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Marisa Belger

Marisa Belger is a Brooklyn-based writer, editor and mama. When not running around with her five-year old boy -- or preparing for the birth of his little brother -- she writes about parenting, natural beauty, wellness and green living for publications like Natural Health, Prevention and TODAYShow.com, or collaborates on books like Josh Dorfman's The Lazy Environmentalist.

 

 

Articles by Marisa Belger

 
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  • Detox Your Pregnancy Beauty Routine

    Pregnancy is the perfect time to make positive changes in your wellbeing. I can’t think of any greater motivation to quit smoking or drink less alcohol or eat fewer potato chips than growing a h ...
 
 
  • Birth Movie to Watch

    If you’re anything like me, your cinematic tastes while pregnant are decidedly corny -- and restricted. When pregnant with both of my children, I couldn’t watch anything that included the ...
 
  • 5 Ways to Find Part-time Work

    When it comes to employment and parenting, sometimes it really is possible to have your cake and eat it too. Working part-time gives women the opportunity to get back into the workforce (or to enter i ...
 
  • 5 Tips for Earning Money at Home

    Picture this: baby is napping in the other room, a chicken is in the over roasting for dinner while you’re at the computer, meeting a deadline. Today, more and more stay-at-home mamas are becomi ...
 
  • Medication and Pregnancy

    During my last pregnancy, I struggled through nausea, severe allergies, sinus congestion, flu-induced fever, back pain and insomnia. Needless to say, it sucked. I spent most of my incapacitated moment ...
 
  • Pregnancy Book Club

    When a friend comes to me looking for guidance about pregnancy and birth, I give her two words of advice...
 
  • 3 Tips for Boosting Romance -- Even with a New Baby

    Staying connected to your partner is tough even when there isn’t a crying newborn taking over precious hours of sleep each night. Add a needy baby to the mix and maintaining a healthy relationship ca ...
 
 
  • Decoding Prenatal Vitamins

    As a mama to a five-year-old and a one-month old, prenatal vitamins have been a staple in my cupboard for quite some time. They have accompanied me through pre-conception, pregnancy and lactation. In ...
 
  • 5 Tips for Getting Back to Sex After Baby

    In my mind there are two kinds of sex: baby-making sex and life-with-a-newborn-sex. Baby-making sex may be fraught with its own questions – will we actually conceive a child? Can we maintain passion...
 
  • Baby Perfume?

    As anyone who has ever sniffed the top of a baby’s soft, little head knows – there is nothing quite like the scent of new...
 
  • Who Needs Maternity Clothes?

    I'm not someone who'd ever be labeled frugal or thrifty -- or even practical for that matter -- but there are certain purchases that I'd rather not make. Maternity clothes are a ...
 
 
  • Three Preggy Resolutions for 2013

    As 2012 -- and my pregnancy -- came to a close, I began to think of how I would do things differently. That is, if I woke up tomorrow and discovered that I was pregnant again...
 
  • Why Wait?

    Waiting to announce your pregnancy until you are safely enveloped in the security of the second trimester makes sense -- for some. The first trimester can be an anxious time, filled with questions abo ...
 
  • Resisting “Why?” for Healing

    Like every thinking, feeling person in the universe, I was deeply affected by the school shootings in Connecticut last Friday. And by deeply affected I mean I’ve been walking around with a grey ...
 
  • 4 Delicious, Natural Beauty Products for Pregnancy

    I’ve found there’s a fine line between beauty and comfort when pregnant. Most of the “beauty” products that excite me during pregnancy are those that also happen to make these nine months of housing another human a bit more tolerable...