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 to catch the school bus, or you’re attempting to feed your baby/pack his bag for daycare/take a conference call/flat-iron your hair ...
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 ...