Posts tagged: Issues

  • It Starts at Home: How To Raise Anti-Racist Children

    It Starts at Home: How To Raise Anti-Racist Children
    Addressing race and racism with children can be a daunting task and easy to avoid, but research shows that the earlier and more often we normalize our differences, the better we can raise racially conscious children.We called on our resident pediatrician, Dr. Payal Adhikari, M.D. to weigh in on the first steps we as parents can take with our children. 

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  • In Real Life: NYC Mom Liz Teich on Delivering in the Age of COVID-19

    In Real Life: NYC Mom Liz Teich on Delivering in the Age of COVID-19
    As if delivering a baby doesn’t already come with an endless list of unknowns, thousands of women across the country are preparing to give birth in a world with COVID-19. Liz Teich (@thenewyorkstylist), an NYC based fashion stylist, on-air style expert and the lifestyle blogger behind The New York Stylist is one of them. Liz, along with her husband Josh and three-year-old son Asher, are anxiously awaiting the arrival of a new baby girl due April 19. On top of the usual nerves that tend to sometimes set in the...

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  • Dr. Payal Adhikari On Family Visits, Prenatal Appointments & More Coronavirus Concerns

    Dr. Payal Adhikari On Family Visits, Prenatal Appointments & More Coronavirus Concerns
    Chicago-based pediatrician and mom Dr. Payal Adhikari addresses more of your coronavirus (COVID-19) questions and concerns. One of her biggest pieces of advice is keeping in mind how important it is to sacrifice things like family visits and unnecessary socializing now to benefit everyone in the long run. As things continue to evolve daily, Dr. Payal’s favorite websites for accurate information are the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). Read on to discover her helpful tips...

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  • Want a Flexible Work Schedule? Here's How 5 Moms Landed One

    Want a Flexible Work Schedule? Here's How 5 Moms Landed One
    “I tell women that whole ‘you can have it all’ — mmm, nope. Not at the same time — that’s a lie. It’s not always enough to lean in, because that s--- doesn’t work.” Michelle Obama’s super candid take on the work/life struggle during her recent book tour resonated deep with employed mamas across the country—perfect balance is, womp womp, a pipe dream. But as more and more high-achieving women search for mom/job harmony, flexible work schedules seem to be a step in the right direction. Whether it’s the option...

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  • What Research Says About Kids of Working Moms

    What Research Says About Kids of Working Moms
    Whether you’re sniffling through the final days of maternity leave, or feeling a swell of anxiety as a family-filled holiday break comes to an end, the guilt working moms feel is all too real. Despite the fact that 70 percent of moms with kids at home work, most of those mamas worry at some point: Will my kids be ok? Is my job hurting them? (Spoiler: yes—and no!) Here’s the good news for all moms and families: research shows babies and kids of moms who work wind up just as...

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  • What’s the Difference Between Breastmilk and Formula?

    What’s the Difference Between Breastmilk and Formula?
    It's one of the first big decisions you'll make as a new mom: help that baby to latch, or pop open a tiny formula bottle? (For some women, there is no choice— their body or baby makes the decision.) But how exactly does nature's milk differ from the store-bought stuff, and what does it mean for you and your little? We spoke with family physician Rallie McAllister, MD, MPH, coauthor of The Mommy MD Guide to Your Baby’s First Year (and a mom of three who fed her babies a...

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  • What You Need to Know About Keeping a Relationship Strong After Baby

    What You Need to Know About Keeping a Relationship Strong After Baby
    Bringing a new baby home is bound to challenge even the steadiest of relationships—especially if the two of you are first-time parents. With an endless list of to-dos, sleepless nights, and compromises to be made, you and your partner may start to feel more like coworkers and less like a couple. But hang on—that crazy newborn transition time is temporary. You and your significant other can find your way back to a healthy, happy place, and odds are you’ll find that facing parenthood together makes you an even stronger unit...

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  • What You Need to Know About Job Hunting While Pregnant

    What You Need to Know About Job Hunting While Pregnant
    Worried about making a career change with a baby on board? Don't be. It’s normal to wonder—will a prospective employer pause before offering you a gig, knowing that you’ve got a slew of doctor appointments and maternity leave on the horizon? Here’s the truth: pregnant women can (and do!) take on new opportunities every day, and if you're the best fit for the job, the right employer should want to bring you on regardless. Pregnant women have rights, too. We spoke with employment lawyer Omar A. Lopez, Esq., owner of...

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  • How to Stay Balanced as a Stay-at-Home Parent

    How to Stay Balanced as a Stay-at-Home Parent
    Here's the thing about stay-at-home parents: They rarely — if ever — catch a break. The responsibilities kick in the minute they wake up (or, rather, are woken up) and don't stop throughout the day. Stay-at-home parents have no time off or lunch breaks, they don't get to escape the craziness of the home by going to work, and they have a much harder time squeezing in adult interaction. In many cases, they're single-handedly responsible for keeping tiny humans safe, healthy and entertained. It's a lot of pressure. So how...

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  • Pregnant? Here's How to Answer 7 Common Questions

    Pregnant? Here's How to Answer 7 Common Questions
    It's a fact: people love to pepper pregnant women with questions. Lots of them. And while you can expect to be grilled at your doctor appointments, daily convos with friends, colleagues, and even strangers can start to feel like interviews, too. Some questions are fairly benign, while others can feel totally invasive. Looking for advice on how to handle them? We've got you. Read on for some of the most common questions and how to address—or, uh, deflect—them. How are you feeling? Expect this question from the day you announce...

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