Governments and researchers call it the ‘global fertility crisis,’ but what does that even mean? Is there a crisis, or are women in control of their reproductive systems for the first time? One thing is clear: today’s global average fertility rate is just below 2.5 children per woman, which is less than half of the global fertility rate from 50 years ago when the average woman had at least five children, if not more.
“What do you do with a newborn in the winter?” seems to be one of the most frequently Googled questions by new moms before the chilly wind hits the town. I asked the web the same question six years ago after delivering my twins. Back then, we used to live in Denver, where temperature can […]
With all-too-common nightmares, anxiety, discomfort, and over-stimulation, kids of every age often struggle to stay asleep throughout the night. There could even be several reasons why they’re not sleeping well that you don’t yet realize. No matter how old your child is, however, healthy sleep is an important aspect of their overall wellbeing. Here are five different ways you can help them stay asleep throughout the night.
If daycare just isn’t your thing, you’ll need to find a caregiver to come to your home to take care of your kids. When it comes to deciding on a full-time care provider for your kids, your two main options are a nanny or an au pair. And in New York City, you’ll see plenty of both. While these two types of child care providers are similar, they’re not the same.
Quaint, dainty and cute are three words that come to mind when I think of Alice’s Tea Cup. Located on the upper east and west side, this is the perfect place for weekend brunch, weekday tea time, a baby shower or your daughter’s birthday party. The restaurant’s whimsical and colorful theme is Alice in Wonderland. […]
Chances are, at some point during your pregnancy you were asked, “How on earth can you raise a baby in New York City?”
I love exploring the city with my children, but I have to admit that for the first couple months after my first child was born I basically didn’t leave the neighborhood. Navigating public transportation with a child can be stressful and traveling in a taxi
Babies and Toddlers are smarter than you know! Children absorb so much information just from listening and being attentive to their environment. An “absorption” period in a child’s development starts at birth and continues through 6 and 7 years old.
Congratulations! You’re pregnant! Have you been keeping up your Pilates practice? Wish you had kept up your Pilates practice? Whatever your answer is, do not fret — there is something you can do! Just because you have a baby bump doesn’t mean you have to be a bump on a log! The wonderful thing about […]
While gender reveal parties are a staple of many pregnancy journeys, you may be looking for a new alternative to an old tradition. Though these parties only recently sprung up in popularity, they tend to uphold outdated gender roles. Pink and blue are lovely shades — but many people become wrapped up in assigning traits, personalities, and even colors to babies based on their sex. Gender is more about personal expression, making the name ironically inaccurate from the start.