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Spring Fashion for Nursing Moms

It’s officially spring, hooray! If you’ve been dreaming of warmer days and the wardrobe changes that come with it, your wait is over. Today we’re talking spring fashion for nursing moms to make sure your closet is ready for the season.

Spring Fashion for Nursing MomsFashion trends for spring 2017 include styles ranging from romantic to athletic and our Leading Lady nursing bra and nursing tank top collection will keep you looking fashionable in each of them. Spring fashion for nursing moms should be comfortable and supportive, while also putting your best stylish foot forward. After all, nursing moms like you deserve to look fabulous while enjoying convenient breastfeeding features.

Check out our ideas for spring fashion for nursing moms:

Stripes are a big trend this season and we’ve got you covered in our Modern Square Neck Nursing Cami, Cotton Wirefree Nursing Bra 2-Pack and our Shirred Front Comfort Nursing Bra. Stripes are playful and easy to dress. Pair our striped Square Neck Nursing Cami with a flowing skirt, shorts or ankle-length pants and you’ll be rockin’ this trend as if you were strutting down the runway.

If the sporty-look is more your bag, you’ll be happy to know that athleisure wear is sticking around for spring 2017. Hoodies and athletic pants may be your go-to nursing mom outfit and you’ll be right on trend. With our new comfy and supportive Seamless Nursing Cami under your zip-up sweatshirt or jacket, nursing will be both convenient and stylish. Plus, when the weather warms midday, you’re layered up to keep yourself cool and comfortable. Or if you know you’ll keep your hoodie on, try our Athleisure Sports Nursing Bra. It’s not only super supportive for light-to-moderate exercise; it also has a hot pink trim that satisfies another smokin’ trend for the season.

Romantic, flowing dresses with floral prints and lace accents will be popular this spring. Off-the-shoulder styles and dramatic sleeves will be trendy too. You can be ready for this look and breastfeeding when you wear our Nursing Top with a delicate lace racerback. This subtle romantic flair feels feminine and breezy for spring and pairs beautifully with almost any skirt or pant in your wardrobe. If lace is what you like, you can also dress this trend with our lace nursing bras like our Lace Cup Wirefree or Underwire Nursing Bra, or our Allover Lace Nursing T-shirt Bra.

Here’s an ironic twist that’s chic for spring 2017: the bathrobe. Moms have been donning the bathrobe for decades and now you can pull it off in style outside of your house because it’s actually a fashion trend. So put on one of your favorite sleep or leisure nursing bras and take your sleekest bathrobe for a spin.

There you have it – spring fashion for nursing moms. Whether you’re layering with our cute nursing tank tops or keeping the trend underneath with our stylish athleisure or lace nursing bras, we know you’ll look amazing in your spring styles.

Sources: Popsugar, Glamour and Stylecaster

Keeping Secrets: Teaching Children about Safe and Unsafe Secrets

As a parent you’ve learned that words really matter. When it comes to your child’s safety, words can make a world of difference. Teaching children about safe and unsafe secrets is an important part of parenting. We’re going over some strategies for helping your kids understand the good and bad of keeping secrets.

The foundation to ensure your child’s well-being when she is outside your care is developing a strong bond with your child. You will certainly do your due diligence to put your child in safe environments with responsible caregivers and excellent supervision. But getting information about what happens when you are not around is essential to staying abreast of your child’s safety and absolutely critical when it comes to keeping secrets.

A strong bond will not only give you clues to when something may be upsetting your child based on behavior and emotional cues, but will also help your child feel comfortable communicating with you about anything and everything, including secrets she has been asked to keep. You should remind your child often that she can tell you anything and she should never be scared or embarrassed to share with you.

Keeping Secrets: Teaching Children about Safe and Unsafe SecretsThe next step is informing your child about secrets. Adults have the experience and emotional intelligence to know the difference between safe and unsafe secrets but this concept must be explained to children elementary age and up. Safe or good secrets include surprise parties, gifts, treats or visits. A good secret will always have a reveal date, usually in the very near future. And good secrets are special and happy in nature. Unsafe or bad secrets are those that are supposed to hide something harmful, mean or dangerous such as touching, hurting or breaking safety rules, and are usually asked to be kept for a long time or even forever.

Give your child examples of good and bad secrets to help explain the differences. As your child ages, you can readdress the topic of keeping secrets and offer more age-appropriate scenarios. Encourage your child to come to you if they are not sure if a secret is good or bad, or if they feel uncomfortable about being asked to keep a secret.

