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…
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…
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…
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 …
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…
The AAP goes deep on every new parent’s favorite topic
Ahhh . . . sleep. Remember sleep? It’s what parents crave most, and what babies and toddlers never seem to do quite enough of. And we’ll read anything we can get our hands on that might help us get more. … Continued
Facts, tips, helpful products, and a how-to
Here's the thing about babies: they poop and pee a lot. If you're new to this, you have no flipping idea how much—especially at the beginning. And yes, the blowouts are gross. And yes, you're going to get peed on … Cont…
Non-toxic relief for sore gums
Teething is no fun. For anyone. But before you grab that OTC numbing cream or plastic teether, think twice about what you're putting in your baby's mouth. “You should avoid any gels that include benzocaine," says Dr. La…
Why we should all avoid eating fake colors
We know, we know. If it's not one thing, it's another. But we just can't turn a blind eye to all the buzz we've been hearing about the nastiness of artificial food dyes. So we turned to our Eco Expert, … Continued
Bank Your Baby's Blood With ViaCord
Without getting too scientific, we’re all pretty aware of the power of stem cells. When transplanted into a sick person’s body, these healthy cells can repair or even completely replace damaged and diseased cells. And t…
How to choose safe protection for little ones
Picking the right sunscreen from all the so-called safe and non-toxic options out there can be a little daunting. Although no single resource is perfect, we (and a lot of moms we know) always look to the Environmental W…
Healthy and helpful tips from the StrollerTraffic experts
The calendar says there are still a few more weeks of spring. But with Memorial Day behind us, we're in full-on summer mode. As everyone gears up, stocks up, and finalizes their vacation plans, the StrollerTraffic panel…
The MD Moms report on keeping safe at the beach and by the pool
After reading through the CPSC's latest report on pool injuries and fatalities (and how often the victims are children under five), we thought it was a good idea to check in with our pediatric expert, Dr. JJ Levenstein …
Christopher Gavigan on how to avoid harmful exposure
When we want to learn where hidden toxins lie, we go straight to our Eco Expert, Honest Company co-founder Christopher Gavigan. We asked what to look out for this summer, and he told us about five ways kids might be … C…