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Got a Holiday Due Date? How to Prepare

Regina Hughes was thrilled to find out that her little turkey was due on Thanksgiving last year. “What a great thing to be thankful for,” the Glen Ellyn, Ill. mom says. But her wave of elation quickly pooled into worry. Will I be able to make it to the feast my mother-inlaw spends all week preparing?

17 Super-Cute Gifts for Mom and Baby

Whether you’re shopping for a child, new mom or soon-to-be mama (or if you’re making a wish list to casually mass email your entire family), use this as your guide.

Healthy New Year!

Ringing in 2014 as a new mom? How to achieve your healthy-eating goals as a family.

The Beauty of Giving Birth Over the Holidays

Missing out on the Christmas roast isn’t the only reason people stress about the possibility of giving birth over the holidays. A common question: Do hospitals schedule nurses based on seniority? And if so, does that mean only new-hires work Christmas?

The answer? Nope. Everybody on staff takes their turn to work the holidays, so you can expect the same mix of new and seasoned nurses to be on your delivery unit if you go into labor.

Baby Names for July Babies

Are you expecting in July and still searching for the perfect baby name? Why not look for a patriotic baby name in celebration of Independence Day?

Baby Names From Our Forefathers

Start with Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin and George Washington. Also consider the likes of Paul Revere and Samuel Adams. For the girls, Betsy Ross and Martha Washington provide some baby name inspiration.

Red, White and Blue Names

Show tribute to our grand old flag with one of these names that means red, white or blue.

Baby Girl Names That Mean Red

Ask The Labor Nurse: Three Gifts for Mothers Day

Happy Mothers Day! I believe with all my heart that every mother deserves to be spoiled rotten on this special day. Motherhood is a demanding job right from the start and it stays that way long after they graduate and move out.  We need this holiday to make a bold statement that producing and raising the children of the world deserves to be honored, celebrated and made a great big fuss over. 

Real Moms Talk: What We Really Want For Mother's Day

We asked our Twitter and Facebook fans: What do you really want for Mother's Day? For a lot of our new moms, sleep and a little pampering topped the list!

1.  I would like a full, uninterrupted, no getting up with baby night of ‪sleep! -@kateevon

Winterize Your Pregnancy

Let’s get real: When you’re pregnant in the dead of winter, controlling your weight is no piece of cake, although you’d probably like to eat one—and then another.

Fact is, dreary weather can dampen your will to work out, and the lack of sunlight can toy with your brain chemistry, triggering the blues and even depression, as well as cravings for high-fat and sugary foods. When there’s a bite in the air and a baby in your belly, you’re probably not dying for a spinach salad.