It may also be helpful to give examples of the types of tactics someone may use to get your child to keep a secret. Bribery, intimidation, pleading, threats, flattery or denial are all ways your child may be coaxed into keeping a secret. Explaining divisive ploys may assist your child in spotting a harmful secret request.

Toddlers and preschoolers may not understand safe and unsafe secrets. To avoid confusion or potential risks of keeping secrets, it is best to never ask young children to keep secrets even for playful purposes. If you show your child it’s OK to keep a secret, they may be more gullible to dangerous secrets from others.

Developing a strong and trusting bond and teaching your children about safe and unsafe secrets can help protect them from tricky people who ask them to keep harmful secrets. As a parent, setting your child up with the knowledge they need to determine safe and unsafe secrets can make all the difference

Sources: KidPower and PlayEatGrow

Lucky to be a Mom

Lucky to be a MomHappy St. Patrick’s Day, moms! With kids in your life, you probably often feel lucky to be a mom. Even when things are hard and stressful (as they can certainly be in motherhood), having children opens your eyes to so many new and beautiful experiences in life. Whether you believe in fate, karma, fortune, happy accidents, destiny, divine intervention, nature’s intentions or strategic planning, motherhood is an awe-inspiring role. Today we’ll call it luck, in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. And with luck – or whatever you believe it is – comes a whole lot of gratitude for these extraordinary gifts that your kids add to your life.

Curiosity & Thirst for Knowledge

Seeing the world through the eyes of a child is an opportunity to relive youth, innocence and discovery. Whether it’s a baby who is just learning to explore objects, colors and textures, a preschooler whose budding imagination takes you to far away lands, or an older child who is soaking in adventures through science and literature, children possess unwavering curiosity. For better or for worse, adults take much for granted and forget to ask “why” on a continued quest for learning. Your children open your eyes, heart and soul to the newness of knowledge, one of the most important goals of life.

Unconditional Love

Loving a child is different than anyone else you’ve loved in your life, including your parents, best friends and spouse. The unconditional love you have for your child makes the impossible, possible. Nothing is off limits for what you would do for your children and this makes you lucky to be a mom and stronger than you would ever imagine. This strength builds your character, ingenuity and stamina to take on life’s everyday and sometimes out-of-the-ordinary challenges. Motherhood makes you resilient and ready to win out of unconditional love.

Honest & Pure Joy

Sure, you probably miss the freedom of sleeping late or a carefree weekend of doing whatever you want. But have you every felt honest and pure joy like that of being a mom? When your kids are happy and you see pure joy come over your child’s face in the form of a smile, giggle or downright belly laugh, it is the most magical moment on earth. That’s when you feel lucky to be a mom.

Improving the World

As you work hard on parenting – through the joys and triumphs and the challenges and hardships – you are molding an incredible human being. Like nothing you’ve done before, this person will one day do amazing things in the world all on his own. And you’ll know that you had a role in shaping him into someone who makes great contributions. No matter how old your child is – 1, 10 or 50 – you’ll feel lucky to be a mom and proud of all your baby has achieved.

We hope you cherish all the moments you feel lucky to be a mom!

New Play Spaces in Your Home

New Play Spaces in Your HomeAre you and your kids getting bored with the play spaces in your home? As engaging as your play room or kids’ rooms may be, fatigue often sets in when you’re playing in the same space day-in and day-out. Perhaps it’s time for new play spaces in your home. The good news: you don’t have to look far.

When you need to jazz up playtime, try these ideas for new play spaces in your home:

Closets: Secret Spaces

Closets make awesome secret play spaces for little kids. Designating special toys to floor space in a closet may bring new joy to toys once overlooked. For older kids, a closet can be a secret clubhouse or reading nook.  Closets are also great places to play with flashlights. Babies to elementary schoolers alike enjoy watching lights dance across a dark space and making funny hand shadow puppets is also a wonderful closet pastime.

Here’s another closet idea: dress up! Pull out some old clothes you don’t mind your kids wearing and let them have a ball dressing up like mommy and daddy. Be sure to take lots of pictures of whatever fabulous outfits your kids design.

Car: Zoom into Play

We know cars are not toys but under your supervision a parked car that is turned off (keys out of reach) can be a lot of fun for kids. They can pretend to drive and you can show them what all of the gears, buttons and levels do on your dashboard. This is a grand time for imaginative play, such as high-speed car chases, space shuttle missions or exploring new lands. Definitely sit in the car with your kids while they play and participate in the make-believe along with them.

