The Best Snacks for Nursing Mothers

The Best Snacks for Nursing Mothers

If you’re breastfeeding, there’s a good chance that you’re (a) STARVING all.the.time, and (b) don’t have enough time to eat enough. Of course, that’s because (a) nursing a baby can burn 500 calories a day, and (b) with a ...
What to Pack in Your Hospital Bag

What to Pack in Your Hospital Bag

Four family-sized boxes of Reduced Fat Wheat Thins, and the novel  Bleak House by Charles Dickens: that’s what my husband brought to the hospital when I unexpectedly went into labor with our first baby three weeks early. At that point in the ga ...
5 Super-Speedy Breakfast Shortcuts

5 Super-Speedy Breakfast Shortcuts

Whether you’re trying to get something healthy into your kids’ bellies before they dash out the door, or you’re attempting to feed your baby/pack his bag for daycare/take a conference call/flat-iron your hair all at the same time, o ...
Peanut-Free School Survival Guide

Peanut-Free School Survival Guide

The peanut-butter-and-jelly-sandwich was a brown bag staple when I was a kid, but now that I have my own children, packing a lunch with actual peanut-based ingredients will land your kids’ meals in quarantine, and you’ll get stern warning ...
Untangling Little Girl Curls

Untangling Little Girl Curls

I have straight, fine, almost-black hair. As a little girl, I wanted nothing more than to wake up one morning with a head of Cindy-Brady-like blond sausage curls. This dream never came true, of course, but 30 years later, I did give birth to a beauti ...
Chemical-Free Cleaning Product Buying Guide

Chemical-Free Cleaning Product Buying Guide

Whether you’re pregnant or have little kids or pets in the house, cleaning always comes with quite a dilemma: you don’t want to be surrounded by icky germs, because they could make you and the little ones sick. But you don’t want to ...