Ladies: do you struggle with mommying your husband or partner? Do you fight against it? Does he? Has it added to the stress of keeping the romance alive — or is it just one more task on your to-do list? The “helpless man” stereotype has spawned a whole genre of TV ads like this one — but do … Read More about Mommying Your Husband
2019 Update: We still stand by this advice on how to hide a baby bump the second time round— links have also been updated below. What clothes best hide a baby bump — particularly if it’s your second child and you feel like you’re showing earlier? We’ve talked here about how to work through your … Read More about Hiding a Baby Bump — The Second Time Around
2018 Update: We still feel like this is a great discussion among working moms about the inevitable postpartum identity crisis — but you may also want to check out our more recent discussion where we asked the readers, how do you define yourself after having kids? Did you feel like you went through a postpartum … Read More about The Postpartum Identity Crisis: Feeling Like Yourself After Having a Baby
Ladies, let’s talk BUDGET. Mine has changed after having a kid (and definitely after my second) — how has yours? Do you miss the days of being a DINK? Are you going into debt for childcare (i.e., paying to work)? Is the money coming from savings? Credit cards? If you’ve made cuts for your budgeting, … Read More about The Parents’ Budget: How Your Budget Changes After Becoming a Parent
Here’s what may be a weird question: as a Type A, goal-oriented, overachieving chick, what was your thought process regarding your decision on breastfeeding vs. formula feeding your child? What was your emotional and intellectual response to the idea of it, and how did you reason through whichever decision you made? Among friends I’ve seen … Read More about Breastfeeding vs. Formula Feeding: As a Type A Woman What Did You Choose?
Pumping at work: it’s one of the toughest parts of going back to work after maternity leave. In past posts we’ve covered what to wear to pump at work, how to manage pumping in different offices, pumping during work travel, and how to dress professionally when you go back to work (when your pre-pregnancy clothes … Read More about Guest Post: Pumping at Work 101
Did you use special postpartum girdles, binder, or other postpartum corsets in an effort to get back to your pre-pregnancy shape such as the Belly Bandit or Bellefit? Would you consider one? This is my story (and a Bellefit corset review, pictured). (Affiliate link) In an open thread a few weeks ago, people were talking about … Read More about Fun with Postpartum Girdles (and: My Bellefit Corset Review)