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I was sure that my second son couldn't possibly be mine. I had no idea it was a symptom of postpartum depression, lurking beneath the new-mom exhaustion.
Having a weekly hour for myself saved me after my son was born. But we’re not talking yoga class. My me time—pelvic floor physiotherapy—was intense.
When I was pregnant, I thought I was going to do it all on mat leave: learn French, write a memoir, exercise. Then I had a baby.
Overwhelmed doesn’t begin to describe how I felt during those first few weeks as a new mom. My iPhone’s autocorrect was oddly comforting.
Becoming a mother has pushed me beyond my comfort zone so many times. But there was one fear I finally had to face: It was time to learn how to drive.
A year of saying “Of course I want fries with that—I’m breastfeeding” started to take its toll, but the road to a better mom bod is rockier than I expected.
From my bed to my bowl of ice cream, I used to share everything with my darling cat. But then my son arrived.
I had visions of building a fantastic circle of mom friends on mat leave. Then I tried baby-and-me yoga.