Agave, stevia, and honey—oh my
Kids like sweet stuff (duh). But that doesn't mean we're down with sugar—no matter what Mary Poppins says. And we're not totally sold on "all natural" sugar alternatives either. So we asked nutritionist Amy Shapiro, fou…
The 411 on baby's first walkers
Tiny shoes sure are cute, but once you're past the crib shoe phase and a kid is cruising, footwear needs to be more than cute. There are a lot of opinions out there about the right time to put them … Continued
The New York handbag designer hasn't forgotten Haiti
--Photo by Jason Schmidt Monica Zwirner, the New York handbag designer and mom-of-three has a passion: helping in Haiti. Zwirner is on the board of Artists for Haiti, a non-profit founded in 2011 by her husband, galleri…
25 companies we adore
Of course we're celebrating our love for our families this Valentine's Day. But we also want to celebrate the innovative, thoughtful companies that keep our families comfortable, healthy, and entertained—and save us tim…
Finding a caregiver for every stage
Although the newborn stage often feels like it will last forever, it doesn't. And as babies grow and change, so do their (and their parents') needs. A caregiver who's great with a teeny babe may or may not be the … Cont…
The LA-based actor and mom fights to give orphans a chance
Through our partnership with ViaCord, we continue to feature limelighted moms who inspire us through the work they do to better the lives of women and children. This month, we caught up with Bronx-born actor Judy Reyes,…
Five other superfoods to try
Don't get us wrong—we're all for nutrient-packed leafy greens. But there are only so many days in a row we can dish up kale before we (and our kids) want a break. Nutritionist Amy Shapiro, founder of Real Nutrition NYC …
The 2014 cold and flu survival guide
Count your blessings if your family has managed to ward off this year's nasty norovirus and flu bugs—so far. Flu season is hardly over, and now's the time to be as diligent as ever about protecting your little ones from…
The new awareness(es)
When we have a question about green living, we go straight to Honest Company co-founder and the former CEO of Healthy Child, Healthy World, Christopher Gavigan. So, what kind of eco-buzz can we expect this year? "Happil…
Controversy over allergen bans
MD Moms co-founder Dr. JJ Levenstein is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and she's totally on top of the hot-button kids' health issues. She says allergies will be a bigger deal than ever in 2014.   "This…
The LA mom, actor, and store owner advocates for women's health
Unless you regularly shop for toys at Romp in LA, you're most likely to recognize Kellie Martin as Lucy Knight from ER, or (and now we're dating ourselves) as ‘Becca’ Thatcher from Life Goes On. The Los Angeles-based ac…
Actor, Ph.D., LA mom of two, and busy philanthropist
Whether you grew up watching Blossom or are currently hooked on The Big Bang Theory, you know Mayim Bialik.(We also adored her as the young Bette Midler in Beaches.) Beyond the acting, she's a mom of two, with a PhD … C…
10 ways to get more skin-to-skin time with your baby
We've all heard how great skin-to-skin contact is for infant development and bonding. And it's very easy (and convenient) to do it in the hospital immediately after the baby is born. But once we head home and life gets …
The NYC mom is all about food, water, and education—for everyone.
Kelly Killoren Bensimon is an influencer. That's for sure. The mom of two teenage girls appeared in three seasons of the Real Housewives of New York City, and always seems to be in the mix out in the Hamptons (in … Cont…
Everything you need to know
After we reported on chemical flame retardants in household products, we set out to find a healthier crib mattress. Our Eco Expert, Christopher Gavigan, led us to Naturepedic, which Gavigan says is one of the few compan…