Plus, safer solutions
We can’t say we’re shocked. New studies released this week show that even BPA-free plastics could be harmful to babies’ health. The FDA banned the use of BPA in bottles, sippy cups, and formula packaging back in 2012. A…
These groups are doing more for moms and kids
If this season’s holiday goals include making giving back a priority, consider an organization that puts families at the forefront. We’re highlighting three that are worth knowing about (and, supporting). For healthy pr…
The best you can do is be prepared
Flu season’s here, and that includes the dreaded (and ultra-contagious) Norovirus, or stomach flu. Hand-washing helps (a lot), but those unavoidable playground and preschool germs run rampant this time of year. We consu…
Keep your family as healthy as possible
Ready or not, it’s here. . . cold and flu season. Ick. While it’s tough to control what goes on at preschool or on the playground, there’s plenty you can do at home to prevent (and if you have to, … Continued
Troubleshooting a common potty training challenge
There is a fairly reliable path to potty training success. But of course there can be pitfalls along the way. Dr. Aliza Pressman of Seedlings Group has seen ‘em all—including the toddler who knows the drill, but asks fo…
Pumps and Bottles 101
Pumping is all kinds of crazy. But you'll get into a rhythm, we promise. (You may even start hearing the grating rhythm of your pump in your subconscious. But that's another story.) We asked lactation educator Amanda Co…
When the topic is breast milk, not all mom chats are exactly accurate. We've asked a few of our go-to experts to clarify the truths and identify the biggest misconceptions about liquid gold. THE MYTHS Newborns need form…
(And if you can get it for free, even better)
A breast pump should allow a new mom to continue to successfully breastfeed while easing back into post-baby business as usual. We turned to Amanda Cole of NYC’s Yummy Mummy for some guidance on choosing the best pump f…
How to boost your supply
The top-of-mind concern for most breastfeeding moms is, “Is my baby getting the right amount of milk?” Here’s how to gauge your production level, and how to increase your supply if needed. Bottoms up, baby. How much is …
Helpful resources, sanity breaks, and social media handles you won’t want to miss
Becoming a parent changes everything—routines, attitudes . . . your browser history. You’ll want to update your “Bookmarks” tab and Instagram feed accordingly. Here’s what we’re scrolling, reading, and retweeting. 1. Of…
Consider this your healthy-living cheat sheet
Toxic ingredients are bad. Taking care of the Earth is good. Pretty sure we're all in agreement there. The thing is, decoding eco-lingo on labels can be crazy confusing. We turned to our resident healthy living guru, Ch…
The psychology of a temper tantrum
Coping with tantrums may very well be the most challenging part of parenting a toddler. But understanding what’s actually happening in those little minds helps. We consulted Dr. Aliza Pressman of Seedlings Group to lear…
Experts weigh in on the social network’s new Scrapbook feature. 
Facebook has just released Scrapbooks, which allows you to tag your kids’ photos before they’re old enough to have their own accounts, creating a virtual memory book. It's a sweet idea. As it turns out, it's also a path…
6 nifty products for a safer (and less messy) home
Spills, cracks, and boo-boos are all part of the program. And though accidents are inevitable, these five inventions do their part to keep damage at a minimum. Toddlers aren't known for their typing skills. Kid Lid puts…
The fitness rockstar and bi-coastal mom has a hand in many charitable cookie jars
Tracy Anderson is a ball of energy. Having kicked the butts of celebrity moms including Jennifer Lopez, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kim Kardashian, Nicole Richie, and Victoria Beckham, the dance fitness guru is also a mom to Sam A…