Pregnancy Brain Strikes Again
Pregnancy makes me feel just about as dumb as this photo.
I experienced a healthy dose of stupid
when pregnant with baby #1, including wearing my underwear backward and forgetting how to spell. Yet somehow, it's been a shock to me that Pregnancy Brain is back for baby #2. Like it's something you should become immune to after you've had it once.
While my academic spelling and...
Pregnancy Sickness and What I Have in Common with Kate Middleton I have a ton in common with Duchess Kate. Actually, I'm pretty sure if we met we'd be instant best friends. Here's why:
1. We're both natural brunettes
2. Both married to a Prince (mine might be figurative)
3. Entrepreneurial family
4. Excellent British accent (one might be faked)
5. Bald(ing) husbands
6. Love of hats
7. Love of shoes
8. Baby due this summer
How To Get Out of Diaper Duty: A Confessional
No baby knows how to fill a diaper quite like my son. It's epic, really. Even as a newborn when we heard the grunts, saw the redness in his face and the concentration in his stare, we knew it was time to brace for the worst.
But ladies, get ready to thank me because I have figured out how to get my husband to change almost every evening and weekend diaper our son has had for...
How to Travel to NYC With an Infant
The short answer is you might want to reconsider that. I just returned from four days in New York City with my husband and baby and was quite disappointed to discover how hard it is to get around with a babe in tow. Sure, it's a big bustling city and space is always an issue but it went beyond that. From small inconveniences like waiting on the side of the sidewalk until there was...
7 Things No One Tells You About Becoming a Mom
Before my baby boy was born I got a lot of advice. I still continue to receive a lot of (unsolicited) advice. But no one told me the following super important details I am about to share with you. You're Welcome
, in advance.
1. Don't buy a nursing bra with underwire.
Unless you like blocked milk ducts.
The busty woman at the bra store turned me away from a really...
7 Exercises to Get Back in Shape After Pregnancy
Getting back into pre-baby shape is a lot harder than plain old getting fit. For one, if you're breast-feeding you are probably raging hungry and two; you have a little one who demands the majority of your time. Sleep deprivation is a whole other topic.
I've discovered the best way to work out is if my baby can be part of it. If you saw my recent feature in the Globe and Mail
6 Things You Should Know Before Exercising After a Baby
Twice a week, I punish myself with a high intensity workout. My goal is simple: To get my pre-pregnancy pants on (and zipped up
) without holding my breath/passing out.
Personal Trainer Stephanie Sibbio of Think Fitness
has a butt and thighs that no doubt bring her equal doses of admiration from men and cut-eye from women. For this reason I let her hurt me every Thursday morning (and then her...
The Pregnancy Diaries: I'm Nesting
They say that when you're close to delivering you get this unexpected surge of energy. If that means an uncontrollable urge to clean the windows, polish the floors and bake some cookies, I'm so there.
I've spent the last couple of weeks washing all of my teeny tiny baby clothes, buying diapers, dusting the house from top to bottom and arranging the nursery.
Here it is. Do you like...
The Pregnancy Diaries: Month 9
I'm on the Brink of Baby and I have to admit that the whole experience has been better than I thought it would be. I feel more myself than I thought I would, people are nicer to me than I could have expected, and it's been thrilling to experience baby growing inside me. I can't sugar coat month nine though. Month nine is a beast for several reasons, many of which, unfortunately involve...
2011 Stroller Comparison
Finding the right stroller is one of the first things you'll want to cross off your list when preparing for baby. Not only can it be really expensive, you're going to spend a lot of time hauling it around, loading it into your car or struggling with stairs when no wheelchair ramp is provided. It's really important to find one that meets not only your budget but your lifestyle.