption leave!  It's especially ...more

Baby A, and Baby B

On The Fence About Having Another Kid?

Well Ladies, some good news happened to me when my sister-in-law got hitched about two weeks ago. The pressure from my in-laws to have another child was finally lifted off of my head, and so nicely placed upon my sis-in-law’s precious head. “Have another baby. Try for a GIRL. C’mom. You can do it. I heard there’s ways. You have sex before you ovulate. Missionary position. Oh ya, and don’t forget to douche.”...more

Had my first very young, and have been through single motherhood. Now married to phenomenal ...more

Top 5 Tips for Yeast Infections during Pregnancy

During your pregnancy you will find the more resources you can consult the better when it comes to the health issues associated with this time in your life. Nutrition and exercise are not the only aspects of pregnancy you should be placing your focus on; yeast infections are a big part of pregnancy and a part many women like to ignore. It would be great if we could pretend that yeast infections were not prominent throughout pregnancy but the truth is they are and women need to know how to eliminate them as quickly as possible. Check out the following top 5 tips to help eliminate yeast infections quickly during pregnancy and get your comfort back....more

Fantastic Posts from the Adoption/Loss/Infertility Blogosphere

Every Friday for the last three and a half years, I've written a weekly roundup of the posts that stick with me after I click off the blog. I read a lot of blogs and I noticed a few months into blogging that I was finding posts that were comment-less and I was unsure if others had seen the same post and simply clicked away without commenting or if I had the sole knowledge of the post's greatness. So I started the roundup so others could see what I had noticed and hopefully, we could have more discussion on those posts. ...more

Great Expectations

I've been doing a bit of soul searching lately. It was bound to happen. You see my son turns one in a couple of days so it's the perfectly cliché time to think about the past year ...more

Eating lots of licorice during pregnancy may hurt child

I love red licorice, and I'm sure I ate some during both my pregnancies (though I don't remember any licorice binges)....more

Singing To Your Baby

Singing To Your Baby ...more