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Babies and Pregnancy


Amazing area rugs add flair to any baby nursery

by Project Nursery posted in Life & Home Here’s another fun post from our friends at Project Nursery! By Melisa Fluhr and Pam Ginocchio We may think of them as a conventional room detail to consider when planning your nursery, but Project Nursery is here to tell you that area rugs can add so much… […]


Gratitude empowers 15-year-old wrestler to find perseverance to walk again

by Leah Speer posted in Mom Stories #HunterStrong It’s a hashtag that is bringing the country together in support of a high school freshman who suffered a spinal injury during a wrestling match last Saturday. Within minutes of hearing the news, a fellow Alpha Omicron Pi sorority sister used Facebook to reach out to dozens… […]


Baby laundry 101: 5 tips for washing baby clothes

by Jennifer Borget posted in Tips & Tricks This post is part of a sponsorship with Dreft. For more baby clothing tips check out the dos and don’ts of newborn clothing. I’m amazed at how many baby clothes we’ve accumulated and how quickly my kids grow out of them. When I buy new outfits I picture… […]

Fitness


How To Get Your Pre-Baby Abs Back: Top Three Tips

Two months postpartum, and a photobomb by Emma and Cole How can you get your pre-baby abs back after delivering one baby? What about getting your pre-baby abs back after delivering two babies or more? Here are my top three tips. 1. Maintain a fit pregnancy and continue to work your core during pregnancy. If […]


Changing My Expectations

In other news — is he the cutest little pumpkin you’ve ever seen, or what? I have never enjoyed politics. I don’t like watching the news and hearing about how much the democrats hate the republicans, and vice versa, I cannot stand the political ads online or over commercial breaks around election time, and I […]


5 Steps to Restart Your Weight Loss Progress

It takes hard, smart workouts and timely nutrition to burn fat and lose weight. Over-training with longer and longer workouts are not better for you and can leave you leave you tired, frustrated and ill. If you are at a […] ? Read the rest of this entry… (Visited 35 times, 4 visits today) The […]

Healthy Eating


Back to School Meals – Don’t Forget About Breakfast too!

I can feel it in the air, parents eagerly awaiting the first day of school. Don’t get me wrong, I know you love your kids—I sure do, and I’VE loved the precious time that we’ve had with them over the summer. But the idea of back to routine, and the sanity it brings, is like […]


Recipe of the Week: Avocado Lime Sorbet

Easy To Make Frozen Summer Dessert Recipe When I was a kid summer meant living in my bathing suit and flip flops, hanging out at the pool with friends or lounging in the shade with a good book. And of course, eating popsicles, ice cream, and other frozen treats. Sadly I no longer get to […]


Immune Boosting for Kids

Last year, my family and I made it through the whole winter with only one cold! Think that’s impossible? It’s not, and I’ll tell you how we did it. For starters, we made sure the usual precautions were taken – ate lots of vegetables and fruit, drank lots of water, practiced good hand-washing, and made […]

Parenting Tips


Tech4MH: Avoiding mHealth “pilotitis” doesn’t mean you shouldn’t start small

Guest Post by Neal Lesh, Chief Strategy Officer at Dimagi Since 2008, Dimagi has helped organizations in 30 countries set up mobile projects with CommCare, an open source mobile platform that supports frontline workers (FLWs). CommCare is actively being used by over 130 frontline programs across numerous development sectors. One of the most compelling and common […]


Recap of the MHTF-PLOS event: Improving Maternal Health

“Improving Maternal Health: Insights from around the world” was held Wednesday at the Harvard School of Public Health. We want to thank all of those who joined us in person and online. And a special thanks to our panelists: Suneth Buddhika Agampodi, Nosakhare G. Orobaton, and Cynthia K. Link to original: Recap of the MHTF-PLOS […]


Free maternity services in Kenya: Do they include respectful maternity care?

Guest post by Nora Miller, Research Assistant for the Respectful Maternity Care program at the Women and Health Initiative at the Harvard School of Public Health. Unlike many of its neighboring countries, where progress has been made toward the MDG 5 target of increasing the proportion of births with a skilled birth attendant (SBA), Kenya […]