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Babies and Pregnancy


Finally! A holiday card for real people

by Andrea Updyke posted in Mom Stories Since I had children, I loved the idea of sending holiday cards to friends and family. A couple different years, I even managed to get a photographer to take cute family photos in time to have all my cards addressed and mailed before Christmas. This year, I swore… […]


20 most viewed BabyCenter Community threads of 2013

by Katherine Martin posted in Mom Stories One thing that always amazes me about the BabyCenter Community is the vast array of topics that are discussed. We talk about anything and everything. But at the same time certain topics seem to resonate with members of the community. We thought it would be interesting to pull… […]


Adorable winter wardrobe inspiration for your kids

by Jennifer Borget posted in Tips & Tricks This post is part of a sponsorship with Dreft. For more baby clothing tips check out 5 tips for organizing your old baby clothes. Confession: I have a shopping addiction. But it’s not an addiction to any kind of shopping, particularly shopping for my kids. I don’t know what’s… […]

Fitness


Top 6 Women’s Fat Burning Nutrition Articles in 2013

Eat better, feel better and look better.  Changing eating habits you can maintain long-term is usually not a one or two week process, especially if you are trying to change some life-long bad eating patterns. Here are my top 6 […] ? Read the rest of this entry… (Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) The […]


The Magic of Christmas

Christmas is my favorite time of year. It is a magical time of love and charity. It’s a time when all things seem possible. Christmas is a time of hope. It is God’s gift to all of us. Like many mothers, my Christmas wish this year was to have my sons home for the holidays. […]


Turkey, The Healthy Choice

A great mainstay that’s perfect all year long, turkey is the healthy choice for the best in women’s fitness. Free of saturated fat and low in total fat, this versatile meat can be served in many different ways. A good source of protein and iron, turkey is healthier than even chicken. The trace mineral, selenium, […]

Healthy Eating


Day 11: Be a Slim Snacker

Snacks can keep your diet on track by preventing your hunger from getting out of control. But if you don’t pick the right ones, in healthy amounts, they can derail your diet instead. Foods with protein and fiber make especially satisfying snacks—they help keep you full on few calories. Try carrots and hummus, nonfat cottage […]


Day 14: How to Eat More and Still Lose Weight

Wouldn’t you love it if you could eat more and still lose weight? Eating foods that are low in calories, like vegetables, lets you increase the size of your portions. But it’s not just extra veggies; there are other ways to help you pump up the volume of your food as well. Try adding liquids […]


Day 12: Get right back on track when you slip up

Did a coworker bring in homemade brownies and you sampled one (OK, three)? At dinner, did you nosh on the breadbasket, order fries instead of a side salad with your meal and eat dessert? Diet slip–ups happen to all of us, so don’t beat yourself up and abandon your weight–loss goals. One meal doesn’t negate […]

Parenting Tips


Maternal depression may influence fetal brain development

Depression is a serious mental illness that has many negative consequences for sufferers. But depression among pregnant women may also have an impact on their developing babies.Children of depressed parents are at an increased risk of developing depression themselves, a combination of both genetic and environmental factors. Pregnancy / Obstetrics News From Medical News Today


Tech4MH: A guest blog series on technologies for improving maternal health care

The Maternal Health Task Force is excited to announce the launch of Tech4MH, a blog series that will focus on technologies that hold promise for meeting the challenges of delivering maternal health care in low resource settings. The series will feature posts from product designers, health technology and programming experts, and donors on innovations. Posts […]


Watts Up? Our New Campaign to Spread Solar Light- Tweet to Win

‘Watts up’ out there everyone? We want to know what’s going on in your part of the world, and we want you to tell us. We’re launching a new program to bring solar powered lights to the people who need them! Right now, over 20% of the world lives without access to electricity. Can you […]