As I walked into the mom’s group I attend twice a month, I noticed there was a new mom at the refreshment table. After talking for a few minutes, she told the rest of us that she was the mother of a 6-week-old. She looked amazing! She had a flat stomach and far less eye bags than I remembered having. [Insert jealousy here.] "You don't look like you just had a baby!" I exclaimed. more
It's easy to be annoyed or overwhelmed by the new duties that being a parent brings. But when life doesn't go as planned, it can be a reminder for us to cherish every moment. more
Tiredness and parenthood go hand in hand. Here are a few tips to help you win the battle. more
Making friends isn’t always easy…especially when you’re a new mom. more
Studies and articles about how kids ruin your life have been all the rage lately, but the inverse is also true. Those little people can actually make your life more fulfilling and meaningful.
Yes, there are plenty of well-written and thoroughly researched books, articles, and blog posts on parenting tips written by seasoned parents, retired teachers, and respected professionals in the fields of medicine and psychology.
However, if you are ever in the market for parenting tips from someone who is just starting out and knows absolutely nothing about raising children, here are a few. more
In the intervening years, I had glimpses of the kind of parent Tim would be. During any gathering where kids were present, at some point I would look around to find them draped on Tim. More than once, the arrangement was a kid around his shoulders and one clinging to each leg. more
I found myself reading Bringing Up Bébé into the wee hours last night, ravenously curious about what French parenting revelation the author, Pamela Druckerman, would share with me next. more
We’ve been rushing around the past few days. Yesterday, we visited with two moms groups, went to the Y and dropped the baby in the Kids’ Zone, and then scurried to meet a visiting cousin for dinner, not getting home until way past bedtime (for all of us). No wonder we had a crankypants on our hands before the food arrived. And the baby wasn’t happy, either! more
Summer growing season is upon us! No more tasteless tomatoes in the grocery store! For the next few months, fruits and vegetables will beckon you with their fragrance, hinting at the bright flavors and sweetness just under the skin. more