Kitchen: Cook Up Some Fun

If you have a sitter, crawler or toddler, kitchen playtime can be a rockin’ time. Set aside some kitchen items that are safe for your little one to play with, such as pots, plastic bowls, spoons, cups and empty spice bottles. Designate a kids-safe drawer where your children know they can find these items and are free to play whenever they want. They may make a lot of racket but they can be a blast too.

Forts: Creative Construction

The space between your couch and your love seat may not look like much to you but to kids it can make the perfect fort. Pull out some sheets and help your kiddos tuck them into the couches to create a somewhat enclosed area. Drag in some pillows and whatever else the kids want to decorate their fort and you’ll have hours of fun with very little construction required.

Bathtub: Splish, Splash

If your kids just can’t get enough bath time before bed, make it a fun daytime activity.  Bath play time may call for some out of the ordinary toys that differentiate true bath time from playtime. You can even incorporate child-safe bath colors or bath crayons. This is a great activity when it’s too hot or rainy to be at the pool in summer, or during wintertime when the pool isn’t an option.

Get creative with new play spaces in your home to keep playtime interesting and engaging!

How Motherhood Makes you Smarter Part 2

Earlier this week we started our discussion on how motherhood makes you smarter. Based on neuro-scientific research, your brain begins to change during pregnancy to help you develop the skills you need for successful motherhood, such as sharpened senses, improved memory and more empathy. Today we’re taking a look at one specific area of motherhood that makes you smarter and it’s our favorite one to talk about: breastfeeding!

How Motherhood Makes you Smarter First, let’s start with hormones. Oxytocin is an essential hormone required for lactation and is an integral part of a complex web that involves neurotransmission in your brain. It also contributes to feelings of joy and peacefulness, especially as it pertains to bonding with your baby. Research links the relaxation associated with oxytocin to greater capacity for learning and memory. Plus, the unique baby-stimulated process of producing oxytocin for lactation makes new neurochemical pathways that train mothers to respond lovingly to their babies. And it reduces a new mom’s stress response too, which could otherwise lower her mental capacity.

Furthermore, mothers who breastfeed are more likely to be social, perhaps because breastfeeding is such a unifying experience. Even during challenging times, nursing moms tend to lean on other moms for social and emotional support. And guess what? Socialization improves cognition too! The satisfaction of engaging social interactions and friendships boosts your brain, in addition to stimulating conversations you may have while being social.

From an evolutionary perspective breastfeeding is also related to brain size. Two researchers – Robert Barton and Isabella Capellini – studied mammalian brain sizes in correlation to the duration of the maternal investment of the species. Their findings concluded that mammals that spend longer in the gestation and lactation phases of childhood have larger brains and are therefore smarter. Examples include elephants, dolphins, monkeys and, of course, humans.

You’ve certainly heard a lot about how breastfeeding improves your baby’s cognition and studies point to breastfed babies having higher IQ. Part of this is the incredible nutrition found in breast milk, but the other part is about parental attentiveness. As you know, breastfeeding is an intimate relationship that promotes bonding. Learning your baby’s physical and emotional cues is a significant skill that actually helps make you smarter, as well as your baby. As we learned earlier this week, your brain is being hard-wired during pregnancy to sense these cues.

Like other aspects of motherhood, breastfeeding makes you smarter because you are navigating a new skill and a new relationship. You’re learning to read your baby and your own body; your baby requires extreme empathy; you’re managing your time and energy; you’re prioritizing your family’s needs; and you are planning ahead to ensure all the pieces of your life as a new mom run smoothly. And you’re doing all of it on less sleep with not much of a break. It’s a lot to think about and it may make your mind hurt sometimes but these new experiences are fantastic for your brain.

It’s enthralling to see how motherhood makes you smarter, especially the most precious period of breastfeeding. Next time you’re kicking yourself for making a silly mommy mistake, remember that that’s anything but mommy brain. Mommy brain makes you smarter, stronger and better able to face the world of motherhood and beyond!

Sources: BabyCenter, Smithsonian, The Bump, The Alpha Parent and The Mommy Brain

 

 

How Motherhood Makes You Smarter Part 1

Come on now, ladies. You all know you’re smart cookies. But did you know that you’re even smarter now that you’re a mom? Despite the fact that some days you feel like you’re losing your mind, motherhood is actually sharpening your intelligence. This week we’re telling you all about how motherhood makes you smarter!

