Archives for New Mom

Ideas, tips, resources for new moms and the issues they face today.

SCAD: Cardio Complication Rising Among Expectant Mothers

It is widely known that the most common cause of a heart attack is fat buildup in the arteries (atherosclerosis). However, for pregnant women, atherosclerosis contributes to only one-third of their heart attacks. Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is rare among the general United States population, but cardiologists have expressed they are noticing an increase […]

Pregnant: 6 Ways to Avoid Getting All Hot and Bothered This Summer…

Whether it’s your first baby or your fifth, being pregnant in the middle of summer is never a huge laugh. Not only have you had to give up drinking, late nights, blue cheeses and your job (basically, fun), but your much-longed-for baby is taking up a huge amount of space behind your ribcage. Some days, […]

Memorable Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Your One-of-a-Kind Mom

As children, many of us took the love and care we received for granted. It was just expected that our moms would feed us, protect us, do our laundry, and listen to our woes. We may not have thought twice about how many times mom put her own needs second so she could focus on […]

Top Detox Diets for Pregnant Women

Even for those who may already consume a healthy diet, becoming pregnant requires that some changes will need to be made to your eating habits. This is in large part due to the fact that additional nutrients are necessary for both the changes taking place in your own body as well as for the growing […]

Disability and Your Child: How To Encourage Physical Activity

Living with physical disability can be challenging in all kinds of ways, but perhaps one of the most disheartening things new parents in particular can think is that their child will never be able to enjoy physical activity. This is simply not the case and physical handicaps are no barrier to a child enjoying all […]

How To Choose a Jogging Stroller

1. Ignore brands and the price tags altogether. What matters is a material and construction. Three large fixed wheels, a simple but sturdy construction (one piece aluminum frame, less plastic joints) and quality (thick, waterproof) fabrics. Tweet

3 Tips to Preventing Obesity in Kids

Whether we would like to admit it or not, obesity rates among Americans today stands at a whopping 33%. Furthermore, two out of every three Americans are overweight. These rates have been climbing up steadily over the last several years, and are showing no signs of slowing down. Parents are making progressively more unhealthy food […]

Are You a Procrastinator When it Comes to Procreation?

The down economy is causing some people to delay having kids because they are not financially stable. However, many people are still pushing through the down economy and continuing with their plan to have children. Even if you are financially stable, you may want to consider a few things concerning your budget before you make […]

Fun Activities for You and Your Young Ones

As every parent will know, it is ever so important for children of a young age to get out of the house and experience new sights and sounds – whether it’s Yo Gabba Gabba! or a favorite book. The benefits of introducing them to the big bright world outside are obvious, but many parents feel […]

Working from Home with Kids Survival Guide

Work At Home Moms or WAHM have become common in this era. Almost every other mom is working from home. However, this becomes very challenging and tiring. At times, moms get to a point where they cannot achieve their targets while working from home. Here is a survival guide on what mothers working from home […]

Pregnant – When to Stop Working

If you’re pregnant, the moment when to stop working is an important decision. You certainly need the extra money, but your health and your baby’s health have to come first. There are lots of facts to consider when deciding when to stop working: the type of activity, your general state of health, if you had […]

Edutainment Gifts for Kids

Kids have a knack for creating toys out of the most random everyday items: a paper towel roll can serve as a telescope, a throw blanket becomes the cape of a superhero or a fallen tree branch is transformed into a queen’s scepter. Toys often encourage children to use their imaginations – and that’s one […]

Reasons Why I Dread Being a Mom

“God can’t be with us so he made mothers.” Mothers are the most wonderful people in the world. They keep us safe in their wombs while we are nothing but a cluster of cells. They protect us when we finally arrive into the world and are susceptible to all sorts of foreign bodies. They nurture […]

8 Great Lessons from My Single Mom

Every now and then I take a moment to inventory the athletic trophies of my youth, literary awards for the novels I penned and yes I also deliberate over the scars I’ve earned along the way.  Oddly enough, many of the techniques we use to deal with what life throws at us can be traced […]

5 Skills Children Need to Start School

Young children face many challenges when they begin school, including learning to work alongside new friends, navigate in a new environment, and take instruction from unfamiliar adults. For a young child who is unprepared, starting school can be a very stressful situation. As parents, we have the opportunity to give our children experiences that will […]