My name is Hilary Wallace and I am a strength addict. I love lifting barbells and pushing my limits. I also have two small children, adore Pop Tarts and the occasional dirty martini… and wine. Oh and tequila in the summer.… Read the rest
Before taking advice from anyone on traveling with kids, I believe it is important to know their qualifications! To put you at ease, I have, by plane, by train, and by automobile, domestically and internationally, traveled tout seul with all four of my kids and, believe me, even with the best skills, things can go awry!… Read the rest
Is Cord Blood Banking Actually Saving Lives? Well Here is Your Answer from One Mother to Another.
This post is sponsored by ViaCord
There’s something about the holiday season that makes you want to pull your loved ones closer, give an extra squeeze with the good-night hugs, and hold on to the moments of laughter longer. … Read the rest
Baby Registry Must Haves
With the plethora of amazing equipment, gadgets and toys available it is often very difficult to navigate through the baby registry landscape. Many future parents ask me what I think are the best things to register for and what things can simply wait until your baby is no longer a newborn. … Read the rest
What Molly Sims and I Have Learned About Clean Air
My whole life is focused on making sure my kids are happy and healthy and supporting others as they journey through parenting. My house may not always be the cleanest (ahem, with four kids I do find remnants of snacks under chairs that I didn’t know were there!), but I do pride myself in making their environment, their rooms, barring the pirate’s bootie under the sheets, as healthy for my kids to be in as possible.… Read the rest
A Stepparent’s Survival Guide for the Holidays
If you are a step-parent, have a step-parent, or know someone who is, don’t miss this guide to step-parenting during the holidays from MomPrep expert Dr. Kathryn Smerling.
We are right in the throws of the holiday season and nerves are starting to fray even in the best of families.… Read the rest
Flu Vaccines: Fact vs. Fiction
I just hung up the phone after scheduling appointments for my children to receive their annual flu vaccines. Last week, at my OB appointment I made sure to get mine. But can I be totally honest?… Read the rest
Traveling Tips for a Breastfeeding Mom
A Guest Post by Margarita Marasigan, RN, CCE
As the holiday season approaches and you travel with your baby to be with loved ones, here are 8 helpful tips to make breastfeeding while traveling a smooth ride.… Read the rest
14 is The Magic Number
I always tell my clients to give themselves two weeks, or 14 days, post-delivery before they should expect the cloud to lift. Trust me, I tried to take some of my own advice (although you can guess I was not exactly good at that considering my schedule includes designing a whole collection before day 10!).… Read the rest
Baby Before Career or Career Before Baby?
I can’t tell you how many times I get asked: “Is it possible to have it all?”. My response is always the same….you can’t have it all in one day but over time yes I think you can have it all.… Read the rest