You and your mom friends may jokingly refer to temporary brain malfunctions as “mommy brain” and you probably mean it in a less-than-flattering way. However, research indicates that “mommy brain” may actually have a positive impact on cognition. That certainly seems to be the case with aspects related to child rearing, but the implications beyond motherhood are also eye-opening. This theory was written about by journalist-turned-author Katherine Ellison in her aptly named book The Mommy Brain: How Motherhood Makes us Smarter.

How Motherhood Makes You SmarterIn her book Ellison calls out five areas of intelligence where mothers excel based on neuro-scientific research: perception, efficiency, resilience, motivation and emotional intelligence. These categories cover sensory improvements, time-management, survival skills, research, networking, problem-solving, memory, risk-taking, creativity, prioritizing, multi-tasking and empathy, among other critical skills for mothers.

You may not realize you are improving these important life skills during motherhood, but you absolutely are. For example, the chores you may have had all of a Saturday to complete prior to having a baby now must be squeezed into one naptime – serious efficiency and motivation at work. Negotiating a two-year-old off the temper tantrum ledge takes a great deal of emotional intelligence and resilience. And networking about pediatricians, educational toys and nutritious recipes at your play group are all ways you use perception and motivation to ensure the well-being of your children.

Science backs up these claims as well. In a study done earlier this decade, mother rats showed higher mental capacity than rats without young. This was true in several fascinating iterations. First, mother rats were better able to complete mazes than non-mothers, indicating greater intelligence. They were more advanced at finding food once they had been trained where to find it, showing improved memory. Mother rats were also less stressed when faced with distressing situations such as nurturing and protecting multiple young or defending against potentially dangerous situations.

Longwood University biology professor Adam Franssen’s research shows that many of these cognitive changes are happening during pregnancy. The size of an expectant mom’s neurons is growing and new connections are being made while her baby is growing and developing in the womb. Franssen and others believe this is in preparation for being good mothers and the neurological changes improve a mother’s brain for her new role and beyond. Other research also cites that pregnant women become more perceptive at noticing their environments, from what they see, to what they smell and taste. These are also areas where moms-to-be are honing their skills to nurture and protect their babies.

The skills you acquire in motherhood are applicable in other areas of life, including the workplace, PTO, neighborhood associations, social committees, and daily interactions. The mommy resume should not be ignored when it comes to working hard, strategic thinking, creative solutions and managing multiple projects on deadlines. That’s basically what mothers are doing all day long, usually without being paid!

Additionally, mothers have newfound passion and motivation thanks to their new priorities. Accomplishments come in new forms and have new meaning. That’s not to say that dreams are forgotten, but moms find avenues to channel their goals in new and better ways.

These are only some of the ways motherhood makes you smarter. Later this week we’ll look more specifically at how breastfeeding makes you smarter. Stick around for more brain-boosting benefits of motherhood!

Sources: BabyCenter, Smithsonian, The Bump, The Alpha Parent and The Mommy Brain

Carotenemia in Babies

Many parents are shocked to discover their babies suddenly have an orangey tint to their skin, especially after starting solids. While the thought of your baby’s skin changing colors seems extreme, it is probably a condition called carotenemia that occurs when your baby consumes excessive carotene. Fortunately carotenemia in babies is not dangerous. Here’s what you need to know about carotenemia in babies:

Carotenemia in BabiesYour baby is exploring the many amazing flavors in his new diet that now includes solid foods. Fruits and vegetables are an excellent place to start solids and the more nutrient-rich the better. Many babies enjoy brightly colored foods not only for their dynamic taste, but also their beautiful hues.

Many fruits and vegetables contain the natural plant pigment carotene. There are different types of carotene, the most popular one being beta-carotene, which helps the body synthesize essential Vitamin A. When babies eat too much carotene – either in their own diet of solids or through their mother’s breast milk – they can develop carotenemia. This simply means that your baby’s blood carotene levels are elevated and may result in orangey discoloration to skin.

Carotenemia is not dangerous for babies, although it can be alarming for many parents. It usually appears near sweat glands such as on the nose, face, soles of the feet or palms of the hands. It can also present in the white part of the eyeball. Changes are usually more apparent in babies with fair skin.

