popular topics in mom's health and fitness

  • Flowers Printables
    Adult Coloring Page - Rosettes
    Adult coloring pages offer a fun and relaxing activity for moms, teachers, older kids, and teens! Print this one featuring a large floral pattern. Give it as a Mother's Day gift or Teacher Appreciation gift, along with colored pencils or fine-poi...
  • Children
    Tick Bites
    Bug Off! Protect Yourself from These 6 Tick- and Mosquito-Borne Diseases
    Ticks and mosquitoes are two of the leading carriers of diseases to humans, and warm summer weather makes these pests more active. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) outlines the 6 most common diseases that can spread through ti...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Weight and Percent Body Fat
    Weight Management
    Weight, BMI and Percent Body Fat Explained
    Trying to lose weight post-baby and not sure how? Or maybe you just need someone to tell you once and for all what the hell BMI is and how it affects your health? Look no further. The Active Woman's Health and Fitness Handbook breaks it all dow...
  • breastfeeding woman checking medication safety
    Breastfeeding Challenges
    New Guidelines on Medication Safety for Breastfeeding Mothers
    New Guidelines on Medication Safety for Breastfeeding Mothers Do you have concerns about breastfeeding while on certain medications? Good news: In the September 2013 issue of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) shares its revised...
    Erin Dower
  • Close up of maquito on human arm
    Bites and Stings
    Safest Bug Sprays for Your Kids: Protect Against West Nile and More
    Safest Bug Sprays for Your Kids: Protect Against West Nile and More West Nile Virus (WNV) is a potentially serious illness that is spread through mosquitoes, and is a particular threat during the summer and fall months in North America. The Cente...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Eat a variety of fruits and vegetables for eye health
    Eye Care
    Eat the Rainbow for Your Eyes
    Have you "eaten the rainbow" today? Brightly colored fruits and vegetables offer different nutrients that are good for your overall health, and eating the colors of the rainbow spectrum, especially those with the carotenoid lutein, may also prote...
    Bridget Swinney, R.D.
  • Pregnancy
    Week 13 of Pregnancy
    You are 12 Weeks and 5 Days Pregnant
    You and your partner will be developing your own special relationship with your baby. ...
  • Toy Finder
    Toy Finder
    Toy Finder
    Find our top picks for the best toys of the year!
    familyeducation editors
  • Fun Family Fitness, Mom and girl hula hooping outside for exercise
    Exercise and Sports
    8 Fun (and Cheap!) Family Fitness Activities
    Looking for some fun family "workouts" that feel more like play? Check out these simple outdoor activities that will get everyone in your family off the couch and help you bond while burning some calories. ...
    Erin Dower
  • Keeping Your Husband Healthy, Married couple cooking heart healthy meal for mans diet
    Disease Prevention
    4 Key Steps to Keep Your Hubby Healthy
    Let's face it — between working long hours and being a seemingly invincible superdad, the man in your life could use some help staying healthy. Whether your husband seems like the picture of good health or the poster child for unhealthy habits,...
    Erin Dower
  • WomanatDoctor
    Mom's Health and Fitness
    9 Must-Have Health Tests for Women
    Hey mom, we know you're busy taking care of your family, but when was the last time you took the time to take care of yourself? Find out what health tests are most important, so you and your doctor can make sure you stay in tip-top shape for a lo...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • skull of human fetus at 11 weeks and 6 days
    Week 12 of Pregnancy
    You are 11 Weeks and 6 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayThe bones of the front of the skull have continued to expand and cover the head, protecting the delicate brain structures beneath. The soft spot in between the skull bones (center) remains through pregnancy and into babyhood. ...
  • ParentStressRelievers,MominaYogaPose
    Making Time for Mom
    10 Stress-Busting Tips from Moms Like You
    A stressed mom is an unhappy mom. If you're feeling frazzled, frustrated, or drained from the daily grind of being a busy parent, learn some simple stress-relief tips submitted by our readers — other real mothers who have been in your shoes. Pl...
    Erin Dower
  • ultrasound of human fetus at 34 weeks and 6 days
    Week 35 of Pregnancy
    You are 34 Weeks and 6 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayThe placenta, shown in red above the baby's green profile, is now receiving half a liter of blood each minute from your circulation. In order to accommodate this increase your blood volume expanded dramatically in the first few mon...
  • ultrasound of human fetus 30 weeks and 4 days
    Week 31 of Pregnancy
    You are 30 Weeks and 4 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayIn this 3D scan the baby's arm is held up next to the face. This type of scan shows external features but also looks inside the baby in 3D so you may see some parts of your baby "through" an arm or leg. Here, the baby's ear can be ...
  • ultrasound of human fetus at 13 weeks and 4 days
    Week 14 of Pregnancy
    You are 13 Weeks and 4 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayWhether your baby's legs are crossed or uncrossed, it is very difficult to tell from an ultrasound at this stage whether your baby is a boy or girl: male and female look too similar to reliably tell them apart. ...
  • Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Find our top picks for the best books of the year!
    familyeducation editors
  • ultrasound of human fetus 29 weeks and 6 days
    Week 30 of Pregnancy
    You are 29 Weeks and 6 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayIncreasingly sounds enter the uterus and your baby will respond to some of the loudest. The fluid all around her can have quite an effect on the sounds that your baby can hear: the effect is similar to how you might feel when you s...