womenTALK: Notes from the Nursery

Tuesday, Apr 15th 2014

Is This Really the Reason My Daughter Won’t Sleep Through the Night?

authored by Vera Sizensky

Clean diaper, full belly, peaceful white noise, the softest pajamas on the planet and the scent of soothing lavender after a calming bath—she should be sleeping, but Lena, my 7 1/2-month-old, is working the night shift. When my daughter wakes in the middle of the night, I always assume it’s because one of the perfect sleep ingredients listed above has gone awry.

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Tuesday, Mar 26th 2013

7 Things to Do When Your Nanny Calls in Sick

by Megan Horst-Hatch  

It's a working parent's nightmare: your nanny just called in sick. You have to get to work, but what do you do with your kids?
"Have a plan in mind before it happens. You don't want to figure out what to do when your nanny calls in sick," advises Becky Cavanaugh, co-president of the International Nanny Association and a nanny for more than 22 years.

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Thursday, Mar 21st 2013

How Sick Is Too Sick for Day Care?

by Jennifer Geisman

Your spouse is out of town, your office is short-staffed and your toddler woke up with a sore throat and runny nose —uh-oh! Many households today rely on two working parents and depend on child care, primarily child care centers, to get through the workday.

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Monday, Mar 18th 2013

5 Tips for Getting Your Baby to Sleep

Don't you just loathe those mommies who brag about their children sleeping through the night at six weeks? If you're like me, it's been five months or more of regular night waking. And in the past few weeks, it's been hourly, which has been tolling to say the least.

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Monday, Mar 11th 2013

5 Things Not to Say to a Breastfeeding Mom

authored by Kristen Mucci-Mosier

We all know that breast is best when it comes to feeding an infant. But, what many women don't know is how challenging breastfeeding can be and how tender the topic is for moms when things aren't going as planned.

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Monday, Jan 28th 2013

Oh, Baby! How to Keep Baby Gear Under Control in Your Home

authored by Rashelle Isip

Are you expecting? Wondering how to manage all the baby gear that will soon be taking up residence in your home? The list is endless: cribs, strollers, swings, high chairs, baby clothes, etc.

Here are a couple of tips to help you keep baby gear under control:

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Friday, Dec 07th 2012

Nobody Told Me: The Highs and Lows of Becoming a Mother

by Jenny W.

I feel lucky to have given birth to a beautiful and vibrant baby boy this September, after an unplanned C-section. And despite that joy, and the incredible depth of my love for him, it's not always fun and games. I'd heard about "baby blues" but didn't really know what it meant. I also feel like I could never have known the difficulties I might have, because people forget over time and recount mostly the good baby stuff.

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Wednesday, Dec 05th 2012

Kate Middleton’s Pregnancy Symptoms: What Is Hyperemesis Gravidarum?

authored by Sally Jones

Britain's Royal family announced that the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton is pregnant and was admitted to a London hospital with severe morning sickness. The hospitalization prompted an early public announcement of the pregnancy -- she is said to be less than 12 weeks pregnant.

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Wednesday, Dec 05th 2012

Laugh and the Whole World Laughs With You!

by Judy Laufer

It seems that laughing can be contagious. Have you ever found yourself laughing after you see someone else laughing? You don't know why you are laughing but just seeing someone laugh can cause you to do the same. Wouldn't you rather catch a laugh than a cold or the flu?

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