Foods that contain carotene include fruits and vegetables of the orange and yellow variety like carrots, squash, pumpkin, egg yolks, and sweet potatoes. Other foods such as beans, spinach and kale also contain carotene. The darker or brighter the color, the more carotene the food has.  Absorption of the pigment is higher in cooked or pureed foods rich in carotene, which is one reason why carotenemia in babies is more common than in others.

Babies and toddlers may also go through phases of enjoying certain foods. Parents who want to please their little ones and are excited that they are enjoying healthy foods may serve a favorite carotene-rich food more often. This frequency can contribute to carotenemia.  A varied diet is important for health and to avoid carotenemia. Even breastfeeding mothers should ensure a diverse diet to avoid over-exposure to carotene.

The good news is that carotenemia is not harmful to your baby and will go away over time, especially as you diversify your baby’s diet. It does not lead to Vitamin A poisoning, which is associated with supplemental use of Vitamin A. There are, however, other medical conditions that could change your baby’s skin color so check with your pediatrician if you are concerned that your baby’s discoloration is anything other than carotenemia.

If you are sure your baby has carotenemia, embrace your orangey baby and know that he’s going to be just fine.

Sources: Wholesome Baby Food and LaLecheLeague

 

Limiting Screen Time for Kids and Parents

In our digital age, the amount of screen time your children get is a matter of health. That’s why the American Academy of Pediatrics recently revised their guidelines for the amount of screen time recommended for various age groups. But get this: the direction comes with the advice for parents to limit their screen time as well. Here’s the scoop:

Limiting Screen Time for Kids and ParentsBetween browsing websites, online shopping, social media, gaming and general entertainment, screen time is on the rise for adults as much as kids. A recent survey showed that parents spend nearly 8 hours using digital media, much of which unrelated to their jobs. Surprisingly, despite the survey’s findings most parents say they are good role models for their children when it comes to limiting screen time.

It’s hard for children to understand screen time limitations when their own parents are addicted to digital media. The constant drone of a television set in the home, checking social media updates regularly, and taking phone calls during family time are all examples of poor media habits for families.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends limited to no screen time for children under the age of six. Babies and toddlers should not have any exposure to digital media, including in the background, as it can be distracting and over-stimulating. Even during breastfeeding, babies should have their mother’s attention and eye contact to improve their health and confidence and strengthen the bond between mother and child.

The AAP sets a limit of one hour of screen time for children between two and five years old. This includes television, videos and computer games. Parents of children six and older should set their own limitations to digital media based on their child’s needs and the family’s situation and priorities. And of course children, tweens and teens should be monitored to ensure they are not exposed to inappropriate subject matters online. The only exclusion to screen time is that used for homework, including research, educational programming and academically focused learning websites.

Screen time should never come at the expense of other important activities productive to your child’s health and wellness.  Children need plenty of sleep and physical activity, neither of which should be interrupted due to digital media. Additionally, spending quality time together as a family during meals, playtime and beyond is essential for the emotional health and wellbeing of your kids.

Limiting screen time for kids is a critical parenting decision. It’s one that starts by being a good role model and continues by putting digital media rules in place to meet the needs of your entire family.

Sources: Huffington Post and CNN

 

 

Signs Your Baby is Ready for Solids

Signs Your Baby is Ready for SolidsFeeding your baby is one of the biggest responsibilities of new parenthood. Breastfeeding is also one of the most rewarding aspects of being a new mom. The effort, love and thoughtfulness you put into breastfeeding will surely continue once your baby is ready for solids.

Breast milk is the best nutrition for your baby for the first six months of her life and should continue once solids are introduced. But when exactly should that transition happen? It differs for every baby. Today we’re reviewing signs your baby is ready for solids.

Your Baby is at least 4 Months Old

The American Academy of Pediatrics recently revised their guidelines for introducing solids to recommend beginning between four and size months depending on the baby’s readiness. But some pediatricians and breastfeeding experts still recommend exclusive breastfeeding until six months or more. One thing everyone can agree on is that solids are not appropriate for your baby’s body prior to four months of age regardless of other signs your baby is ready for solids.

Your Baby Can Sit Up with Support

Sitting up is an essential part of eating. If your baby can sit with back support without tipping to one side or flopping forwards, this is a sign of readiness. Some experts believe babies shouldn’t eat until they can sit independently without back support.

