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Valerie Reiss

Valerie Reiss is Mom365.com's Managing Editor. She has written for The New York Times, Newsweek, The Huffington Post, Women's Health, Natural Health, Yoga Journal, Beliefnet, and more. She's mama to a very adorable baby boy. valeriereiss.com.
 

Articles by Valerie Reiss

 
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  • Raising a Child Costs How Much?

    You've heard it before: "Kids are expensive." But now a new report has calculated approximately HOW expensive: $245,340, to be exact. Yep, that's what the USDA's "Expenditures on Children and Families" study says it will cost today's parents to raise a baby who was born last year, in 2013, to the age of 18. Yikes!
 
  • Is Kale the New Jacob?

    Breaking! The country's trendiest vegetable is now an increasingly popular baby name...
 
  • Newborn Portrait of the Month

    Every day Mom365's photographers meet with 3,000 moms across the country. Many of those moms have their baby's photo taken. So you can imagine we have an abundance of...
 
 
  • Weird Winter Birth News

    So far, 2014 has been an eventful year for births. In just the last couple of weeks we've seen…
 
  • The Dinner Surprise

    A night out after a new baby is fun, until the hours without breastfeeding start to take their toll...
 
 
  • Short Stack

    My husband and I are usually pretty good at providing a united front when it comes to disciplining our daughter—except when it comes to her eating habits.
 
  • Newborn Portrait of the Month, August 2013

    Each month, Mom365's staff of 1700 photographers take hundreds of thousands of photos of newborn babies.
    And each month we will select ONE of these hundreds of thousands of photographs as our Newborn ...
 
  • A Labor List

    I'm signing off on this here pregnancy blog to go on maternity leave, rest a bit, and have this hiccuping, kicking (we like to say "kickuping") baby. I'm anxious and afraid of course, but...
 
  • 8 Shops to Find Great Maternity Clothes

    There's a reason 8,000 blogs give advice on what to wear during pregnancy—it's actually tough stuff. There's a lot of advice about just using a rubber band to extend your pants, but for someone who...
 
 
  • The Creature Within

    Now, my constantly shifting belly reminds me of Sigourney Weaver and her alien spawn. In, you know, a sweet way...
 
 
  • Breastfeeding Music Video Awesomeness

    As an expecting mama who's about to need some serious breastfeeding help--our official class is in a few weeks--I loved this video. It doesn't go into every breastfeeding hold and latch, but it's very catchy and fun. (Warning...
 
  • The Ice Cube Exercise for Labor Prep

    No matter what kind of birth you're planning—or will have—it's pretty likely some intense sensations will be involved. In fact, sensations that are most commonly known as...
 
  • Ode to Swimming While Pregnant

    I avoided the pool, thinking it too full of chlorine, but other pregnant ladies were really...
 
  • The SAHM Fantasy Goes "Pop!"?

    A New York Times article this week, "The Opt-Out Generation Wants Back In," by Judith Warner revisits an NYT magazine article from 10 years ago about ...
 
 
  • Five Fun Pregnancy Products

    Pregnancy is serious business. Which is why it's so essential to not take it too seriously. These five things I've dug up can put the smile back on your face, no matter what's happening with your...