Author Archives: Jorie

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Info: Jorie Mark is Vitacost.com’s Director of Marketing Communications and mom to three kids, ages 3 to 11.
Are Your Kids Consuming Too Many Vitamins?

Are Your Kids Consuming Too Many Vitamins?

Oh, how we wring our hands over our children’s eating habits. They turn up those little noses to broccoli and barely touch dinner, while consuming empty calories any chance they get. The conventional wisdom has been to compensate for this less-than-i ...
Safe, Non-Spray Sun Block for Babies & Kids

Safe, Non-Spray Sun Block for Babies & Kids

I know I’m not the only mom who frantically texted her husband, “Throw away all the spray sun block ASAP!” when Consumer Reports warned parents earlier this month not to use spray-on sunscreens on children. These sprays are so easy to apply on squirm ...
A New Kind of Vitamin

A New Kind of Vitamin

Most of us strive to be healthy eaters, but even if you dine on salad and veggies all day long, it’s hard to get in the recommended vitamins and minerals without turning to supplements. Call me a skeptic, though, but I’ve always been suspicious ...
6 Safe, Natural Remedies for Teething Pain

6 Safe, Natural Remedies for Teething Pain

My parents rubbed brandy into my gums when I was a teething infant—amazingly, I live to not only tell the tale, but to judge them for serving liquor to a minor. One day, my own children will have a similar, chagrined reaction when I tell them that I ...
Caffeine While Nursing: Is It Safe for Baby?

Caffeine While Nursing: Is It Safe for Baby?

If you cut out caffeine intake while you were pregnant, you may have been looking forward to rekindling that relationship with your morning mug. The problem is that if you’re nursing, you’ll be feeding your baby café au lait every time you indulge in ...
DIY Postpartum Healing Pads

DIY Postpartum Healing Pads

We’re all grown-ups here, and we know that birthing a child isn’t exactly a trip to the day spa. But, when you hold that baby in your arms for the first time and look into his eyes and count those tiny fingers and toes…you tend to forget that you’re ...