Babies & Zoo Animals: July Preview

Cute little things!

Ever been pregnant during the summer? The heat and humidity add a layer of discomfort that drives most women to wistfully look forward to delivery day. So we’ve moved our annual Baby Issue to July, to hopefully help pre- and postpartum parents cut through the stress of their new life role even when high temps make everything feel a bit hazy.

MK Staff Picks: What We’re . . .

Watching: Paper Towns (July 24), the new teen romance/quest based on a John Green novel that’s mercifully a lot lighter than last summer’s The Fault in Our Stars.

Listening to: Kelly Clarkson’s “Invincible,” a mom’s anthem if ever there was one from a woman and mother who’s completely comfortable with who she’s become. As usual, she sounds amazing! 

Baking: Make 3-ingredient brownies using just 1¼ cups of Nutella, 2 eggs and ½ cup of flour. Stir, bake at 350° for 15 minutes, slice & eat!

To wit, we’ve got articles on VBAC facts, an important read for expectant moms who’d like to avoid a repeat 
Cesarian, as well as a survey of the area’s wealth of baby-care classes, great for building a network of mom mentors and friends. Moms who’ll be returning to work should check out our tips on how to choose the perfect child care provider

It’s been 13 years since I’ve had to stock up for a newborn, and baby products have come a long way since. We’ve assembled a sampling of the latest and greatest in tiny-tyke gear, all bearing the trusted NAPPA parenting seal of approval for quality and durability. And because we know that stuff for small people come with a big price tag, we’ve hand-selected a few more new-mom gotta-haves for our monthly Win It column. Make sure to enter (starting tomorrow, July 1, that is). 

Keeping with the cute-little-things motif, this issue’s Family Fun section makes the acquaintance of kid-favorite denizens of the area’s zoos and aquariums. Click here to meet them now so you can greet them by name when you go and visit.

Don’t forget to like us on Facebook and check in regularly to see what great prizes we have in store as our 72 Days of Summer Fun giveaways gain steam. Every day brings a new prize — and a new winner.

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