Though it may be impossible to feel sexy and desirable all of the time, there's no more important time to feel that way than when you're between the sheets. So, we asked our experts to offer their best advice about how to ensure that every time you hit the hay, you feel your absolute best ... and here's what they had to say!
giving yourself a break as a parent Inherent in the art of parenting is the feeling – at least the occasional one – of guilt. Putting Oreos and the remote in front of the t.v. in the morning for your 4-year-old’s “Special Breakfast with Sponge Bob” while you sleep in is one of those times that guilt is warranted.
By Laura Riley, MD, Ob/Gyn, for GalTime Lots of pregnant women are asking about travel safety. Here are a few tips. Whether you are on a plane, train or in a car, pregnant women are at a greater risk for blood clots than non-pregnant women. Therefore, on those long trips, make sure to get up and walk around every hour or two, drink lots of water and wear support hose to improve the circulation.
Many worry that they will be portrayed as selfish, self-serving or self-absorbed. They wonder, "what does self-love really look like?"
By Lori Reamer, RD, for GalTime I like a basic black sheath dress as much as anyone, but I also like it with a strand of pearls or a bright scarf. Similarly, I like a nicely grilled chicken breast, but much prefer that it be marinated or served with a wild mushroom sauce or chutney. There is no right or wrong on this topic. Some days are plain days and others are screaming for some panache.
I believe that one of the most important investments we can make as parents is in the quality of food we feed our children. Every bite they take influences their development and their future health and wellness. And with that said, probably one of the biggest and most common challenges that parents face is getting their kids, and sometimes spouses, to eat their vegetables. Children's taste buds are more sensitized, especially with bitter foods and because some of the healthiest vegetables are bitter, here lies the challenge. If you're frustrated because your visions of your family digging into a heaping pile of steamed broccoli or asking for more spinach salad at the dinner table aren't a reality, consider that there are as many ways to encourage your kids and spouse to eat their peas as there are vegetables.
It's easier to get out of an abusive relationship or to avoid one if you know what to look for. So, watch for these 10 warning signs.