One of the most challenging issues that comes up while expecting is navigating our baby weight gain. In the past we may have struggled with our weight, or have religiously been able to maintain our
Going on a vacation while pregnant can feel boring. There’s so much you can’t eat, drink, or try out because it’s bad for the baby. But as people become more comfortable traveling and more things open up, a trip to New York City can end up being the perfect vacation for expecting mothers. Whether it’s your […]
With vaccinations rolling out, social gatherings are starting to get back to normal. Check out Dr. Gramma Karen’s recently rekindled annual Ladies’ Luncheon, where she discusses the effects, good and bad, of the pandemic.
My husband and I have five kids, who mean the world to us. They have always enjoyed each other’s company and have been close. Recently, my 23-year-old son Michael, married Anna, who is 20. Since high school he has lived away, attending college in another state, and then living in Europe. We have always been close; when he was away, he used to call me several times a week.
As we approach Mother’s Day a year into the pandemic, it is more crucial than ever to truly take care of ourselves as moms. Self-care ideas are typically working out, taking a bath, reading a book, scheduling a girls’ night, or a massage. Although all of those are important and should still be something to do—let’s take it a step further. Given the year we have had most of us are emotionally depleted. I would truly spend time reflecting on the type of mom you want to be and what you truly need for self-care. Taking a break from cleaning, working and being constantly “on” to recharge, reflect, have fun, and decompress helps ourselves and our family.
Everyone deserves a little pampering, especially if you’re a mom. You spend all of your time making sure everyone else is cared for and happy, so treat yourself to something great this year. These are the best six spa getaways for moms who need a break, even if you’re on a budget or pressed for time.
In honor of Mother’s Day, check out Dr. Gramma Karen’s tribute to an important mother and grandmother.
Lori Kaplan knows underwear—whether it’s worn by a Broadway star or a new mom. Her 22-year-old company Bra Tenders professionally outfits undergarments—including everything from briefs to girdles—for celebrities like Bette Midler and Brook Shields, and the casts of Gypsy, Hadestown and Mean Girls. From her midtown showroom, she also helps regular women in need of […]