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Stressed During Pregnancy? Play Some Music

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Photo: Shutterstock/The Bump
You don't need me to tell you that pregnancy and stress can go hand-in-hand. Wondering if there's a way to keep your blood pressure from skyrocketing? Your iPod might just do the trick. The link between music and mood seems pretty obvious, but scientists at the Max Planck Institute for... read more

Adele Dishes on Motherhood at the Grammys — and We Love What She’s Saying!

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New mum (and songstress extraordinaire) Adele turned heads at the Grammys for a few reasons. 1.) She was absolutely STUNNING in Valentino (with matching pumps!), and 2.) she was her usual, adorable, lovable self. After taking home the award for Best Solo Pop performance for "Set Fire to the Rain", the British singing... read more

Finding ‘Me Time’ Is Impossible When You’re a New Mom

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My husband and I lead a very organized, balanced lifestyle.  Everything has its place in the house. Or so it did... Four months ago, we welcomed a baby boy into this world and now, our little guy has thrown our whole life balance off-kilter (in the best way possible). We enjoy every minute we have with him and... read more

After School Shooting, Pediatricians Recommend Turning Off the TV Around Kids

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It seems we're all still deeply saddened by the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, and as we try to make sense of what happened, it's understandable that you might be glued to your TV or internet news reports to hear the latest developments. But, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)... read more

Being Pregnant During a High-Stress Event (Like Hurricane Sandy) — What to Do

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Photo: Thinkstock / The Bump
Guest post by Jada Shapiro, co-Founder of Birth Day Presence You’re about to be a Mom. Now that you’ve seen it happen, you’ve probably already started making a plan for worst case scenario -- just in case. You’re totally right; it’s a Mom’s job to listen to her maternal instincts and be prepared for anything. You’re... read more