Category Archives: Pregnancy Guide

9 Things I Wish I Had Known About Birth Before I Had My First Baby

A woman’s body can do amazing things, and delivering a baby is one of them. The feeling of giving life to a living, breathing human being is surreal. But while the outcome of childbirth is absolutely beautiful, the whole aspect of labor and delivery is not quite as glamorous. As a first-time mom, I was filled with anxiety about how exactly labor would unfold. Toward the end of my pregnancy, I began doing all my research on childbirth. I consulted friends and coworkers, took hospital tours, participated […]

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Celebrate Halloween With a Star-Studded Sesame Street Special

Get in the Halloween spirit this week with Sesame Street’s new The Monster at the End of This Story special. The special is a reimagining of Sesame Street’s all-time bestselling picture book and will follow Grover’s reluctant journey to the end of the story, where he thinks a monster will be waiting for him. The special will also include new sequences, songs and surprises, as well as other characters including Elmo, Abba Cadabby, Cookie Monster and Rosita. To celebrate the upcoming special, Sesame Workshop called upon celebrities […]

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Parenting With PTSD: I’m Still Finding My Way

The grief and hope that comes with parenting a child who is the age you were when you first experienced trauma is overwhelming, painful but also healing and restorative. How do you parent as a trauma survivor? I don’t have all the answers, but here’s what I’ve learned during my journey. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a new diagnosis for me. I am like many adults who experienced something traumatic in their life. For me, it was a violation of consent and boundaries as a child. A […]

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How to Host a Social Distancing Baby Shower During COVID-19

With traditional baby showers on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s time to find creative ways to celebrate baby’s arrival. A popular way to safely celebrate is to host a social distancing baby shower. What does that mean, and how can you go about planning one? First things first: Always follow the CDC and local government social distancing guidelines and recommendations for group gatherings. The shower may look a little different than usual, but on the bright side, you get to be even more creative with […]

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7 Ways Montessori Promotes Independence (So Parents Can Work From Home)

With the challenges of parenting in a pandemic, many families have faced the reality of taking on two full time jobs. Working from home while caring for little ones is challenging at best. However, some key takeaways from the Montessori Method can help you and your child navigate your days with (some) ease. Specifically, curating your child’s environment for independent play is ideal for their development as they are able to make decisions, problem solve and achieve accomplishments all on their own. It also carves out some […]

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The Pandemic Has Changed How Americans Take Temperatures, Survey Says

Fevers have been the talk of the town in 2020, with the ongoing pandemic and the onset of cold and flu season. But, according to one new survey, there’s a lot of misinformation out there when it comes to thermometers and temperature readings. In fact, over half of Americans don’t know what temperature is considered a fever. The survey, commissioned by Braun Thermometers in honor of National Temperature Check Week, used an online survey to poll 1,000 nationally representative U.S. adults between October 2 and 6. It […]

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Survey Says Pandemic May Have Permanently Affected Parenting for Many

The pandemic has permanently changed the parenting styles of some parents a recent survey found. The survey, commissioned by Gerber and conducted by OnePoll, looked at data from 2,000 parents with kids aged 3 and younger. The goal was to find not only how parenting styles have changed due to the pandemic, but also how younger kids may be helping their parents find a sense of routine during these strange times. According to the results, 69 percent of parents regularly forget what day of the week it […]

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Decision-Making May Shape Babies’ Long-Term Preferences, Study Says

When given the choice between two similar options, most people will have a preference towards the option they’re more likely to pick in their everyday life. As autonomous, adult decision-makers, we’re inclined to believe that our choices are driven by what we like, but new research out of Johns Hopkins University’s child development lab may instead suggest that we learn to like the things we choose. “I chose this, so I must like it. I didn’t choose this other thing, so it must not be so good. […]

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7 Celebrities That Celebrated Baby’s First Halloween This Weekend

Several celebrities took part in Halloween as first-time parents this past weekend, celebrating by dressing up their bundles of joy in the cutest costumes. We’ll let their cute costumes speak for themselves. Below, check out some of the first-time parents and their little babe dressed up in the cutest costumes. Jenna Dewan At 7 months old, Dewan’s son Callum is the cutest Winnie the Pooh we’ve ever seen. Photo: Jenna Dewan via Instagram Jesse Tyler Ferguson The Modern Family star dressed up as paleontologist from Jurassic Park, […]

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Pregnant Women More Likely to Face Higher Risks From COVID-19, Study Says

A new study from the CDC, released Monday, November 2, found that pregnant women are at a higher risk of experiencing severe illness due to COVID-19. Most pregnant women who have tested positive have not had severe symptoms, however the new findings serve as a caution and reminder to remain vigilant about precautions. The study, which is the largest thus far from the CDC, looked at the results and data of 409,462 women positive for COVID-19, ranging from 15 to 44 years old. Of these women, 23,434 […]

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