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Babies and Pregnancy


10 Crafts to burn off that pre-holiday energy

by Stacy-Ann Gooden posted in Tips & Tricks The countdown until Christmas is well underway, and lot of kids are anxiously waiting for the day when they can open gifts. But before then, parents may be trying to come up with ways to keep their little ones busy. It’s the perfect time to channel all… […]


Deals of the week: 6 last-minute gifts to score before Christmas

by Lesley Kennedy posted in Products & Prizes Ooh, I really want to pay full price for that. Said no one. Ever. In a perfect world, we’d all have time to be extreme couponers, but there are mouths to feed, dishes to wash, work to be done. No worries – we’ve rounded up the week’s… […]


Liz Lange Dream Maternity Wardrobe Sweepstakes!

by BabyCenter Staff posted in Products & Prizes This post is part of a sponsorship with Liz Lange Maternity for Target When I was pregnant with my boys I lived in Liz Lange maternity clothes from Target. In fact, there was never a doubt that I would be making a spin through the maternity section… […]

Fitness


Top 5 Women’s Shape Your Figure Articles in 2013

Its December—are you still trying to burn fat, lose weight and shape your figure? If you are, your sticking point could be that you are trying to lose weight. Try a different approach in 2014.  Burn fat, lose inches and […] ? Read the rest of this entry… (Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) The […]


Mom Alert: Top Post-Pregnancy Weight Loss Blogs

Becoming a mom comes with a lot of new challenges: coping with lost sleep, caring for a surprisingly demanding little human, and, perhaps most infamously, getting your body back in shape after baby. While it can be hard to imagine […] ? Read the rest of this entry… (Visited 5 times, 1 visits today) The […]


The Truth About Women’s Fitness

In the last couple of decades, women in particular have been getting more concerned with the state of their fitness in relationship to a healthy body image. Women of past ages have always been concerned over their weight and desire to keep a girlish figure. But the trend for exercise has never been greater than […]

Healthy Eating


Day 4: 3 ways to keep yourself on track

1. Track your weight: The age-old advice to step on the scale at least once a week really does help boost pound-shedding success. Daily weigh-ins work, too—the important thing is that you start to notice whether the numbers are going up, down or staying the same. When you weigh yourself, you’re more likely to notice […]


Chilled Cucumber Basil Avocado Soup

Quick, Easy & Refreshing Creamy Green Summer Soup Recipe This mostly raw chilled creamy green summer soup recipe was inspired by one from Pinterest. The recipe changed substantially to become my own, but I give full credit and thanks to Manifest Vegan for the idea. To make my Cucumber Basil Avocado Soup, I used vegetable […]


Ramen Grows Up: Easy, Healthy Chicken Ramen Soup at Home

Remember when your furniture was mostly plastic crates in different configurations and you ate ramen at least once a day? If you never thought you’d touch ramen again, this recipe for Easy Miso-Chicken Ramen will change your mind. It takes a little longer than pouring boiling water on the contents of a plastic pouch—but not […]

Parenting Tips


Diagnosed diabetes, pre-diabetes, and gestational diabetes on the rise among privately insured Americans

About 8.8 percent of the privately insured population in 2012 had diabetes or was diagnosed as being at high risk for diabetes, up from 8.3 percent in 2011, but the rates of disease varied depending on age, gender and region of the country, says a new report from HCCI. Pregnancy / Obstetrics News From Medical […]


Endocrine-disrupting activity linked to birth defects, infertility near fracking sites

A controversial oil and natural gas drilling technique called hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, uses many chemicals that can disrupt the body’s hormones, according to new research accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society’s journal Endocrinology.Endocrine-disrupting chemicals, or EDCs, are substances that can interfere with the normal functioning of the endocrine system. Pregnancy / Obstetrics News […]


Join IDEAS December 18 for this month’s web seminar: Maternal, perinatal and child death…

This Wednesday, December 18, our colleagues at IDEAS will host this month’s edition of its monthly web seminar series.  This month’s seminar will focus on the issue of maternal, perinatal and child death reviews, drawing  on PMNCH Knowledge Summary #27, which IDEAS developed earlier this year, and covers different types of death review processes, as […]