Topic: maternity

How to Rock A Baby Bump

How to Rock A Baby Bump

Well, Jane Krakowski said it: “Baby bump is the new black.” On every red carpet and trashy tabloid cover, pregnant women are taking over. Hell, even wanting a baby bump has been enough to provide some much-needed press to the Kardashian Klan. In fact, E!’s line-up has quite a few women who think their uterus is good for a couple US Weekly covers. More »

Amy Adams Has Normal Ideas About Losing Baby Weight

Amy Adams Has Normal Ideas About Losing Baby Weight

Amy Adams, whom I will love forever because of the movie Junebug, just gave an interview to Parade magazine about being a new mom. Most of the time when you see new mothers in the media, it’s an article about how quickly they lost all their baby weight, and it just makes regular new moms who don’t have personal trainers or live-in nannies feel bad about themselves. But Adams doesn’t want to be one of them. More »

Is Organic Motherhood Just a Status Symbol?

Is Organic Motherhood Just a Status Symbol?

I got SO excited when I read this headline on SheKnows.com. I realize that being environmentally friendly is important. There’s a reason that “green marketing” has been so effective, everyone really does want to do their share and save the planet and leave our children with a better world. Really, we do!

But it’s not easy. It’s expensive and it’s time-consuming and sometimes, it’s downright exhausting to put so much effort into one more thing… one more thing every mother can feel guilty about. More »

The Unbearable Lightness of Choosing a Baby Name

The Unbearable Lightness of Choosing a Baby Name

Whether we’re pregnant, trying to get pregnant or simply have a lot of extra time on the internet, plenty of women can spend hours searching for the right baby name. We read lists of the most popular, favorite up-and-coming, celebrity-inspired and literary-inspired (by which I’m always disappointed). From there, we move to the more obscure collections – soap opera names, names from musicals or Gilligan’s Island. We search the names of every ethnicity we might possibly have a connection to. My cousin’s husband is from Moscow, so a Russian name might work. A hundred years ago, someone in my family came over from Croatia, maybe I should look at Slavic names? No, I don’t know how to pronounce them, because I’ve never even heard the language spoken, but there’s history there.

If you’re actually pregnant, this process is extremely stressful. Finding the right baby name is difficult. Getting the father of your child to agree with you is even harder. Thinking of all the possible nicknames your child can get and reconciling with them is the hardest of all. More »