Soothe Your Heartburn during Pregnancy

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Soothe Your Heartburn during Pregnancy

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Take ‘Care’ of Your Nanny’s Taxes

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Take ‘Care’ of Your Nanny’s Taxes

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Top 10 Nursery Design Trends of 2015

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  • After picking out a baby’s name, designing your bundle of joy’s room is your next most important decision. But with all the possibilities out there—modern, nautical, unisex, animals—decorating a pint-sized person’s room can feel hugely overwhelming.

    Project Nursery to the rescue! The inspirational baby room decor site has pulled together a list of the top trends for nurseries for 2015 with the help of their readers—real moms like you and me! From metallic hues to Western-inspired accents to modern floral prints, this year’s trends mean baby’s room may just be the most stylish room...

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10 Father-Daughter Date Ideas Around The U.S.

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If you’re willing to think outside the box, tons of father-daughter activities can serve up a dual dose of girl-glee and dad-delight to your bonding time, no matter your locale or lifestyle.

If you’re an Outdoorsy Dad, pack a picnic and head to your local zoo or botanical garden. Just north of downtown Atlanta is the picturesque Atlanta Botanical Garden. Chase butterflies, learn about the environment, and, when your tummy starts growling, unpack lunch at nearby Piedmont Park. In the winter, the park is home to an ice skating rink, which makes it a great place to visit year round.

For the Geek Dads, take a trip to Las Vegas’ Pinball Hall of Fame. This nonprofit establishment is dedicated to all things pinball...

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Get Trans Fat-Free!

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 First, the bad news: There’s a new fat in town, and it can be particularly unhealthy for pregnant women and nursing mothers. Now, the good news: Eating a healthy diet will take this threat off the table.

Called trans fat (or trans fatty acids), this substance is formed when liquid oil is “hydrogenated,” or made into a solid (such as margarine or shortening). Although trans fat isn’t nearly as prevalent as saturated fat  — the other “bad” one  — it has been linked to a number of serious health problems, including type II diabetes and breast cancer. Trans fat also raises the risk of heart disease by increasing LDL (“bad” cholesterol) and lowering HDL (“good” cholesterol).

For expectant and nursing moms, however, trans fat brings unique health risks...

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8 Tips for New Moms

8 Tips for New Moms

8 Tips for New Moms

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The Vegetarian Mom

No meat? No problem. With good planning, vegetarians can easily meet nutritional requirements while pregnant and nursing. “It’s the nutritive quality of a mother’s foods, not the original source of each nutrient, that makes the difference in a baby’s health,” says Holly Roberts, M.D., a San Francisco-based ob/gyn and author of Your Vegetarian Pregnancy. Assess your diet to make sure you’re meeting the recommended dietary allowances (ask your doctor for a list or find them in Roberts’s book). The steps below can help you overcome some common challenges:

Mix it up. Vary foods daily so that trace minerals and nutrients you don’t consume one day will be consumed later that week.

Take prenatal vitamins. Supplements help pick up the slack where your diet falls short, says Robe...

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Keep Cool During Your Summer Pregnancy

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