It's no newsflash that staying active and healthy while pregnant is the best thing for both mama and baby. But did you know that exercising while pregnant might actually boost your baby's brain? The New York Times recently covered a new study that suggests pregnant moms who are physically active may produce babies with more mature brain development.
If you're in charge of helping the little ones think of presents, check out the list of homemade gifts for mom. From a custom vase to Instagram coasters to Warhol-inspired wall art, we have something for every taste and skill level.
Click through the slideshow for eight Chanukah gift ideas that'll pique their excitement all eight nights without emptying your bank account.
Mothers rock. This we know. But this video takes parenting to a whole new level. Elevation Church of Charlotte, NC performed a little experiment for Mother's Day, and though it's not that time of year yet, we couldn't hold this one back. Watch this video and try not to become a weeping mess (warning: you will fail. Epically).
As parents, we all dream of lifelong friends for our children. We hope they will meet very early on (in Mommy and Me group, for example) and grow up as close as siblings, spending long afternoons at each other's homes, holding hands as they enter kindergarten, and supporting one another through those tough middle- and high-school years. So what do you do when they start to influence each other in the wrong way?
Whether you think, "yes please" or "no thanks" to bedroom action, our trimester-by-trimester guide will keep you and your partner happily connected for the next nine months and beyond.
I have learned there is no way to understand the heartbreak of miscarriage if you have not experienced such a loss first-hand. I have known women who have had miscarriages, and I rather fear that my responses were sub-par. But if you are trying to support a couple who has just miscarried or lost a child before birth, based on my short experience so far, here's a list of my suggestions for what not to say and what you can do instead.
Everyone likes to reveal that they're pregnant in a different way. Some people blurt it out, others write it on a cake, and some get especially creative. But I think we can all agree that the reaction is the best part. Whether it's a husband or mother in law, the reaction is every woman's favorite part of revealing that she's going to be a mom. Check out this primo reaction to the happy news. Caution: it gets loud.
People do a lot of kooky things when it comes to pregnancy and childbirth. But these post-baby rituals really take the cake (not that you’ll want to eat cake (or anything) after reading this list).
Pregnancy is a magical time for a woman. But it's also a time of bodily changes, awkwardness and discomfort. Why would you want to pile on more awkwardness by saying something foolish? That's right, you wouldn't. So read on and learn the nine things that you should never, ever say to a pregnant woman.