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3 Things Lying Around Your House That Can Improve Your Sex Life: our mom-sexpert advises

If you need a little boost in the bedroom, don’t worry - you don’t need to spend lots of money on the latest and greatest sex products. 3 household items you can use in the bedroom.

 
5 Ways to Get Dad Involved with the Baby

While much of the first few weeks of newborn care will lie squarely on your shoulders, try to grab every chance you can to get dad involved, too. You’ll not only give yourself a much-needed break but also allow him to bond with the baby.

 
6 Questions about Baby Bargains

Baby draining your bank account? We speak with the authors of "Baby Bargains," to get the inside scoop on how to get the best deals on baby gear.

 
6 Questions About Breastfeeding Research: With Joan B. Wolf

A womens studies professor takes a new look at the data on breast and bottle feeding and concludes that breast is not always best.

 
6 Questions About Organizing Your Mom Life

Organization guru and best-selling author Regina Leeds gives you the 411 on how to be an organized mom - and how being organized can be a path to greater peace and happiness.

 
6 Questions About Taking Great Baby Photos

Photography expert Me Ra Koh fills us in on how to take great photos of your baby's first year.

 
After the Birth: Feeling Fab In More Ways Than One

Yes, your body has changed. But guess what: You can be more fabulous than ever. Here’s how.

 
Angel Hair with Garlic and Lemon-Parmesan Bread Crumbs

With a few quick tweaks, you can adapt this 20-minute family recipe so that the baby can eat it with you.

 
Baby's First Recipes

 
Baby’s First Steps: Get Your Camera Ready!

A pro offers tips for those first steps milestone moments.

 
Baby's First Tooth Photo Tips

Want to know how to make drool look good? Get a smile from a sore-gummed baby? Or capture a professional-grade portrait of that adorable one-toothed grin? Read on.

 
Birth in the U.S.A.: The big picture

In July 2009, we asked Our365 moms to answer a series of questions about your birth experiences. Almost 12,000 moms of babies born in the previous two years completed the survey. Here's the picture they painted of birth in the U.S.A.

 
How to Lose Weight Safely While Breastfeeding: Ask The Expert

Registered dietician Jane Schwartz answers a moms question about losing weight.

 
Got Milk? 15 most frequently asked questions about breastfeeding

Got a breastfeeding dilemma that just can't wait? Or one that's been nagging you for a while? A veteran lactation consultant answers the questions that moms most frequently ask her.

 
How to Raise an Eco-Baby on a Budget

By focusing on what's important and paring down the rest, you can give your baby a green start - and help protect Planet Earth. Here's how.

 
Butternut Squash with Honey, Lemon & Parmesan

A bright, sweet and savory flavor makes this family-friendly mash a fun departure from traditional squash preparations.

 
Calabacitas for the Whole Fam

This delicious Southwestern recipe is great for the whole family, including babies 8 months and older.

 
Losing the Baby Weight: Combating Cravings

Our dietician shares tips on overcoming food cravings.

 
Community Guidelines

What's the difference between a group and a forum? When's the right time to message your group? What exactly is a blog? Get the answers here.

 
Consumer Alerts

Check back often for the latest news on baby products that have been recalled for safety and health reasons.

 
How to Start and Manage a Babysitting Co-op

Looking for a low-cost, flexible solution for your childcare needs? Set up a babysitting co-op and join other moms taking turns watching each other’s children. Here's how.

 
Don't Just Say No

Alternatives to "no" to help diffuse tense interaction and build your child's language learning.

 
Losing the Baby Weight: Eat Healthy at the Mall

If you’re watching your weight - not to mention your health -malls can be a nutritional mine field. Since avoiding the mall may not be an option, it’s important to find ways to pick and choose healthier options and resist unhealthy temptations.

 
6 Questions about Finding Time for Yourself: with Dana Wood

When you're pregnant, it's all about you. So why do moms tend to stop caring for themselves once they start caring for their little one? Magazine editor and mom Dana Wood explains why caring for yourself is just as important as caring for your baby, and shares her tips for making the most of your "me" time.

 
6 Fun Finger Foods

Graduating to finger foods is an exciting - and important! - milestone. So put down the spoon and let your baby dig into these healthy - and adventurous - finger foods. Make some for yourself too; they're perfect for multitasking moms.

 
Baby's First Recipes

Keep checking back as we add more recipes for months 6 through 12.

 
Get Your Sexy Back: Advice From our Mom-Sexpert

Not feeling so sexy post-baby? A few tips to get your sexy back in the bedroom.

 
Ginger Pear Puree

This fragrant baby puree, which you can make in the microwave or on the stove, freezes well for easy thaw-and-serve meals.

 
4 Fun First Halloween Decorating Projects

Looking for some baby-friendly Halloween decorating ideas? Try these!

 
Halloween Treats for Babies

For a fun, festive - and healthy - Halloween, try these quick and easy baby treats. They'll satisfy candy-crazed kids as well.

 
Losing The Baby Weight: Healthy Snacking

 
Losing the Baby Weight Survey

 
How to Make Your Own Baby Food: A Primer

No doubt about it: Making your own baby food is both more nutritious and less expensive than any store-bought box or jar. It's also tastier. No time? Zero skills? No sweat. Making baby food can be easy and fast. here's how.