Your Baby Shows Interest in Food

Forcing food into your baby’s mouth before she is ready is not necessary, even if that’s well past six months. If your baby sees you and other family members eating and is interested in it, she’s more likely to want to try it herself. Babies that show no interest in others foods will probably not be successful eaters at that time because putting food in the mouth and chewing are mimicked motions for babies.

Your Baby Doesn’t have the Tongue Thrust Reflex

Babies are born with a reflex that causes their tongues to push things out of their mouths. This is called the Tongue Thrust Reflex. Feeding a baby who still has it will be frustrating for everyone. The Tongue Thrust Reflex usually goes away by around four months.

Your Baby is Working on the Pincer Grasp

Grasping food is imperative to your baby’s successful eating. She may not have it down perfectly at first, but she should at least be trying to grab items with her thumb and forefinger, which will be essential for picking up food and putting it her own mouth.

Your Baby Wants to Participate in Mealtimes

Family meals should be happy times of togetherness.  If your baby is ready to join the group and participate in the dining experience, she’s on her way to being ready for solid foods. Not every meal will be the most pleasant experience depending on your baby’s mood or what you are serving, but most should be good times for everyone.

Sources: KellyMom & CafeMom

The Best Valentine’s Day Dates for New Moms

Valentine’s Day dates for new moms may feel a bit different than the wining and dining of years past. Your family has grown and so has your love, not only for your baby but also for your significant other. You may not be jet-setting to a tropical location or drinking fancy wines this year but we’re sharing the best Valentine’s Day dates for new moms so you can feel the love like never before.

Check out our low-key, moderate and extravagant ideas for Valentine’s Day dates for new moms in each category:

The Foodie Experience

The Best Valentine’s Day Dates for New Moms1 – Make Dinner at Home: Cook up some love in your very own kitchen. Who cares what you cook or how it tastes. It’s really about being together.

2 – Take a Cooking Class: Add some skills to your repertoire while also enjoying a romantic experience. Let new flavors spice up your relationship

3 – Go to a New Trendy Restaurant: You know the one you’ve been dying to try but you haven’t had the chance because, well, you just had a baby? That one! Go there!

For the Love of Games

1 – Have Your Own Game Night: Dust off your old favorite board games or borrow new ones from friends. Let the fun and games get sexy as you up the competitive stakes.

2 – Go to an Indoor Play-space for Adults: They’re widely popular these days because adults deserve to have fun too! Look for ones with activities you enjoy like bowling, bumper or race cars, arcade games and obstacle courses.

3 – Think Outside the Box: Find an activity you wouldn’t normally do like a break-out game or paint ball. Even with a little one in the mix, you can make new memories together as a couple.

Entertainment Junkies

1 – Rent a Movie: Perhaps you do this for all of your date nights but if cuddling together while enjoying a movie is a tried and true favorite, don’t reinvent the wheel.

2 – Go to a Movie: Seeing a thrilling blockbuster on the big screen may be just what you need to get your heart pumping on Valentine’s Day.

3 – Watch a Play: Bump up the quality by seeing live theater. Consider dinner theater or a murder mystery interactive experience in addition to traditional plays.

The Art of Love

1 – Tackle a Home Project: Doesn’t sound too romantic but what better gift than completing a project together. Just make sure you have all the supplies you need and don’t try something that may cause tension.

2 – Visit a Museum: Check out a local art or history museum. This date can open your mind to new ideas and information while spending time together.

3 – Paint the Town: Take an art or dance class together and emerge with a new masterpiece or moves to show off at the party you attend.

Relax, Rejuvenate and Reconnect

1 – Chill: Your life has been turned upside down as you’re taking care of the needs of a new baby. Some chill time at home just talking or snuggling by a fire may be your best date night ever.

2 – Treat your Feet: Get a foot massage or pedicure together. Your guy may balk at the idea but we bet he’ll end up loving it, especially the part about getting to spend time with you.

3 – Pamper at a Spa: Get a sitter and spend a few hours at the spa. Sure, you may need to pump between your massage and facial, but the relaxation time is totally worth it.

Pump Up the Volume

1 – Go for a Walk: A romantic stroll (even with baby in tow) can be a fun date. Reminisce about happy times in your relationship and be sure to hold hands.

2 – Take an Exercise Class: Get your blood pumping in new ways by taking an energizing exercise class together. Even if the workout whoops you, you can commiserate together afterwards.

3 – Go Mountain Biking or Horseback Riding or Skating: You couldn’t do any of these things for 9 months while pregnant so go extreme and get active.

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