Unnecessary 3D Ultrasounds
News flash: Going through extra ultrasounds early in your pregnancy to get keepsake 3D ultrasound photos could potentially put your baby’s health at risk. In my pregnancy book, Mommy IQ: The Complete Guide to Pregnancy, I noted that not all doctors recommended these types of ultrasounds, and now the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has advised against this kind of ultrasound during the first 10 weeks of pregnancy (unless of course recommended by your doctor for medical reasons!).… Read the rest
Common Core Testing
As common core testing begins across the country, more and more parents are boycotting the standards test—many pulling their little ones out of school for the testing days. On one hand, I sympathize with the parents protesting common core testing—we don’t know very much about this test, how the questions are determined, or whether or not they’re actually helpful to our children.… Read the rest
Kate’s Safety Secret? Giving Up Spray Tan!
Is Cord Blood Banking Part of Your Birth Strategy?
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Before you know it, the months of waiting and weeks of planning have passed and the big moment will finally come. You’ll find yourself at the hospital ready to deliver your baby!… Read the rest
Doctors Shutting Down Anti-Vaxxers
We all know how controversial vaccinations are right now—and I think you all know my stance on the issue (vaccines are not just important for your child’s health, they’re vital for the health of your friends, neighbors, and communities!), so it’s no surprise that I was wowed by some news out of California about a group of doctors taking a hard line on anti-vaxxers.… Read the rest
SPONSORED POST: A Safe Home is a Happy Home!
I’m so excited to be teaming up with Tide and Gain to help educate parents everywhere on how to keep their home safe both in and out of the laundry room. We often think of safety proofing the bathroom and kitchen but there are hazards in every room that we need to make sure are out of harms way.… Read the rest
Moms on the Runway
I can’t help being just a little obsessed with Fashion Week—the buzz, the parties, the new collections, the amazing street style! Even if I’m too busy running back and forth to doctor’s appointments or playdates, I still make a point to spend some me-time in the evenings looking at all the runway shows (thank goodness for the internet, right?!).… Read the rest
Home Visiting Program
In a typical scenario, a first-time mom heads to the hospital, has a ton of nurses and her doctor at her side during labor and delivery, and then is shuttled home (way too fast, if you ask me) to handle everything on her own.… Read the rest
Giving Toddlers Coffee
I really, truly, love my coffee. Seriously, if you were to see pictures of me before I had my coffee and then after I had my coffee, it would basically be like seeing a picture of a sleepy pony next to one of a glistening unicorn, ready to take on the world.… Read the rest
Parent Teacher Conference
So, you guys know (and seem to whole-heartedly agree with) my frustration at not being able to make it to every school event—but this story out of Detroit had my head actually spinning. Students from Coleman A. Young Elementary were sent home with letters praising the 24 parents who had showed up to a recent meeting, while reprimanding those who hadn’t been in attendance and threatening to suspend children whose moms or dads couldn’t come to the proposed “make-up” date.… Read the rest