Friday, December 17, 2010

Battle of the moms

In the left corner, wearing a tailored skirt suit, Manolo Blahniks, and jewellery is Career Mom. In the right corner, in yoga pants, a T-shirt with a conspicuous stain, flip flops, and not a stitch of makeup is At-home Mom. Both of whom weighing in at… Well, they’d rather not say. And the oven mitts are off…

Click here to read the full article, as featured in the current issue of Oh Baby! Magazine.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Putting the mass back in Christmas

‘It’s snowing outside!’ my two-year-old son announces as we trudge through the white stuff. ‘It’s snowing outside!’ he says again, a few feet later, and once again a few feet after that. Normally the repetition would grate on my nerves. But not today. The innocent marvel in his little voice is catching, and I’m grinning ear to ear as the snowflakes continue to fall, each one flawless and unique. It’s hard to imagine a time when snow and colored lights and Santa Claus were novelties. But to my son they are.

Click here to read the full article, as featured on Real Zest.

Friday, December 3, 2010

The skinny on pregnancy weight gain -- redux

As soon as you fall pregnant, suddenly everyone is an expert extolling advice, whether you want it or not. Whole bookstore shelves are jam packed with “manuals” telling you what to do and what not to do when you’re expecting. One such “commandment” recommends a 25-35lbs weight gain during pregnancy, regardless of your starting weight and general body shape. Unfortunately, like most one-size-fits-all guides, this approach fails to consider the individual woman. And even more unfortunately, it encourages pregnant women to obsess about the numbers on the scale at a time when they should be focusing on being healthy and happy.

Click here to read the full article, as featured on Adios Barbie.