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.
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).
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.
Can you believe it? Summer's practically half over. And for many working moms it’s a continued juggle of work, family, life, kids out of school and trying to take care of ourselves. I've spent the last few months tuning in to a deeper calling, a mission if you will. Here’s what it is. After working with countless moms in my business as The Entrepreneurial Working Mom, I've discovered that the work isn't just about building a business. It's about honoring your passion. Specifically, it's about honoring The Passion Shift most working moms experience.
If you've watched Ryan Lochte's reality show on E!, you know that he and his mom, Ike, are really close. Seeing them together shows us a whole new side to the Olympic ladies man.
Long before she played Sarah Braverman on 'Parenthood', Lauren Graham was the TV single mom you most wanted as your own.
With my first daughter, I was certain I would treasure each and every memory forever. Four years later, I'm having trouble keeping track of those same special moments with my other two children. But if there's one thing I've learned as a mom of three, it's that I need to let go of the guilt and focus on what really matters.
Mindless consumerism can lead us to believe our value lies in what we wear. I wanted my daughter to have the freedom to divorce her self-worth from her clothing. But how could I teach her that when here I was — 29-years-old, wallowing in a pile of cheap cotton-poly blends and feeling worthless? It was time to go on a clothing fast. I called it "No Pants 2012."
For my daughter, who's obsessed with hearts and flowers and the idea of love, Valentines Day is a pretty big deal. As she finds her way through puppy love and first crushes, I find I'm learning right along with her.
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...
A very attractive single mom recently told me this story: She had met a man and felt sure he was the man of her dreams. There was a synchronicity about their meeting she could not ignore; the chemistry was electric and the sex, she said, was the best she had ever had—in her life, I might add. It had to be love, she gushed!
When you're married with children, it's easy to lose your sense of self. After all, you're so busy playing wife to your husband and mom to your kids, it's hard to remember your own identity. But, if you think the solution is to end your marriage, know that you have other options.