 
Making Our Babies Laugh, LOL

We polled moms on how they make their babies laugh - here are our favorite responses.

 
A Weight Loss Meal Plan For Moms: Ask The Expert

Our dietician shares a sample meal plan for moms looking to lose weight.

 
Submit Your Momtip

Submit your tip for the Our365 mom e-newsletter

 
10 Ways to Cut Yourself Some New Mom Slack

If Mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy! So \read these 10 tips for cutting yourself some new-mom slack

 
6 Questions about Partnership Parenting: with Dr. Marsha Kline Pruett

Moms and dads parent differently. That can lead to conflict. Or it can strengthen your relationship and benefit your child, according to these leading researchers in co-parenting.

 
Perfect Chicken Puree

An easy-to-make, easy-to-eat recipe for protein-packed mealtimes now — and later!

 
Crafty Mama Photo Gifts

Got a camera, 15 minutes, and the crafty-mama bug? Save bucks and give family and friends gifts they're sure to ooh and aah over.

 
Poll Central

What's the best baby naming trend? Is it okay to sleep with your baby? We've got questions, you've got opinions: Visit Poll Central, cast your votes and see how other moms are weighing in.

 
Potty Training 101

The web is awash with experts talking up their infant/early/one-day/three-day/just-go-naked/potty party methods. How do they work and which is right for your child?

 
Pumping on the Job: Tips from the Front

If you plan to keep your baby on breast milk when you go back to work, you'll need a plan: Where will you pump? When will you pump? And how do you talk to your boss?

 
No Fuss Family Recipes

Cutting back on ordering in and eating out? Try these no-fuss, quick-cook budget recipes shared by Our365 moms.

 
Help! A resource guide for moms and moms-to-be

Advice, services, hotlines, support groups - if you're looking for prenatal, postpartum or parenting help; have questions about being a teen mom or applying for government assistance; or want advice on getting Dad involved or getting child support; check out our guide.

 
Vanilla-Cumin Roasted Carrots

Enhanced by a dash of warm vanilla and honey, this side dish compliments any holiday meal.

 
Saving Money on Organics

Feed your baby healthy food without making your wallet sick. Check out these guidelines for going organic on a budget.

 
Sex After the Baby: Three Ways to Keep It Alive

How you and you partner can stay romantically connected after bringing home baby.

 
Southwestern Polenta Lasagna

This 20-minute recipe includes a tweak that lets you adapt it for the baby while you're cooking.

 
The Breast-Bottle Balance: How to Make Supplementing Work for You

If you're on the verge of quitting breastfeeding, listen up: You really can have it both ways - if you know how. Here's how to make supplementing with formula work for you and still have precious nursing moments with your baby.

 
Breastfeeding - It's Not All Or Nothing

If you’re ready to throw in the towel on nursing, think again. breastfeeding is not all or nothing: While you can’t be a little bit pregnant, you can supplement with a little bit of formula -- and keep nursing.

 
Swap Your Baby Stuff Online

Parents have always relied on hand-me-downs. Online recycling sites have made the circle of givers much bigger. And with the economy and the environment in such bad shape, that’s welcome news.Read about how it works and which sites are great for what.

 
Sweet Potato Turkey Casserole

Jarred sweet potato puree combines with tiny pieces from your family turkey to make a quick holiday taste treat.

 
Taking Care of Mama

Yes, you can take care of your baby and your body at the same time! We've got a few simple tips to help you look as nurtured as your newborn.

 
The Mamarazzi Photo Project

Have your camera ready - we'll guide you through a series of photo projects all about your baby. In years to come, these pictures will be the ones that say the most about the fleeting first 12 months.

 
How to Take Your Toddler on Grown-Up Outings

 
Top Ten Baby Photo Tips

You're going to be taking hundreds of pictures of your growing child over the next few years - here's how to make every one of them count.

 
Top 10 Baby Video Do’s and Don’ts

 
Two Fun Halloween Recipes

Try these Halloween-themed healthy treats - good for ages 8 months and up.

 
A Safety Checklist for Used Baby Stuff

We all want to save money and protect the environment by recycling, so it makes sense to use hand-me-downs for your child. These few simple guidelines will help you go the secondhand route safely.

 
Video Sharing for Parents

Don't have a fancy camcorder? No worries. The truth is, all we really want to do is capture 40 or so seconds and then show it to everyone who’ll watch. Here's how to get it out of the camera or phone and in front of those eyes.

 
The 411 on Weaning

We all know that breastfeeding is the better way to nourish a baby. But there will come a time when the baby must be weaned. How do you get your little one used to the idea? We asked Melissa Clark Vickers, an internationally certified lactation consultant and La Leche League administrator.

 
Mamarazzi Photo Tips: Year 1

Weekly photo tips for your baby's first year.

 
Mamarazzi Photo Tips: Year 2

Weekly photo tips for your baby's second year.

 
Is This the Baby Blues?

One moment, you’re on top of the world, so thrilled to be a mom. Then, Boom! You’re wondering what happened to your easy-going personality and how you will ever cope with the grown-up responsibilities of motherhood. Solution? Take a moment to “think hormonally”!