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How to Survive “New Mom Hair”

How to Survive “New Mom Hair”

Just around the time when your baby might be sleeping through the night, your pre-pregnancy jeans zip up and you’re really starting to feel like you’re rocking this mommy gig, something not-so-wonderful  happens: your hair becomes terrible. It gets t ...
5 Healthy Alternatives to Rice Cereal

5 Healthy Alternatives to Rice Cereal

Iron-fortified rice cereal has been the recommended “baby’s first food” for decades. It can be introduced as an extremely liquefied paste, making it an easy transition from breastmilk or formula, and then thickened as baby develops. It’s also seen as ...
4 Natural Ways to Clean Baby Toys

4 Natural Ways to Clean Baby Toys

Babies: they’re just so cute…and so, so unhygienic. Chew on a teething cookie, smear soggy cookie crumbs all over a toy, throw toy on the ground, pick up the toy and put it in their toothless little mouth—that’s all in a day’s work for a baby! The qu ...
5 Ways to Know You’ll Be a Good Mother

5 Ways to Know You’ll Be a Good Mother

Some little person will be calling you “Mommy” one day—the question is, should you start saving now for his or her therapy bills, or should you be finding space on your shelf for those Mother of the Year trophies? Most, if not all, women who hope to ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...