How to Get Ready for Preschool
Summer heat is cranked up to eleven here in New York, but that doesn’t mean fall—and the Back to School season that goes along with it—isn’t right around the corner! The thing that’s always frustrated me is that every year, we hear so much about sending our little ones back to school (obviously important!) but really not much about sending them off for the very first time.… Read the rest
Special Baby Water?
I was recently in a big-boxish store—not naming names, here, because I think they may all be guilty of the same crime—and saw a mom stocking up on baby water. If you’re finding yourself wondering, “What is baby water?!,” I’m sure you’re not alone, since the product likely didn’t even exist when our generation was born.… Read the rest
Stop Slamming Kim Kardashian’s Mom Skills
I was doing some late-night online reading the other night and came across a post on Jezebel that said Kim Kardashian had hired a personal trainer for North West. I’ve heard some pretty out-there requests from both my pregnant and new mom clients, but having a personal trainer for a teensy tiny one like North West seemed a bit outrageous even to me.… Read the rest
How Your Baby’s Name and Baby’s Health are Linked
Although many parents want to wait to actually meet their child before deciding on a name, a new study shows that giving birth to an unnamed baby could lead to medical slip ups and put your baby’s health at risk.… Read the rest
How to Tell if Your Baby Needs Glasses
Have you seen that adorable video of the baby girl putting on glasses and seeing her parents clearly for the first time? I’ve watched it, oh, about 20 billion times now, and still get teary with every viewing.… Read the rest
Make Sure Your Child Care Provider is Licensed
Something horrible happened recently here in New York City, and I wasn’t sure at first how to address it, or even if I should, because it was so horrifying to me. At first, I thought it would be easier to just try to put it out of my mind, but then I realized the only way I might be able to help prevent such a tragedy from happening again was to share the story with you and spread the word about the things you must look for in a child care provider—yes, even if that person is your own mother or your best friend.… Read the rest
Cord What? Someone Please Explain! #awarebecauseicare
This post was sponsored by ViaCord
Cord blood. It’s a noun that you don’t hear used in everyday conversation, understandably. And until now, you may have never even heard the two words used in combination.… Read the rest
Want a Break From Your Kids?
Hey there. Recently, I’ve been having many chats with both friends and clients who have something in common: they come back from holiday with their kids feeling more on edge, more stressed out, and more ready to take a vacation than ever.… Read the rest
The One Beauty Product to Buy Before Giving Birth
Having had four babes of my own, I know first hand how hard it is to keep it together during those first couple weeks with baby. You’ve got spit up on your shirt, you haven’t slept more than a couple hours (maybe!) since before giving birth, and even if you had the luxury of spare time—which you don’t, of course—you’re too exhausted and likely in too much pain still if you had a C-section to even consider washing your hair.… Read the rest
Should You Put Your Kid on a Diet?
We all want to think our children are perfect in every way, but a startling new study shows that parents are turning a blind eye to their children’s unhealthy weight gain, which can put their little ones at risk for serious life-long health issues including heart disease, bone and joint issues, and even cancer.… Read the rest