Stress during pregnancy can be passed down through generations, rat study shows

To better understand problems during pregnancies today, we should look to the experiences of our ancestors, research suggests. Scientists investigating pregnancies in four generations of rats show that inherited epigenetic effects of stress could affect pregnancies for generations. Infant’s Health News — ScienceDaily

Would this sign make you slow down?

by Laurie Gelman posted in Mom Stories We live on a busy road and cars tend to treat it like a highway even though it is lined with houses. It makes me crazy. So I was thrilled when, driving home the other day, I noticed a new sign in my neighborhood. It was red with… […]

11 big kid styles that will get passed down to siblings

by Holly and Hadley posted in Products & Prizes When choosing clothes for your big kid, it’s always a good idea to keep younger siblings in mind. High quality pieces and unisex styles can be passed down from one child to the next, and from older brother to younger sister. Reusing clothes is an exercise… […]

What’s the rush? 7 ways you can slow down and be a better mom

by Leah Speer posted in Mom Stories Slowing down really isn’t as easy as it sounds!  Or maybe it really doesn’t sound easy to begin with?  How can I slow down when I have to pack school lunches, make breakfast, clean the house, balance the budget, grocery shop, do the laundry, buy my son a… […]

A forced trip down memory lane

by Laurie Gelman posted in Mom Stories I have spent the better part of the last week pouring over old photos. My daughter is turning 13 and we are putting together a video for her bat mitzvah. And let me tell you it has been quite an eye opener. The first reaction is of course,… […]

Improved detection of Down syndrome during pregnancy for younger women

New figures from the National Down Syndrome Cytogenetic Register (NDSCR) based at Queen Mary University of London, reveal the proportion of Down syndrome cases diagnosed antenatally has increased in younger women. Furthermore, Down syndrome diagnoses are occurring earlier in pregnancy for women of all ages. Pregnancy / Obstetrics News From Medical News Today

9 ways to bring your baby’s fever down naturally

by Denise Cortes posted in Tips & Tricks As a young mother, there was nothing worse than dealing with a sick child that was burning up with a fever. The red-hot cheeks, the crying from discomfort and fatigue and their listless little bodies laying against your chest once they finally succumbed to sleep–it would break… […]

Day 7: cut down on alcohol

Eating clean also means drinking clean. You can still have some alcohol if you want—but stay within the recommended daily limit of one drink for women and two for men. One drink equals 5 ounces of wine, 1½ ounces of liquor or 12 ounces of beer. Recipe to Try: Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs EatingWell Blogs […]