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…
The LA mom advocates for affordable breast cancer screenings
Christina Applegate is damn funny.  The brilliant comedic actress is also mom to 3-year-old Sadie Grace and a passionate advocate of breast cancer awareness, having undergone a double mastectomy herself in 2008. As part…
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…
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…
The NYC mother advocates for orphans globally
Joining the ranks of of Ivanka Trump, Shoshanna Lonstein-Gruss, and Jessica Alba, Deborra-Lee Furness is StrollerTraffic's Inspired Mom of the Month. Presented by ViaCord, our Inspired Moms series recognizes notable mot…
The bicoastal mom of four helps in every way she can
--photo credit: dailymail.co.uk As a supermodel and television host (America's Got Talent, Project Runway), Heidi Klum is one of the most recognizable moms in America. The gorgeous mother of four young children is also …
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…
The LA mom is fighting for (and creating) safer baby products
--Photo courtesy of The Honest Life/Justin Coit For our third installment of Inspired Moms, brought to you by ViaCord, we are tipping our hats to Jessica Alba. Recently, the mother of two has become nearly as famous for…
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…
The celebrity chef and NYC mom advocates for hungry families  
Iron Chef judge, New York restaurateur, and mom to a soon-to-be 3-year-old, Donatella Arpaia Stewart is a major supporter of City Harvest, an organization that feeds New York City's hungry women, children and families b…
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…