Somehow, deciding whether to have a second baby seems harder than deciding to do it the first time around. For the past two years, my husband and I have been waffling back and forth over the subject. We never planned on having two, but now that our son is smack in the middle of toddlerhood, we're thinking having two might have its benefits. Here's why:
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My husband and I just purchased our very first house and moved in this past weekend, and though our over 100-year-old fixer upper requires lots of updates, I'm currently attempting to figure out how to make it feel like "home" white they're completed. For me, that means transforming it into a place I want to relax in--particularly our most-used rooms, one of which is the bedroom.
A lot of parents--especially those who've seen the horrid state of so many cafeteria lunches or those who have picky children--start off the brown bag lunches with a bang. But, as the weeks pass by and preparing lunches becomes more of a chore they start to notice that their child is rejecting some of the items they've lovingly chosen and prepared, it can be easy to lose steam.
Here are some tips to help you keep your kids' school lunches inspired, healthy and fun, all year long.
Wait! Don't bag up that baby gear just yet. Over the course of the past two and a half years, I've retired--packed up, donated, sold and shared--so much stuff that I used regularly when my son was a baby, but simply can't use any more. Now that he seems a lot more like a kid, and a lot less like a baby, I can only vaguely remember needing things like teething rings, infant seats and stroller bunting. But surprisingly, even though he walks, talks, runs, eats and sleeps much like a big boy, I've found that there are actually some amazing products that we've been using regularly since infancy, and still use today.
Pobrecita Zoe Saldana! The actress and new mom to twins, took to Twitter in the hopes of rallying some support and getting some tips on how to survive the discomforts of early breastfeeding. Though totally worthwhile, the first couple of months of breastfeeding kind of suck. I can't even imagine doing it with two babies at once. Zoe apparently has been having some difficulties and is dealing with sore breasts. Here's what she said on Twitter:
Showing your positive pregnancy test or ultrasound may be popular ways to announce your pregnancy, but there are tons of unique and creative ways to reveal the baby news. Besides, we only get a limited number of times to reveal such big news. The way a couple announces pregnancy does say a lot about them. Why not sure your true self while honoring your growing baby bump?
Who doesn't like to smell great all day? I certainly do! I love everything about perfume--scented candles, diffusers, linen sprays...Sweet smelling aromas make me feel happy and energized!
Unfortunately, some perfumes are more diluted with water than others, and that is reflected in their price. Concentrated perfumes last longer and are way pricier. Smile my friend, because with these tips you can enjoy even your cheaper perfumes all day long.
Most of us have hopes of whittling our waists down for aesthetic reasons -- we want to look good, and sculpting a svelte waist is a great way to do just that. But, appearances aren't the only reason to focus on your tummy. I've actually heard from various sources that excessive belly fat is a leading indicator of impending heart troubles and even cancer. Even if you're not overweight but carry your weight in your midsection, you could be at risk, since it's been proven that belly fat indicates an increased amount of fat surrounding internal organs. Kind of scary, right? Well, don't worry too much. It looks like there's an easy diet -- including lots of Latino staples -- that can help you banish the belly bulge.
I'll be the first to admit having a big ol' butt isn't always what it's cracked up to be. Often times, big booties are accompanied by chichos, cellulite, and saggy barrigas. However, that doesn't mean there isn't anything you can do to change that. If Jennifer Lopez and Kim Kardashian have taught us anything, it's that lean, mean hourglass shaped bods aren't impossible to attain. In fact, you can get one of your own by simply following this painless 5-step plan.
It's common knowledge that everything from an expectant mother's stress levels to second hand smoke to exposure to pet feces and pesticides may have a profound effect on a child's long-term development and health. However, what most of us don't' realize is the month in which a child is born and, yes, even conceived, may also impact a child's well-being. Crazy, huh?