I am a writer and occasional editor. My work has appeared in Better Homes & Gardens, First for Women, Woman's World, AOL, YourTango, and various other publications. Interests include holistic health/fitness, beauty/style, reading, pop culture, astrology, summer, baking, and cooking with lots of veggies and spices! I've lived in Chicago, Boston, London, L.A. and Manhattan and now reside in north NJ with my Jersey boy husband. In our free time, we frequent BYOB spots, buy overpriced (but so yummy!) eats at Whole Foods, and do bizarrely huge loads of laundry.
Every mom knows there are a bevy of reasons her little one might be crying -- from hunger to teething or tiredness. But just like grown-ups, babies may get fussy thanks to an annoying, uncomfortable ailment: the all-too-prevalent stomachache. "Breastfeeding mothers will want to see if there is something they are eating in their diet that could be upsetting the baby," says pediatrician and certified lactation educator Christine Wood, M.D. "Common things can include milk and dairy products, and spicy foods." However, gastrointestinal upset may also occur as the result of another wellness woe, such as colic or indigestion.
Here, 5 causes of babies' upset tummies and the best tricks for addressing each.
What, it's not like we didn't expect that to happen so soon, right? Especially considering that they already live five miles apart from one another in Atlanta! It only makes sense that the couple's relationship timeline would be expedited.
Every woman's birth experience is unique, but there's a common question many of us want our health care provider to answer ASAP: How soon can I have sex after having a baby? (The answer: Approximately six weeks if you've delivered vaginally and up to eight if by C-section, notes Jennifer Ashton, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.) But it can be even more helpful to know exactly what you should expect sex to be like once you actually do get back into the swing of things with your partner.
As if parents didn't already feel enough pressure to find the perfect baby name that suits the child but also perhaps pays tribute to a loved one and, of course, sends the right "message" to the world, now comes proof that the name you choose carries serious weight. In a recent article, The Atlantic writer Cody C. Delistraty posits that your name is actually a major dealmaker or dealbreaker in all different facets of life.
Here, 7 ways your child's name could shape their fate.
Expectant mama Mila Kunis might not be the most tight-lipped celeb expecting a baby these days, but she's definitely been a bit more reserved -- choosing to stay mum about her pregnancy early on and choosing not to publicly reveal her due date. So it's no surprise to learn that Mila's family and friends threw her a super-intimatebabyshower as opposed to big, showy bash.
Ashton Kutcher's fiancee was feted by her closest female pals and relatives on Sunday in L.A., E! News reports. A source says the affair was "very small and intimate" and didn't have a particular theme. Sounds absolutely perfect.