Baby Food 101

Baby Food 101

Feeding a baby seems like it should be easy””but it rarely is. Once you’ve tackled the nuances of nursing or have finally found an infant formula your little one won’t spit up, life throws you another curveball: solids. It might see ...
Stretch Mark Survival Kit

Stretch Mark Survival Kit

Some women call stretch marks “badges of honor.” But when I first noticed bright reddish purple streaks on my hips towards the end of my first pregnancy, I can’t say I felt particularly honored. A healthy baby is enough commemorati ...
Clean Enough for Baby

Clean Enough for Baby

Cleaning products that describe themselves as “gentle enough for baby” may sound wonderful when you’re pregnant or have a fragile newborn in your arms, but here’s an old-timer mom prediction for you: After suffering through y ...
What Babies Really Want: A Gift Guide

What Babies Really Want: A Gift Guide

So I was spending a lazy Sunday flipping through the shiny pages of the new Christmas toy catalog””while at my feet, my 2-year-old was having a blast with two old plastic bowls. Ah, the irony. Who needs new toys when there is beat-up table ware ...
Confessions of a Career Diaper-Changer

Confessions of a Career Diaper-Changer

I have three kids. By my calculations, I’ve spent more than a quarter of my life changing diapers–and with a 2-year-old son, I may have another six months to a year to go until I get to wash my hands of it for the very last time (literall ...
Teething is Terrible

Teething is Terrible

The end of pregnancy is hard. The first few months of being a brand-new mom? Even harder. But then just around the three-month mark, something amazing happens. Everything becomes easier. Your baby smiles, makes eye contact, gurgles. Feeding is (final ...
The Well-Stocked Diaper Bag

The Well-Stocked Diaper Bag

I was hardly a fashionista when I was pregnant (my feet got so swollen in my final months that I ended up shuffling around in velvet bedroom slippers my entire last trimester), so maybe that’s why I was always daydreaming about the gorgeous dia ...