Dining Out with Little Kids: A Survival Guide

Dining Out with Little Kids: A Survival Guide

I’ve always been envious of parents who were able to enjoy taking their little ones out to dinner. As babies and toddlers, my kids always seemed to have a 30 minute time-limit at restaurants. After that point, we could expect whining, crying, s ...
3 Hip & Healthy Baby Shower Gifts

3 Hip & Healthy Baby Shower Gifts

There’s one at every baby shower: a gift that makes all the moms in the room say, “Aw, man! Why didn’t they have that around when my kids were little babies?” Want to be the one who brings the show-stopping baby gift? Here ar ...
3 Ways to Avoid the Flu Season “Ickies”

3 Ways to Avoid the Flu Season “Ickies”

As the temperatures cool, those pretty amber-and-gold leaves aren’t the only things whirling in the air. All of that sneezing and coughing is sending all kinds of germs airborne as well. And if you’ve got kids in school or daycare, you kn ...
9 Drug-Free Childbirth Must-Haves

9 Drug-Free Childbirth Must-Haves

Skipping the epidural? Rock on, brave mama! As everyone will tell you, though, (count me as #7,832), “there’s a reason why they call it labor.“ So if you are going to give birth drug-free, you will want to have some items on hand f ...
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 ...