Whether it’s your first pregnancy or second, third or beyond, being pregnant can have its fair share of stressors. Plus, you still have to handle your everyday work, home, relationship and other stressors and responsibilities. With heightened emotions and senses, this could be easier said than done. You could be stressed because of higher hormone levels, feeling uncomfortable all of the time, a pre-existing medical condition, the condition of your baby, worries about the future…Continue
I do not sing very well.
I am OK with this state of being, and have no need to torture friends and family members at karaoke or spontaneously start singing during conversations as though life were a musical. (Full disclosure: I love musicals.)…
Added by Lauren Markman on February 22, 2017 at 6:18am — No Comments
It's been over a month after the birth of my baby and I've managed to lose a bit of weight. My prenatal weight was 57 kg and three days before I put to bed I weighed 74 kg. Now, a month after delivering my baby, I’m just a little over 62 kg. So yay me!
It's well known that mothers who breastfeed burn about 500 calories a day, so its very important to top by eating, albeit eating healthy.…
Childbirth is this big black hole of unknown to an expecting Mom. You can read books, seek advice from women who have experienced it, and prepare in every way possible. Yet, no one can actually tell you what is going to happen in there. It's a crap shoot.
For me personally, this created some anxiety for me 1st pregnancy. I…Continue
Added by Brittany Burbank on February 8, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments
We all wish we could be the Perfect Mum, but the reality is very different. Just ‘Good Enough’ is perfect enough.
The Dream –
Your Breastfeeding, making home-made meals, your house is spotless, you’ve lost all the baby weight, have a full face of make-up and a new hair-do. You’ve taken up a new hobby that’s always interested you and attend mummy meetings and baby groups.
Your new bundle of joy is wonderful he/she is a baby that sleeps all night and…Continue
Added by Mummyitsok on January 18, 2016 at 5:42am — No Comments
Dual-Income, No Kids.
That's what my husband and I were for a very long time. We spent years together working, traveling, figuring out who was the better chef (me), who was handier around the house (him) and having long discussions about the type of family we wanted to have one day. I had been with my…
Added by Lauren Markman on August 26, 2015 at 6:33am — No Comments
Becoming a mom is a whole bag of mixed emotions (whether you want to admit that or not). You're excited, anxious, terrified, happy, sad, panicked, overjoyed. Those two pink lines throw your mind into overload as you think about every possible thing you will experience and learn on this new journey.
Our daughter was a surprise. A BIG surprise, but, we were ecstatic. And terrified. Utterly terrified.…Continue
We think all moms' bodies are beautiful. So we asked moms around the world to show us their mummy tummies!
While I was pregnant, amidst the numerous “oooh you’re glowing” niceties, I vaguely remember a couple of people smirking “get your sleep in while you can” at me.
I politely laughed it off, thinking yes yes – I know I’ll have to get up every few hours to feed. How hard can it…Continue
Added by Talya Stone on February 10, 2015 at 9:15am — No Comments
It’s supposed to be the most natural thing in the world, snuggling up with your baby to provide the best nutrients on earth – mother’s milk. While for sure, many people I know did breeze through the breast feeding initiation like it was the most…Continue
Added by Talya Stone on February 2, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments
I am one of those women who tells mothers-to-be about about all the wonderful things to look forward to in their pregnancies. You won't hear any horror stories from me about childbirth. Funny? Yes. Mundane? Sure. But not scary. (There's no need to scare pregnant women, people, they have enough worries/fears already zipping through their heads.)
But there is one area where I am always serious. And that is about postpartum depression. This is because most people don't understand what it…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on March 12, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments
Pregnancy weight is a touchy subject for many new mother’s. No matter how much you gain soon after your baby is born most mom’s are ready to get the extra weight off. Many mother’s typically lose a small amount of weight after having their baby. However, I often hear mom’s talk about losing the baby weight a few weeks after they have given birth. Rapid weight…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on July 18, 2013 at 5:27pm — No Comments
Added by Angelique Lorence on April 24, 2013 at 9:28pm — No Comments
Last week, I had my postpartum Dr.’s apt and she told me that I can start exercising again! Since then, I’ve loved getting back into a little ‘workout routine’ and its been motivating me to want to keep working at it so that I can fit into all of my pre-prego clothes again! For the time being though,…Continue
Added by Angelique Lorence on April 19, 2013 at 1:04pm — No Comments
During breakfast on Wednesday morning, I reminded Rocco that we had a date night. The two of us were going out after dinner to attend, ‘Dessert with Someone Special’ at his pre-school. Both of the boys got to choose who they wanted to take and to my surprise, Rocco chose ME and Roman chose daddy. I say, ‘surprised’ because I really…Continue
Added by Angelique Lorence on April 12, 2013 at 1:07pm — No Comments
What a morning. You know, it’s so funny to me when people say, “Look at you! You’re so put together!” or “I don’t know how you always have it together!” This whole “together” thing makes me laugh. And then roll my eyes and shake my head. Let me tell you, just because I did my…Continue
Added by Angelique Lorence on April 11, 2013 at 2:34pm — No Comments
Where did the past 4 weeks go? You’re my 3rd little boy but this is the first time that a little boy has entered my life and life just kept going. You go along with it so nicely and are the most perfect addition to our family. We were meant to be, little guy. I know it. I needed you and you needed me and it’s just so good…Continue
Added by Angelique Lorence on March 27, 2013 at 7:24pm — No Comments
Pregnancy is supposed to be a very joyous life event. In fact, most pregnant mom’s are excited to meet the baby that has been moving, kicking, and growing in her belly over the last few months. Meeting your baby for the first time is an overwhelming and happy time for most parents. Once a mom gives birth,…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on March 26, 2013 at 7:01pm — No Comments
We had the most beautiful Spring day in Pittsburgh on Saturday… Sunshine & Blue Skies!
There was still a chill in the air; a perfect day to throw on a scarf! I pulled out my white jeans and wore them for all but a couple of hours before my 3 little boys reminded…Continue
Added by Angelique Lorence on March 25, 2013 at 8:48am — No Comments
Everyone has their ‘thing’ that motivates them to lose baby weight, get healthy and tone their body. For me, after 9 months of pregnancy, there’s nothing like a NEW OUTFIT in my PRE-PREGNANCY SIZE that motivates me to get my body back!
Some can/will put a time frame on when they want/need to fit…Continue
Added by Angelique Lorence on March 20, 2013 at 7:15pm — No Comments