Maressa Brown, SELF Magazine

Maressa Brown

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Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Past articles by Maressa:

6 Ways to Stay Healthy and Refreshed During Your Next Beach Trip

Spending a day in the sun and sand can be exhausting. Here are six beach tips that can help to make the most out of your trip without the fatigue and stress. → Read More

What Is the Baking Soda Gender Test and Does It Really Work?

The baking soda gender test supposedly reveals whether you’re having a boy or girl early on in pregnancy, but the science doesn’t quite add up. → Read More

When Will My Baby Smile for the First Time?

Babies will start smiling from birth, but expect the first social smile or “real” smile to make its adorable appearance when your baby’s 2 months old. → Read More

When Your Baby Will Sit Up — With Your Help and Alone

Babies start sitting up with help at 4 to 5 months, but can sit up on their own around 11 months. Here’s how you can help your baby sit up (and later crawl!). → Read More

What Is the Ring Gender Test?

Does the ring gender test really work? Experts weigh in on this fun gender prediction test and how to do it. → Read More

8 Fun Car Games to Keep Your Kids Entertained for Hours

Every parent knows that kids can get fussy during long car rides. Try these fun car games during your next road trip. → Read More

5 Sex Positions Every Gemini Should Try

Do your favorite Gemini a favor, and send them this Gemini-tailored sex position guide, stat. → Read More

30 Baby Shower Decoration Ideas

Baby shower decorations can bring your baby shower theme to life. Here are 30 baby shower decoration ideas for boys and girls, as well as DIY ideas you can make. → Read More

30 Unique Baby Shower Centerpiece Ideas

Baby shower table centerpieces can set the tone for your event. See the best baby shower centerpieces for boy and girl showers, including easy-to-make DIY ideas. → Read More

30 Baby Shower Cake Ideas

These simple baby shower cakes for boys and girls will steal the show. Check out 30 ideas you’ll love, from elephant baby shower cakes to nautical baby shower cakes. → Read More

Baby Shower Invitation Wording and Design Ideas for an Unforgettable Event

Check out these adorable baby shower invites for ideas on baby shower invitation wording, as well as design ideas for boys and girls. → Read More

30 Creative Baby Shower Themes

Plan the perfect celebration with these unique baby shower theme ideas. Whether you're looking for baby shower themes for boys, girls or gender-neutral ideas, there's something for everyone on this list. → Read More

Is Being a SAHM Right for You?

Whether or not to become a SAHM once baby arrives can be a difficult decision. Here are a few factors to consider if you’re debating being a stay-at-home mom. → Read More

17 Parents Share the One Thing They Wish They Had Known Before Picking Their Baby's Name

To start, everyone will have an opinion on your first choice. Here, 17 parents share the one thing they wish they had known before deciding on their baby's name. → Read More

How to Avoid the 5 Most Common Baby-Naming Conflicts

Sam or Simon? When you're pregnant, your to-do list is seemingly endless, and nailing down the perfect name for you baby-to-be can seem like a daunting task. → Read More

13 Moms Share What Breastfeeding Really Feels Like

Breastfeeding can be an amazing, wonderful, sometimes painful journey. Here, 13 new moms share what it really feels like. → Read More

14 Moms on What Labor Really Feels Like

What does labor REALLY feel like? 15 moms who have been there weigh in on the good, the bad, and everything in between. → Read More

6 Life-Saving Bottle-Feeding Tips from Moms Who Have Been There

Are you a bottle-feeding new mama? Then you'll want to bookmark these tips ASAP. → Read More

The FDA Just Approved the First Postpartum Depression Drug—Here Are 4 Important Facts to Know

Zulresso is the first drug specifically made to treat postpartum depression, and doctors are considering it a huge breakthrough. → Read More

Not Sure What to Write in a Baby Shower Card? Etiquette Experts Weigh In

Should your message to the parents-to-be be funny? Sweet? Should you give advice? If you're puzzling over the perfect message, don't worry — we've got you covered. → Read More