In 2011, when Mariah Carey was pregnant with twins Monroe and Moroccan, she tweeted a picture of her belly with a giant butterfly painted on it and the words "Dem babies" written above it. Since then, many other celebs have followed suit: from Hillary Duff, who adorned her bump with a wrapped gift picture as part of a Christmas photo, to Chris Hemsworth's pregnant wife Elsa Pataky, who chose a lifesaver motif and even adorned it with a rope! Those certainly are some fearless pregnant ladies! But there's a lot of other things that brave pregnant Latinas try to do. Tacones? Bikini? We got it covered. Here are seven other things only the most adventurous pregnant ladies will try! See if there's anything on the list you'd try.Continue Reading >
This week there were two stories in the news on how technology has impacted people's lives. One story highlighted how technology can improve life while the other demonstrated how it can be used to amplify people's negative traits. The Hardy family used social media to pressure a pharmaceutical company to use their new drug to save their son who is battling a deadly virus. The second story was about eight students from Mahopac, New York who were suspended for making racist tweets after losing a basketball game against Mount Vernon. In the case of many Latinas like me, I think technology can change our lives for the better!
I hope all of you and your familias are doing well! I posted my concerns about my baby boy developing flat head syndrome a couple of weeks back and I got an overwhelming amount of questions and concerns from all of you new mamás out there. So I decided to do a follow up and ask an expert to help me answer some of your more common questions and concerns on this topic. Dr. Jane Scott is a board certified pediatrician and neonatologist and she's the founder of Tortle, a product that helps with exactly this problem!Continue Reading >
Seeing as each and every one of us is an individual with a unique genetic makeup, varying hormone levels and different lifestyles, the length of time it takes to get pregnant can vary greatly from one woman to the next. In fact, most doctors will not even see you for a consult on potential infertility until you've been intentionally trying to get pregnant for at least a year. But whether you've just started trying or you've been at it for months, there are a few simple things you can do to increase your chances of getting pregnant right now. As you read our tips, keep in mind that overall health and wellness is the common thread, and is a huge factor for most women.Continue Reading >
As women, we dread the superficial expectations society places on us. You look at magazines, movies, TV shows, and they are all telling us we should dress a certain way, do our makeup like this, be thin, and never age. It's depressing if you analyze it because we don't think twice about it.
Dr. Kelly Flannagan, took a walk down the beauty aisle at a Target, and empathized with women. This inspired him to write an inspiring open letter to his 4-year-old daughter.Continue Reading >
You know how much I read up on baby sleep when I was pregnant? Absolutely nothing. A friend asked my husband if we had a sleep philosophy we planned to use, and I honestly thought she was nuts. Why would I be thinking about how my kid would sleep when he wasn't even born yet? Wouldn't he just sleep when he was tired? Yeah, I learned the hard way that that's not how it works.Continue Reading >
For many women who have decided to put their babymaking years behind them, tubal ligation seems like a great option. You won't have to remember birth control pills, schedule appointments for shots or IUDs or track your ovulation. You can simply have sex whenever you want without worrying about becoming pregnant. Of course, that all sounds wonderful, and it is for some, but it's a big decision to make. Here are some things you should consider before going under the knife.Continue Reading >
Did you ever have a glass (or sip) of wine while you were pregnant? What if I told you that could soon land you in jail? Well it very well could when a court in the U.K. rules on a landmark case that will be heard soon that aims to make it a crime to have even a little alcohol while pregnant. The court will hear testimony to prove that a 6-year-old girl was the victim of a crime because she is now brain damaged after her mom drank alcohol while she was pregnant, so the little girl suffers from Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and its devastating effects. As someone who is pregnant right now, I'm not sure how I feel about this.Continue Reading >
What parent doesn't want to spare their child from the pain of disappointment? Ahhh, they come into this world absolutely perfect, wonderful, and so full of promise. The last thing that any parent wants to see is their child crushed by not getting something they so wanted. And yet, they will go through it. They have to go through it. They need to go through it. They will be better, stronger, more resilient people for going through it. Sometimes it's hard to see the lessons that come from disappointment, but it is our job as parents to help our children deal with disappointment, help them through it, and show them how it actually benefits them in the long run.Continue Reading >
Ever buy a box of baking soda just so you could whip up a batch of your favorite cookies, only to have that box sit in your cabinet sans a single teaspoon, for months or even years? Sure it may have only cost you a couple of bucks, but it is taking up valuable space in your cabinet, and if you know what you're doing it could actually save you quite a few dollars on different things. I actually go through a box of bicarb every couple of months, I love to bake so it's used frequently for that, but I also use it for a lot of other things around the house since it's cheap and eco-friendly. Below you'll find a list of six of my favorite unexpected uses for baking soda, and why it's so great.Continue Reading >