Sleep Crutches: Toddler Tuesday Edition

In Part 2 of our series, sleep expert Carolina Romanyuk helps us get a toddler to bed. A few weeks ago, we gave you some tips on tossing sleep crutches for your new baby. Today, we move on to the big kids. Picture it: Little Ava, 4 months old, goes quietly down for bedtime in her […]

Sex During Pregnancy

7 ways to get hot and heavy during pregnancy. We’re all about pregnancy sex. But as that belly grows, we admit, it can get kind of awkward, and possibly even downright uncomfortable. But just because your shape is changing doesn’t mean your libido has to suffer. Clair Cavanah, the co-founder of the female-friendly sex shop Babeland, […]

Why Reading to Your Kids Can Suck

9 reasons children’s books can make bedtime totally miserable. I do not enjoy reading to my children. This is an ironic twist of fate, since, in my past life, I was an editor at a children’s publishing house. When my firstborn was an infant, I fantasized about cozying up together on the couch and reading my […]

Pregnant with Twins

Fitness guru Kristin McGee reflects on the last days of her twin pregnancy. I’m inching towards the due date of my twin boys, and I have no idea what to expect. I’m 36 weeks now, and the doctor said these little boys could come pretty much any day now. I do know that I won’t […]

Pregnant Beauty Guide Picks: Top 5 Pregnancy Fragrances

Grace Timothy helps you find a new trademark scent for that pregnant nose of yours. When I became pregnant, I was one of the (un)lucky few to experience what felt like a superhuman sense of smell. It tied in nicely with my morning sickness, and my usually beloved perfume became as offensive as the trashcan. Sound […]

One and Done?

Wrestling with the decision to have a second child. When I reached for the pregnancy test on the Myrtle Avenue Walgreen’s shelf, there was the feeling of a little someone already there with me. I had a hunch that I was already pregnant, that I would definitely be seeing two lines in that proverbial answer […]

Why It’s Ok to Cry When You’re a Dad

And other thoughts on fatherhood from bloom’s newest parent. Nothing can prepare you for becoming a father. Not even 11 years of working in the baby industry. We recently caught up with new daddy Mark May, who runs the global digital channel at one of our very favorite nursery brands bloom, and asked him to get honest […]

Natural Remedies for the First Trimester

8 ways to cope with the early symptoms of pregnancy. While the first trimester of pregnancy can be smooth and sweet for some, mine was plagued with a level of nausea reminiscent of my college days. Except for the nights of hardcore dancing, drinking, and ramen noodles were replaced with much less enticing things, like […]

My Journey through Surrogacy

What it feels like to carry someone else’s baby. I’m currently five weeks pregnant with a baby I will not keep. In fact, it’s my fifth pregnancy–and my third as a surrogate. My first surrogacy journey is as vivid as it was yesterday. My husband and I had been tossing around the idea of surrogacy […]

Making Waves: Radiation

10 Tips to help you cut down on wireless radiation during pregnancy. Usually, we hate hearing the old “When I was pregnant….” from our moms or mothers-in-law, but when it comes to microwave radiation, we kind of wish we lived back then. From cell phones to ipads to wireless routers, radiation is everywhere. And it’s […]