Three kids later, I still see beauty when I look in the mirror. I don't see just a body. Sure, I see crow's feet snaking out from my eyes when I smile; I see a mass of curly hair. But mostly, I see a person: my husband's wife, my children's mother, my students' teacher...
Congrats on your pregnancy, New Dad! Now, we’ve got to talk about the upcoming birth. Gone are the days where men are given the pass to wait outside in the hallway and wait for the cries of your baby as mom sweats, pushes and grunts for hours surrounded by doctors or doulas. Dad, this is your time to shine!
The 100 hottest baby names of 2012 were released today, and it's a familiar-looking list. Sure, there are a couple of newcomers to BabyCenter's top 10 boys' and girls' names, but Sophia and Aiden retain their iron grip on the #1 spots for yet another year. Here's why I'm glad we didn't chose any of them.
by Josh Burrell, for GalTime.com Parenting inherently comes with a lot of responsibility. As parents, we literally hold the well-being of our children in our hands. We also play a pivotal role in shaping the behavior, attitudes, and, to a degree, the personalities of our children. One responsibility we have to take seriously is disciplining.
Both men and women are significantly affected by stress on the road to conception and pregnancy. Today we know that your body's function is impacted by stress. Humans only need to think about a stressful event in order to trigger the stress response in the body. Then we get knocked off balance, and a whole cascade of physiological responses take place.
Understanding the best route to choose when becoming a parent does not come easily is important. When you make an optimum choice, such as HypnoFertility, you benefit from positive side effects (stress relief, relaxation). Often people in a couple blame each other when there are challenges with fertility. Also, women often absorb most of the "blame" and interalize it in their bodies. So many messages delivered both intentionally and unintentionally, place an enormous load of stress on women trying ot conceive.
Newsflash: TV doesn't depict reality and we're all disappointed. I bring up the issue because I think that there *is* an accurate depiction of marriage on TV—it's just disguised behind the blood, gore, murder and fictitious science of crime procedurals.
Mommy wars cover a wide range of very serious topics such as breastfeeding vs bottle feeding, natural birth vs medicated birth and co-sleeping vs cry-it-out. Though there does seem to be yet another, less-detrimental-to their-well-being divide among moms of young girls: bikini vs one-piece-swimsuits.
This morning, we saw the most ADORABLE photo in People magazine. Unfortunately it's not online yet, but get this: Snooki and Jionni LaValle's new baby, "little meatball" Lorenzo Dominic LaValle, lounging in his crib with a huge stuffed crocodile MORE THAN TWICE HIS SIZE.
Since the invention of Viagra, life has been pretty awesome for the older guy. It's been a little like being Catholic: You could go bananas for years, and then settle into the role of a family man around the time you start losing your fastball. It's been a pretty good system, keeping older fellas and younger ladies together, with each something to offer for the other. The arrangement's been perfect because a guy's DNA factory keeps cranking out the sticky stuff late into life.
Everyone needs a cuddle sometimes, even the furriest of creatures! From newborn kittens snuggling to a spooning sesh between a baby tiger and a piglet, we've rounded up seven adorable animal videos that might just melt your heart.
Many women wonder why nobody told them that pregnancy not always rosy. It's impossible to know ahead of time how you're going feel during a pregnancy, so don't be surprised if you're up, down and all over the place. There are many fantasies and myths surrounding pregnancy, and here are the top five.
When I got pregnant, I was bound and determined to look good after the baby was born. I admired those moms in my Facebook newsfeed whose hospital pictures showed them smiling with makeup on as they cuddled their newborn. In retrospect, this was a crazy notion because after giving birth I did NOT look good. Not at all...
Despite the wear-and-tear on a new mother's body, the lack of sleep after a baby is born, and the constant screams of the newborn, science has found that most women are ready to get it on long before the end of the doctor-recommended six-week waiting period.