10 Reasons Why New Moms Love Coconut Oil

10 Reasons Why New Moms Love Coconut Oil

Going by blogs and Pinterest boards dedicated to everyone’s favorite tropical fruit, the uses for coconut oil abound—it’s a great furniture polish! A toothpaste! A pet skin lotion! As a mom of three, I’m as cuckoo for coconut oil as anyone else, but ...
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 ...
10 Uses for Talc-Free Baby Powder

10 Uses for Talc-Free Baby Powder

If you thought baby powder was just for dusting diapered bottoms – think again. This medicine cabinet staple is more than just a baby essential – it’s a multi-purpose miracle worker! But before we get into the long list of household ...
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 ...