5 Tips To Raise An Optimist

As parents, we all want the very best for our children. How we do that looks different from family to family, but one thing that psychologists and experts agree on is that resilience is key. Resilience is the ability to recover quickly from a setback, and optimism is a key part of resilience. Think about […]

Sex After Baby: How Long Should We Wait?

Right off the bat, we’re going to come out and say it: there is no right or wrong answer here. But if you’re wondering when it’s recommended to start having sex again after giving birth, let’s get into it.   There’s No Right Time Having sex after your pregnancy for the first time can feel […]

5 Nesting To Do’s For Soon-To-Be Moms

Ah, nesting. It takes some by storm, throwing them into a flurry of activity, and for others, it’s barely a peep. However, if you’re nearing the end of your pregnancy there are a few things you should consider getting under control before baby arrives. So if that nesting instinct has kicked in, here are some […]

What You Need To Know About SIDS And Breathing Monitors

SIDS is the leading cause of death of babies between 1 month and 1 year of age. It’s indiscriminate, it’s silent and it’s devastating. It doesn’t target anyone. It can happen to happy, adorable, seemingly healthy babies and, as most new parents can imagine, is a life-altering event that you wouldn’t wish on your worst […]

Pregnancy Brain Or Forgetfulness During Pregnancy

Until recently, preggie brain, momnesia, or pregnancy forgetfulness was mostly anecdotal. However, new research shows that there are significant reasons that cause this forgetfulness and they’re important, both for mom and the new baby. So if you can’t remember what you had for lunch and constantly lose your car keys, here’s why.   Which areas […]

Pregnancy Changes Your Body Forever. Here’s How:

There are a few things that you might expect to change when you find out that you are pregnant: your life as you knew it and your body. But while you get used to your new life and accept that body changes are a part of pregnancy, you might not know that there are a […]

Everything You Need To Know About Home Pregnancy Tests

At some point, most women will try a home pregnancy test. Whatever your situation, from a surprise missed period or months and months of trying to conceive, the first time you take one of those tests can be charged full of emotion and nerves. It can be hard to focus on the job at hand. […]

Everything You Need To Know About Pregnancy Hormones

OK, are you sitting down for this? We’re about to look into the wild and weird world of pregnancy hormones. From the very first moment of conception, your amazing female body starts to release a multitude of hormones. These hormones help your body to grow and expand, and help your baby to grow all the […]

Best Sleep Positions For Your Baby

Ah, sleep. When you’re in the trenches with a newborn, it can feel like the only thing you think, talk and (day)dream about is sleep. Mostly the sleep that you’re not getting, but also your baby’s sleep. Baby sleep is very different from child and adult sleep, and it can be quite a steep learning […]

Why Skin-on-Skin Contact With Your Baby is Essential

OK, if you’ve heard about skin-to-skin contact but don’t really know what it’s about or what it’s for, we’re here to help. Skin-to-skin is literally what it says on the box: it’s having nothing between you and your child, with your skins touching. It might not seem like a big deal, but science (and hundreds […]